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Montana Ceramic Retreat 2020

June 13-14 Saturday & Sunday (Sold Out)

October 3-4 Saturday & Sunday (10 Spots Available)


9:00am to 6:00pm

780 Old Corvallis Road-Corvallis MT 59828

Beginner to Advanced- Ages 15 to Adult

Only $285.00 per person

(Prepay & Sign Up REQUIRED- Seating is First Come- First Pay)

Join Painted Color Ceramics for 2 FULL days of Fun, Learning and Creation!

All Experiences welcome!

Lunch Provided!

Goodie Bag


$125 Value!

"How To Paint Faces"


 Learn step by step How to Paint Human Eyes, Create eyelashes  and eyebrows as well as blending cheeks and lips. 

Its all in the brush & we will show you just how to apply the perfect face to your pieces.

You will learn:

*Wet-brushing & Blending

*How to create fine lines with a liner brush

*Paint Consistency with Acrylics

*Which brushes to use when using acrylics

This is one ceramic technique that many struggle with.

Painted Color will have you feeling confidant in your face design.

Remember: it takes practice:

but with the steps given you will succeed!


1 Ready To Paint Bisque Face Mask

5 Acrylic Colors (2 oz.) (Yours to keep)

*Black, *White, *Mauve, *Flesh, *Blue/Brown

1 Liner Brush 20/0 (Yours to keep)

Use of other supplies needed as well as Setup & Clean Up

2 Hours Of Step By Step Instruction

"Rusting Trucks"


 A rusted truck is a fashionable truck! Create your own rusted truck in this initiative decorative workshop. The rust technique is fantastic for many projects that look great in a weathered look.

You will learn:

*How to prep your piece for rusting

*Which products are needed for rusting & ways of rusting

*Paint Consistency with Acrylics

*Which brushes to use when using acrylics & rust

*Rust Safety


1 Ready To Paint Bisque Truck planter

Set of two rust combo set (Yours to keep)


Use of other supplies needed as well as Setup & Clean Up

2 Hours Of Step By Step Instruction

"Southwest Granite Stone Design"


Create a one of a kind planter by learning how to use

Textured Granite Stones in combination with top of the line acrylic.

You Will Learn:

*How to transfer a design onto your bisque piece

*The use of Duncan Granite Texture Paints combined with acrylics

*How to freehand your own designs

*Color Combos

*Which Brushes & Tools are designed for granite stones

We encourage you to use your own imagination and bring your piece to life.

Cactus design is HUGE right now.

Let us show you how to make them amazing!


1 Bisque Ready To Paint Planter (Glazed Inside)

Setup & Cleanup

3 Granite Stones (Yours to keep)

1 Gold Acrylic (Yours to keep)

Use of Brushes & added needed supplies

"Tattoo Glazing"


Just like those Lick & Stick Tattoos when you were a kid: this technique will have you thinking back to 1985!

(Don't worry, we won't lick our bisque!)

Learn a way of underglaze design by the creation of Tattoo Glazing. Mostly used on Pottery- this technique can be used on low fire clay. Create decal-like designs an easy way. This technique is fantastic for any contemporary surface.

(Food Safe & Dishwasher Safe)

You Will Learn:

*How to Apply Underglaze Decal Transfers

*Application & Consistency of Gare & Mayco Glazes

*Which Brush to use for glazing and technique use


1 Bisque Ready to Paint Pumpkin

1 Sheet of Tattoo Designs (Yours to keep)

1 Jar of Duncan Clear Glaze (4oz.) (Yours to keep)

2 Jars of Gare Glaze (4oz.) (Yours to keep)

Setup & Cleanup of area

Use of sponges, brushes and other supplies


"Bella Glazing"


Love the Stoneware look but only have experience with lowfire clay? These glazes are for you!

Terra Bella Glazes create the same look as Stoneware without the added cost.

Learn how to use Blue combinations on a beautiful pitcher you can use this summer.

(Food Safe- Dishwasher Safe)

You Will Learn:

*How to apply Bella Glazes

*How to Create "Dripping with Clear glaze

*Discover how each glaze has a different reaction to other glazes

*Brushstroke and using the correct brush for glazing


1 Bisque Ready to Paint Pitcher

3 Jars of Terra Bella Glaze (4oz.) (Yours to keep)

Setup & Cleanup of area

Use of sponges, brushes and other supplies


"Tissue Texture"


Much like a mod Podge you will learn to create a stained glass look on our project. This technique can be applied to any contemporary piece & does not require firing. No two pieces will be alike.

