Since the high altitude alone in Breckenridge is enough to get your heart pumping, you might want to take a break and exercise the left side of your brain for a change. To get your creative juices moving, no matter your age or ability, head to the north side of Main Street and look for the two-story green Victorian which houses Ready Paint Fire.
Ready Paint Fire has been in Breckenridge for years but now, with new ownership, fresh and exciting things are happening. The new owner Bethany, a ski bum at heart with a background in the arts and architecture, has turned this ceramics studio into a more extensive art studio.
While making your own ceramics is still a popular choice, you can now participate in canvas painting, mosaic glass art and glass fusion. The helpful and talented staff can give you pointers no matter which direction you choose. Ready Paint Fire is constantly evolving so even if you have been before there is bound to be a new mold, fresh painting supplies or a new glass mosaic pattern.
All ages are welcome and Bethany has seen infants as young as 2 weeks old participate in some hand print art. Dad can customize a beer stein while mom gets instruction on how to complete a Breckenridge scene on canvas. The mosaic glass is safe enough for small hands and children have the option to paint on a blank canvas or one that is already stenciled.
Ready Paint Fire is also available for customized private parties. Single and multiple day workshops with fun themes like Shabby Chic, a furniture restoration class, are offered throughout the year. Bethany recently secured a liquor license so mature crowds can now enjoy a canvas painting party with cocktails.
So whether your goal is to replace all the dishes in the cupboard or to make a customized Breckenridge souvenir to bring home, Ready Paint Fire is there to assist you and make it memorable. There is no need to make reservations but if you party is larger than 5 give Bethany a call and she’ll save you a larger table.
If You Go
Ready Paint Fire Breckenridge
323 N. Main St.
by Susan Evans