Art Birthday Parties
It’s time to party!
Let the Kimball Art Center organize and host your child’s birthday event. Parties are available for children ages 6 to 12 on Friday afternoons and Saturdays. Each 2 hour party hosted at the Kimball Art Center will include an art party activity and time to celebrate as guests sing Happy Birthday, eat cake and watch as the special birthday child opens their presents!
Parties are priced starting at $250, which includes activities and materials for the birthday child and up to 10 guests (additional children: $25 per child, 14 guests maximum) for 2 hours. We’ll provide the space, activities, art supplies and a host for your party. All you need to do is bring the cake, drinks and guests! Please call at least 2 weeks ahead to reserve your party day. Reservations are accepted on a first come first serve basis. A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your reservation that will go towards the final bill.
Choose from one of the following fun Art Party Activities:
Pirates’ Treasure Hunt
This party is great for your child. Each guest will decorate a wooden treasure chest with gold and silver paints, sparkles and jewels. Then, while the pieces are drying guests will follow the clues to find the box of treasures and jewels.
Design and make your own fun and unique jewelry. Select from our wide variety of beautiful beads, or learn how to make your own! Each party guest will create bracelets, necklaces and more.
A Painterly Party
Your guests will feel like Picasso and Van Gogh as they create original acrylic works of art on professional canvas boards. The birthday guests will choose between landscapes or portrait painting and learn about proportion, shading and color mixing. What a masterpiece of a party favor!
This isn’t your average pottery painting celebration. Each birthday party child and guests will design their very own ceramics. The birthday child will choose a theme such as tea party, monster madness or animals. Learn about the techniques to create ceramics and then paint your pieces with slip to add bright colors. (Note: guests will not be able to take pieces home that day due to the firing processes. The birthday parent will be notified when the pieces are completed.) *Please note all ceramics parties incur an additional charge of $25.00 per 8 children for materials and firing.
Look totally groovy while you and your friends create your very own tie–dye shirts. Each birthday party guest will design two items at the party. Watch as you unravel your shirts to see how unique each design is. Kimball Art Center only (in home activity does not apply).
Using many different media, the birthday party child and guests will make special winter themed crafts. Decorate your own personal stocking; make snowmen, cookie plates, cards and ornaments to send to your friends and family. These projects are sure to make your holiday season brighter as they sparkle with glitter and creativity!
Bring the Kimball into your home or next party event!
If you are looking to add something special to your next home party, hire a Kimball Art Center host. A party host will come to your party venue and lead one of the listed activities at your party. Most materials included (extra material fees may apply depending on craft and number of students) – The birthday party boy or girl decides a theme and we develop a project for your party. $150 includes all materials, instructor time, travel, and set up for 1 hour of craft time for up to 8 guests (additional children: $15 per child). Extra materials fee applied for additional guests.
Face Painting $50 per hour per host, materials included – If you want to add a special touch to your next event, face painting is fun and creative. Each guest can become a work of art as their favorite superhero, animal or princess. (Note: One host for an hour can complete up to 8 full-face paints on average.)