Children’s Art Parties
The Art Lab is working with two host locations, Cat Theatre and Mini Minds in Carmel to host in person art parties. Mini Mind parties are available 3:00 – 5:00pm Saturdays or 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 3:30 – 5:30pm Sundays.
Painting, Preschool, Fashion Parties: $225 / 10 participants, additional $20 each up to 16
Mini Paint: $175 / 6 participants or less, additional $20 each.
Mosaic Parties: $250 / 10 participants, additional $23 each up to 16
Mini Mosaic: $200 / 6 participants or less, additional $23 each
Pottery Parties: $275 / 10 participants, additional $23 each up to 16 (includes firing, local delivery and additional wheel instructor)
Mini Pottery: $200 / 6 participants or less, additional $23 each
Gather together 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, drinks and paper products are not provided but may be brought to the classroom.
Mini Mind art room pictured above.
Did you know, we can come to you too! Tables and stools can be provided as well as all art materials in your very own driveway or backyard.
Fill out an event request form to book your party. Questions? contact Maren Bell firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-340-3469
Art Party Themes
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 Paint It Sculpt It – This theme centered (cats, fairies, construction, Legos etc) is a tactile and expressive introduction to painting, drawing and air dry clay sculture. Children will leave with a oil pastel resist painting, collaged picture frame, air-dry clay craft and goodie bag. Pick your own painting theme or let us help you. (3-8yrs)
Louise Loves Art Cat
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)
Little Potter Party – Stamp and cut with cookie cutters. Add shapes to decorate a decorative picture frame or plate. Try out the pottery wheel and assist in making a small bowl. Glaze both projects. Final projects can be picked up or delivered 3-4 weeks prior to the party date.
Fashion Designer for Dolls Preschool Option – listed below.
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 – Paint and embellish a small zipper purse using paints and acrylic gems. Create a headband decorated with ribbon and flowers. (age 5 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.
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)
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)
Ages 10 and up can pick a larger 11 x 14″ canvas instead of extra craft activities.
Don’t see the canvas you’re looking for? We’ll help you find out that your artist is excited about.
Electric Circuits –
Insects: Create an insect from materials including pool noodles, pipe cleaners, wire, foam shapes and beads. Incorporate a 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: www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbTFldqdP7M
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: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zMbrkiXvrI
Electric circuit parties also include an air dry clay project.
Picture Frames and Pottery Wheel – Create a clay picture frame and decorate with stamps, cookie cutter cut clay shapes and your own creations. Also during this party take turns trying out the pottery wheel and create a small bowl. Glaze both projects. Final projects can be picked up or delivered 3-4 weeks prior to the party date.
Vase Faces and Pottery Wheel – Create a cylindrical slab vase and construct a clay face. Will your face be an animal, person, robot? Also during this party take turns trying out the pottery wheel and create a small bowl. Glaze both projects. Final projects can be picked up or delivered 3-4 weeks prior to the party date.
Name Plaques and Pottery Wheel – Create an artistic name plaque with your name sculpted out of coiled letters. Add cut out shapes, stamps, flowers or more. Also during this party take turns trying out the pottery wheel and create a small bowl. Glaze both projects. Final projects can be picked up or delivered 3-4 weeks prior to the party date.
Animal Bowls and Pottery Wheel – Create an animal bowl, unicorn, birds, dogs or other by making a pinch pot and then adding your own animal parts. Also during this party take turns trying out the pottery wheel and create a small bowl. Glaze both projects. Final projects can be picked up or delivered 3-4 weeks prior to the party date.
Other options include: bird house or feeder, animal face, sloths or other projects to fit your theme.
Paint It Step by Step
Clay Picture Frames
Pottery Wheel Bowls