Few things can catch a snack thief red-handed as efficiently as a freshly painted crimson cookie jar. Keep track of your sweet stock with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of pottery painting at ChromaColour Creative Art Centre. This Groupon is valid for ceramic painting for up to two people.
Behind 60 feet of storefront windows, visitors to ChromaColour Creative Art Centre's laid-back 50-seat studio coat blank ceramic canvases in custom designs using the vibrant hues of 90 available paints. Artists grab hold of provided brushes and supplies to paint stylish patterns, solid designs, or turn-by-turn maps to their favourite art museum onto diverse kid- and adult-themed pottery items such as mugs and alien skateboarders ($9–$20). Pottery gurus stand ready to assist as patrons customize the white or terra cotta bisque surfaces of large teapots ($40–$49) as well as pitchers with a secret-possessions-capacity of up to 1.5 litres ($31–$39). When painting, guests can use tracing paper, stencils, and a custom-designed light box to craft and transfer patterns onto their clay tapestries, including Italian-style vases ($21–$30). Completed works take a dip into clear glaze before a kiln fires each piece, readying them to serve food or get the tan they always dreamed of.
ChromaColour Creative Art Centre
Behind 60 feet of storefront windows, visitors to ChromaColour Creative Art Centre's laid-back studio transform the blank surfaces of glass, ceramic, canvas, and even T-shirts into unique pieces of art. Two spacious workshops—one that holds 50 people and one with capacity for 100—invite budding artistes to learn a new mode of expression or hone an old one. In pottery classes, students forge ornamental or utilitarian pieces, decorating with eco-friendly paint that staffers mix themselves in-house. Though formal classes are offered, artists can often waltz in during studio hours, take a seat, and chat with family, friends, or the piece of artwork they're working on.