Hand-painted pottery has a rich legacy of storytelling, from the Grecian urns that document the perils of Orpheus and Eurydice to modern coffee mugs that foretell epic tales of the world's greatest grandpa. Paint your own story with today's Groupon to Brenda's Paint Pot. Choose between the following options:
• For $12, you get a full day of drop-in ceramics painting and $15 worth of materials (a $27.50 total value).
• For $35, you get to cut and fire 6"x6" fused-glass projects under guided instruction (a $70 value).
At Brenda's Paint Pot, artists of all levels ornament ceramics with painterly strokes and fuse glass into kaleidoscopic masterpieces while using the studio's multitude of creative tools. Brush wielders intricately paint their children's names and taxable-income level on snowman ornaments ($15) or colourfully coat a cookie bear ornament's dimpled cheeks ($12). An assortment of brushes tiptoe across a small butterfly's wings ($14), and dogwood votive holders ($24.20) embellish candles with a flowery flair. Meanwhile, skilled glass guides assist artisans in cutting a 6"x6" piece of glass into a flight of artistic fancy. Students then paint and fuse their pieces into artwork for display on fireplace mantles and in submarine portholes.
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Artists of all ages add to their arsenals of artistic techniques and express themselves through brushwork at Brenda’s Paint Pot. In a studio stocked with a full spectrum of paints, glass-cutting equipment, and other ceramic supplies, patrons can decorate bisque figurines while a helpful staff is available for guidance. Craftspeople of all experience levels produce pigmented dishes and decorations in weekly glass-fusing classes, whereas jewellery-making workshops impart pendant construction strategies. Youngsters aged 3 and older can also take a break from herding skunks through a neighbour’s doggie door by attending artistic workshops, summer camps, or sessions that meld story time with ceramic painting.:m]]