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Family Fun in Kansas City with Paint, Glaze, and Fire!

Are you looking to have a little family fun in Kansas City or a place to create the perfect masterpiece to give as a gift for the upcoming holiday season!? You just have to take a look at this guest post from our friends over at Paint, Glaze, and Fire in south Overland Park for details on all of the great opportunities available to your family when you visit their store. Take a look…

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Family Fun in Kansas City With Paint, Glaze, and Fire!

Are you ever stumped trying to think of a new family activity? It’s tough to get the kids away from the TV for creative, quality family time. Pinterest has lots of craft suggestions, but maybe you don’t feel like spending the evening scrubbing glitter and puffy paint out of your carpet. Paint, Glaze & Fire in south Overland Park is the perfect place for your family to get inspired, have fun, and create beautiful keepsakes without any mess in your own house.

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What if I’m not an artist?

Don’t be intimidated if you aren’t feeling artistic. We have a ton of ideas to spark your creativity. With silk screen stencils, stamps, sponges, paint pens, tape that creates perfect stripes, speckled paint, and Jungle Gems* glaze with crystals for non-food items, you’re sure to find the inspiration to create your own masterpiece while your kiddos create theirs.

What kinds of ceramics do they offer?

We have a huge selection of ceramic pieces you can choose to paint including: plates, mugs, platters, figurines, holiday ornaments, and light-up Christmas trees. As soon as you pick your ceramics and paints, it’s time to get busy creating! You and your family will have a blast painting your pieces just the way you want them to look.

How does it work?

When your work of art is complete, you’ll leave it with us for about 7-10 days (a little longer during the holidays). After your piece dries for 24 hours, we glaze it with care and then fire it for 24 hours in a kiln that reaches over  1800°F. That’s about as hot as a volcano! The result is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that’s completely nontoxic and perfectly safe* for food. Be sure to preserve your treasure by keeping it out of the microwave and dishwasher.

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The fun doesn’t stop with painted ceramics! We also offer canvas painting, clay prints, and glass fusion. Free 4” tile footprints are available for children 18 months and younger so you can treasure your baby’s adorable little footprint even when the foot that made it has grown larger than your own.

What is Glass fusion?

Glass fusion is a form of art in which you glue tiny pieces of glass to a flat glass base. There’s no end to the shapes, sizes, and colors that you can choose from. Just remember that kids will need adult supervision for this activity. When your project is complete, it’s fired in a kiln that reaches 1475°F. If you want it to be formed into a three-dimensional shape, such as a vase or a candy dish, we’ll fire it a second time over a mold that gives it shape. This process is called slumping. You can pick your work back up in 2-3 weeks; it takes a little longer than the ceramics because it’s fired twice.

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Don’t forget to enjoy a delicious coffee, latte, chai tea, or smoothie from our coffee bar. Small snacks are also available. We don’t offer alcoholic beverages, but if you choose to leave the kids at home to host an adult only event, you’re welcome to bring your own wine and glasses. Girls night out, team building workshops, and bachelorette parties are always a hit at Paint, Glaze & Fire.

Find Out More!

Space fills up fast as the weather turns cold, so be sure you get in before Thanksgiving to make your holiday gifts. The sooner the better! Reservations are recommended to ensure we have space for your group. Call 913-661-2529. Remember, there’s a per person studio fee for painting ceramics plus the cost of the pottery you choose to paint. Like us on Facebook @PaintGlazeFire.KC and visit paintglazeandfire.net for hours, discounts, and special events.


Paint, Glaze & Fire ReCap Kids Club Event Recap

If you haven’t had a chance to check out Paint, Glaze & Fire here in KC then you should!  Bridgette was able to attend our Paint, Glaze & Fire Kids Club Event, here is a recap of her fun experience!

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Kids Club Event Recap

Hey there, KC! Have you ever been somewhere, smelled something or seen something and you were instantly transported back to your childhood or a special memory? At our recent iFamilyKC Kids Club event, I was! For the first time forever…just kidding, sorry if that song gets stuck in your head now. But seriously, for the first time in a very, very long time, I was transported back to my childhood when my kiddos and I visited Paint, Glaze & Fire.

Growing up, my grandmother had a room dedicated to ceramics and I loved watching her make and paint them. Paint, Glaze & Fire is a neat art studio filled with pre-made ceramics in a wide variety of things. They have plates, mugs, figurines, home decor and plenty more to choose from. You and your family could spend a nice afternoon there laughing and painting away! They have a coffee shop inside with a variety of drinks and snacks in case you or your kiddos need a little something to sip or eat. There really is no rush!

Even though space was limited to the first 18 people, there was no shortage of fun and memories being made. For this special event, kids and parents were able to pick a specially selected ceramic fitting to the season. There were ghosts, monsters, pumpkins and mugs. Of course, my kiddos went straight for the pumpkins!

Paint, Glaze and Fire is located at 12683 Metcalf Ave. in Overland Park, KS

They are open Tuesday- Sunday with various open and closing times. They do allow walk in sessions if seating is available but they highly recommend making a reservation. You can get more information on making reservations and hours of operation by visiting their website.

