Kids Parties

At 4Cats we offer the best, most fun Art Parties, including Jackson Pollock paint splattering, sculpture parties, clay parties, collage parties and vitreous medium pouring parties for kids and families!

Birthday Party Special Price for currently enrolled Exploratory Students at participating studios. Check your studio page for more info.

The Party Basics

  • Party includes 1 hour of instruction time and 45 minutes of parent supervised party time in the studio.
  • Pricing: for pricing information please select your studio/location below. Base cost (plus tax) is due at booking. Pouring parties are an additional $70 (+ tax). Base price is due upon registration, any party upgrades or extra guest charges are due the day of the party.
  • Base Price—The base price is for 10 guests including the birthday person. 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. Additional $17 per extra guest.
  • For more than 20 guests, please contact us before booking.
  • Extra instructor is required for ages 3 to 5 parties with over 10 guests and ages 6 and up parties with over 15 guests. $35 fee will be charged.
  • All participants make the same project to ensure optimal instruction (there is always room for creativity!)
  • Birthday colours are chosen day of. We cannot guarantee to exactly match any colour schemes.
  • 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

My Besties
Oven-Bake Clay
Collage
Pouring
Clay
Splatter

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, Montgomery, Summerside, Albert Park, Saskatoon, Meadowvale, Whitby, Vimont, Halifax & Lindfield

CANADA

AUSTRALIA

NSW

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.

My Besties Party

Celebrate your special day, team or family at 4Cats by spending time with your friends creating a personalized, 3D Besties Portrait.



AGE

Suitable for 3+

WHAT DO YOU ALL MAKE?

Each guest creates two colourful mini me figures!



WHAT THE PARTY PERSON KEEPS

One of the mini me’s become part of the group masterpiece.
The final magnificent masterpiece is mounted on a 8×16 painted wooden panel for the birthday person to take home and treasure!



WHAT THE PARTY GUESTS KEEP

Each guest also creates a mini me for themselves to take home.
Their mini me sculpture is mounted on a 3×5 canvas panel on a background of sparkle and colour!



ARTWORK PICK-UP

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

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 3+
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

Collage Party

Make a colourful, glittery, mixed media project that kids can hang proudly in your home.



AGE

Suitable for 6+


WHAT DO YOU ALL MAKE?

Paint, cut, glue, ta da! This collage mixed media party has a bit of something for every kid. Choose your theme and enjoy designing your own character on a 4.5×6.5 canvas panel.


WHAT THE PARTY PERSON & GUESTS KEEPS

Everyone keeps their own collage panel creation.


CHARACTER CHOICES

Cat, cupcake, monster and unicorn.



ARTWORK PICK-UP

Collage creations will be ready to go home at the end of the party.

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.
Kids need to be able to use use scissors without help for this party.

Pouring Party

Make a colourful, glittery, mixed media project that kids can hang proudly in your home. Pouring parties are an additional $70 (+tax). Additional guests are $24.



AGE

Suitable for 6+

WHAT DO YOU ALL MAKE?

Choose one of the collage characters to create on wooden panels and seal it in with liquid vitreous medium, top it all off with a little glitter!

WHAT THE PARTY PERSON & GUESTS KEEPS

The party person keeps their own collage panel or pouring creation.
The party organizers can pick up all pouring panels the following weekend anytime between 12 pm and 4 pm only. Please note artwork must be picked up within 2 weeks of the party.

CHARACTER CHOICES

Cat, cupcake, monster and unicorn.



ARTWORK PICK-UP

Artwork needs overnight to completely set.

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.
Kids need to be able to use use scissors without help for this party.

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.

Splatter Party

Create bright, beautiful action paintings using the techniques of Abstract Expressionism. Splatter painting allows kids the freedom to experiment, let loose and get messy. The result is always a unique, one of a kind artwork!



AGE

Suitable for 3+
Everyone loves using our professional art supplies to create bright, beautiful “action paintings” using the techniques of Abstract Expressionism. Splatter painting allows kids the freedom to experiment, let loose and get messy. The guest of honour curates the tempera paint colours we will splatter with and the result is always a unique, one of a kind artwork!


PLEASE NOTE

Splatter parties are very, very messy. The person booking the party will need to ensure all guests know to wear old shoes and clothes that can get messy.

Parties that are less messy include the oven-bake clay party or earthenware clay party. However, for all parties, please note there may be wet paint in the studio that may not wash out of clothing.


WHAT DO YOU ALL MAKE?

Jackson Pollock inspired Splatter Art in our paint splatter room! Each person will create an individual splatter artwork on a 9×12 canvas panel and spinner art card. All guests will collaborate and create a 36×36 unstretched canvas masterpiece for the guest of honour to take home!

WHAT THE PARTY PERSON KEEPS

The party person keeps their own canvas panel creation, their spinner art card and the collaborative splatter art canvas.

WHAT THE PARTY GUESTS KEEP

Each guest keeps their own canvas panel creation and spinner art card.



ADD-ONS & UPGRADES

11×14 Stretched Canvas: $7.99
14×14 Stretched Canvas: $9.99
14×18 Stretched Canvas: $14.99
Large Collaborative Canvas Stretch: $75

ARTWORK PICK-UP

Freshly made splatter paintings are too wet to send home with guests. Drying time is about 3 days and 4Cats staff takes the time to hand varnish each canvas panel so it’s glossy and bright! If you have decided to get your large painting stretched, this can take a few days longer.

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