Just in time for the holiday season, the new Color Me Mine pottery painting studio in Orange Village will hold its grand opening event November 16-18. The studio — which already is open to the public — also has several other events on the calendar for the remainder of the year, as well as regular hours during which kids, adults and families can come in to create the perfect piece.
“Everyone has so much going on; this is a good way for families to get together and spend some time in a relaxing, creative way,” says Mona Shah, owner of Color Me Mine, located in the Pinecrest mixed-use district. “It’s therapeutic even if you aren’t an artist. It’s something I was already passionate about — that’s why I decided to open the business and share this experience with the community.”
The concept is simple. First, painters pick one of the many project pieces available: everything from decorative figures and picture frames to bowls, mugs, wine glasses, home decor and more, as well as seasonal items like Christmas trees, ornaments and Santa plates. In addition to the price of the product chosen, an $8 studio fee covers all supplies needed, plus the glazing and firing of the painted piece. After painting is completed, the finished piece will be ready for pick-up within a week.
“We have so many different projects — for boys, girls and adults — there’s something for everyone and we constantly get new items in, so every time you come there will be new things available to paint,” Shah says.
The Color Me Mine staff is on hand to assist in every step of the process, from guidance in choosing a project to teaching techniques, such as stamping, sponging, stencils, bubbles and more (click here for examples).
“We even take care of paint refills,” Shah adds. “We are here to help you each step of the way so you’ll be happy with the final product. In today’s day and age, everything is so stressful. People have busy lives with so much going on — it’s important to find activities to wind down and do something fun.”
Color Me Mine, located at 300 Park Ave. #170, in Orange Village, is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, visit orangevillage.colormemine.com
Nov. 16: Kids Night Out
6-9 p.m., for kids ages 6-11
Parents can drop off kids for a night of painting, fun and pizza. $15
Nov. 17: Adult Night Out
Two sessions: 6-7:30 p.m., 7:30-9 p.m.
It’s a BYOB night, so grab your friends and your favorite bottle of wine. Special $1 studio fee and 20% off product.
Nov. 18: Open House
During regular hours, 11 a.m.-1 p.m
Come with your little ones for a morning of fun and painting. Half off studio fee and 20% off product. There will be a princess, balloon artist and face painting.
Nov. 24-25: Paint with Santa
11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, 4-6 p.m. on Sunday
Kids of all ages can meet Santa and paint a Santa bowl or plate. $35
Check the Northeast Ohio Parent Facebook page soon for a Paint with Santa giveaway!