The Mad Platter Greensboro NC and Valentine’s Day Special
By Brian Watkins
The perfect Valentine’s Day plan is right in Greensboro at The Mad Platter. Treat your special someone to the annual Valentine’s Date Night special, including desserts and adult beverages to enjoy alongside the night’s main painting event. Whether you’d rather work your creative muscle on some pottery or put paint to canvas, each couple can create something memorable together.
The Mad Platter is kicking this year’s Valentine’s Day off with a canvas special: $65 per couple covers supplies and instruction, as well as a traceable template.
Stop by and do something unique this year for Valentine’s Day weekend (Saturday or Suday); you’ll both bring home something to remember. Please call and register in advance as space is limited.
As an open studio for all ages, The Mad Platter has been a place for budding artists to create and grow over the years. Owner Meredith Moore-Painter says that’s her favorite part: watching kids grow through their artwork. Styles develop over time, and friends can bond over shared experiences of expression.
For 20 years The Mad Platter has been open to walk-ins. Patrons choose their pieces, their paints, and then get to it. With stamps, stencils, and other tools folks can put something personal and unique into every piece. After the piece is finished patrons can leave them at the studio to be glazed and fired. Simply pick them up later and bring them home to enjoy forever.
Canvas painting is popular, too. For beginners there are a variety of designs that come with step-by-step instructions, but painters are free to create their own designs as well.
Classes for canvas painting and pottery painting are available through
The Mad Platter’s website at: www.madplatterpottery.com
Because you can stop by and paint your own designs, but also be guided step by step if desired, The Mad Platter works for artists of all experience levels. If you’re new to painting, this can be a great way to get familiar with brush techniques and
Hosting a special event where you think your guests would enjoy painting? You can also take advantage of Mad Platter’s “Parties To Go” service — ideal for groups of 20 or more. Mad Platter brings all the supplies needed for everyone to create and have a great time. Parties To Go has been a good experience for after school groups, churches, daycare centers, and even girl scouts events.
Meredith grew into owning The Mad Platter after graduated from UNCG a year after its opening. She’d been working there while in college, and used her passion to turn a job into a vision.