Kids & Family Parties

We offer the best, most fun Art Parties, including sculpture, clay and painting parties for kids and families!

The Party Basics

Clay Cups
  • Party includes 1 hour of instruction time.
  • Pricing: for pricing information please select your studio/location below.
  • Base Price—The base price is for 8 guests including the birthday person. If you are booking for less than 8, the price is the same. If you have less than 8 we do not provide you with supplies to take home.
  • All participants make the same project to ensure optimal instruction (there is always room for creativity!)
  • Please note, space is limited. We do not have an area for all guests parents to attend the party with their children.
  • Artwork Pickup: All party artwork will be added to the studio’s Artwork Status page. Here you can check when your artwork is ready to be picked up. When the artwork is ready, please book a Pick Up Appointment. Completed artwork will be stored in the studio for 2 weeks maximum.

Themes

Oven-Bake Clay

Painting
Clay

Registration

Please select your location

Have a gift card or code?

Please email the studio before booking as we will need to transfer it to a credit on your file. We do not provide refunds after booking—No Exceptions.

The following studios will not need to email before booking with a gift card: South Surrey, Summerside, Albert Park, Saskatoon, Meadowvale, Whitby, & Halifax

Covid-19 Info

Studio Renos

We are deep cleaning and renovating the interior to comply with health recommendations of social distancing, sanitization and sharing. We will set up station tables for students to work individually, students will get an area assigned to them for each project. Tables will be 6 feet apart around the parameter of the room, one table per student and there are plexiglass dividers between each station.

Creation Station

Students will no longer share supplies. Students will create 6 feet apart with plexiglass dividers between each station. We no longer have large shared tables, everyone has their own space to work at. We have thought carefully about what supplies and materials are needed in the space and removed unnecessary items to optimize sanitization. Each student has their own selection of tools at their station, no sharing of supplies.

Controlled Cleaning and Movement

Hourly hand washing will be mandatory and one student at a time will be permitted at the sink area. We will continue to teach care of materials with the students, with each one being responsible for cleaning their own tools. Floor space has been opened up and floor traffic will be controlled by teachers.

More Cleaning Time

Teachers have increased time between lessons to sanitize the studio; work areas, floors, high touch areas and bathroom. After each lesson, teachers will sanitize and reset each station. End of day cleaning time has increased and will be documented and monitored daily. All teachers will be retrained on new sanitization and health standards. Teachers will increase hand washing to every hour minimum and will stay home if feeling ill.

New Sign In Procedures

Drop off at the front door only to limit the amount of people inside. In any outdoor lineups people must keep 6 feet apart, as marked on pavement. No parents inside, no exceptions. Students must bring a pair of indoor shoes and parents must take outdoor shoes and coats away with them. Students are only permitted to bring a labelled water bottle and labelled small lunch container, no backpacks. All students must bring their own painting smock or wear appropriate clothes that can get messy, no shared aprons will be available.

Behaviour and Touching

Please talk to your kids before they come about behaviour, listening and touching. Absolutely no touching will be permitted of other students, the teacher, materials, tools or things around the studio outside of their station. Students will be instructed before each lesson of this and to keep their hands to themselves. We will demonstrate the correct amount of space between students that must be adhered to. Failure to follow these rules will result in immediate parent pickup, no exceptions.

Health Check and Policy

Families will answer questions during sign in to ensure each student is fit to participate. Parents must confirm their child is not experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19 including: fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat or painful swallowing, runny nose, nasal congestion, loss of sense of smell, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, loss of appetite. If a child or any family member in the household is ill, do not come. If a teacher observes signs of illness in a child, parents will be contacted immediately to pick up and no credit or refund will be given. If a teacher is feeling ill we will cancel class with as much notice as possible and credit will be applied to any participating family account.

Same Great Art!

Yes, the studio will look different BUT the artwork and standard of teaching has not changed. You can still expect a high quality of teaching, great materials and wonderful smiling teachers who have had new training to ensure health and safety is still their #1 priority with the new regulations.

