Q&A with the Art Cafe!
Below are some common questions we are asked at The Art Cafe. If we can help you with any other questions feel free to call us at 843-785-5525. You can also find us on Facebook and Pinterest!
What is the cost to paint at The Art Cafe? Your total cost will include the price of the piece that you choose, and an $8 studio fee per painter per day. Gratuity optional.
What are the prices of our pottery pieces? We have a HUGE variety of pottery pieces available to paint. Each piece is priced individually. Prices range based on the size and style.
What is the $8 studio fee? There is a LOT of love and care that goes into getting your piece ready for you! The studio fee that is charged to each painter is to cover paint and materials and the glaze and kiln work required.
How long will it take for my piece to be ready? Please allow 2-3 days for your piece to be ready to pick up.
Why does it take 2-3 days for my pieces to be ready? After you finish painting your piece it goes through quite the process! Each piece is glazed by hand and set to dry. It will then be individually and carefully strategically placed on stilts and make it's way into one of our three kilns. The kilns take 24 hours to warm up, work on your pieces and cool down enough to remove them. When your piece is cool it will be removed and dremeled to smooth down where it was stilted. Then, it is ready for you! We know and appreciate that you are anxious to see your finished artwork and we will do everything in our power to get it to you as quickly as possible!
Is there a gratuity option? We have a wonderful staff here at The Art Cafe! They are excited to greet you when you come in and happy to help you in any way throughout your experience. They are also the ones to clean up your mess and care for your piece after you leave. Our staff works very hard to ensure that you have a fabulous experience and appreciates gratuity at the end of your visit.
What ages will enjoy The Art Cafe? The Art Cafe is truly a memorable and fun experiences for everyone! We have painters every day from all ages and ability levels. We do not have a minimum or maximum age. EVERYONE will love it!
Will I still have fun if I'm not an artist? You do not need to be an artist to come to The Art Cafe ... and are welcome if you are! It's up to you how you want your piece to look and we are here to help you along the way. If you are looking for inspiration we have books and inspirational pieces around the shop. You can also check out our Pinterest boards for more ideas and to see past work.
What if I make a mistake and 'mess up' my piece? Our wonderful staff is here to help! Please let us know if you have any issues and we will work hard to make your piece look amazing.
Do I need a reservation? No! Reservations are not required. You are welcome to walk in and join the fun anytime!
What forms of payment do you accept? We accept cash and all major credit cards.
Will my pieces be food and dishwasher safe? Yes! Your pieces will be perfect for food and safe for the dishwasher. Of course, we recommend handwashing your pieces - simply because they are so special!
Does the paint stain your clothing? No. Our paints all wash out easily. We do have smocks as well if you want extra security!