***I have not been compensated for this post in any way. It is my honest opinion of how we enjoyed our time spent there for your reference only***
The studio is big and bright and oh so full of goodies! There is a great selection of ceramic pieces to choose to paint and lots of sample work if you need a little bit of inspiration.
Next choose your paint. The pallet of paint colours shows two tone squares which the light half represents just 1 coat of paint and the dark colour represents what 3 coats of paint look like after firing.
Each square has a number on it which corresponds to a bottle of paint. I got my girls to search for the colours they wanted and then find the correct number on the paint bottle to help them learn to recognize two and three digit numbers.
FYI We also had to go back a few times to get more of certain colours so be careful to keep track of the colours you chose to make sure you get the same colour on your refills.
They also have a selection of very fine tipped containers to add small details like eye lashes. You also use these to write your name on the bottom. I added the year to our girls as well so they will always remember when their masterpieces were created.
Creative Cafe also offer a variety of classes, workshops and summer camps. HERE is 2014's summer camp lists. The week of August 14th is right up Sierra's alley and if our house doesn't sell by then she will LoVe it! They also has a separate space for birthday parties.
There are certain days with discounts too and Ladies night sounds good to me...what do you think ladies?
Overall I was impressed with both the space and the staff at Creative Cafe. The staff were very helpful and informative. We received a home school group discount and paid a $5.00 per painter studio fee instead of the regular $8.00 for children and $10.00 for adults. The four pieces my girls chose cost $27.00 in total so for $37.00 plus tax we made 4 items that they can keep for years to come or use as gifts.
Creative Cafe does not rush you by giving you a set amount of time to use the studio (as some studios charge per hour). You can stay and paint at your leisure. We spent about 2 1/2 hours painting and talking with friends we haven't seen in awhile as well as meeting new friends. A wonderfully creative, memory making morning full of FUN!