The best way to personalize a piece of pottery is to brush it with paint since most vases and pots never learn to respond to their given name. Leave your mark with today’s Groupon to Created By You on Staten Island. Choose from the following options:
- For $15, you get a pottery-painting session for one (a $31 total value).
- For $25, you get a pottery-painting session for two (a $62 total value).
- For $40, you get a pottery-painting session for four (a $124 total value).
Each participant receives:
- Two hours of studio time (a $12 value).
- One piece of pottery (up to $19 value).
Created By You enables artists of all ages and experience levels to paint the visions of their minds’ eyes upon ceramic canvases. To begin, each attendee peruses the store’s premade collection of vessels, platters, and frames to find their favorite piece of pottery. Equipped with brushes and paints, patrons then emblazon their canvas with a custom pattern or declaration, such as “#1 Third Cousin.” The staff leaps into the fray of brushes and paints to teach guests how to layer pigments and use stamps and transfers. The guides also throw open the doors on the store’s stocks, letting each guest make the most of their two hours of studio time with bottomless pots of paint. Once the final brushstroke adorns a clay creation, on-staff experts dip the piece in clear, food-safe glaze and fire it in one of the onsite kilns. Sealed by the fire’s kiss, the read-to-use pieces usually return to their owners within five–seven days.
Created By You
At Created By You, visitors discover new depths of their creativity. Armed with a rainbow-array of supplies, guests make masterpieces on ceramic or canvas. When painting ceramics, painters first choose a blank white dish or figurine as their muse, and then adorn it with glaze. Though the glazes appear muted at first, they become vibrant in the kiln where high heat reveals their true colors, much like bringing a baby into a candy factory reveals its true selfish nature. For those trying their hand at painting, they can learn in a more structured canvas-painting class. During these sessions, they'll follow a teacher's step-by-step instruction to create a landscape or still life. Each student works on the same image, but in the end, every image is as unique as its creator. And the sessions are BYOB, so as artists realize their visions, they can also sip on their favorite beverage.
63 New Dorp Plaza
Staten Island, New York 10306