Creative Hands

24 Sep

Creative Hands is a paint-your-own-ceramics studio located in central Arlington.  Prices vary – you can pay just a couple of dollars for a small (and I mean, SMALL) figurine, or you could pay $20 or more for a large one.  Fortunately, they have lots of sizes in-between!  The price listed on the figurine (plus tax) is all you pay – the paint itself doesn’t cost anything extra.  (For the 2 pieces my kids are painting in the pictures below, I spent a total of about $13.)

After choosing what they want to paint, the kids get to put on a smock and grab a seat at one of the many tables that fill the studio.  Cups full of brushes and water line the tables, and an employee will bring over a tray full of small paint containers.

When they’re finished with their masterpieces, they get to choose a simple, shiny glaze or a sparkly glitter glaze.  Then they can play in the jungle-themed kids’ area while the art dries, which takes about 15 minutes.

The atmosphere is so cute, and a definite artistic inspiration in itself.  Walls are handpainted with castle and jungle scenes, and a 3-D “tree” made out of cardboard covers the kids’ play area.  It seems like every square inch of the place is painted with something – even the furniture and the ceiling!

Creative Hands also does birthday parties.  They recently expanded the interior of the studio, so parties now have a separate room.

Handpainted ceramics are a fantastic idea for gift-giving, and just plain fun for any occasion.  Enjoy creating your own artistic expressions!

For the Creative Hands website, click here.

Wes and his seahorse

Rosie and her green duck

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2 Responses to “Creative Hands”

  1. Lori September 24, 2010 at 6:42 pm #

    We had my oldest daughter’s 3rd birthday party here and it was great. It was reasonably priced, they provided everything and the kids got to take home their art as their favor!

  2. Lisa Martin September 24, 2010 at 7:06 pm #

    Over the years, I’ve done two mugs for my mom with handprints of both grandkids. They’re great keepsakes! At a similar paint-your-own-pottery place I did the switchplates in my daughter’s bathroom–fun and easy, too.

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