Archaeologists examine ancient pottery to identify a culture’s preferred cooking methods and to determine which of its members was the World's Greatest Dad. Make timeless memories with today's Groupon: for $12 you get $25 worth of paint-your-own-pottery, mosaics, and wearable art at The Art Barn Studio in Joshua.
The Art Barn Studios’ friendly ceramic gurus fire up the kiln so kids and kids at heart can create one-of-a-kind works of art and wearable pieces. Dazzle Thanksgiving company with custom painted plates, cups, and realistic ceramic turkey roasts after spending an afternoon in Art Barn’s bright and welcoming art studio. Aspiring artists begin by perusing a vast selection of unadorned ceramic pottery ($9+) before selecting a piece to outfit in up to four different colored paints. After a piece completes its kaleidoscopic transformation, a staff member glazes and fires each finished item to hearth-baked permanent perfection. Pieces typically are ready for pick up in five to seven business days, about the same time it takes to let old worn-out pottery down easily about your upcoming garage sale. The Art Barn Studio also lets customers make their own personalized mosaics using picture frames, wall plaques, and mirrors ($16+) or create a wearable wardrobe and bedeck a T-shirt, backpack, or tote bag ($18.50+) in a custom-painted design.
The Art Barn Studio
As a mother of three, Krystal Gray envisioned owning a studio where children and adults could explore their creative sides together. That vision materialized when she took over ownership of The Art Barn Studio, a place that lavishes visitors with all of the materials and inspiration required to create their own unique masterpieces. A cow-print storefront beckons creative minds into a colorful studio where friendly staffers—including seasoned artists and local high-school students—help guests to create and decorate custom works of art including pottery, mosaics, and jewelry. Artists who don't finish crafting their project or debating politics with their muse in The Art Barn Studio's regular operating hours—Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.—may pay a return-visit fee and finish it at a later time.