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Smarty Art

39 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey PH26 3EG, Scotland
+44 1479 873552
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Excellent Fun

We've visited here every year for as long as I can remember, and it's always been a very friendly... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
lotie59
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Dundee, United Kingdom
A Hidden Gem

What a find! Family friendly with pottery painting for all the family young and old. Very friendly... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2017
Michael T
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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! :)
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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39 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey PH26 3EG, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

We've visited here every year for as long as I can remember, and it's always been a very friendly and welcoming place. The owners are great company and offer great advice. We ordered a coffee and 3 hot chocolates. Both children were doing two pieces...More

1  Thank lotie59
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

What a find! Family friendly with pottery painting for all the family young and old. Very friendly and helpful staff make this an experience not to miss. Pick up time after painting good also.

3  Thank Michael T
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Delightful wee gem in the active hub of the Cairngorm National Park. So many active, outdoorsy things to do - that's why we love this part of the country. However on a rainy day or to take a breath and indulge your more tranquil arty...More

2  Thank BanchoryMrsB
Reviewed 23 January 2017

My granddaughters picked ornaments from a very extensive collection. My daughter and myself decided to paint personal plates for the two girls. Their dad and grandad also stayed and were engrossed with the activity. We all had a most enjoyable morning and were delighted with...More

1  Thank SandsBandit
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Friendly, helpful, patient staff and a good choice of objects to paint (Halloween theme was popular when we were there), made this a great fun visit. Try going early if possible as it can get busy later in the afternoons. We visited in school holidays.

1  Thank Euan M
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Went in to smarty art on a rainy Saturday afternoon. There was 4 kids and two adults. The staff were amazing! Friendly, helpful and great with the kids. Would recommend this if you want to express your artistic side! We all hand a great afternoon...More

1  Thank DavidsonJase
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Went by chance. What a great afternoon! Steph was great with kids! Loads to choose from! Thanks for posting items to us! Ollie loves his giraffe and Harry loves moosie! ! Will add pics later on! Highly recommended

1  Thank Cmitchell219
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We have enjoyed pottery painting at Smarty Arty for a few years now, when we are on holiday. The children (11 & 13) absolutely love it, as indeed do I. The new owner & her Mum were extremely helpful & kind. The pieces have turned...More

2  Thank G_southside
Reviewed 31 July 2016

This is excellant fun for children and adults alike. The ceramics are of good quality. The girl in charge of this shop was friendly and helpful and very accomodating

1  Thank kaydivpy
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Take the grandchildren when they come to visit they love it staff very helpful and give hints/tips on how to get good results. I have also used it without geandchildren with me to make birthday/christmas gifts

2  Thank roshunter21
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