ART ON THE SPOT
TDP in New London (www.thedrunkenpalette. com/), Get Fired Up in Pawcatuck (www.getfiredup. net) and the Clayroom in Groton (www.clayroomgroton.com) give your birthday guests the gift of instant artistry. No experience is necessary at these studios. Instruction is part of the package, and selfexpression is part of the fun. When opting for an artsy birthday, find out what the prices include— material, paints, glazing, firing, etc.