Creativity can strike at any moment, whether you're near a canvas and brushes or beside a slumbering strongman and many rolls of toilet paper. Learn to recognize opportune moments with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $35 for a private pottery class for one (a $70 value)
- $45 for a Date Night pottery class for two (a $100 value)
- $65 for the above private pottery class for two (a $140 value)
- $119 for the above private pottery class for four (a $280 value)
Private pottery classes give clay manipulators the focused attention of an instructor for 2.5 hours any day of the week. Zen and Now provides the materials and techniques for hand building mugs and flatware, or for throwing vessels on a wheel. During the 2.5-hour Date Night class, glazed mugs and platters come to fruition via hand-building instruction. Couples work together at a large table, next to which a spread of wine and cheese keeps conversations flowing. Classes are held Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m., Fridays at 7 p.m., and Saturdays at 5:30 p.m.
Zen and Now Clay Studio
The adults hanging out inside Zen and Now Clay Studio look blissfully filthy. Soft clay slicks their hands and sticks to their smocks as they sculpt a pastoral scene onto a platter during a class or develop their own style of relating to Patrick Swayze during open studio time. In the white, utilitarian workroom, artists gather around a central table for hand building—helped by tools such as a slab roller, extruder sets for creating tubular shapes, and slump molds—or form clay on one of several electric pottery wheels. The staff later glazes and fires all student work in a process that takes about two weeks.
Adding to the enjoyment of creating art, Zen and Now's instructors organize events such as couples nights that give adults a chance to enjoy wine and cheese in the company of people they sculpted themselves, and a Boy Scout pottery merit badge workshop encourages kids to explore creativity in the studio and in the broader community. Helping students further explore 3-D modeling, the studio also offers drawing and painting classes in watercolor and Sumi-e, a classical form of East Asian ink painting.