Artists are often referred to as "starving" because they spend more time painting their food than they do eating it. Go on a decorative diet with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pottery-painting, glass-fusing classes, or clay classes at Creative ClayHouse in Suwanee.
Inside the historic Creative ClayHouse, a friendly family of painters and clay shapers share talents and techniques with aspiring artists of all ages and abilities. Visiting students can check out the many themed rooms, including the Retro room and the Mocha Mood room, to find the perfect place to create masterpieces. Paint-your-own-pottery sessions include all paints, stamps, sponges, brushes, and stencils needed to create functional works of art. Afterward, the Creative ClayHouse will fire each saucer ($15), bank ($18–$25), and bowl ($18) in the kiln with clear, food-safe, nontoxic, lead-free, and fairy-dust-encrusted glazes.
During glass-fusing classes, guests shape spectrum glass in a cold static form and melt it into sun catchers, night-lights, picture frames, and jewelry ($10+). Other students can try Play in the Clay, which lets mud molders shape lifeless lumps of earth dough into functional and creative pieces using hand building, slab, coil, stamp, and drape techniques ($19.50). In a second session, artists will paint their clay creations to finally settle debates over who is the world's greatest grandpa.