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: for $10, you get two hours of in-studio ceramics painting and supplies at The Art Studios in Waterloo (up to a $21 value). The deal includes the following:
- Two hours of studio time (up to a $16 value), including the following:
- Ceramics paint and brushes
- Glazing and firing
- $5 toward a ceramic piece, which start at $3.<p>
The Art Studios’ adept staff helps visitors unleash creative urges onto an array of pre-molded ceramic decorations and house-wares. Upon arrival, budding painters select their pieces, choosing from a procession of mugs, bowls, and seasonal sculptures such as snowmen or celebrity lifeguards. Visitors freely dabble in creative brushstrokes using provided paints in various hues. When finished, staffers glaze and fire each piece in the studio’s kilns. The firing process takes about a week, and results in a custom artwork that is food, dishwasher, microwave, and time-machine safe. For those who need more than one session, the studio contains an on-hold shelf for storing works in progress between visits. The Art Studios enable guests to hone their skills with painting classes, a thorough camp curriculum, and party packages.
The Art Studios
The mission of The Art Studios goes beyond pottery and paints. Put plainly, they "aim to encourage and support each individual as they express their creativity, build confidence, and strengthen their relationships through artistic expression." In camps, classes, team-building sessions, and parties, groups gather to use both their creative brains and their social skills as they paint and chat, talking excitedly to their decorative plates and scrawling "#1 Mom" on their neighbour's foreheads. In addition to painting pottery, students can sculpt with clay or fuse glass to create functional works of art they can tote home.
22 Regina St. N
Waterloo, Ontario N2J 3A1