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

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.
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. 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.
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.
Good To Know
Kiln clay explosions are unlikely but they do happen. In the event of a clay piece being damaged due to a kiln explosion, we are happy to provide emotional support and offer you a chance to come in and remake your art piece. Refunds are not provided for damaged clay due to kiln explosions. Please note each artist is responsible for ensuring pieces are securely attached in order to avoid breakage. 4Cats is not responsible for repair or replacement to clay pieces.
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.
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.
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.
How long are the parties?
Party includes 1 hour of instruction time.
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.
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 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. 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, Dog, Sloth, Unicorn, Panda

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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