The cool thing about Paint, Glaze & Fire is that along with ceramic painting, they also offer glass fusion, raw clay building and even canvas painting. Plus, they host kid’s birthday parties or group outings too!

As a homeschooling family, this is definitely moving into our extra-curricular activities budget for Art class!  Check out some of the cool things we painted! I didn’t get to snap a picture once they were done painting, I was having too much fun of my own! I hope you can make it out to our next Kids Club event! Just keep checking iFamilykc or better yet subscribe to our email list below to be one of the first to know!

From iFamily to Yours,


Tap into Your Creativity this Fall at Paint, Glaze, & Fire

Hello, Kansas City! Our Mom Squad Ambassador, Becky, has a great rundown of a local favorite for all things creative — Paint, Glaze, & Fire. It’s a ceramics and coffee shop in Overland Park offering parties and events including the opportunity to paint your own pottery. Becky and her kiddo were able to attend one of Kids Club Events at Paint, Glaze, & Fire a couple of weeks back, and it looks like they had a blast. Check it out!.

 

 

Tap into Your Creativity this Fall at Paint, Glaze, & Fire

 

Tap into Your Creativity at Paint, Glaze, & Fire

 

I was really excited when Paint Glaze & Fire, a paint-your-own-pottery store, invited me out for their Halloween painting event. Just one little problem. Due to space, there was only room for me to bring one of my kids. Gulp. What to do, what to do.

Should I take our first grader who would definitely show off the most skill?

Should I pick our 4-year-old who does so much art every day at preschool it barely fits in his take-home cubbie?

Or should I take our little guy, age 3, who is so excited about Halloween already that he just might burst?

 

I knew they would all love it so the decision wasn’t easy but I chose … drumroll …our 4-year-old, Captain. I wanted to feed his new art obsession and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to spend some one-on-one time with our middle man. (Hear that, future Captain? Despite being the middle kid, you did get some extra attention growing up at least once. Be sure to tell your therapist that.)

Tap into Your Creativity at Paint, Glaze, & Fire

Captain was so excited. He only “accidentally” told his siblings where he was going three times right before we left AND went back into the house twice to tell everyone goodbye.

 

Captain and I had a great time, the atmosphere was fun (art on the ceiling) and the staff at Paint Glaze & Fire were very friendly and helpful. They had a whole table of full of different Halloween ceramics to paint, the perfect size (and price!) for younger kids. Witches, spiders, ghosts and more. After much thoughtful consideration, Captain chose a Frankenstein to paint. I thought for sure he’d go for the pumpkin, but like I said, we were overdue for some get-to-know-you time.

Tap into Your Creativity at Paint, Glaze, & Fire

Next, it was an artist’s dream to see paint from nearly floor to ceiling in any color you can imagine. Thankfully, there was a rule of only using three at a time so that made it easier to manage my little Picasso’s masterpiece. We took lots and lots and lots and lots of trips to and from the paint wall and back to our table. You’d think he used every single color but there was such a big selection, he didn’t even come close.

 

Another favorite thing for Captain to do was picking out paint brushes. Big, little, narrow, fat, medium …. he was able to experiment with all of them. If he had decided to paint a plate or something with a larger surface area, well, we’d still be there, but he could have also dug through the many baskets of stencils and stamps they had to give it some extra flair.

 

So at this point our Frankenstein was 6 different colors of green, 4 blues, back, white, red and yellow BUT, as Captain pointed out, our pal Frank needed some polka dots on his shirt. So we got special paint that you squeeze out of a glue-like bottle for that part.

 

Tap into Your Creativity at Paint, Glaze, & Fire

 

While we waiting for Frank to dry, we walked around and checked out pieces other kids were working on. It was fun to see how creative and different everyone’s were. And the really strange thing? For a place that was full of kids, it was actually pretty quiet. There were plenty of kids, but they were all really concentrating on their masterpieces. Note to self: Might be a great calming activity for our extra-energetic Daisy troop.

 

Captain and I both had a great time, trying something new, flexing our creative muscle and spending some quality time together. Now I not only know why Frankenstein is Captain’s favorite Halloween creature, I also know what he and his friend played at recess that day, that he really likes the thought of his siblings in bed when he’s still up, and that he’s got an eye for blending greens together.

 

Tap into Your Creativity at Paint, Glaze, & Fire

 

It was a good reminder to me that special time with my kids doesn’t need to be over-the-top, overthought, or so expensive that I’m not doing it as much as I should. Sometimes it can be as easy as sneaking out of the house and spending an hour or so painting together. It’s just a bonus that this activity comes with memento so you’ll both remember the fun times. (Or, to be used as proof during the therapy sessions later on in their lives.)

Paint Glaze & Fire Ceramics and Coffee House is located at 12683 Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park, Kansas. For hours or information, call 913-661-CLAY.

 

Becky Ervin is a creative director, mother of three and blogs at PartyBoxKC.com/blog.

 

From iFamily to Yours,
iFamMomSqdBeckyV2

 

 


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