Pickering

1822 Whites Road, Pickering, ON, L1V 4M1

905-492-4822

School Programs

Colourful Art Activities for Schools

Get your students creating, learning, and having fun with Crock A Doodle! Plan a hands-on creative classroom activity making personalized pottery projects and memories to last forever.

With Crock A Doodle, your students can paint and play creating their own hand-painted pottery pieces—one-of-a-kind works of art that will nurture their creativity and build artistic self-esteem. We can facilitate groups of all sizes, big or small, to create an engaging activity that everyone can participate in. We call it “fun art” not fine art – anyone can do it, and everyone should!

Let us help customize an experience that’s right for your students, based on your classroom goals, themes, or lesson plans. Gather your students in our studio, create in your classroom, host a school-wide painting event at your school, or paint anywhere, anytime with a Doodle To Go kit. We provide everything you need to make it easy and fun…the pottery pieces, paints, brushes and supplies, along with instructions. The painted pieces will be professionally glazed and kiln-fired to a brilliant, durable, food-safe finish and available for pick up in approximately one week.

Let us help you create a unique and memorable classroom event, with pottery pieces your students will treasure forever. Take a look at the many school and group options below.

Check out the many creative possibilities below and contact us for more information about booking your event!

Tiles, Trivets and Coasters

These pieces are the perfect blank canvas for artists of all ages, with various sizes to suit different budgets. A wonderful activity that produces a lasting creative keepsake or special gift. Kids can follow along with one of our many instructional step by step projects. They can capture their own handprints or doodle on their own design – freestyle! OR you can get the whole school involved with a hand-painted Tile Wall Mural…something to display in your school and to treasure for years to come.

Pottery Piece(s): 4″ Coaster Tile, 6” Trivet Tiles or 8” Art Tiles

Pricing: $10-$22 +tax, all-inclusive of pottery, paints, supplies and kiln-firing

School discounts are available based on group size. Please contact us for more information

 


Flat Ornaments

Get creative in the classroom all year round with Crock A Doodle ornaments and medallions. These flat pieces come in a variety of shapes making them ideal for any occasion. A wonderful activity for Christmas/Winter, Valentine’s Day, Easter/Spring, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and more.

Pottery Piece(s): Flat Star, Heart, Round Medallion, Mitten, Gingerbread, Tree and more (based on availability)

Pricing: $10 +tax, all inclusive of pottery, paints, supplies and kiln-firing

School discounts are available based on group size. Please contact us for more information

 

 


Medallions for All Occasions

Get creative in the classroom all year round with Crock A Doodle ornaments and medallions. These flat pieces come in a variety of shapes making them ideal for any occasion. A wonderful activity for Christmas/Winter, Valentine’s Day, Easter/Spring, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and more.

Pottery Piece(s): Flat Star, Heart, Round Medallion, Mitten, Gingerbread, Tree and more (based on availability)

Pricing: $10 +tax, all inclusive of pottery, paints, supplies and kiln-firing

School discounts are available based on group size. Please contact us for more information

 

 


Ball Shaped Ornaments

Our classic ball ornaments are perfect for creative expression and fingerprint designs! Our small and large ball ornaments are a wonderful shape for applying our many Technique Projects or personalized messages and artistic designs of any kind. They make a wonderful and cherished Holiday gift to bring out year after year.

Pottery Piece(s): Small or Large Ball Ornaments (Complete with a topper for hanging)

Pricing: $15-$20 +tax, all-inclusive of pottery, paints, supplies and kiln-firing

School discounts are available based on group size. Please contact us for more information

 

 


Mini Collection

These adorable pottery pieces are perfectly kid-sized and ideal for mini painters! Students can paint their own functional pottery pieces on mini mugs, tumblers and plates… for art that they can actually use. Ideal for step-by-step technique projects or free flow painting, these pieces are perfectly sized for little hands.

