Birthday Parties

We are now offering virtual birthday parties! Click the button below for more info.

Virtual Birthday Parties

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!

*COVID-19:

  • 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.

Clay:

  • Hand Building (ages 5+)
  • Wheel Throwing (ages 11+, 12 student max)

Fiber:

  • Cardboard Loom Weaving (ages 7+)
  • Machine Sewn Pillows (ages 9+, 8 student max)
  • Embroidery (ages 11+)
  • Needle Felting (ages 11+)

Printmaking:

  • Monoprinting (ages 5+)
  • Carved Rubber Stamps (ages 11+)
  • Screen Printing Tote Bags or Posters (ages 11+, 10 student max)

Letterpress:

  • Lego Letterpress (ages 11+, 8 student max)

Sculpture:

  • 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)

Glass:

  • 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+)

Digital:

  • GIF Making (ages 11+, 8 student max)
  • Stop Motion Animation (ages 11+, 8 student max)

Writing:

  • Zines (ages 11+)
  • Book Making (ages 9+)

Darkroom:

  • 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. 

Birthday Parties