Holiday Deadlines 2016

Holiday Schedule

Holiday Project Ready to UnloadWith the holidays fast approaching, we bet your Christmas schedule is filling quickly as ours.  Here’s a few important dates to remember as you make plans for creating holiday gifts at Your Creation Station.  Remember, your best bet is to give yourself as much time as possible to complete and pick up anything you make and plan on giving as a gift this Christmas.

Important Dates

Here are important dates to remember for the 2016 holiday season:

  • The last day to paint a piece of pottery and have it ready by Christmas is Thursday, December 22, 2016.  You will have to pick it up on Friday the 23rd.
  • The last day to pick up anything in time for Christmas is Friday, December 23, 2016.  If you need to pick up a gift for Christmas, please do so by Friday, the 23!  That will be your last chance to do so before the holiday.  All items will be finished by this day or earlier.
  • Your Creation Station is closed on Saturday, December 24, 2016 for Christmas Eve and Sunday, December 25, 2016! for Christmas Day.
  • Your Creation Station is open on New Year’s Eve, Saturday, Decemember 31, 2016 on our normal hours (10 AM to 7 PM) and New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1, 2017 from Noon to 7 PM.
  • Expect us to start playing Christmas Carols in December.  However, there may be a few over the turkey day weekend.
  • Christmas Ornament Workshops are scheduled throughout November.  Remember, its easy to make a lot of ornaments quickly but they take longer to paint.  Make sure they are finished by December 22.
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Closed on Thanksgiving

Closed on Thanksgiving
Closed on Thanksgiving

Photo taken at sunrise in Carousel Park, Pike Creek, DE.

Your Creation Station is closed on Thursday, November 24, 2016 for Thanksgiving!  We will be open our normal hours (10-7 Tue-Sat & 12 to 5 Sun) on Friday the 25th.  Make sure you’re on our e-mail list to get our annual Thanksgiving Weekend coupon!

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Make Your Own Christmas Ornaments From Clay

Christmas Ornament Workshop

Blink your eyes a couple times, that’s how fast the holidays seem to sneak up.  Christmas will be before you know it and if you would like to make your own presents and decorations, the sooner you start the better.  This year Your Creation Station is offering our annual Make Your Own Christmas Ornaments workshops in two varieties, clay and glass!

Make Your Own Clay Ornaments

OrnamentsAA holiday tradition for many of the families who come to our studio. Ornaments you create yourself make great gifts for teachers and friends, stocking stuffers and keepsakes for years to come.

What to Expect

For the clay ornament workshops, your get a pound of clay to roll out flat and cut your own ornaments from. We have a bin full of cookie cutters to cut out the shapes and even more bins full of stuff you can press into the soft clay to add interesting surface decorations. Feel free to bring your own cookie cutters or textures to use.

CookieCutters
We roll out the clay as many times as you like but after three or four rolls, the clay become unworkable.  One pound of clay makes anywhere from 6 to 30 ornaments depending on how big you make them.  Most people get about 10 to 12.

When you finish making your ornaments, we’ll let them dry in our studio and then bisque fire them. The whole process takes about a week. After the ornaments are fired once, you can return at any time you like to paint them. Once finished, we’ll glaze and fire them again.

Christmas OrnamentsPlan to make three non-concurrent trips to Your Creation Station for this project. One trip to make the ornaments, one trip to paint the ornaments and once to pick up the finished pieces. One pound of clay still costs $25, everything else is included.

The Dates – Make Days

We have devoted the following days (all the stuff is out and ready to go, all day long) to making ornaments. Plan on arriving anytime after we open at 10 AM (noon on Sundays) but before we close at 7 PM (or 5 PM on Sundays), we’re planning on staying late so don’t worry about it:

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Saturday November 12, 2016
Friday, November 18, 2016 (No School)
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 (No School)

If you can’t make one of these days, let us know. Depending on what’s happening on any particular day and given the space required to spread out and work, we can’t promise we’ll be able to fit you in on a walk-in basis but you can be sure we’ll give it a try. Are you the leader of a Scout Troop? Give us a call and we can schedule a day for your troop to come in, siblings and friends are always welcome!

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Your Creation Station Appears on WHYY’s “First”

As Seen On WHYY

We’re on TV!  Late this summer, we were visited by the director of WHYY’s news magazine “First”, who filmed our studio for the arts and culture segment of the program.  We just got word As Seen On WHYYtoday that the segment is finished and will air this Friday, October 21 at 5:30 PM and 11:00 PM.  The program will be rebroadcast through the weekend and will also be available on-line at whyy.org.

