Decorating kitchenware is an easier do-it-yourself home makeover than retiling the bathroom floor or trading in for a new family. Spruce up a domicile without wasting the monogrammed towels with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of self-painted ceramics at Cowboys and Angels on West 4th Avenue or West 41st Avenue.
Fusing a children’s toy store with a full-service ceramics workshop, Cowboys and Angels enchants customers with an eclectic assortment of artisan tools and challenges. Budding ceramicists design a custom colour palette to paint porcelain treasures, including plates, mugs, and terracotta napkins ($15+), endowing themselves with artistic innovation and practical how-tos in a convivial and relaxing atmosphere. Young arts-and-crafters can also explore their pottery prowess at Cowboys and Angels' summer ceramics camps held in July and August, during which whimsical themes such as Princesses and Pirates and Horses and Sports inspire wee ones to mold their masterpieces. On the last day of clay academy, instructors reward the virtuosos with a pizza party, a movie viewing, and a key to a tiny model of the city.
Cowboys and Angels stocks its shelves with nontoxic supplies in order to foster a safe work environment and encourage patrons to explore all vessels of expression. In addition to traditional and functional clay canvas, it also stocks its studio with unusual home accessories for customers to paint, such as figurines, money boxes, and guard dogs. While this Groupon is not valid toward photographic services, Cowboys and Angels also boasts a fully equipped portrait studio.
Cowboys and Angels
Pre-made plates, bowls, mugs, and money boxes await the colourful kiss of paint brushes, stamps, and sponges inside this whimsical toy store