Fairfax City-opoly
Nov
24
to Nov 25

Fairfax City-opoly

Small Business Saturday happens in a big way in Fairfax City!

Make 5 or more purchases with participating merchants for a chance to $600 cash and a $100 gift card to ACE Hardware.

Visit 10 or more participating merchants to be eligible for a $300 cash prize.

Paint Your Own Pottery is on the game board. Don’t have time to to paint with us that weekend? Purchase a gift card for an upcoming holiday or some of Dave’s Chocolates.

Or just stop in to have your game board stamped.

See Fairfax City Connected to print out your game board.

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Pre-school Painting Party!
Nov
7
10:30 AM10:30

Pre-school Painting Party!

Enjoy a morning with your pre-school age child with story time and painting. We are doing turkey hands!

The book: Thank You Sarah : The woman who saved Thanksgiving!

The pottery: choose one 7” plate or one 8” tile

Cost: $12 for your first child, $10 for the second includes story time, a snack, your choice between two options all materials needed and firing. Pick up your child’s plate in a week. Plate is dishwasher safe. Additional plates or tiles can be purchased to Turkey Hand that morning for 1/2 the regular price.

*You are welcomed to stay for story time and then leave at no cost. Or your child may paint another one item on our shelves up to $15 in value without paying a studio fee

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Dish Week
Oct
22
to Oct 26

Dish Week

Want to design your own set of dishes? This is the week to do it.

Buy any dinner or salad plate or any mug up to $15, and get the second one at half price.

Dishes must be painted during the week and completed by Friday Oct 26.

Studio fees apply.

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Kids and Canvas : Minecraft October Night
Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

Kids and Canvas : Minecraft October Night

Drop your child off, you get dinner in old town Fairfax. Note: Your child may arrive as late as 6:20, pizza is served at 7 pm and the foundation of the picture should be done by then. Pick-up time is 8 pm prompt!

The painting: Minecraft style October night with the Mystery Machine, pumpkins and ghosts on a 16x20 canvas

Cost: $30 per child, (not intended for parties), includes canvas, instruction, pizza, a drink and a dessert. An extra fee may be charged if your child is picked up after 8 pm.

Reservations only: 703-218-2881

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Pre-School Painting Party!
Oct
3
10:30 AM10:30

Pre-School Painting Party!

Enjoy a morning with your pre-school age child with story time and painting.

The book: How to Make and Apple Pie and See the World.

The pottery: an apple plate

Cost: $12 for your first child, $10 for the second includes story time, a snack, an apple plate, all materials needed and firing. Pick your child’s plate in a week. Plate is dishwasher safe.

*You are welcomed to stay for story time and then leave at no cost. Or your child may paint another one item on our shelves up to $15 in value without paying a studio fee

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It's a Harry Pottery Birthday Celebration
Aug
4
6:00 PM18:00

It's a Harry Pottery Birthday Celebration

Last class sold out, so we are celebrating Harry's birthday one more time this summer.

Reservations and a non-refundable pre-payent a must. Seating limited. Call 703-218-2881.

Paint your own Wand, and (2) small pieces that can be turned into magnets, pins or added to a flat surface. Plus: your choice of Hogwarts Express candies or Butterbeer to go, all for $20 per painter.

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Platform 9 3/4 or Marauder's Map
Jul
22
4:00 PM16:00

Platform 9 3/4 or Marauder's Map

Choose a mug, a plate or an 8" tile and learn the technique to paint bricks or maps to paint your own Platform 9 3/4 sign or Marauder's Map. (Photos of samples will be displayed after July 13)

Reservations necessary and confirmed only when pre-paid. 

$25 per person, all ages welcomed. Call703-218-2881  for details and reservations beginning July 10.

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Kids Create Like Crazy -Pokeball
Jul
14
6:00 PM18:00

Kids Create Like Crazy -Pokeball

Come build your own pokéball. Drop off your kids for an evening of ceramic painting fun, dinner, and socializing.

