Those who know they learned everything they need to know in kindergarten know that painting ceramics is an explosion of creative awakening. With today's Groupon, $10 gets you $13 worth of pottery to paint, plus drop-in studio time ($7 value) at Bisque Art, a pottery painting and mosaic studio in the Peachtree Market. Bring friends and family, and paint, stencil, and sponge pottery imagery that's wildly innovative, beautiful, or beautifully tells the tale of a cat and its adventures with its best friend, an old car.
Start by selecting any plate, bowl, vase, mug, jug, or spittoon from Bisque Art's collection of more than 800 finely crafted artifacts (pieces start at $2.50). After you make a sketch and pick out paint colors, carefully direct your brush in tune with your dreams and wishes, letting your creative juices flow wildly onto the dinnerware of your choosing and spill onto the floor that is thoughtfully provided. Once you're finished, leave the mess and masterpiece on the table. Bisque Art will clean up the mess, then glaze and fire your piece in a kiln; it'll be ready for pick-up in a week or less. Bringing some grub and guzzle for artistic motivation is fine; short of bringing in a keg or a fondue pot, you can make this a dinner theater of arts and crafts.
Bisque Art's cheerful studio is a great place to get friends together for a small ceramics gathering, ceramics rave, or first-ceramics-date rave. If you don't know how to paint, or only know how to paint the Venus of Urbino on a divan made of butter, the friendly staff can help you draw a stegosaurus. Kids love learning crafts, so get multiple Groupons and make it a family affair—or let loose with paint-slinging thrills on a girls’ night out or an all-ages bachelor party.
- Their selection is vast and the employees really know their pottery. They are ready and willing to help with any project you want to create and the facility is clean and cheerful. – anna_wade_banks, Citysearch
- I could spend hours just sitting in the relaxing environment and painting with my friends and family. The store is laid back and the service is friendly and knowledgable [sic]. – awgadd, Citysearch
- I know I'll be back in the near future - with such a friendly and helpful staff, they really make you feel welcome. – ccloaninger, Citysearch
7440 Six Forks Rd.
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