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Connect. Create. Caffeinate.

Pottery Painting and more Art Fun

Est. 2005 In Alberta, Canada

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Proudly Canadian owned and operated, Color Cafe is your escape from the stresses of Modern-Day living. Formerly known as Color Me Mine Kensington, Calgary and Color Me Mine West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton now rebranded as Color Cafe, Calgary and Color Cafe, Edmonton.

Release your inner artist while sipping on delicious cold or hot brews allowing your imagination to soar. Meet like-minded individuals and explore your creative side. It's fun art, not fine art. Try Pottery Painting, Glass Fusion, Clay Handbuilding, Canvas Art, or a Pottery Wheel Session. No experience is necessary. Walk-ins are always welcome for all activities except the Wheel Throwing Art Workshop.

Delectable pastries and finger foods are available while you free yourself of inner inhibitions in a relaxing environment enjoying jazz and indie tunes. Perfect for Date Night, Celebrations, or just some much-needed Self Care time.

We are a family-owned and operated business.

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About Color Cafe ─ a Brief Introduction & Overview

Pottery Painting

Select from over 1000 different premade ceramic bisque shapes ready for your creative touch. Plates, Mugs, Bowls, Figures, Gnomes, Banks, Pet and Bathroom Dishes, and more are all ready to be painted in the studio or at your location. All you pay is the price of the piece you pick plus a 10% service. Pieces start as low as $15 for a tile or ornament and go up to the hundreds for the extra large garden gnomes and light up vintage Ceramic Christmas Trees.  You will be provided with so many different paint glaze colours for you to choose from all Free.  Absolutely no experience necessary, we will show you how.  Should you be pulled away while painting (we understand how life can get), come back and work on your project free of charge for multiple visits. All the paints are provided and are water-based (washing off hands/clothes with water).  Can't paint in studio, pick up a Take & Make Kit and paint pottery in the comfort of your own home/location. Need a same day project; paint a decorative piece with acrylic paints (provided), just make sure to let us know you want to take your masterpiece home the same day prior to getting started.

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Glass Fusion

Turn bits and strips of specialty glass into twinkling kiln-fired treasures! Nothing beats the sparkle of glass. We'll show you how to create sparkling glass artwork, glittering glass jewelry, funky ornaments, sun catchers, eye-popping sushi dishes, vases, and more! This art form is positively UNIQUE and comes with guaranteed bragging rights! The results are dazzling, and the fun is addictive! Select from a large variety of bases with opaque and transparent varieties. Create a plaque, platter, plate, bowl, vase, pendants, ornaments, and more.  Glass projects range in price depending on the size of your chosen base.  Fused Glass experiences start as low as $19/ea.

Clay Handbuilding

Make a mess cuz life is too short not to get dirty. You can't buy happiness, but you can buy clay, and that's the same thing. Connect with the earth and each other with Clay Handbuilding fun. We provide everything you need to create a cup, plate, bowl (or whatever your heart desires). All materials and tools are provided for in-studio fun or opt to pick up a kit to craft at your location.  You'll pay based on the amount of clay you end up using.  Your clay experience Projects start as low as $35/ea. Seize the clay and let loose with endless opportunities with clay.

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Canvas Art

A fun, fresh, exciting idea to get together and celebrate with your colleagues, friends, or family or solo over soft music for a creatively relaxing and different time.  A paint night is just what you need to make memories and have fun adding to your imaginative repertoire.  It is what everyone's talking about! Master new recipes and painting techniques together in a fun, casual atmosphere, then enjoy your masterpiece forever on your favourite wall with bragging rights. Don a beret both literally and figuratively and flex your brush muscles while you paint your canvas DIY with acrylics; opt for step-by-step instructions by our master instructors.  Choose an 11x14 stretched boarded canvas for $36/ea or a 16x20 stretched boarded canvas for $49/ea.

Pottery Wheel

Time to Scratch it off the Bucket List. Enjoy the ins and out of Throwing pottery on a Wheel. Each participant is provided chunks of clay to throw under the gaze of our Expert Instructor. Make a greenware vessel, bowl, or mug which upon drying we will fire to bisque. No clay experience is required. It's about FUN art, not Fine Art. Enjoy 1.5-2 hrs of earthy, organic, relaxing Clay therapeutic session and then return for a second visit to paint your masterpiece(s) (max 1-2 projects per participant) with specialty Ceramic Paints yielding gorgeous designs. Add on additional projects available. Note: Projects created on the wheel will depend upon individual ability, but hand building techniques may be provided if need be.  TO BOOK or for more information; CLICK the Events Tab above and select your location of choice.

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Franchise Inquiry form

"If you do what you love, you will never work a day in your life." - Marc Anthony

In this day and age patrons and owners are looking for simple yet invigorating experiences to enhance their well being and that of others. Join the Color Cafe Experience with turn key franchise opportunity benefiting from years of expertise and business acumen since 2005. Be a community hero by being your own boss and opening this therapeutic art cafe center in your neighborhood today.

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