What You'll Get
Crafting your way into someone's cupboard is the craftiest way into his or her heart. Gift a handmade labor of love to a deserving father-figure or undeserving-yet-thankful stranger with today's Groupon: for $9, you get $20 worth of arts-and-crafts supplies and studio time at Creativities, a multifaceted neighborhood studio and creative art store in Madeira. You may also apply your Groupon toward any of Creativities' classes or camps.
Step inside the unassuming Victorian walls of Creativities' hands-on studio, where artists of all age levels and skill levels hone their crafting skills across a wide range of mediums. Give yourself or your youngsters some tactile stimulus through projects utilizing beads, clay ($3–$10), metal, wood ($3–$10), paper, textiles, and more. Once you cover the modest studio fee for each artist in your party ($8 per person for two hours), make yourself cozy anywhere in Creativities' comfortable reaches and become an insta-engineer by assembling a wooden train kit ($5), a ribbon expert with a ribbon headband ($10), or another type of expert craftsperson via the crafty items available for purchase in the store. Let your mind relax, and simply see where your hands, brains, and optional monocle take you. If you experience a creative block, or any other block-sensation, the friendly, artistic staffers will be happy to assist. If the muse strikes most at home, pick up a few supplies and relocate to your home kitchen, family room, or crafting dungeon.
This Groupon can also be applied toward the cost of classes for youngsters age eight to 12 or camps for 5- to 9-year-olds. Theme-based five-day camps cover topics such as architecture, making stuffed animals for pet friends, and gardening & cooking ($139 each), while pretending-to-be-a-baguette camps are held by neighboring rival-studio Crustivities. Four-session classes explore cartooning ($89), beading ($89), clay and wood ($99), and more. No matter which option you choose, Creativities will put beauty into the hands of the beholder, leading to a sense of accomplishment rivaling that of a financially-successful mime.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 9, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit per person. Reservation recommended. Valid for sale merchandise up to 15% off. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.