One hour art session for schools, non-profit groups, kids sports teams, Girl Guide units, Scouts, and other organized kids groups. Available at participating studios.
Pricing:for pricing please contact the studio. Pouring workshops are an additional $70 (+ tax). The base price is for 10 kids. 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 in lieu. Any additional costs for extra guests will be charged on the day of the field trip.
Who is this workshop for? For organized kids groups and schools.
How long is the workshop? The workshop is 1 hour total. There is no party or food time included after the 1 hour art instruction.
Each person hand builds their own clay creation from scratch and applies coloured glaze for the details.
Collage For Ages 6+
Paint, cut, glue, ta da! This collage mixed media workshop 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.
Oven-Bake Clay For Ages 6+
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 group / team only.
Difficulty Level: 1
Difficulty Level: 2
Difficulty Level: 3
Pouring For Ages 6+
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! Pouring workshops are an additional $70 (+ tax)
My Besties For Ages 6+
Each person creates two colourful mini me figures! One mini me figure is mounted on a 3×5 canvas panel on a background of sparkle and colour! And the other is mounted on a 8×16 painted wooden panel for the group / team.
Splatter For Ages 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! Splatter parties are very, very messy. The person booking the party will need to ensure all participants know to wear old shoes and clothes that can get messy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our policy is to hold art for 2 weeks after it is ready. Please pick up the completed artwork within this time frame.
We know how precious it is and we do our best to hold on to the artwork as long as possible. However, the studio is very busy and artwork can pile up! We have lots of artists creating and only have enough room to store artwork for 2 weeks. Please note, you will NOT receive a phone call or email to remind you to pick up your artwork.
Do you offer discounts for non-profit etc?
No. Our field trip pricing has already been discounted from our base party price. There is no party or food time included after the 1 hour art instruction.
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 workshop 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.
What time can i arrive?
Please arrive no more than 10 minutes before your scheduled field trip time as we have classes and/or events scheduled before and after.
Can I book extra time?
Usually not, as the studio has specific workshop times already scheduled and they book up very fast. It may be possible to book a “double workshop” 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 in total. If you are late we cannot extend your time. Please also note there are classes and/or events booked after your field trip. The studio area must be vacated 5 minutes after the scheduled end time for the workshop. This allows time for the studio staff to clean and prepare for the next event or class. Thank you for understanding.
How many parents/chaperones do we need to bring?
We require at least 1 parent or chaperone per 10 students. Maximum of 5 non-participating adults please.
How do I choose the projects, there are so many choices!
Please read the age recommendations and descriptions to see what will suit you and your students/curriculum the best.
How do we choose colours for our projects?
Colours are chosen on the day of the workshop and by the group when applicable. Some oven bake clay workshops may have 2 choices of base colour. Any specific requests should be made at the time of booking and confirmed before at least 1 week before the workshop date.
Who picks up all the artwork after the workshop is complete and when is it ready?
For all workshops EXCEPT clay: The organizers can pick up all artwork the following weekend anytime between 12 pm and 4 pm only and all creations will be packaged together for easy pick up. *You will not receive a reminder.
Please note artwork must be picked up within 2 weeks of the workshop. For clay: the clay is dried, double fired and clear glazed by staff. Please allow around 2-3 weeks for this process. We will contact you when it is ready and you have 2 weeks to pick it up from the pickup call date.
For stretched canvases: the staff hand stretch and then varnish the splatter painting once it is dry. Expect it to be ready within 1-2 weeks of the workshop, and you will be contacted when it’s ready. All stretching must be paid for before or on the day of the workshop.
Do you have parking spaces available for busses?
Parking may be available, studio dependent. Contact the studio directly to find out.
Are there any additional costs and what are they?
Each workshop type may have upgrade options available that are clearly laid out on the website. You may request upgrades at the time of booking and they should be confirmed before the workshop date and paid for on the day of the workshop. Extra guest pricing: $17 per person for oven-bake clay, collage, paint splatter and clay parties. $21 per person for pouring workshops.
What if I need to cancel after I book?
We do not offer refunds. We can transfer your workshop 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. No refunds.