We are now offering virtual birthday parties! Click the button below for more info.
ON-SITE BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Host a birthday party at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond and treat 12* people (ages 5+) to a private art class in one of VisArts’ studios!
Enjoy instruction by a professional artist, one and a half hours of project time, a half hour for cake, plus half an hour for set-up and clean-up. Each person leaves with a take-home art project and a VisArts party favor. You are responsible for bringing cake, snacks, paper products and serving utensils.
Are you an adult looking to host a birthday party for yourself? We can do that too, just fill out the form below!
- In order to properly socially distance during COVID-19, room capacities may be limited to 6-10 people depending on the space
- We do not allow indoor eating or drinking, but we can provide a nice place to eat outside in our courtyard (weather permitting)
- Due to room capacities, two parents or guardians can be inside during the art project, but additional parents or guardians will need to stay outside or leave the premises
- All people on the premises will be required to follow VisArts’ COVID-19 Safety Policies
Pick an Art Project
Note: many projects can be catered to the birthday person’s interests! (Examples: Dinosaurs! Sloths! Unicorns! Saving the world!)
Older birthday friends will have more complicated projects and can work with the birthday coordinator to plan.
- Hand Building (ages 5+)
- Wheel Throwing (ages 11+, 12 student max)
- Cardboard Loom Weaving (ages 7+)
- Machine Sewn Pillows (ages 9+, 8 student max)
- Embroidery (ages 11+)
- Needle Felting (ages 11+)
- Monoprinting (ages 5+)
- Carved Rubber Stamps (ages 11+)
- Screen Printing Tote Bags or Posters (ages 11+, 10 student max)
- Lego Letterpress (ages 11+, 8 student max)
- Shrinky Dinks (ages 5+)
- Found Object Sculpture (ages 7+)
- Cardboard Sculpture (ages 9+)
Metals + Jewelry:
- Beaded Bracelets (ages 5+, 12 student max)
- Small Wire Sculpture (ages 7+, 12 student max)
- Metal Stamping (ages 9+, 12 student max)
- Stained Glass Ornaments (ages 11+, 10 student max)
- Flame Worked Glass Pendants (ages 15+, 5 student max)
Painting + Drawing:
- Painting in Watercolor or Acrylic (ages 5+)
- Comics (ages 9+)
- Pen + Ink Drawing (ages 9+)
- GIF Making (ages 11+, 8 student max)
- Stop Motion Animation (ages 11+, 8 student max)
- Zines (ages 11+)
- Book Making (ages 9+)
- Photograms (ages 11+, 10 student max)
- Tiny portraits in the darkroom (ages 13+, 10 student max)
How to Book a Birthday Party
Birthday parties can be scheduled on any day of the week. Dates + times depend on studio and instructor availability. Parties are $250 for VisArts members and $275 for the general public. Payment may be made by check or credit card the day of the party.
To book a party, please fill out this form and our Education Manager will get back with you as soon as possible.