FAQs . . .

Quick Answers To Frequently Asked Questions . . .


What is Color Me Mine?
Color Me Mine is a friendly place where you can create your own artwork on the pottery piece of your choice. Whether you are 5, 25, 55, or 105, we can help bring out the artist in you!

Do I have to be an artist to paint my own pottery? I can't draw a straight line!
No! We have stencils and rubber stamps for the art-impaired. Bring in your favorite design or logo that you can transfer on to your pieces and paint-by-numbers! We have a design center, and a friendly helpful staff, to teach you new techniques, and we have classes to teach you everything from painting grapes and flowers, to making your own clock!

What can I paint?
We have over 600 different pieces to paint. We have dolphins, frogs, and lots of other animals. We have plates, platters and bowls in lots of useful sizes and shapes. We have cookie jars, napkin rings, banks, flower pots; almost anything you can imagine. From small knobs to huge vases, we have it all.

Can I use this stuff?
Yes! All our paints are non-toxic, lead free, and are food-safe. They are dishwasher safe as well, although the mermaids complain that dishwashing detergent bleaches their hair.

How much does it cost?
How much do you have? Our pieces start at $10.00. Studio Fees are a flat rate of $9.00 per sitting for adults and $6.00 per sitting for kids 12 and under. If you can't finish painting your piece in one day, you can take it home with you and the studio fee will be 1/2 off when you return to finish.

Can I bring my friends, co-workers, pets?
Of course! The more the merrier. However pets more active than turtles or goldfish must remain at home. We have a special party room for groups.

What can kids do at Color Me Mine?
We can amuse children of all ages, including infants! You can paint your baby's feet, or your children's hands on a platter, a clock, or a coffee mug. We've even done a bottom print or two! (We paint the bottom and you change the diaper!) Even the youngest child likes to play with brushes, sponges and paints. Finger painting on pieces (but not on employees) is allowed and encouraged. The paints rinse off the kids and their clothes with water.

Can you come to my school/office/party?
Yes! We go to schools, restaurants, hospitals, businesses, parks. Plan it indoors or out...we love to party! See our to go page for more information. For small parties at your place, we have To-Go Kits available. Having a large party? One of our staff members can come and run a party wherever you are.

Do you plan birthday and other parties?
Yes! We go to schools, restaurants, hospitals, businesses, parks. Plan it indoors or out...we love to party! See our to go page for more information. For small parties at your place, we have To-Go Kits available. Having a large party? One of our staff members can come and run a party wherever you are.

How long do I have to wait to get my stuff?
Usually a piece is available about five days later. Around holiday times the wait could be a little longer.

Do you have classes?
Our classes are much more fun than that boring stuff you learned in school. We will show you how to paint grapes and other fruit, vegetables, flowers, bugs, stripes, plaids, and borders, and many other things. See our class page for more information.


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Studio Address & Phone:
Color Me Mine
40 North Williams Street
Brink Street Market
Suite J
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014


815-444-6780 Phone
Studio Hours:
Sunday 12pm-5pm
Monday 10am-6pm
Tuesday 10am-9pm
Wednesday 10am-6pm
Thursday 10am-9pm
Friday 10am-9pm
Saturday 10am-9pm
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