Art is hard, especially when fortified by the flames of a sintering kiln. Make a piece of sturdy ceramic eye candy with today's Groupon to Bee Creative Studio in Lawrence. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of paint-your-own-pottery or fused-glass creations.
- For $30, you get $60 toward a paint-your-own-pottery or fused-glass party for six or more guests.
Bee Creative Studio's family-friendly environment welcomes artists of all ages and skill levels to customize ceramics and compose fused-glass creations. Browse a wide variety of ceramic bisques, from piggy banks ($18–$21) and dinosaurs ($8–16) to plates ($14+) and platters ($14+). Crafters can then use brushes, stamps, idea books, and stencils to compose their desired motifs, culling colors from a rainbow of supplied paints. The studio glazes and fires all ceramic masterpieces, which are finished within 5–7 days, ready to be filled with coins, coffee, or secret stashes of Soviet gold.
Visitors interested in glass fusing can fashion bright, low-relief glass creations ($12+), using pieces of colored glass to fabricate abstractions of their favorite art. Pieces are then fused in the kiln or fused into a special shape, such as votive candleholders and bowls (for an $8 studio fee), and are ready in 5–7 days.
Party planners can purchase a package toward bisque bashes for six or more, and guests are welcome to bring decorations, food, drinks, cake, and glass-fused piñatas. After-hours parties are also available for exclusive events ($25 to rent the studio for two hours, excluding the cost of pottery), which include a personalized birthday plate for the guest of honor.
Bee Creative Studio
Mother-daughter team Juli and Breanna, who just graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in metal smithing, share their love of artistic expression at Bee Creative Studio, where they invite guests to join them in painting pottery and fusing glass. Visitors browse the ranks of piggy banks, plates, and figurines of frogs and dragons before picking up paintbrushes or the end of their braids to dip in paint. Finished pieces stay at Bee Creative while the experts glaze and fire them, and their creators can pick them up in five to seven days.
Those who want to wear their art can paint designs that Bee Creative transfers onto T-shirts, baby’s onesies, or aprons for keeping clothes clean while cooking or performing mad, mad science. Or, guests can delve into the world of fused glass, layering colors for jewelry, plates, and sun catchers that the studio experts fire and ready for pickup in a week. In addition to its open studio hours, Bee Creative hosts parties for birthday celebrants and brides-to-be.
1410 Kasold Dr.
Lawrence, Kansas 66049