Few things can catch a snack thief red-handed as efficiently as a freshly painted crimson cookie jar. Keep track of your sweet stock with today’s Groupon to Lexington’s Art Studio, which opens on November 11. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of glass-fusion crafting in an open-studio session.
- For $15, you get $30 worth of paint-your-own-pottery crafting in an open-studio session.
At Lexington's Art Studio, hobbyists breeze in any time during business hours to build or paint their own dinnerware, jewelry, and seasonal items with no sitting or firing fees. Simple, self-guided [glass-fusion](http://gr.pn/scQxRF) projects let patrons glue together pieces of fusible glass to craft items such as pendants ($12), earrings ($15), and coasters ($20). Flowers with poor posture feel less self-conscious in a slumped vase, and plate-spinning vaudeville acts gain extra oomph with handcrafted small ($25), medium ($30), or large ($35–$45) plates. Alternatively, Lexington's brush-wielding guests can [paint their own pottery](http://gr.pn/so2qin) pieces, choosing from a selection of [bisque-ware ceramics](http://gr.pn/t77lwz) that are either in stock at the studio or can be ordered upon request. Budding artists leave with hand-daubed mugs ($12), soup bowls ($18), and platters ($35–$55) for serving meals in style. Meanwhile, colorized ornaments ($8–$18) make ideal decorations for holiday trees or drab traffic signs.
The Pitter Patter
A destination for paint-your-own pottery, The Pitter Platter is a place where visitors are free to express themselves, whether it's decorating a mug or painting a colorful canvas. Welcoming students ages five and up, the studio's shelves are lined with raw ceramic bisques, ranging from plates and bowls to heart-shaped boxes. During the summer, kids can fend off boredom and lingering textbooks during daily art classes that keep children engaged and occupied with a host of art projects.