Clay 'N Latte was started in 1998 and has been a fixture of San Diego County ever since. We closed our original Carmel Mountain location in 2015 after some soul searching and decided to focus on our Vista location. We have been part of the vibrant downtown Vista Village community since 2004, bringing unique mediums of art to both adults and children alike. We cannot wait to see what the future has in store...
F. A. Q. s
"How long should I plan for my visit?"
The time you spend with us will vary greatly depending on several factors. What you are creating, whether you are painting or doing glass, we advise allowing yourself at least 1 to 2 hours. Some can take up multiple days on a very detailed project, so it also depends on how in depth your artwork will be.
"I'm NOT an artist, and art is overwhelming for me."
It is 100% normal to feel overwhelmed by art, but in our studio we believe that everyone has an artist living inside them. We just help bring them out and cut down the intimidation by showing you techniques, specialty supplies like silkscreens and stamps, and we even have step by step project books and samples to get you going.
"What about my latte'?"
Back when Clay N' Latte opened in 1998 we had several locations with full service espresso bars in each. However, as time went on, a certain coffee giant started popping up not only on every corner, but near our studios. We were not able to meet demand, and it became cost-prohibitive to continues selling specialty coffee beverages. By that time, our name was well known, and changing it would make it hard for our customers to find us! We are happy to offer painters a free cup of self serve coffee, and also have bottled beverages and snacks available for purchase.
What's the buzz...
"I love coming in and spending time painting. The employees are very helpful!"
- Becky Stephens via Facebook
"Had so much fun with the family here! The staff was beyond helpful in every way despite it being a busy day. We can't wait to go back!"
- Brittney Wooldridge via Facebook
Events & Discounts
Our camp is divided into 9 unique sessions, each lasting Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 2 PM. You may choose from our Three Day option (camper attends Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) or you may choose our Full Week option (camper attends Monday through Friday). Each week, campers will work on an average of 3 to 4 projects per day. We pride ourselves on creating quality projects that your child will enjoy creating, and look beautiful in your home.