Policies & FAQs

Release of Liability
As the participant or legal parent or guardian of the participant(s), I release and hold harmless to the business doing business as 4Cats Arts Studio, its owners, operators, and franchisor from any and all liability, claims, demands, and causes of action whatsoever, arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained by the participant and/or the undersigned, while in or upon the premises or any premises under the control and supervision of 4Cats Arts Studio Professionals, its owners, and operators or in route to or from any of said premises.
Payment Policies
Deposit is due upon registration, any party upgrades or extra guest charges are due the day of the party. Please note—we have no cash on premises and do not accept cash payments. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Interac debit for in-studio purchases. It is strongly recommended to book your party online so you can carefully read all relevant policies and information and view photos of the choices. Thanks for your understanding.
Medical Emergencies
I give permission to the business doing business as 4Cats Arts Studio, its owners, operators, and franchisor from any and all liability to seek medical treatment for the participant in the event they are not able to reach a parent or guardian. I hereby declare any physical/mental problems, restrictions, or condition and/or declare the participant to be in good physical and mental health.
4Cats Environment
Every day we aspire to make our studios welcoming, respectful and safe. Our staff work hard to ensure you, your family and friends have a respectful, positive and rewarding experience. In turn, we need to express the expectation that customers will be respectful towards our staff. Though 99.9% of the time we are surrounded by encouragement and the kindness of people, we cannot under any circumstances allow our staff to be demeaned. We first and foremost are a safe space for them. Which is why if there is a breach of that respect from someone, that person will be asked to leave.
Parent Observers
As space is limited in the studio, please limit parent “observers” to 5, including parents of the birthday child. If there are more than 5 it can get squishy and may be distracting to the students. Please know that it is important to keep chatting to a minimum while the teacher is leading the art portion of the party to ensure the kids receive proper instruction and that they are able to finish on time.
Extra Guest Pricing
Extra guest pricing: $17 per person for oven-bake clay, collage, splatter parties and clay parties. $24 per person for pouring parties. Please note there is a $35 charge for an extra teacher for parties over 10 guests (ages 5 and under) or over 15 guests (ages 6 and up). *The base price includes up to 10 guests. If you have under 10 guests there is no change to your party fee.
Dress for Mess!
Please tell your guests to dress appropriately for the party. We are an art studio and paint can be lurking around any corner and jump on you. We use professional materials and art supplies which means paint may stain clothing, shoes and jackets. We have aprons at the studio to borrow, but kids are kids and paint can get anywhere. Splatter parties are VERY VERY messy, paint gets EVERYWHERE! (including shoes) Footwear must be worn in the splatter room. Rubber boots, crocs, flip-flops, old shoes, are all good options for the splatter room 🙂 Bare feet (or socks without shoes) are not permitted anywhere in the studio. 4Cats does not provide footwear or shoe covers. Please ask your guests to wear appropriate footwear. 4Cats is not responsible for damage to clothing or personal belongings. Please leave the ball gowns and tuxedos at home.
We’ll Call To Confirm
Hello! Please expect a call or email within a couple of weeks before your party to confirm details and discuss upgrade options. If you can’t wait, drop us a line.
Please Be On Time!
Please arrive no more than 10 minutes before your scheduled party time as we have classes and/or events scheduled before and after. The art portion is the first hour of the party and finishes promptly at the end of the first scheduled hour. Please encourage your guests to be on time as late arrivals can delay the art activity. *Please also note there are classes and/or events booked after your party. The studio area must be vacated 5 minutes after the scheduled end time for the party. This allows time for the studio staff to clean and prepare for the next event or class. Thank you for understanding.
Cancellations, Refund & Transfer Policy
We do not offer refunds. We can transfer your party booking if your booking is canceled 14 days prior to the event. We cannot provide a transfer after this time. Transfer requests are valid for 15 days.
How long are the parties?
Party includes 1 hour of instruction time and 45 minutes of parent supervised party time.
If I have less than 10 people will my party be cheaper?
If you are booking for less than 10, the price is the same. If you have less than 10 we do not provide you with supplies to take home. Any additional costs for extra guests will be charged on the day of the party.
Can we make something different from what is pictured?
All participants make the same project to ensure optimal instruction but there is always room for creativity and unique features! If you have a special request for a character please let us know at the time of booking so the teachers can prepare. It will not be possible to change your theme on the day of your party. We try to accommodate special requests within the limits of what is possible in one hour, requests may not be possible. A $40 non-refundable fee will be charged for development cost.
Is there a party where guests go home with that they made that day?
The collage party is most likely to be ready by the end of your party time. It just depends if the glue and paint are dry enough. Most parties need firing, drying or baking time.

