The existence of prehistoric pottery shards paints a clear picture of ancient artisanal practices while highlighting ancestral clumsiness. Leave behind traces of your own civilization with today's Groupon: for $19, you get $40 worth of studio fees and ceramic creations at Paint a Dream's Palmdale or Simi Valley locations.
Paint a Dream houses an array of unfinished ceramic pieces and a rainbow of paint colors to decorate them with. Adults can spend a leisurely afternoon crafting of dinner plates ($14 each), mugs ($12–$16), cereal bowls ($12), and large platters ($20–$36) with the faces of historical figures and WWE champions, and small animal ($9.00) statues let little ones prove to their parents that violet and orange spotted hippos really do exist. Decorating a bank ($18) or keepsake box ($14) provides an opportunity for families to bond over a shared love of keeping things secret, but also makes for a novel and creative date activity or time to catch up with old friends.
The large studio space boasts clean and ample table space to create a plethora of goodies for your family's future generations to take to outer space editions of Antiques Roadshow. After customizing your ceramic treasure (studio fee of $6 per person applies), leave it for the friendly staff to glaze and fire, and pick up the resulting masterpiece five days later. This Groupon can be split between two individuals.
Paint A Dream
Each of Paint A Dream’s three studios are ringed by shelves, each stacked high with bleached-white ceramics that stare out longingly, ready to welcome creative coatings of paint. Artists pick out their ceramic soulmates from plates, platters, cups, and figurines before turning them into personalized masterpieces. Using provided paints and brushes, they adorn pieces with colorful designs, drawings, and algebraic equations. Once muses deem painting finished, staff members usher each piece away to be glazed and fired. The studios welcome walk-in creators as well as groups including class trips, birthday parties, and fundraisers.