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Saturday January 10th: Let your creativity shine on a cold winter day and try out painting pottery at Hands On. Join us as we teach you how to paint a colorful and whimsical snowman or penguin coaster. Two sessions: 9am-10:15 am and 10:45am-Noon.  Each session is limited to 30 participants on a first come first served basis.


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 January 24th 10am                                                                  Saturday February 28th 10am                                                                   Saturday March 28th 10am                                                                        SPECIAL NOTE: If you have a group of 8 or more, we can customize a Fused Glass Class just for you! Call us to discuss the possibilities.


ITALIAN PAINTING WORKSHOP  Friday February 20th 6:30pm                  Grab your friends and your favorite beverage and join us for a night of Italian Style Painting. We will walk you step by step through the process of using Lo Spolvero stencils in this easy but impressive technique.  Since the 13th century, the Italian design transfer technique known as "spolvero"  (dusting) has been an essential tool for great artists such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Painters and craftsmen who created frescoes, tapestries, embroideries and more have also used this ancient technique to create their masterpieces.   This class is for everyone - no artistic experience is required.  We have all the tools you need - you won't believe how easy it can be!  Each participant will be painting a series of 6 tiles which may be used as a coaster set, to create a backsplash or tile mural or to create an Italian serving tray.  Register through CSI at CSI Commiunity Ed  $45 includes everything (even some snacks).



Thursday January 22nd 6:30 pm.
Join us for a painting class where we’ll show you step by step how to create this WHIMSICAL SNOWBALL KISSES bowl. 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 January 6th/January 7th, 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.





January 2nd: Community EMPTY BOWLS Painting Party                       February 6th: Brianne Lynn                                                                       March 6th: Gabby Lutz & Avery Gonzales                                                                  

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.


Friday January 9th 5-9 pm

Drop the kids off and have a date night or run errands or do whatever you want! We'll do a painting project with them and feed them too. $20 (plus tax) includes everything. Ages 8+


Diva Night is our unique version of LADIES NIGHT OUT!  You and your girlfriends can enjoy some relaxing and creative play time together. It's your opportunity to relax, re-store and re-juvenate. We offer this special event on the third Thursday of every month 7-10pm. The theme of the evening changes on a monthly basis. You pay for the price of the pieces you choose to paint plus a $12 cover charge (which includes snacks and a special treat (massages, pedicures, etc) as well as studio and glazing fees).  You bring your beverage of choice and your friends. We'll provide everything else! Advanced reservations are appreciated by calling 736-4475..

January 15, 2015: Hot Tea Tasting (with THE STEEPING LEAF)                        February 19, 2015: Fashion Fun (with LULAROE)                                               March 19, 2015:  Mini-Pedi's                                                                          April 16, 2015: Chair Massages (with MASSAGE AND BODYWORKS)

PRINCESS PARTY with Queen Elsa and Princess Anna 

Saturday, January 17th 2 sessions (9am or 11am)


Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger. The basic premise is simple: community members paint bowls to donate to an empty bowls dinner/fundraising event.  On the night of the event, guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread.  In exchange for a small donation, guests are asked to choose and keep a hand-painted bowl as a reminder that there are always empty bowls in the world. The money raised at the event goes directly to help fight hunger locally in the Magic Valley. Get involved by painting a bowl to donate by stopping at Hands On and choosing a bowl. It's that easy! If you're short on time, you can drop off a donation and we'll paint one for you.  OR IF YOU WANT TO HOST AN EMPTY BOWLS PARTY AT YOUR HOUSE OR OFFICE, ASK US HOW TO GET A TO-GO KIT.  This year's event is on February 17th and we will be painting bowls through February 10th. 

Hands On will be hosting a COMMUNITY BOWL PAINTING PARTY on Friday evening January 23rd 5-9 pm.  Reservations appreciated by calling 736-4475.


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 per child.                                             Saturday January 3rd 1pm: THE FOOT BOOK (by Dr Seuss)                 Saturday January 31st 10am: TWO LITTLE MONKEYS                            Saturday February 7th 1pm: FROGGY'S FIRST KISS                           Saturday February 21st 10am: DRAGONS LOVE TACOS                        Saturday March 7th 1pm: 10 LITLLE RUBBER DUCKS                          Saturday March 21st 10am: Llama Llama Red Pajama





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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)