Is there a separate party room for me to set up while the kids are creating their artworks?
No, you create and “party” in the same room.
I have a lot of setup required for cake, snacks, presents, decoration etc… what does set up time look like?
Party areas have 2 tables. For groups of 10, the kids will do their art activity at one table and the other is free to be set up with anything you bring for the entire hour they are creating their projects. Once the hour is up and the creations are complete, the art table will be cleaned quickly and then you have both tables available. For groups larger than 10, both tables will be required for the art activity. This means your setup time will occur after they have completed their projects and the two tables have been cleaned. For this reason we recommend not bringing a lot of items that require elaborate setup. The studio is already bright, fun and colourful so hanging decorations are also not required.
Do I need a tablecloth for the tables?
No, but it is up to you. Tables measure 29″w x 84″l.
Do you provide cutlery, napkins, food, beverages, candles or a cake cutting knife?
No. Any food related items and supplies must be brought in by you. Please do not bring things containing nuts.
Do you have a fridge or freezer available?
No.
What do most parents bring?
Pizza and cake is very popular! Parents bring disposable plates and cutlery to serve any food. Beverages, napkins, candles, a lighter and a cake cutting knife are good to remember! Some parents will not provide lunch but instead use the 45 minutes for cake and present opening. Please do not provide the kids with noise makers or clappers to keep the studio a calm environment.
What time can i arrive?
Please arrive no more than 10 minutes before your scheduled party time as we have classes and/or events scheduled before and after. The art portion is the first hour of the party and finishes promptly at the end of the first scheduled hour. Please encourage your guests to be on time as late arrivals can delay the art activity.
When should I schedule food delivery if applicable?
We recommend having any food delivery arrive 45–55 minutes into your party time. The art activity is always first and takes one hour to complete. However, 4Cats cannot extend your party time if your food delivery arrives late.
Can I book extra time?
Usually not, as the studio has specific party times already scheduled and they book up very fast. It is possible to book a “double party” at full price to have back to back spots, but there is no discount applied for this.
What time do i have to leave by?
Your booking is 1 hour 45 min in total. If you or your guests are late we cannot extend your time. Please also note there are classes and/or events booked after your party. The studio area must be vacated 5 minutes after the scheduled end time for the party. This allows time for the studio staff to clean and prepare for the next event or class. Thank you for understanding.
Can parents stay to watch their kids?
Please limit parent “observers” to 5 max, including parents of the birthday child. If there are more than 5 it can get squishy and be distracting to the students. Please know that it is important to keep chatting to a minimum while the teacher is leading the art portion of the party to ensure the kids receive proper instruction and that they are able to finish on time.
What if they are only 3 years old?
Please limit parent “observers” to 5 max, including parents of the birthday child.
What if my guests are running late?
The art activity begins promptly if all guests are on time and finishes at the end of the first scheduled hour. We recommend telling your guests on the invite that “art making starts right on time” and to arrive 5 minutes early. If requested, the teacher may wait for most of the guests to arrive before starting the instruction but this will limit the total art making time.
When will the party artwork be ready to go home?
Most party artwork is ready to be picked up the next weekend, with the exception of the clay party which needs up to 3 weeks for kiln firing. The only party where guests can take the artwork home on the day is the collage party. Please check your studio’s Artwork Status if your artwork is ready. Please book a Pick-Up appointment when you are ready to collect the artwork. Artwork will be held for a maximum of 2 weeks after it is completed.

