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“Great fun”
Review of Smarty Art

Smarty Art
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Smarty Art is bursting with ceramic items to paint! Come for an enjoyable catch up with a friend or for a family morning or afternoon out, or perhaps incorporate it in a visit to relatives - bring them all along and everyone can be involved as this is one remaining activity now-a-days that all ages and genders can be involved in at the same time and really enjoy. :) Alternatively, come along and enjoy some therapeutic time out for yourself - immerse yourself in the 'now' and find mindfulness through painting - have fun and relax as well as create a beautiful item to keep, use and enjoy yourself, give away, or perhaps as a special Birthday or Anniversary gift. Baby hand or footprints are also very popular keepsakes and something to cherish for many, many years to come. Everything you need is here - from arty books and inspirational designs to spark your imagination, to a large range of coloured paints, stampers, sponges, stencils and specialty tools. We also have special effect paints which are dead easy to use and look so professional once fired, so however creative (or not!) you're feeling you can still achieve something beautiful. No booking is required - just come along, choose your item and get creative! Our friendly and helpful staff are always here for guidance or help. There's a huge selection available from different shaped mugs and plates to clocks, vases, animal shapes, ornaments and piggy banks. Check out our facebook page, leaflet or pictures posted by other people for an idea of what you can expect! As you will see, we also stock seasonal ranges so you can paint your own scary Halloween decorations, Easter trinkets, beautiful Christmas gifts or lovey-dovey Valentines tokens. Once you've finished, leave your masterpieces with us and we will fire them in our super-hot kiln so that they're the right colours, durable and shiny and have the wow factor!! Then take them home and enjoy them every day... :) If you're just here for the day, you can alternatively choose one of our popular 'take-away' kits that don't need to be fired. Hope to see you soon! :)
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great fun”
Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Great fun, very relaxing. The time flew by and we discovered our hidden artistic talent. You should expect to spend about three hours there. Do not forget that you will have to collect your works of art after they have been fired. Very friendly and helpful owner.

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fort-william
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great for kids”
Reviewed May 12, 2014

If your looking for something to do with the children take them to Smarty Art they will love it always something different for them to do

Visited April 2014
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2 Thank gran210
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Malaga, Spain
Level 4 Contributor
17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Having a creative time”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

We Did our second visit to Smarty art this September and enjoyed passing an afternoon creating another work of art for our house in Spain. Thank you Gill for helping us in our venture. I would recommend to everyone of any age a visit. It's well worth it.

Visited September 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Creative fun for all ages”
Reviewed April 20, 2013

We did not go to the Smarty Art in Grantown-on-Spey, but to their sister premises at the Macdonald Hotel in Aviemore (in the swimming pool building). Although not a large room, and very busy on our arrival, a table did became free reasonably quickly and we were able to go for a coffee while we waited.

The owner was a lovely man, very patient, encouraging and happy to give advice when required. There was a reasonable selection of pieces to choose from - including plates, bowls and mugs - although much on offer was geared towards younger children (Disney castles, princess figurines, door plates, etc).

My daughter and I had a lovely hour painting our pottery and there was a good selection of paints (although we didn't see any stencils). Our pieces were fired that evening and ready to collect the following day.

A very pleasant way to spend an hour or so and next time we will try the Grantown-on-Spey shop!

Visited April 2013
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3 Thank Trinid13
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Dundee, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“It was great fun”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

Great fun if u like painting and u have a different range to paint and it starts from £9.50 to about £20 it great fun for family and kids the staff are friendly

Visited March 2013
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2 Thank Kerryann179
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