About a couple of weeks before Christmas, we met up with our friend, Rob at Shangri la mall where he treated us for a lunch and sponsored his godson’s activity without me asking it. Gabby was really delighted spending time again at COLOR ME MINE. It’s a paint-your-own-ceramic-studio where the environment offers relaxing & inviting ambiance. How’s that possible in a mall? Color Me Mine has wooden furnitures and shelves where ceramics are on display. One can spend his time alone or with his families and/or friends to unwind by painting ceramic/s; it’s actually a nice bonding activity.
Although prices of would be ‘art-pieces’ vary depending on size and design, clients are only required to pay PhP 180+, for the use of the venue until their ’masterpiece’ is done, all-colors-of-paint-you-need, use of brushes, paper stencils, sponge etc. and the glazing and baking of the finished product in their pottery kilns by their staff.
Gabby, inspired by the holiday season, personally hand-picked a ceramic plate with Santa Claus’ face embossed design that costs PhP 780 all-in.
Our last visit to Color Me Mine prior to this was February of this year when we had our second art activity that can be viewed here.
While I was coaching Rob for his Nursing exam and Rob were catching up on the other table, Tina and Gabby were busy being ‘artists’.
After painting job is done, client submits the ceramic to the staff, pay and claim the receipt with specified date when to redeem the finished art work. Baking on pottery kilns enhances the colors of the paint, making it glazed and more vivid.
Here’s the ‘before and after’ look of the posterior part of the plate. I wrote all our names including another friend’s who was a-no-show that day.
Tina gave Gabby freedom to choose most of the colors and only guided him on taking strokes with the brushes. Clients need not worry if they’ve no artistic inclinations for there are pencils and small paper stencils that would serve as patterns for the designs.
Another ‘before and after’ photos of the plate taken on its anterior side…That’s our son’s handwriting there of his name! (FYI, he knows now how to read and write at 5 y/o).
Whether it’s an art activity or something else, spending quality time is always the best gift we can give our love ones.
Let’s keep our New Year celebration peaceful, safe and healthy!
Hope you enjoy the rest of the holidays!
Color Me Mine, 5th Level Shangri La Mall, Mandaluyong City.