For the safety of our guests, volunteers and staff, this program is not being offered at this time.
Create and Celebrate at Newfields
Come join the ARTy pARTy and celebrate your birthday with us—where you’ll create and celebrate with friends and family. Choose a party theme based on an art project and let us do the rest. Party hosts will handle the décor and details while you enjoy all the fun. These fun art making parties are specially designed for children ages 5 – 14. Each party guest will take home a work of art as special reminder of the celebration.
An Arty Birthday Party fee ($275 for Members and $350 for Public) includes:
- A dedicated birthday party planner to help with the details of your party
- 2-hour reservation for a private studio for art making and family birthday celebrations
- Tour of the galleries or gardens
- 60-minute art experience, led by a teaching artist
- Museum admission and all art making supplies for 15 party guests, including both adults and children
- All décor including plates, cups, napkins, flatware, a photo backdrop, and birthday banner
Parties must be booked at least three weeks in advance to ensure a great experience. For details and FAQ’s, visit here.
Arty Birthday Party Themes
Choose one of the following themes for your party.
Bring out your inner Jackson Pollock at this fun painting party. Guests will wear aprons as you create an abstract work of art using acrylic paints. Experiment with tape resist techniques and color mixing to create unique works of art. Each party guest will take home a completed 8x10 canvas.
Mini Clay Creation
Roll, stack, pinch, and stamp with polymer clay to create miniature clay sculptures. Party guests will use brightly colored polymer clay and clay tools to create a small container. Take your creation home and bake it in the oven to harden. Each party guest will take home a mini container and instructions on how to bake their clay at home.
Make a Monster
Stitch and stuff monster friends so scary they will make you scream: Aaahh!!! Monsters! Party guests will use felt, string, and stuffing to create a monster friend. Your monster can be silly or scary, whatever you choose! You’ll embellish your monster with buttons, ribbons, and other odds and ends to give it personality. Each party guest will take home a stuffed monster. Recommended for Ages 9+.
Make a good impression! Party guests will create a collograph cardboard printing plate, then create several original prints on brightly colored paper. You’ll embellish your printing plate with foam cutouts and shapes to make your own original design, and choose complementary ink colors to complete your artwork. Each party guest will take home a 5x7 inch printing plate and several paper prints.
Mixed Media Masks
Mix it up with paper, paint, fabric and more! Party guests will layer various materials to create a mask of their own design. Your mask can be realistic, decorative, or abstract – whatever you choose. You’ll embellish your mask with sequins, ribbon, and other supplies to make something totally unique. Each party guest will take home a completed mask. Recommended for Ages 7+.