• After-School Art: A Convenient & Creative Activity

    You might wonder what your son or daughter is up to in after school care. Chances are he or she is snacking, completing homework, and playing games—Monday through Friday, without much variety. You may not be able to do much about it—but your child’s school can. Our staff at Clay Café Studios is ready to provide kids in after-school care a memorable creative experience. We bring all materials, including pottery, paint, and brushes, and we also set up and clean up. Our program fits seamlessly into the after-school programs of Washington area public and private schools, so all will run business as usual for both school staff and parents. Since kids will paint pottery during their after-school care, they’ll feel fulfilled and inspired without you having to drive them to other creative activities after long days of work and school.

    For more information about this program, and to learn more about other creative opportunities for your child, visit our website or give us a call at (703) 646-6007.

  • Simple Steps to Painting Pottery [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Are you looking for ways to bring a little bit of art into your life? Do you want to find an activity you can enjoy alongside your children? Look no further than painting your own pottery in Falls Church, Virginia . At a pottery painting studio, you can let your creative side shine by painting a variety of different pieces such as mugs, plates, and decorative items. Your kids will love getting the chance to personalize their own pieces of pottery, and the studio’s staff will take care of glazing and firing the pieces so that they come out looking great. Even if you have never painted pottery before, you can let your imagination run wild and adorn your pieces with abstract designs or decorations such as animals and holiday themes. Take a look at this Infographic to learn more about painting pottery, and please share this fun activity idea with your friends and family!

  • Get Out of the House and Have a Fun Time Doing Crafts!

    Arts and crafts are fun at every age. If you are feeling a little cooped up in your home due to the weather, you can venture out to make your own pottery here at Clay Café Studios! Keep reading to discover reasons to get out of the house and start doing pottery painting crafts.

    Indulge in Some Well-Deserved “Me” Time

    With work, school, and family life, it’s easy to feel stressed out and overwhelmed every once in a while. Taking some time for yourself is helpful for clearing your mind, reducing stress levels, and feeling rejuvenated. Pottery painting is a great way to clear your mind of what’s bothering you and focus on expressing your creativity to make something beautiful.

    Meet Up with a Friend

    When was the last time you got out of the house to meet up with a friend? If it has been a while, now is a great time to call up a friend and invite her to meet you at a ceramic painting place. As you two work on your pottery, you can catch up on one another’s lives and enjoy quality time together.

    Take Your Special Someone on a Date

    Going on a date is always a great reason to leave the house! Whether you just started dating someone or have been married for years, you can surprise your special someone by inviting him or her on a date to a pottery painting place. You two can work on pottery to give each other once you’re done or collaborate on a piece to display at home.

    Plan a Party

    Parties are typically saved for special events like birthdays, but you can plan a party with a few friends as a good reason to get out of the house. You and your friends are sure to have a great time during a pottery painting party, and it’ll help you spend some time away from home.

    If you’re ready to get out of the house and make your own pottery in Falls Church, VA, visit Clay Café Studios today! Give us a call at (703) 646-6007 to learn more about our pottery painting parties and events.

  • Visit Clay Café Studios for Valentine’s Day

    If you’re looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day present for your loved one, it’s hard to imagine anything more fitting than a one-of-a-kind piece of pottery. When you come to Clay Café Studios, painting your own unique pottery is as simple as drawing a picture. You simply pick the unpainted mug, plate, or figurine that you would like to paint, select your colors, and start decorating! Once you’re finished painting, we will glaze and fire your pottery for you. Watch this video to see Lulu picking out her own very special Valentine’s Day gift.

    If you’re ready to paint your own pottery in Falls Church, VA, it’s time to pay a visit to Clay Café Studios. To find out more about our pottery painting classes, call us today at (703) 646-6007.

  • How Painting Pottery Can Benefit Children

    While most children love to draw and color, it never occurs to many parents that their children might also love to paint pottery. Painting pottery is not just fun; it also has a number of potential benefits for children. Here are a few of the reasons you might want to consider bringing your child to a pottery painting class for kids.

    Painting teaches concentration. Since children tend to have a lot of energy, it can be easy for them to become overstimulated and have trouble focusing. Sitting still and painting a design on a piece of pottery teaches children how to concentrate on a single task. Pottery painting is a calming and relaxing activity that allows your child to learn that quiet, patient activities can be as rewarding as running around on the playground.

    Painting allows for self-expression. Children are bursting with the need to express themselves, which is why so many parents’ refrigerators are covered with crayon portraits. The stimulation that comes from creative expression is essential to a child’s mental and emotional development. Pottery painting allows children to express themselves in a new and unusual way and experience the joy that comes from hearing others respond to their work.

    Painting is fulfilling. There is nothing like the sense of accomplishment that comes from completing a work of art by yourself. When your child finishes painting a beautiful and unique piece of pottery, he or she can feel the pride that comes from learning a new skill and the excitement that comes from creating something that is truly theirs.

    At Clay Café Studios in Falls Church, VA, we offer pottery painting opportunities for the entire family to enjoy. Our pottery classes and art camps are the perfect place for your child to learn about the wonders of painting pottery. If you would like to learn more, call (703) 646-6007 to get started today!