Pre-Registration Price $20             At the door $30

Per child covers all supplies, supervision and pizza! 

Parents, enjoy a few hours of free time at some of the lovely shops on Main Street. 

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Creative Canvas: American Pride
Jun
30
6:00 PM18:00

Creative Canvas: American Pride

Join us for a night of canvas painting fun, the American way! $18 per person includes all instruction and materials (16x20 canvas, paint, brushes). Our talented instructors will show you how to create a masterpiece full of movement and red, white, and blue soul. Display your canvas at your Fourth of July event!

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Creative Canvas Night: Memory Tree
Jun
16
6:00 PM18:00

Creative Canvas Night: Memory Tree

Just in time for Father's Day. Paint and decorate a tree for Dad (or yourself). We will have buttons and other items for this fun mixed media art project, but you can bring your own special buttons, medals, ribbons, etc. to use.

Take your canvas home after the event. Guests 21+ are welcome to bring in their refreshments of choice.

$35 per guest includes instruction, one 12 x 12 inch canvas, and all supplies and materials

Taught by guest artist Karina Mosser.

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Technique Time- Crumbles!
Jun
2
6:00 PM18:00

Technique Time- Crumbles!

Technique Time is individualized instruction of a specific technique taught in a class setting. No classes when there is no public school. 

Choose from a 7" plate or 8" clay canvas. If you'd like to paint the Technique of the Week on a larger item, you may purchase it to paint during the hour for an additional cost. 

Technique of the Week is Crumbles! It's a textured effect that can be used to create shapes or add dimension to your painting. This technique must be done on a flat surface.

Pre-register price $18

Reservations and questions by phone 703-218-2881. 

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Technique Time - Paint Your Pet
May
26
6:00 PM18:00

Technique Time - Paint Your Pet

Technique Time is individualized instruction of a specific technique taught weekly at specific times during the day. No classes when there is no public school. 

You will be painting on an 8" flat  clay canvas. Bring a photo of your pet!  If you'd like to paint the Technique of the Week on a larger item, you may purchase it to paint during the hour for an additional cost. 

Technique of the Week is using Transfer Paper Learn how to transfer your favorite character or image. Discussion of back ground colors, masking techniques and different types of transfer paper.

Pre-register price $15

Reservations and questions by phone 703-218-2881. 

 

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Technique Time -Silk Screens
May
19
to May 20

Technique Time -Silk Screens

Technique Time is individualized instruction of a specific technique taught in a class setting No classes when there is no public school. 

Choose from the offered cup, bowl or 7"in plate. If you'd like to paint the Technique of the Week on a larger item, you may purchase it to paint during the hour for an additional cost. 

Technique of the Week is Silk Screens (we have more than 50 to choose from) Use as background or the featured image. How to mask out for different background colors will also be taught.

Pre-register price $18

Reservations and questions by phone 703-218-2881. 

 

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Technique Time - Lace
May
12
6:00 PM18:00

Technique Time - Lace

Technique Time is individualized instruction of a specific technique taught in a class setting. No classes when there is no public school. 

Choose from the offered cup, bowl or 7"in plate. If you'd like to paint the Technique of the Week on a larger item, you may purchase it to paint during the hour for an additional cost. 

Technique of the Week is Lace. Both fabric and paper lace will be discussed and the different temperaments and uses of each. Color choices demonstrated to achieve both sharp and subtle effects.

Pre-register price $18

Reservations and questions by phone 703-218-2881. 

 

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Technique time -Lettering
May
5
6:00 PM18:00

Technique time -Lettering

Technique Time is individualized instruction of a specific technique taught weekly at specific times during the day. No classes when there is no public school. 

Choose from the offered cup, bowl or 7"in plate. If you'd like to paint the Technique of the Week on a larger item, you may purchase it to paint during the hour for an additional cost. 

Technique of the Week is Lettering. Learn to use a liner brush to create flowing letters and lines. It's easy, we promise!

