Aprons, canvas, paint, brushes, and all supplies needed to create your piece. We also have glasses, bottle openers and the fun.
What to bring?
Friends, snacks and drinks, wear comfy, non fancy clothes. Acrylic paint does NOT wash out of your clothes. Stay away from greasy finger foods when painting ceramics or your piece may not come out as you had hoped
What does "Walk IN or Open Studio mean?
Walk In means that you are free to walk in the studio during open studio time and create on canvas, ceramics, glass or clay. Open studio time is anytime during our normal business hours that are posted on our website or on the front window. No appointment is necessary. We do recommend that if you have a group of 6 or more that you call ahead to let us know so that we have space for your group. No private instruction is available during walk in studio time. If you feel that you or your child needs one on one attention we recommend that you sign up for a class that offers instruction or make a private appointment with an instructor for one on one time. Please be prepared to assist your child with reading instructions if needed. No child is to ever be left in our studio unattended if they are under the age of 12. There MUST be an adult 18 years or older present with them at all times. Please plan on assiting your child with their project if you come in during open studio time.
If your child is 12 or over you may leave them in the studio with a signed waiver, however they must be able to work independently as no instructor will be available to offer one on one time with them. Please do not leave your child in our studio without our staff being aware that you are intending to do so. We have no idea how to contact you, if your child has special needs or allergies.
Please look and do not touch the ceramic pieces as you are deciding what to paint. The oils and greases from your hands get on them and leave a film which can cause the glaze to not adhere to them when fired.
Do I have to know how to paint?
No, we prefer that you didn’t. You will be more amazed at what you can do. We do have tracing patterns that are available upon request for almost all of our designs.
What if I want a design that you don't offer
Custom work is done at a rate of $ 20 per hour for ceramics and glass. Custom canvas paintings are $ 35 for a 16 x 20 and $ 25 for a 12 x 12
What if I can’t finish my painting, ceramic or glass piece?
We will dry them and wrap them, if neeeded, and you can bring your piece back when you are ready to finish it. A $ 5 return studio applies to each return visit for canvas and ceramics per person.
In the event of inclement weather and you feel that you are unable to safely come to a class you have signed up for, you can choose to reschedule for another scheduled time or use your time during our open studio for ceramics or canvas painting. Please let us know if you are unable to make it. If Gone Paintin' cancels the event you will be given the option of a refund or to apply your reservation to another event or open studio time.
Please give us a 48 hour notice for cancellation for any classes that you preregistered for or no refund can be issued. You may use the payment made as store credit for a future date for canvas or ceramics with no expiration dates.
Ceramics pick up
You will be given the date that your piece will be ready for pick up when you check out. You will not receive a phone call for pick up unless your piece is left in the studio past the 30 days for pick up or there is a problem with your piece. All pieces will be packaged for your pick up. We will hold onto pieces for 30 days in our studio. After that time, you piece will be donated or discarded unless special arrangements are made for pick up. We hope you understand that our studio is not that large and storage of ceramic pieces for an extended period of time takes up space for our inventory. We appreciate your understanding. ( Please come and get your stuff )
Our birthday parties are all drop off parties except for the preschool party package. If you feel that your child is not ready for a drop off party please consider having the party at your home or another location, we do off site parties. If you prefer to have the party in the studio and parents must wait, we can arrange a birthday party time either before or after our open studio hours for a party fee of $ 25. Only the birthday child's parents are permitted in the party area during the party.
We have brushes for acrylic paints and brushes for ceramics. You will be instructed before the start of your project about brushes or given brushes to use. We DO NOT use our ceramic brushes to paint on canvas with acrylic paint as it ruins the brushes. If you find you need more brushes please ask and do not help yourself, we will happily give you more.
Acrylic Paint vs Ceramic Glaze
If you would like to paint a piece of pottery in acrylic paint and take it home the same day, that is just fine. It cannot be a piece that will be used to eat off of or drink out of as it will not be food safe when not dipped in clear glaze and fired in the kiln. You cannot paint a piece of pottery in acrylic paint and then ask us to put it in the kiln. We cannot do that. Only pieces painted in ceramic glaze can go into the kiln in our studio. If you have others in your group painting with different types of paint it is important that you keep your paints and brushes separate to be used on the project they are meant for.
How you can help us keep our prices down
Yes, there some really easy ways you can help us keep our prices down.
1. Don't over pour your paint. We will never tell you that you cannot have more paint. Start with a small amount and you can always add to it.
2. Pour the paints for your kids as they don't realize how much is too much
3. Be kind to our brushes. When you are not using a brush that has paint on it, please put it in the water so it does not dry out, especially with acrylic paints.
4. Take one sheet of a paper towel when you are washing and drying your hands, if you need another than go for it.
5. Re-use your pick up bag or bring your own bag for pick up of your pieces. Of course we will always have a bag to send your pieces home for you.
6. Do not touch the ceramic pieces until you find one that you want to paint for yourself. Your fingers leave behind oils from food, etc. that can prevent paint from adhering to a piece. If you touch one and do not paint it, the next person may have a problem when they want to paint it.
If you really want to touch something to get a feel for it, we understand, please just wash your hands first.
These simple things really do help and are greatly really appreciated.
Walk In Hours
Our walk in hours do change seasonally, so please check our website, facebook page or call the studio if you are unsure before you make a trip to pick up or do a project and find out we are closed. We do seat our last creator one hour prior to closing. If there are no customers in the studio one hour before closing we may close at that time. If you plan to start a project please leave yourself at least an hour for ceramics, clay and glass and 90 minutes to 2 hours for canvas. These times are just estimates and depend on the complexity of your project and your work pace.
We cannot stay late for you to finish a project as we have child, animal and family obligations to get to after we close.