Pottery Piece(s): Mini Mugs, Tumblers and Mini Plates

Pricing: $20 – $22 +tax per person (based on piece), all-inclusive of pottery, paints, supplies, and kiln-firing

School discounts are available based on group size. Please contact us for more information

 

 


Party Animals

These pottery pieces include some of our most popular designs and all-time kid fan-favourites! Students can pick a party animal friend and make it their own – factual, fantasy or fun – for a lasting keepsake to remember their special day. Our choice of a dozen (or more) party animals provide exciting options for all ages. A wonderful way to reward your students or wrap up the school year in a fun and creative celebration.

Pottery Piece(s): Assorted Party Animals (based on availability)

Pricing: $24 +tax per person, all inclusive of pottery, paints, supplies and kiln-firing

School discounts are available based on group size. Please contact us for more information

 

 


Handi Plates

Looking for something fun and functional? Invite your students to dish it up with these functional and food-safe ready-to-paint pottery plates. Ideal for step-by-step technique-based projects, holiday designs, handprint art or theme-based projects. These pieces provide a perfect canvas for personal expression for creative minds of all ages and abilities.

Pottery Piece: 8″ Handi Plate

Pricing: $26 +tax per person, all inclusive of pottery, paints, supplies and kiln-firing

School discounts are available based on group size. Please contact us for more information

 

 


Functional Bowls

Provide an adora-bowl project that your students can use for years to come! Like all of our pieces, these ready-to-paint pottery pieces will be fired to a shiny, durable, food-safe finish. Students will enjoy adding colours and designs to the inside and out, following one of our Technique Projects or painting in their own wild and wonderful way!

Pottery Piece(s): Choice of Cereal or Ice Cream Bowl

Pricing: $26 +tax, all inclusive of pottery, paints, supplies and kiln-firing

School discounts are available based on group size. Please contact us for more information

 

 


Mugs Galore

Kids always enjoy creating a pottery piece that can be used every day! Our ready-to-paint mugs are perfect for adding a personalized design, or following along with any of our Technique Projects. Once fired, the masterpiece mugs are food safe – which will make them a perfect gift and lasting keepsake. Popular for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day or Holiday gift-giving.

Pottery Piece(s):
Cocoa Mug, Mini Lodge Mug, Jumbo Mug and more! (based on availability)

Pricing: $26-$30 +tax (based on piece), all inclusive of pottery, paints, supplies and kiln-firing

School discounts are available based on group size. Please contact us for more information

 

 


Keepsake Boxes

Our ready-to-paint keepsake boxes will help lift the lid on your student’s creativity! Students can paint their own special box to hold school supplies, special treasures, and keepsakes from the year, or paint a special gift for loved ones. Popular for Mother’s Day or any gift-making occasion.

Pottery Piece(s): Choice of round, heart or ice-cream shaped boxes

Pricing: $28 +tax, all inclusive of pottery, paints, supplies and kiln-firing

School discounts are available based on group size. Please contact us for more information

 

 


Creative Banks

Invest in classroom fun painting piggy banks! These ready-to-paint pottery pieces come in a variety of shapes and sizes that will inspire creativity and fun. Each come with a rubber stopper, to become a functional bank for savings, and an adorable keepsake to use and treasure for years to come.

Pottery Piece(s): Assorted Banks (with stopper) (selection based on availability)

Pricing: $28-$40 +tax (based on piece), all inclusive of pottery, paints, supplies and kiln-firing

School discounts are available based on group size. Please contact us for more information

 

 


Choose Your Piece

Looking for more ideas and options? Come into the studio to shop our shelves, and choose from a huge line up of fun and functional ready-to-paint pottery pieces. Plan to have your students follow along with one of our Technique Project sheets, in-studio samples or have them paint their own masterpiece. The creative options are endless!

Pottery Piece(s): Choice of any one of our ready-to-paint pottery pieces from our in studio selection. In stock selection may vary.

