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At Hands On, we offer a variety of walk-in project kits so that customers may do a fused glass project at any time, even without an appointment.  If you would like to take a more intensive glass class or learn how to make a project which is not on our "walk-in-project" list, you'll want to take one of our FUSED GLASS Basics Classes.  We offer these classes on the fourth Saturday of the month 10am-1pm.  Discover the basics of working with hot glass. Come learn about the different types of glass, how to score and break glass, volume control, slumping and dichroic glass. Our classes are designed for people who are not artists but just want to have fun.  If you’ve always been curious about how glass pieces are made, this class is for you.  Classes cost $10 plus the price of the project you choose. All tools and materials are provided. 

Upcoming Glass Classes:                                                                        Saturday May 23rd 10am                                                                        Saturday June 27th 10am                                                                      Saturday July 25th 10am                                                                     Saturday August 22nd 10am                                                                 SPECIAL NOTE: If you have a group of 6 or more, we can customize a Fused Glass Class just for you! Call us to discuss the possibilities.



Thursday July 23rd 6:30 pm.
Join us for a painting class where we’ll show you step by step how to create one of these patriotic pie plates or platters using a variety of painting techniques. You choose your ceramic piece and we provide everything else—no experience is required. $10 class fee (includes studio and glazing fees, tools, instruction, patterns and snacks) plus the price of the piece you choose to paint.



Pottery Wheel Throwing Class for Adults:                           Next Class Starts June 23/ June 24, 2015

Learn the various aspects of wheel thrown pottery, including how to wedge, center, throw, trim and glaze.  This is a pottery wheel class for beginners and hobbyists.  Classes meet once a week at the times shown below with 2 hours instruction and final 1/2 hour with routine clean up.  Cost for this 6 week session is $165 and includes glazes, kiln time and the first 25 pound bag of clay.  Pottery tool kit will be supplied to first time students.  Additional clay supplies can be purchased as needed.  We will also be recycling clay, which will be available for free use.

Instruction will include how to wedge, center, throw and trim clay.  We will spend time getting the feel of the clay and practicing techniques to yeild simple forms such as bowls, mugs, vases, etc.  Week 6 will cover the glazing process.

All pottery wheel classes are taught by Paula Dodd, member Magic Valley Arts Council.  Reservations for classes are now being taken at Hands On.  Call 736-4475 to reserve your spot.  Deposit $75 at time of reservation with balance due at first class.

Dates and Times:  Tuesdays or Wednesdays 8:30am - 11am or 6pm-8:30pm       Call us at 736-4475 for additional Information and Class Dates.





July 3rd: MUSIC AND GAME NIGHT                                                              

Join us on the first Friday of each month 7:30-10:30 for First Friday Music Night, featuring live music, studio-fee-free pottery painting (for new projects), drinks, snacks and a whole lot of fun. This is family-friendly event and a great way to spend a Friday evening in downtown Twin Falls. No reservations required. Just drop in anytime between 7:30pm and 10:30pm in the evening. Check out the other businesses in downtown Twin Falls that are also open on First Fridays (Rudy's, A Cook's Paradise, Jensen Ringmakers, Scrappin' Girlfriends, Twin Falls Sandwich Company and Slice) and then stop in at our place, grab a drink and hang out and be creative.




A unique storytime & pottery painting adventure especially designed for kids ages 2-8. We read a story together, have a snack & complete a painting project that relates to the story. Parent participation is required. Call the studio at 208-736-4475 for information and reservations.  $10 (plus tax) per child. 

Saturday July 18th 10am: ICE CREAM SOUP   

Saturday August 1st 1pm: The Mouse who ate the Moon 

Saturday August 15th 10am: Mermaid Dance


Wednesday July 1st 3-7pm  ICE CREAM SOCIAL                                            

July is National Ice Cream Month and the weather is getting hotter so why not take time to chill out with an old fashioned ice cream social, Hands-On-style.  Join your friends and family or meet new friends for a marvelous afternoon of pottery painting and ice cream eating fun.  All participants will paint their very owno ice cream sundae dish and create their own dessert at our ice cream sundae/brownie bar.  Advanced reservations appreciated.  $12 per person.

Friday July 10th 6:30 pm Monster High Party

The Hands On staff members will show the girls how to paint an 8" x 10" skullette plaque that they can customize with their name and hang in their room. (A sample is included in the flyer below). We'll also have a make-up station for them to play at and smoothies and cupcakes for everyone. Advanced reservations required.

Dog Days of Summer: July 29-31st All Day                                                 

Calling all PET LOVERS! Bring your best friend (your favorite canine, feline or other pet) in on one of these 3 days and help us to paint PAWS for a CAUSE. We'll create a personalized paw print tile for your pet for only $10. Alternatively come in and paint something for your pet.  Either way, we'll donate 25% of the sales to PEOPLE FOR PETS.  Win prizes and discount coupons. Your pets will enjoy homemade treats. 




See our calendar for additional details


Be sure to click below to check out our calendar for the latest specials, classes, events and fun happenings at Hands On.




Hands On
147 Shoshone Street North • Twin Falls, ID. 83301 • 208.736.4475
Monday-Thursday 10am-7pm • Friday 10am-9pm • Saturday 10am-7pm • Sunday 12pm-5pm
info@handsonstudio.com (Sundays by appointment only in the summer)