Price Pre-register price $18

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My Big Fat Greek Patio Party
May
3
to Sep 27

My Big Fat Greek Patio Party

Hosted by Paint Your Own Pottery and HavaBite Eatery every Thursday 11am to 9pm!

Experience the joy of painting outside while sipping on Italian wine and Mediterranean fare. Drink and pottery specials will be made weekly and $25 will cover all painting supplies and pottery items of the week (ceramic wine glasses, bowls, mugs). 

The event will be held weather permitting and reservations are required. Please contact us at (703) 218-2881. 

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Lace Time- Get Ready for Mother's Day!
Apr
26
10:30 AM10:30

Lace Time- Get Ready for Mother's Day!

Technique is Lace. Both fabric and paper lace will be discussed and the different temperaments and uses of each. Color Choices demonstrated to achieve both sharp and subtle effects. Choose from a cup, bowl, or 7" plate. Time is individualized instruction of a specific technique and potter to take home.

This class is a partnership between Paint Your Own Pottery and Fairfax City Parks and Rec. the location of this class is the Green Acres Center . To register and for directions to Green Acres: https://apm.activecommunities.com/fairfaxcityrecdept/Activity_Search/11526

Cost: 

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Technique Time -Sgraffio or Etching
Apr
7
6:30 PM18:30

Technique Time -Sgraffio or Etching

Technique Time is individualized instruction of a specific technique taught weekly at specific times during the day. No classes when there is no public school. 

Choose from the offered cup, bowl or 7"in plate. If you'd like to paint the Technique of the Week on a larger item, you may purchase it to paint during the hour for an additional cost. 

Technique of the Week is Sgraffio (in Italian) or Etching. Learn to etch the design of your choice using two or more colors for your own unique interepertation of the art.

Pre-Register price is $18 , call 703-218-2881

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Technique Time
Mar
31
6:00 PM18:00

Technique Time

Technique Time is individualized instruction of a specific technique taught weekly at specific times during the day. No classes when there is no public school. 

Choose from the offered cup, bowl or 7"in plate. If you'd like to paint the Technique of the Week on a larger item, you may purchase it to paint during the hour for an additional cost. 

Technique of the Week is Drips and String. Learn to control drips in what seems like random application of ceramic paint. Drips are fun as they are or frame wording or a picture nicely. String allows for delicate patterns that can stand on their own or used as background.

Price Pre-register price $18

Reservations and questions by phone 703-218-2881. 

 

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Technique Time- Clay Canvas
Mar
24
6:00 PM18:00

Technique Time- Clay Canvas

Technique Time is individualized instruction of a specific technique taught weekly at specific times during the day. No classes when there is no public school. 

This is a special event done in conjunction with the Fairfax Art League. All are welcome.

Technique of the Week is Clay Canvas. Learn ceramic techniques to paint a picture on an 8" clay canvas. If you have a specific project in mind, tell us when you register and we will have the supplies needed to bring your idea to fruition.

Price Pre-register price for FAL members $10, for the general public $15

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Technique Time- Mosaics
Mar
17
6:00 PM18:00

Technique Time- Mosaics

Technique Time is individualized instruction of a specific technique taught weekly at specific times during the day. No classes when there is no public school. 

Technique of the Week is Mosaics. Learn to design a pattern then adhere tiles. You''ll either bring a grout kit home or come back and we will help you grout your art for years of water resistant use. (You don't have to do any thing Irish because it is St. Patrick's Day, but if you'd like to, we have plenty of green tiles.)

Price Pre-register price $20

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Paint Your Own Popcorn Bowl and Bring it to the Movies!
Mar
10
9:30 AM09:30

Paint Your Own Popcorn Bowl and Bring it to the Movies!

Learn cartooning techniques for ceramic to make a personal popcorn bowl and the history of popcorn at the movies! Pick up your bowl the following Friday at the Sherwood center, watch a Despicable Me 3 and have a bowl of popcorn on us!

