Laurel Street Arts
733 Laurel Street
San Carlos, CA 94070
Monday through Friday
10 am - 6 pm
Saturday 11 am - 5 pm
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Who are we?
Laurel Street Arts is owned and operated by two sisters. We are striving to make Laurel Street Arts a comfortable and fun place for people of all ages to explore their creativity. Laurel Street Arts is both a contemporary and traditional crafts studio. We currently offer paint your own pottery, mosaics, and glass fusing on a drop-in basis and canvas painting in classes. We have classes for kids and adults, summer craft camp, and more. Check our calendar and class pages for more information.
Who can create art projects at Laurel Street Arts?
Everyone! We have projects that are great for the whole family - toddlers, kids, teens, parents, grandparents, even great-grandparents. You can even bring in your infants for hand and foot prints that make great gifts!
What are your hours?
Laurel Street Arts is open from 10 am to 7 pm Monday through Thursday, 10 am to 8 pm Friday and Saturday, and from noon to 5 pm on Sunday. (These hours are subject to change. The most up-to-date hours can be found here.) You can arrange for an after hours party for your group of ten or more by contacting us.
Do I need a reservation or appointment?
Reservations are generally not needed for a group of five or fewer. We have a large studio and can handle a lot of small groups. Reservations are recommended for groups of 5 or more and are required for all parties. Contact us to plan your party.
Can I use images, copy or layout off this website?
Only with permission. All images, text, layout and designs are protected by copyright law. Our staff and professional painters work very hard and we request you ask permission before copying a piece, text or using an image from this site.
I haven't finished my masterpiece but I have to leave. What do I do?
It depends on the craft. For mosaics and glass fusing, we will give you a tray to keep all your items together and store it for you for a limited time. For a painted piece, we’ll be happy to write down the colors you are working with and wrap your piece so you can bring it back at a future date. You'll be charged a $3 return studio fee to finish your item.
Can I bring food or drink with me to enjoy while creating?
Can you help with Fundraisers?
Yes! Check out our Fundraising page for lots of examples of projects we've helped local schools create. We have over 12 years of experience working with schools designing fundraising projects. Just stop by or give us a call to get started raising money for your project.
Can I work with wet clay at Laurel Street Arts?
We offer wet clay with in clay classes and for Scouting Badge events. Due to studio space limitations, we do not offer wheel throwing.
Do you do birthday parties?
Absolutely - we love to party! We have the most creative parties around. We can accommodate large and small groups. You bring the guests and we'll provide the fun, and the cleanup! Check out our Parties page for all of the details.
How long does it take to get my fired ceramic or glass piece back?
It takes about 7 days to for us to fire your ceramic or glass pieces and an extra three days to slump your glass projects.
Why does it take so long for my piece to be finished?
We know your pieces are important to you and Laurel Street Arts makes every effort to finish your ceramic work so that it will last. Each step in the finishing process is important and takes time. The paint on the piece must dry thoroughly. Half of the piece is then dipped in clear glaze and allowed to dry thoroughly. The other half of the piece is then dipped and allowed to dry thoroughly. After firing, the kiln must cool to a relatively low temperature before we can open it. This can take 24 hours or more. Premature opening of the kiln can crack the pieces. After the kiln is opened, we must smooth any rough surfaces to prevent injury. Simply put, a quality product takes time. In our experience, 7 days generally is sufficient to cover variables in preparation time for firing and in the number of items waiting to be fired during a given week..
Glass pieces that are slumped, for example plates and bowls, require two firings, thus the extra time.
Can I drop off my child to create alone at Laurel Street Arts?
The safety of your children is our highest priority. Therefore, unless your child is registered for a class/event or over the age of 13, we request they have supervision.
Do you do Field Trips?
Yes! Check out our Field Trips page. We can go to your school, office, park, home, or we'll put together a To-Go kit and you take the fun anywhere.