If it weren’t for the archival nature of ceramics, we’d have little insight into the rainy-day activities of ancient Greeks. Make your own lasting, creative mark with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get $24 worth of paint-your-own-pottery at The Craft Retreat in Glendale (about 30 minutes from Phoenix).
The Craft Retreat is a neighborhood studio dedicated to all things crafted and crafty. Staring at a blank piece of paper can be intimidating, but browsing the myriad pieces of blank, premade pottery at The Craft Retreat draws hibernating creativity from its den, enticing the brain with shape, size, and Platonic potential. Pieces range from $8.95 for a trinket box to $20.95 for a cookie jar, and all merry potters are assessed a modest studio fee of $7.50, which covers everything required to design and fire a project, including time and paints. After choosing your ceramic slate, you can start spilling and daubing the scenes of your imagination at one of the spacious facility’s wooden tables. Grab a blank plate and paint a meal upon it, stencil a cup with springtime flowers, or decorate a picture frame worthy of being hung inside itself.
The Craft Retreat emphasizes learning through its activities, presenting kinderpainters and parents alike with a helpful menu of potential projects. The welcoming atmosphere and knowledgeable staff make the neighborhood crafting, scrapbooking, pottery painting, and mosaics studio a perfect boilerplate for a birthday party, ladies’ night out, or team-building activity for an entire company of competitive HR managers.
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The Phoenix New Times awarded The Craft Retreat with Best Late-Night Arts and Crafts in 2009.
5930 W Greenway Rd.
Glendale, Arizona 85306Get Directions