Student Engagement

Paint Your Own Pottery

Paint Your Own Pottery at The Workspace

Choose from over 100 different bisque from functional kitchenware to decorative items. Check out our weekly themes for inspiration but choose whatever floats your boat! Drop in and paint with us or take your kit to go. We will show you the basics of painting and it will be ready for pick up in about a week. Open to all ages if accompanied by an adult. Hours are Monday - Friday from 2-9pm and Saturday from 10am-4pm.

Need an activity for your student organization, office staff or a girls' night out?  Contact Letitia Kenemer for group reservations.


August 23-28 Mug Week Paint your new favorite mug for your daily does of caffeine. Get something traditional or change it up with a hedgehog, owl or unicorn on your cup. Over 35 designs to choose from!

August 30-September 4 Ramen Bowls Paint a bowl for ramen – a college student staple! When you pick up your bowl after firing we will throw in a pack of Maruchan to get you started.

September 7-11 Camping & Glamping For those that love the great outdoors, paint our version of a tin mug for your campfire, an adorable woodland friend, or a miniature camper that doubles as a jar, bank, or birdhouse.

September 13-18 Under the Sea Missing the beach? Surf through the tropical fish, mermaids, turtles, sharks, narwhals, and other sea creatures swimming across plates, bowls, and mugs in our pottery collection.

September 20-25 Plant Lady Vibes Our pots are both charming and functional vessels for your indoor plants. From little pots for baby succulents to larger ones for more established plants, find a fun way to show off your greens. 

September 27-October 2 Gnome Week An enchanting cast of characters awaits you! Meet Norm, Norma, Nate, Nora, Elwood, Jake, and the ever-popular foot-tall Ginormagnome. Start (or keep building) your gnome village with a cute little mushrooms, a small planter, or a fairy house.

October 4-9 Zodiac Week What’s your sign? Choose a mug or bowl and personalize with your astrological sign or symbol. Find out more about the Memorial Union Zodiac’s traditions and superstitions.

October 11-16 Trinkets & Treasures Create a place for your favorite little things – a tray for your keys, a ring holder, a bank for your change, or choose from boxes of all shapes and sizes.

October 18-23 Magical & Mythical We’ve rounded up a gaggle of creatures including dragons, elves, fairies, unicorns, mermaids, monsters, and ogres. Still searching for sasquatch.

October 25-30 TBA

November 1-6 Give Back Week  

November 8-13 Sweater Weather

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