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 or 105, we can help bring out the artist in you! Come any time we are open - no reservations needed.

Do I have to be an artist to paint my own pottery?
We have stencils and rubber stamps for the inexperienced artist. We also have many painted samples that you can copy or modify to your liking. We have books full of designs, patterns and techniques - plus suggested designs appropriate to the season.

What can I paint?
We have over 400 different pieces to paint. We have dolphins, frogs, mermaids, penguins, horses, cars, planes, boats, skateboards and many other shapes that kids will love. We have a great variety of mugs, plates, platters and bowls in lots of useful sizes and shapes. We have cookie jars, napkin rings, salt and pepper shakers. From small ornaments to huge vases, we have it all.

Can I use this stuff?
Yes! The painted items become food-safe after we have baked them to perfection in our special ovens. You can drink from the cups, eat from the plates and use the vases for flowers with no worries. Our paints are non-toxic, lead free and will not stain clothes.

How much does it cost?
Most of the ceramic items to paint in the studio are priced between $24 and $29 (that vase the size of an elephant is a bit more). THERE IS NO STUDIO FEE, so the charge is simply the cost of the item you choose to paint.

There are discounts every weekday if your group has three or more painters, so come one come all, the more the merrier.

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. Larger groups (min 6 painters) can set up a group rate booking with a weeks notice, but small groups are welcome any time. Apart from birthday parties, and group rate bookings we do not take reservations.

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 child's hands on a platter, a vase or a coffee mug. Even the youngest child likes to play with brushes, sponges and paints. The paint does not stain clothes and can just be brushed off the kids and their clothes when fully dry.

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.

Do you do birthday and other parties?
Absolutely. We can accommodate parties large and small. You bring the cake, the snacks, the drinks and the fun. We provide the place, the staff and everything you'll need to create your own masterpiece. See our Party Page for more information. We can accommodate your group for whatever reason you have to gather!

How long do I have to wait to get my stuff?
Usually the painted items are available within five to seven days. During very busy periods, like the period leading up to Christmas, the pieces will be ready in as little as two to three days. Yes, that's right, the busier we are the quicker you get the items back.

Do you open by appointment on days that you're normally closed?
Yes, with a minimum of 6 painters you can make an appointment to come in on a day we are closed (for part of the year we are closed on Mondays). The charge will be the cost of the items painted for each painter.
Some restrictions apply, for example coupons (etc.) can't be used when we open for an appointment. There must be a minimum charge of $30 for each painter, and a minimum number of 6 painters..


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Studio Address & Phone:
Color Me Mine
126 Main Street Markham North
Markham, Ontario L3P 1Y1


905-477-0002 Phone
Studio Hours:
Sunday 11 am to 7 pm
Monday 11 am to 5 pm
Tuesday 11 am to 9 pm
Wednesday 11 am to 10 pm
Thursday 11 am to 9 pm
Friday 11 am to 10 pm
Saturday 11 am to 10 pm
Monday open during December, the rest of the year, if Monday is a school vacation, a holiday or PA Day we’ll be open 11am to 5pm. If in doubt, please see the calendar for specific Monday hours.
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