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The artistic staff at Sip & Stroke spur students to create masterpieces on blank clay canvases during pottery-painting sessions. Once guests have chosen their favorite bisque silhouette, hands splash colorful designs or Rorschach blots shaped like coffee stains on mugs and plates ($18–$24) or sculptures ($6+). Bright magenta walls lined with colorful paintings, samples, and shelves of idea books inspire the creativity of guests, who smear paint onto clay surfaces freely or fill in predesigned stencils. After guests glaze their completed pottery pieces, the staff fires them in a kiln heated by the yawns of a dragon, and guests can pick up finished pieces in three to four days.
Sip & Stroke
In the spacious room of Sip & Stroke’s new location, students of all skill levels pick up brushes and daub pigments onto canvases to create works of art during instructor-guided canvas-painting classes. The art studio especially caters to children, who can take on canvases, clay, or strings of beads on their own, or explore creativity with a parent during Mom & Me sessions. Guests of any age are always free to craft a one-of-a-kind keepsake, creating glittering baubles from the studio’s wall of beads or decorating a pre-made ceramic piece that they hand off to experts to glaze and fire.