Going to haunted attractions, watching scary movies, and going pumpkin picking are all fun October activities. However, if you are looking for a different fall activity, why not try a ceramic pumpkin paint night?! Last week my boyfriend, Alex, and I attended a super fun ceramic pumpkin paint night at a local brewery, Axe and Arrow.
This ceramic pumpkin paint night was a collaboration between two local South Jersey businesses, Fahrenheit Ceramic Studio in Pitman, and Axe and Arrow Brewery in Glassboro. We purchased tickets ahead of time and Fahrenheit provided all of the supplies. With the purchase of a ticket, we were able to paint one pumpkin.
The artists from Fahrenheit Ceramic Studio were very helpful and got us all set up to paint our pumpkins. They explained to us how many coats of paint we needed, and which part of the pumpkin to paint last. After ordering a tasty glass of beer and picking out our paint colors, we were ready to start painting.
I chose the color “Mango Tango” for my pumpkin and Alex chose “Darlin Clementine”. My paint had a speckle effect to it, where as Alex’s paint was a more traditional deep orange color.
The beer we each chose to drink from Axe and Arrow was “Sour to the People” and “The Arrow”. “Sour to the People” is so good and is easy to drink. You have to be careful though, because it has a 8% alcohol by volume percentage. “The Arrow” is a west coast IPA.
After painting the body of the ceramic pumpkin and then the stem, we were able to draw on the body of the pumpkin if we wanted to. Of course, I painted a Jack Skellington face on mine, and Alex painted treble and bass clefs on his.
Once we were done painting, we hung out for a little bit longer and finished our beer. The artists from Fahrenheit told us to leave our painted pumpkins and supplies where they were, and they would take care of everything. We were told that our pumpkins would be ready in a week and we would pick them up at Fahrenheit Ceramic Studio.
This ceramic pumpkin paint night at Axe and Arrow was a ton of us. It was something different for us to do and also something we have never done together. If you are local to South Jersey, Fahrenheit Ceramic Studio, has a lot of Halloween ceramics that you can paint in their studio. They are also BYOB so you can purchase beer from Axe and Arrow and bring it to Fahrenheit to drink while you paint.
If you are not local to South Jersey, I am sure there are some ceramic painting places in your area that have Halloween/fall ceramic items to paint. A lot of these places are usually BYOB. You might even be able to find a similar event that we went to at your local brewery. This is a great activity to do with your friends, family, and/or significant other.
Alex and I had a great time at the ceramic pumpkin paint night at Axe and Arrow. Fahrenheit Ceramic Studio and Axe and Arrow make a great team. If you are ever in the area, you should check out both of these places.
If you are interested in a future event like this, you are in luck! Fahrenheit Ceramic Studio and Axe and Arrow are coming together for another paint night on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. This time, guests will be painting a light-up truck with a tree for Christmastime. You can check out more information here.
I hope Blog-O-Ween Day 15 has given you inspiration for a different fall activity to partake in. Make sure to check out the other Blog-O-Ween posts here.