Oven-Bake Clay Party

Kids love our colourful 4Cats oven-bake clay party! Oven-bake clay is so, so, so much fun! Our 4Cats instructors will guide the kids through their own colourful oven-bake clay party.



AGE

Suitable for 6+
Please see our difficulty levels below to help with selecting characters when booking your party. Teachers may adjust some features dependant on the skill level of the party guests.

 

WHAT DO YOU ALL MAKE?

Each person creates one* unique oven-bake clay character, pre-chosen by the guest of honour before the party. Our instructors demonstrate how to build and create an individual character out of the easy to shape, colourful clay. *Please note: One character per party only.


 

WHAT THE PARTY PERSON KEEPS

The party person keeps their own creation.

 

WHAT THE PARTY GUESTS KEEP

Each guest keeps their own creation.

ARTWORK PICK-UP

Please allow overnight for the artwork to be baked and cooled completely.

NOTE:

Unique theme—$40 non-refundable development cost. If you have a special request for a character please let us know at the time of booking so the teachers can prepare. It will not be possible to change your theme on the day of your party. We try to accommodate special requests within the limits of what is possible in one hour, requests may not be granted.

DIFFICULTY LEVELS
Level 1

Bugs, Owl, Turtle, Whale, Yeti

Level 2

Cat, Creature/Monster, Cupcake, Ice Cream, Donut, Dog, Dinosaur, Fox, Koala, Monkey, Princess, Raccoon, Sea Otter, Sloth, Sushi, Tiger

Level 3

Dragon, Mermaid, Robot, Unicorn, Zombie

Painting Party



AGE

Suitable for 6+

 

WHAT DO YOU ALL MAKE?

Each guest will create ONE painting on a 8×8 stretched canvas using acrylics paints.

 

WHAT THE PARTY PERSON & GUESTS KEEPS

Everyone keeps their own painting.

 

CHARACTER CHOICES

Cat, Owl, Sloth, Unicorn

 

Clay Party

An unique, messy party where kids create a fun and functional work of art they can use at home.



AGE

Suitable for 6+


WHAT DO YOU ALL MAKE?

One clay masterpiece from our list of choices that the guest of honour will preselect! Each person hand builds their own clay creation from scratch and applies coloured glaze for the details.


WHAT THE PARTY PERSON & GUESTS KEEPS

Everyone keeps their own clay creation.


CHARACTER CHOICES

Cups: Bunny, Cat, Dog, Mouse, Owl, Panda, Polar Bear, Unicorn, Yeti

Mini Terracotta Planter: Bear, Tree



ARTWORK PICK-UP

Please allow up to 3 weeks for clay firing.

NOTE:

Unique theme—$40 non-refundable development cost. If you have a special request for a character please let us know at the time of booking so the teachers can prepare. It will not be possible to change your theme on the day of your party. We try to accommodate special requests within the limits of what is possible in one hour, requests may not be granted.

Quality Control

Our clay projects have been carefully selected with years of wisdom and experience behind the choices. We know that all the themes listed can be created with great success within one hour by ages 6+. The size and dimensions of the project, including whether it is a bowl or cup have also been considered

*For quality control reasons, our clay parties require minimal glaze application. Coloured glaze is applied for some small details and the clay turns white in the kiln firing process. 4Cats staff will apply the clear coat glaze for applicable projects during the firing process. The clear coat makes the clay pieces food safe and functional at home!

If you are looking for a more colourful sculpture party, please take a look at our oven bake clay party.

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