Children’s Art Parties

Children’s Art Parties

$225 / 10 participants, additional $20 each up to 30

Add $50 for the addition of the pottery wheel to any clay party (2 projects) / $275, additional $20 each up to 25

(with a maximum occupancy of 25 guests, preschool 16 participants)

Gather at the Art Lab for an art birthday, farewell or end of year party, whatever the occasion we have the  perfect party for your little artist. Parties are blocked for two hour periods, unless listed otherwise. Art projects last approximately 1.5 hours depending on parent preference.  Pick a  party theme or work with us so that we can tailor your class to your artist’s interests. You’ll have a private teacher and all kids will take home a personal artwork and provided goodie bag, unless specified that artwork will be delivered at a later date.   Food and drink may be brought in to the Art Lab but is not provided. Paper products are not provided.

Contact Maren Bell or 317-340-3469 or register.

Art Lab Mobile –

Home Parties: We’ll take the party to you! A gas fee will be added for destinations further than 10 miles outside The Art Lab.

Party Packs: We have some fun party packs developing at The Art Lab. If you are interested in party pack activities to be mailed or picked up at our Carmel studio e- mail Maren Bell at for a quote. Project pack costs are approximately $14 – $16 child. Projects include mosaic frames, doll dresses, freezer paper stenciled initial T’s, watercolor with collage frames or acrylic paintings with stencils and instructional sheets. All materials needed to complete your projects at home. Minimum sets of 8.

Art Party Themes

Ages (3-7yrs) 

Wild Things – Read Where the Wild Things Are and imagine creatures from another world, draw and create clay creatures out of air-dry clay incorporating a range of mixed media options. Also create a crayon and watercolor painting of your creation with a collaged frame.  Learn about drawing shapes and clay construction. This type of clay is ready to go home the day of your party. (3-8yrs)
I Love Art – Read the book Louise Loves Art about a little girl who loves to create. Get inspired by the story and create crayon and watercolor paintings of Louise’s cat, create a collage picture frame and air-dry clay faces. Take all art with you and set up your own gallery like Louise at home. (3-8yrs)
Draw It Stamp It Paint It – This theme centered (cats, fairies, construction, Legos etc) is a tactile and expressive introduction to painting, drawing and stamping. Children will leave with a oil pastel resist painting, stamped frame, air-dry clay craft and goodie bag.  Pick your own painting theme or let us help you. (3-8yrs)



Louise Loves Art Cat

age 6

cat Air Dry Clay Cat

age 6

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age 8

Chicka Chica Boom Boom – 
This party is all about letters and sounds. Children will read the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. After they will have fun making their own painted and stamped initial on a white T-shirt. Also included in this party is a watercolor letter tree painting and fun party maraca.  (3-7yrs)


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Fashion Designer for Dolls Preschool Option – listed below.

Ages 6 and up

Fused Glass Designs – Create your very own fused glass Tile, magnet and display piece for a total of three unique creations with glass.  * allow 1-2 weeks for artwork to be kiln fired ( ages 6 and up)
Design It – Children love to decorate their bedrooms. Paint a framed cork board in geometric patterns. Kids will be introduced to mosaic design, contrast and rhythm. (6 and up)
High Fashion – Embellish a hand bag with all kinds of glam. Children will learn basic stitch techniques and have fun designing a wearable art work.  This workshop also includes button bracelets and headbands or barrettes.   Younger children can choose no sew options.  (age 6 and up)
Kites and Flight Create your very own kite!  Build it and design it.  Then create a make-and-take clay bird and nest!  Take both items home to enjoy!  (ages 9 and up)
Fashion Designer for Dolls – Shirts, skirts and accessories, it is time to design and make special clothes for dolls. Children will use pre cut patterns and sew and embellish from a variety of glitzy fun fabrics, buttons, flowers, feathers and ribbons. Both  hand sewing techniques and glue will be used or you may choose a no sew option.  Choose 18″ dolls or Barbie size fashions and bring your favorite doll to the party! There is young child option for this party that includes decorating simple tie dresses with sharpies and glue on accessories. Also included in this party are matching embellished headbands for girls and dolls.


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Rhythm and Records
– Create some noise!  We will have a group jam session, create our own mini tambourine and recycled record art! (ages 6-up)
Funky Mosaic Cork Board Frames or Flower Pots – A totally fun workshop! Children will love playing with this additive mosaic method. Using a variety of materials, broken plates, marbles, glass shapes, toys, keyboard letters and more! create a up-cycled, one of a kind and quirky and beautiful art work.     (age 6 and up)
Glass Mosaic Frames – Design your own mosaic picture frame using from colorful glass tiles. Older children can use mosaic snips to cut glass pieces or younger guests can glue small tiles. You can pick between unicorns, flowers, shells or stars .  Assemble your frame and grout mosaics. Party includes another themed craft and finished picture frame.  Pick 5 colors. (there is an additional $8 cost for red, yellow or orange mosaic pieces. (7 and up)
Foil and Flowers – Create your very own fused glass flower tile and design your own foil art project! (ages 6-up)
Paint It Step by Step – Consult with an art lab instructor and pick a theme. Children will be walked step by step through an acrylic painting.  Of course, imagination is always encouraged. Themes can be built around your party for example, monsters, insects, fairy tale, famous paintings, groovy flowers and more. Paintings are 9 x 12″ or 12″ x 12″ and can include an air dry clay craft as well depending on project. (6 and up)
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Electric Circuits
Insects: Create an insect from materials including pool noodles, pipe cleaners, wire, foam shapes and beads. Incorporate an small vibrating motor and children will be amazed to watch their insects move across the table! Using the parts that make up an electric toothbrush: on / off switch, battery, vibrating motor and connecting circuits children will make their insects come to life. Watch a video:
Robots: Learn about basic circuitry by investigating the parts that make up an electric toothbrush: on / off switch, battery, vibrating motor and connecting circuits. Create a moving robot from various parts including toothbrush components, jello cups, ping-pong balls, tapes, metallic pipe cleaners and stickers. These charming robots are great introductions to robotics and making moving objects and inventions. Watch a video:
Electric circuit parties also include an air dry clay project.
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Smash it! Throw it! Pottery Making – Create a plate or picture frame by hand and a bowl on the pottery wheel!  Every child will create 2 projects to be taken home after the firing. (6 and up)*Pottery  will be ready for pick up in 3-4 weeks.  
Dinosaurs of Long Ago. Pottery Making – Create a dinosaur and volcano out of clay and bring your imagination out! Create a long neck and a T-rex! Create a dinosaur and volcano out of clay and bring your imagination out!  Create a long neck and a T-rex!  (6 and up) *Pottery  will be ready for pick up in 3-4 weeks. 
Turtles, Turtles, Turtles! Pottery Making – Create a turtle by hand and a mug on the pottery wheel! Then add turtles to your mug! You can even create an environment for your turtle. (6 and up) *Pottery will be ready for pick up in 3-4 weeks. 
 Paint It Step by Step


 Pottery Making

 High Fashion

Mosaic Pots or Cork Board Frames


Design It! Cork Board Frames

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 Barbie Fashion Designer / 18″ Doll Fashion Designer

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