Pricing: Price based on pottery piece selected, all inclusive of pottery, paints, supplies and kiln-firing

School discounts are available based on group size. Please contact us for more information

 

 

 

Need a creative fundraising option for your school? We are thrilled to now offer a creative way to fundraise for your school or community group, by selling gift cards for pottery painting fun and earning 20% back for your organization. It's fun and easy to run...and an activity that everyone can enjoy! Contact us to request more information.
In-studio field trips are a great option for one or two classrooms! Crock A Doodle will set up the studio specifically for your classroom and walk your students through the painting process. After the pottery painting fun is done, pieces will be glazed and and kiln fired to a bright durables, food-safe finish.
  • No minimum booking requirement during regular studio hours, however maximum numbers are based on individual studio size.
  • Bookings are also available outside of studio hours, with a minimum booking requirement of $350/hour.
  • Each classroom will have 30-60 minutes of pottery painting fun (depending on the age and project).
  • Pieces will be ready for pickup within one week, unless otherwise noted.
  • A 50% deposit is required to book. The balance is due once the pieces are ready for pick up.
*Based on studio availability, so early booking is recommended. Also, check out our Doodle To Go options!
Having Crock A Doodle host a pottery painting activity in your school is a great option when you have 3+ classrooms! Crock A Doodle will bring the pottery and supplies and manage all aspects of the creative activity. Pieces are returned to the studio for glazing and kiln-firing to ensure a shiny, durable, food-safe finish.
  • There is a minimum booking requirement of 100 students or $750.
  • Each classroom will have 30-60 minutes of pottery painting fun (depending on the age and project)
  • Our team will require a main location (typically a gym, library, or one large classroom) with tables and chairs. Access to a sink is preferred if possible. We will take care of the rest!
  • Pieces will be ready for pickup within one week, unless otherwise noted.
  • A 50% deposit is required to book. The balance is due once the pieces are ready for pickup.
*Availability for in-school visits can be limited and is not guaranteed, book early for holiday seasons. Also check out our Doodle To Go Options!
Crock A Doodle's Doodle To Go Kits are a fantastic option for all groups and budgets! Order a Classroom To Go Kit and Crock A Doodle will provide everything needed for pottery painting fun including brushes, palettes, paints, pottery, instructions, how-to videos, and more! After the creative fun is done, pieces will be returned to the studio to be professionally glazed and kiln-fired to a bright, shiny, food-safe finish.
  • Paint anytime, anywhere!
  • No minimum or maximum booking requirements
  • Classroom Paint Kits are returnable to the studio, and are free of any additional charge (*unless not returned)
  • Ideal for classrooms that desire longer painting times, or who require breaks in between!
  • Pieces will be ready for pickup within one week, unless otherwise noted.
  • A 50% is required to book. The balance is due once pieces are ready for pickup.
  • How far in advance do I need to book? We will always do everything we can to accommodate your request, however, we recommend booking 3+ weeks in advance. This allows us time to ensure all your desired pieces are in stock in the quantity you require.
  • When do I need to pay? A 50% deposit is required at time of booking. The remaining balance is due when fired pieces are ready for pickup.
  • How long will you be at the school? Classroom projects take 30-60 minutes depending on the piece and project. We are happy to discuss timing and scheduling based on your school's daily schedule.
  • How long can I keep a Doodle To Go Kit? Classroom kits are available for schools for one week, unless otherwise discussed.
  • How long until our pieces are ready? Kiln-fired pottery pieces are available for pickup within one week of the booking. Please note this is subject to change depending on the size of the booking.
  • How many people can you accommodate in your studio? Our studio can host up to 50 people at one time. Off Site/In School Events or Doodle to Go Kits are a great options for larger school groups.
  • Are there price breaks for large school groups? Yes! School groups of 25+ can qualify for price breaks. Please contact the studio for more details and to see out Pottery and Pricing Guide for schools.
  • Do you offer any fundraising options? Yes! We are thrilled yo be able to offer Gift Card Fundraisers and School of the Month as fundraising options for our local schools. Please ask us for more information!
  • Are parent volunteers required? No, but they are always nice to have!
  • Can you add names and the year to my students pieces? Yes! Once the pieces are bagged up and returned to the studio, they will all have a name and the year added (names will be added to paper bags prior to painting). This will help them remember when they created their one-of-a-kind masterpiece!
  • What happens if someone if absent? We will happily provide a small paint kit to leave at the school with the pottery pieces(s) for any absent students. They can be returned to the studio when they are complete. *please note that the date of pick up for these may differ