Do you have one of those kids who just can’t stop drawing? Does she get super excited about sculpting a figurine out of clay? Does he live for painting abstracts on big canvases? If the answer to those questions is yes, then you might be looking for birthday party ideas that will allow your child to celebrate their big day by creating fun artworks with their closest friends.
Check out this selection of Toronto-area venues and services that will help you throw the best art-related party your budding Picasso has ever had.
If your child has always wanted to paint on a stretched canvas like a real artist, Paintlounge just might be the place for your next party. Kids aged 5 to 7 can have a 1.5-hour painting party, while kids aged 8 and up get two hours at the venue to celebrate and create their masterpieces.3 locations:
784 College St. (near Ossington Ave.), Toronto
1173 Queen St. E. (at Jones Ave.), Toronto
118 Main St. N., Markham Cost: From $23 per child ages 5–7; from $26 ages 8+ (min. 6 kids)
If you don’t want to have to go to an outside venue for your art party, the Kreative Kidz Art Bus will come to you! This mobile art party has activities suitable for all ages—from finger paints for the very young ones, to the creation of raw wooden sculptures, picture frames, puppets or tie-dyed T-shirts for the older crowd. The bus can accommodate 14 kids at once, and packages include 1½ hours of art time on the bus.Location: mobile/comes to you
Cost: From $275 weekdays and $350 weekends
With locations in North York, the Beaches, and the Junction, as well as in various suburbs of the city, 4Cats is famous for its birthday parties where every guest has a lot of fun and gets to go home with their own impressive-looking work of art.
Specific party options may vary by location, but they offer artist-themed art parties (like the Monet party or the O’Keeffe party), parties where cool little sculptures are created (like the Dragon party or Star Force party) and the crowd-pleasing Paint Splatter party, where Jackson Pollock wannabes get to go wild and create their own kinetic masterpieces.3 Toronto locations:
1615 Dupont St., Toronto
2138A Queen St. E., Toronto
1823 Avenue Rd., North York
find additional locations in the GTA Cost: From $225 for 10 kids
The Classic Package at Oakville’s Lollipop Art Lounge offers budding artists the chance to work on a variety of projects that can either be completed on a stretched 11×14 canvas or watercolour paper; and for an extra charge, you can also have a Specialty Party, with options including a Frozen themed party, Princess Party, Superhero Party, a Sewing Party, Rockstar party and more.Location: 338 Church St., Oakville
Cost: From $325 for 8 kids for Classic Package
Led by professional artists and qualified art instructors, the visual art parties at Avenue Road Arts School let your child choose from a variety of fun theme-based art projects to work on while they celebrate with their friends. Projects include 3D landscapes, banners/flags, masks, decorated mirrors, Picasso portraits, rainsticks and more.Location: 460 Avenue Rd., Toronto
At Fresh Paint Studio, the parties are all about getting creative and having fun with paint. The venue offers a variety of painting party packages to choose from: glass painting, sand and stone art, T-shirt art and more. And for your very, very young birthday child, they even offer in-studio or off-site painting parties for babies, using natural veggie or fruit-based paint to let the babies have some messy and creative birthday fun.Location: 1849 Danforth Ave., Toronto
Cost: From $25/guest; minimum 8 guests
For the child who’s into sculpture and pottery, The Clay Room could be your next ideal party destination. For younger kids, you might want choose the Paint Your Own Ceramic Party, where the kids get to paint mugs, boxes, bowls, tiles or figurines; and for kids aged 7 and up, there’s the option to do the full-on Clay Party, where kids create their own masterpieces out of clay and then get to paint them too.
All items get fired in the Clay Room’s on-site professional kilns and will be individually gift-wrapped and ready for pick-up approximately 1½ weeks after the party.Location: 279 Danforth Ave., Toronto
Cost: From $18.50/guest
Mess for Fun has jungle-theme pottery painting parties, “uptown” pottery painting parties, splatter paint parties, cupcake decorating parties, tie-dye parties—and it even offers the unique option of combining an indoor playground party with an art party, since the venue features a fun indoor playground alongside its ceramic studio, splatter paint room and portrait studio.Location: 73 Alness St., Unit 3, North York
Cost: From $330 for 10 kids
The two-hour parties at Wanda’s consist of one hour of creating a cute figurine with clay (everyone does the same project, chosen by the birthday child), followed by an hour to celebrate the birthday child with food and cake. During that second hour, the clay projects are baked in a regular oven, and the projects are all ready for each child to take home at the end of the party!
Wanda’s offers the option to have your party on-site at their venue, or they can come to you and run the party out of your own home.Location: 252 Soudan Ave., Toronto or mobile/comes to you
Cost: From $275 for in-studio party; from $225 for at-home party
Browse our birthday party places directory for more options nearby or elsewhere in the GTA.
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