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.

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August 22-27 Mug Week Paint your new favorite cup for your daily dose of caffeine. Get something traditional or change it up with a hedgehog or sloth mug or check out our bearded mug. Over 40 designs to choose from!

August 29-September 3 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 5-10 Stranger Things Week Paint a contemplation coffee cup, the perfect waffle plate, a Scoops  Ahoy ice cream cone, a gnarly D&D dragon, or your favorite series quote on any piece you choose. All friends welcome.

September 12-17 Zodiac Week Personalize a piece with your astrological sign or symbol or choose the bisque animal of your birth year from the Chinese zodiac. Find out more about the bronze zodiac on the floor of the Memorial Union’s north entrance into Gold Star Hall – its origin, traditions, and superstitions. 

September 19-24 Plant Lovers Week 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 26-October 1 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 cute little mushrooms, a small planter, or a fairy house.

October 3-8 Galaxy Painting Week Those James Webb Telescope photos made us fall in love with the galaxies all over again! We have tips and tricks for recreating nebulas, stars, cosmic cliffs, clouds of dust, and multi-colored points of light to make something pretty stellar.

October 10-15 Adorable Animals Week Pandas, bunnies, llamas, Frenchies, hedgehogs, buffalo, kittens, narwhals, owls, flamingos, frogs, rhinos, kittens and so many more! 

October 17-22 Dungeons and Dragons Week Make your weekly game night a critical hit with a personalized pub mug, dice box, or bank for your loot. Find creatures, monsters, characters, and dragons that will impress the most ruthless DM. Welcome RPG’ers, and to thine own elf be true.

October 24-29 $10 Mug Week Whatta Deal!

October 31-November 5 Give Back Week Bring in a non-perishable food in exchange for $5 off pottery painting. Donations will be delivered to The SHOP (Students Helping our Peers), a student-run, on-campus food pantry. Their mission is to engage with anti-hunger, advocate, and serve the student population by increasing hunger awareness and food security. Information about SHOP and how to get involved will be available. 

November 7-12 Ornaments Week Find winter winter-themed snowmen, penguins, and reindeer as well as ornaments that can be hung anytime of the year including sprinkled donuts, hedgehogs, campers, and sunflowers. Over 25 designs to choose from!  $10 for two ornaments (per person) No coupons allowed due to discounted price.

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