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, 25, 55, or 105, we can help bring out the artist in you!

Do I have to be an artist to paint my own pottery? I can't draw a straight line!
No! We have stencils and rubber stamps for the inexperienced artist. We also have a design computer with thousands of designs that you can transfer on to your pieces and paint-by-numbers! We have a design center, and a friendly helpful staff, to teach you new techniques.

What can I paint?
We have over 600 different pieces to paint. We have dolphins, frogs, mermaids and other aquatic life. We have plates, platters and bowls in lots of useful sizes and shapes. We have cookie jars, napkin rings, and even a miniature claw foot bathtub. From small knobs to huge vases, we have it all.

Can I use this stuff?
Yes! All our paints are non-toxic, lead free, and are food-safe.

How much does it cost?
How much do you have? Our pieces start at $6. There is something for everyone. Almost everything in the store is under twenty-five dollars. (That vase the size of an elephant may be a bit more). We charge for the piece you choose to paint plus a studio fee, which covers the paints, supplies, glazing and firing. Studio fees (good all day for as many pieces as you'd like to paint) are $9 for adults and $7 for kids 12 and under.

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. (Once a year, we dedicate a day to our furry best friends. Bring your pet that day and capture their paw print on a piece of your choice!)

Larger groups may want to call to make a reservation, but small groups are welcomed any time.

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 children's hands on a platter, a vase or a coffee mug. Even the youngest child likes to play with brushes, sponges and paints. Finger painting on pieces (but not on employees) is allowed and encouraged. The paints rinse off the kids and their clothes with water.

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. For small parties at your place, we have To-Go Kits available. Having a large party? One of our staff members can come and run a party wherever you are.

Do you plan birthday and other parties?
Absolutely. We give the best parties that you've ever seen. 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 ceramic pieces are available within seven days.



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Studio Address & Phone:
Color Me Mine
Hawthorn Hills Square
700 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Suite 127
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061


847-816-0997 Phone
Studio Hours:
Sunday Noon - 5pm
Monday 10am - 6:30pm
Tuesday 10am - 6:30pm
Wednesday 10am - 6:30pm
Thursday 10am - 6:30pm
Friday 10am - 8pm
Saturday 10am - 7pm
We can't wait to create with you! Please note: Our last sitting and pick up is 1 hour before closing. If we have no guests by then, we'll close early.
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