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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 March 28th 10am                                                                  Saturday April 25th 10am                                                                    Saturday May 23rd 10am                                                                        Saturday June 27th 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 April 23rd 6:30 pm.
Join us for a painting class where we’ll show you step by step how to create a ROOTED IN LOVE Family Tree Platter 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 March 31st/April 1st, 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.





March 6th: Lance Wells                                                                               April 3rd: Gabby Lutz & Avery Gonzales                                                        May 1st: Erik Wenninger & Friends                                                               

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.


April 9th - 12th  (20% Discount if you make an appointment ahead of time)               Take note Dads - Mother's Day is quickly approaching.  Are you looking for that perfect sentimental gift for mom but running short on time and ideas?  We've got just the thing for you. Let us capture those little hands and feet with a clay impression plaque.  Clay handprint and footprint plaques are a wonderful keepsake which will last a lifetime.  You choose the shape, size and colors.  Prices vary based on the size of the project ($20-$30). Allow 3 weeks for pickup.  We're running our KidZ Klay Imprintz special April 9th through 12th only...you bring in the kids and we'll do everything else AND if you schedule an appointment at least 24 hours ahead of time, we will give you a 20% discount too)!


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..

March 19, 2015:  Mini-Pedi's                                                                          April 16, 2015: Chair Massages (with MASSAGE AND BODYWORKS)


Saturday April 25th 9am

Let's go racing at Hands On! You're invited to buckle up and join us for some painting and racing fun with a special appearance by Quale Racing.  Each child will get to paint a ceramic race car, enjoy snacks, sit in Bruce Quale's #92 race car and take pictures with Bruce too! A commemorative Race Car Handprint Pennant plaque, personalized for your child by Hands On staff members, is included for each painter.  $25 plus tax per child. Price includes admission for one child painter plus an accompanying adult. Reservations required.



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 March 7th 1pm: 10 LITLLE RUBBER DUCKS                          Saturday March 21st 10am: LLAMA LLAMA RED PAJAMA                      Saturday April 4th Noon: STORYTIME WITH THE EASTER BUNNY       Saturday April 18th 1pm: FOX IN SOCKS (by Dr Seuss)                         Saturday May 2nd 1pm: NO TIME FOR MOTHER'S DAY                        Saturday May 16th 10am: TEA PARTY RULES



Saturday April 4th 1pm

ART & SOUL 2015

April 17th - May 2nd

One of Twin Falls' most exciting events returns for it's fifth annual engagement when the works of hundreads of artists are on display throughout the town. The Magic Valley Arts Council in partnership with sponsors, artists, venues and the community welcome you to participate by exploring our city and viewing the art work (in over 80 different venues).  Join us at Hands On for a special MEET AND PLAY WITH OUR ARTIST event on Thursday April 30th 6-8 pm.  You're invited to meet and chat with Karma Fitzgerald about her photographs of HANDS. Also, enjoy snacks and roll up your sleeves to get creative while making a clay hand candy dish.



See our calendar for additional details


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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)