This class is done in partnership with Fairfax city Parks and Rec and will be held at Paint Your Own Pottery . To register, pay here: https://apm.activecommunities.com/fairfaxcityrecdept/Activity_Search/11525

Cost: $15 covers bowl, instruction and free popcorn the following week.

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Technique Time - Pallet Board (sort of) Painting
Feb
24
6:00 PM18:00

Technique Time - Pallet Board (sort of) Painting

Technique Time is individualized instruction of a specific technique taught weekly at specific times during the day. 

Technique of the Week is Pallet Board Painting. 

A sign, a saying, a sunset - whatever your heart desires. We can help you design the perfect piece of pallet inspired wall art. $18 per painter, includes materials, supplies, and instruction. All ages welcome!

Price Pre-register price $18. Call 703-218-2881 to register.

 

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Technique Time- Mosaics
Feb
17
6:00 PM18:00

Technique Time- Mosaics

Technique Time is individualized instruction of a specific technique taught weekly at specific times during the day. No classes when there is no public school. 

Technique of the Week- Mosaics.

Choose from a frame or square base to puzzle together a fantastic mosaic. Take home a grouting kit and easy instructions to complete your mosaic at home. Use for display or as a trivet. 

Pre-register price $18. Call 703-218-2881

 

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Technique Time- PERCHED CARDINAL
Feb
10
6:00 PM18:00

Technique Time- PERCHED CARDINAL

Technique Time is individualized instruction of a specific technique taught weekly at specific times during the day. No classes when there is no public school. 

Choose from the offered cup, bowl or 7"in plate. If you'd like to paint the Technique of the Week on a larger item, you may purchase it to paint during the hour for an additional cost. 

Technique of the Week is the Perched Cardinal. Learn masking and fan brush techniques to create a snowy scene. If you have another wild animal in mind, tell us when you register and we will have the supplies needed to bring your idea to fruition.

Price Pre-register price $18

Reservations and questions by phone 703-218-2881. 

 

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Technique Time- Watercolors
Jan
20
6:00 PM18:00

Technique Time- Watercolors

Choose from the offered cup, bowl or 7"in plate. If you'd like to paint the Technique of the Week on a larger item, you may purchase it to paint during the hour for an additional cost. 

Technique of the Week is Watercolors. Learn to add just enough water to ceramic glaze to achieve the effects of a water color artist. Can use this techique for entire picture, to make clouds or shadows or a recessed scene in the background.

Price Pre-register price $18

Reservations and questions by phone 703-218-2881. 

 

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Paint a Platter
Jan
12
10:30 AM10:30

Paint a Platter

Individual instruction will allow you to paint a 12" handled platter that reflects your personality and take home. Even a novice painter can achieve beautiful results with techniques taught by our skilled instructor.

This class is in partnership with Fairfax City Parks & Rec. Please register and pay through this link:  https://apm.activecommunities.com/fairfaxcityrecdept/Activity_Search/11524

Fee of $20 covers pottery, all materials and studio fee. Class meets at Paint Your Own Pottery.

Questions call 703-218-2881

 

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Technique Time - Cornucopia
Nov
18
6:00 PM18:00

Technique Time - Cornucopia

Technique Time is individualized instruction of a specific technique taught at specific times during the week. No classes when there is no public school. 

Paint a cornucopia in time to display for Thanksgiving. Learn techniques to create texture and shading.

Technique of the Week is Shading

Time: 6:00 pm

Price Pre-register price $18, $35 at the door

Reservations and questions by phone 703-218-2881. 

 

 

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Technique Time- Cornucopia
Nov
17
6:30 PM18:30

Technique Time- Cornucopia

Technique Time is individualized instruction of a specific technique taught every Friday at specific times during the day. No classes when there is no public school. 

Paint a cornucopia in time to display for Thanksgiving. Learn techniques to create texture and shading.

Technique of the Week is Shading

Time:  10:30 am and 6:30 pm

Price Pre-register price $18, $35 at the door

Reservations and questions by phone 703-218-2881. 

 

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