Fantastic for application on most ceramic pieces.

Simple & Beautiful!

You will learn:

*How to prep your piece for this technique

*How to apply tissue texture with needed supplies

*Which brush is best for this technique


1 Bisque Ready to Paint jewelry box (glazed Inside)

1 Sheet Combo of Tissue (Yours to keep)

1 Brush on Sealer (Yours to keep)

Setup & Cleanup of area

Use of sponges, glue, brushes and other supplies

Common Questions:


Where is the retreat located?

Painted Color Ceramics- 780 Old Corvallis Road- Corvallis Montana

We are approx. 40 minutes SOUTH of Missoula. If you need to fly in for this retreat: you must fly in to Missoula Airport (MSO).

Where should i stay if I'm visiting from out of the area?

The Best hotels to stay at which are close to the studio are in Hamilton MT. Hamilton is approx 7 min. from the studio. Hamilton has a Super 8, Bitterroot River Inn, and a Best Western. There are also some fantastic Air B&Bs locally as well.

Can you give me a ride from the airport?

Im sorry, but we can not. We are open at the studio the Friday before the workshop and don't have the accommodations to do so.

How long is this retreat?

The retreat is 2 days (Saturday and Sunday) We BEGIN at 9am and end at 6pm. PLEASE ARRIVE 15 min. early so be can begin promptly. If you are late, you will have to wait until the next project is ready in order to join in. We will NOT be able to catch  you up.

Who is teaching this retreat?

Steffeni will teach 5 of the workshops and Char will teach 1. Both of the gals will assist all day. Steffeni and Char have been teaching and painting ceramics for over 35 years. They both are certified & knowledgeable about the product and ceramics business.

Do I receive a certificate for this retreat?

We do not give certificates for our retreats. However, you will leave with the skills and knowledge of how to use the products, how to apply the products and be able to create the technique on future projects!

Do I have to attend both days?

You don't have to attend both days, but you ARE charged for both days. If you are unable to attend one day, you will NOT receive your supplies for the day you were unable to attend. TWO people may not attend in the place of one person. (example: You attend Saturday and a friend attend Sunday)

I have children and no babysitter. Can my kids come?

No. There will be ONLY PAID guests in the studio during this retreat. Ages 16 to adult welcome- paid.

I do Not own a ceramic shop. Can I attend?

Of course! That is EXACTLY who this retreat is for. We LOVE new and old ceramic artists!

I'm a beginner. Can I attend?

The techniques we are teaching are designed FOR BEGINNERS. We DO recommend SOME ceramic background rather than signing up and diving in. This retreat will not be fast paced but will move quickly to accommodate the time frame. DO NOT EXPECT TO FINISH YOUR PROJECTS IN TWO HOURS!

Will I finish my projects in this retreat?

Each technique is 2 hours in length. In those 2 hours we will guide you step by step in the technique. If you do NOT finish in the 2 hour time slot you will have the tools to finish at home or in our studio during open times. If you bring your project in during open times: open rates apply. We will have a strict schedule in this retreat in order to get thru all the projects.

Why does this retreat cost so much?

This retreat is a lump sum cost that covers ALL projects, supplies and time. Your lunch will also be provided in the cost as well. Remember that ceramics is a luxury not a necessity. However, in our world- its necessary:) It will be worth it: we promise!

Can i purchase projects and supplies during the retreat?

Of course! We are a FULL ceramic retail. You can purchase any product before or after the retreat We will carry ALL the supplies we are teaching. The ONLY place to purchase the supplies we are using is thru a traditional ceramic shop. We do NOT USE BIG BOX STORE GLAZES AND SUPPLIES. Our products are MADE for ceramic clay and are Top Notch!

Is there a refund policy?

We will have a NO REFUND POLICY on this retreat. The moment that you sign up and pay your dues, we will begin ordering the supplies needed to make this event happen.

We have a HIGH demand for this workshop with those who love our studio. Please understand that in order for us to stay in business we MUST put this policy into place.

We will also NOT ALLOW transfers of the deposit to be towards product in our studio or another workshop.

We are SAVING YOUR SPACE the moment you sign up! If you are unable to attend: you MAY FIND SOMEONE TO FILL YOUR SPACE! We will not find someone to fill your space.

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