The program “First” airs each Friday and explores issues ranging from the economy and education to the arts and culture that make up the First State.  Some of the segments of the show include news makers in the “First Person” segment and headlines of the week in “State of Play.”  We expect Your Creation Station to appear in the “First Experience” segment.

If you were at the studio the day the interview was filmed be sure to tune in, you could be on TV too!

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Closed for Brief Span Today

Important Announcement

Due to special circumstances, Your Creation Station will briefly close this afternoon (Thursday, September 1, 2016) only from approximately 1:30  to 3 PM.  We will be open for the rest of our normal hours today, Thursday, September 1, 2016 and resume our normal schedule tomorrow.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Thank you.

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Closed Mother’s Day

Closed Mother's Day

Closed Mother's DayYour Creation Station is closed on Sunday, May 8, 2016.  Your last chance to paint a gift in time for Mother’s Day is Friday, May 6.  Pieces will be ready to pick up on Saturday, May 7, no earlier than 2 PM.

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Customer Creations!

Customer Creations

One of the most exciting times in our studio is when the kiln is opened and unloaded.  Here’s a peak at some of the most interesting pieces we’ve posted on our Instagram page.  Follow us to see the latest pieces as we post them!


Instagram

   Always popular at Your Creation Station. #newitems  #newitems #spring #chicks #bird #bunny  #newitems #mug  #newitems #hoarse  #newitems
 Yo, ho, ho    #newitems #sunflower  He looks hungry! #shark #newitems  #easterbunnies #newitems  #newitems
 Don't forget to put your symbol on the bottom. #newitems    #easterbunnies #newitems  #newitems #bird  #newitems  #newitems
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Fundraiser for Bear-Glasgow YMCA’s Annual Campaign

YMCA Fundraiser

Join Your Creation Station on Saturday evening April 23, 2016 for an evening of canvas painting supporting the Bear-Glasgow YMCA’s Annual Campaign and its Open Door Program.  Through the Annual Campaign, the Bear-Glasgow Y is able to offer programs that nurture life lessons in kids, foster health and well-being among people of all ages in our community.

For this event, we will be painting the Whimsical Tree canvas, one of our most popular designs.  This design is a great way to learn about blending colors for stunning backgrounds and offers many opportunities for individual expression and additions.  Our instructor artists will be on hand to guide you through each step of the painting from layout to finishing touches.

Expect to spend an unhurried 2 to 3 hours completing the painting.  Come dressed to paint, we will be using acrylic paints and they don’t come out of clothes as easily as our ceramic underglazes.

Shannon Clark - State Farm Insurance

Providing Insurance and Financial Services

This event is being sponsored by Shannon Clark, Owner/Agent at the State Farm (302-525-6408) office located at 750 Barksdale Road, Ste 5, in Newark.  Shannon will provide light refreshments and soft drinks for the evening but feel free to bring anything you would like to eat or drink.

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Fundraiser for Old State Elementary PTO

Old State PTO Fundraiser

Join Your Creation Station for a canvas painting fundraiser benefiting the Old State

Spring Into Pink

Spring Into Pink
16″ x 20″

Elementary School PTO on April 15, 2016 at 6:30 PM.  Spring is in the air and we’ll be painting the Spring Into Pink design on a 16″ x 20″ canvas.  Pink, purple, violet or red…mix up your favorite spring time color for your tree.  Funds raised during the event will go to support all PTO activities, including the Leader In Me process and end of the school year activities.

We’ll begin painting at 6:30 and you can expect to spend an unhurried 2 to 3 hours completing the painting.  Our instructor artists will be on hand to guide you through each step of the painting from layout to finishing touches.  Come dressed to paint, we will be using acrylic paints and they don’t come out of clothes as easily as our ceramic underglazes.

The event sponsors will be will be serving wine, light refreshments, soft drinks.  All attendees must be 21 years of age or older.

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Closed Easter Sunday

Closed Easter Sunday

Closed Easter SundayYour Creation Station is closed on Sunday, March 27, 2016 for Easter!  We will be open our normal hours beginning Tuesday, March 29, 2016.

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Upcoming Events

  • Artists Workshop - September

    September 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    4 Projects - 4 Fridays Cost: $80 All Inclusive

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  • Artists Workshop - October

    October 5, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    4 Projects - 4 Fridays Cost: $80 - All Inclusive

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