Hand-painted pottery has a rich legacy of storytelling, from the Grecian urns that document the perils of Orpheus and Eurydice to modern coffee mugs that tell epic tales of the world's greatest grandpa. Paint your own story with today's Groupon to Paint-N-Party in Niles. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of walk-in pottery painting.
- For $45, you get an Artist Selection party package, good for nine guests (an $89.55 value).
With more than 5,000 ceramics in house, Paint-N-Party outfits artists with a wealth of keepsake canvases to decorate. Painters arriving at the Niles shop are promptly set up with the appropriate materials and invited to select from a diverse array of pigment-ready pieces such as figurines, banks, boxes, plates, mugs, and paperclip storage units (starting at $7). In mere minutes, glittered and glossed—but not fired—ceramics can be ready to head to their new homes. Customers opting to have their pieces glazed and fired can reunite with their object after five to seven days ($3 extra). Fired pieces emerge from the kiln dishwasher- and microwave-safe, making them superior to popsicles.
With an Artist Selection painting party package, nine guests or 4.5 pairs of birthday twins can hone their hand-eye-clay-color coordination for up to 90 minutes ($9.95 value per guest). Up to 40 guests can participate in the party, but this Groupon only covers the first nine. Paint-N-Party's coordinators will assist hosts throughout the event and help party-goers in all of their ceramic-centered pursuits. Though the shop will supply the invitations, starving artists must provide their own party provisions, including paper goods. Guests of honor are graced with a gift certificate for their next visit.
At Paint-N-Party, stacks of about 6,000 blank ceramics—including dishes, vases, and figurines—stand in neat racks, waiting to be cloaked in color. Water-based paints transform these figurines, boxes, banks, dishes, candleholders, and vases into artwork as guests dressed in disposable aprons brush paint and glitter across the pieces’ bare surfaces. A sealant holds in the paint’s finish, and a fiery kiln hardens pottery, making it food, microwave, and gravitron safe. Guests can also take their pieces home on the same day they paint them, following a short 20- to 40-minute drying period. In addition to accommodating individual painters, Paint-N-Party also hosts 90-minute birthday parties for kids. Each celebration includes invitations, a party coordinator, and a gift certificate for the guest of honor. Paint-N-Party also hosts events for office outings, girls' nights out, bridal showers, and other celebratory occasions.