Due to a house renovation I will not be hosting parties from June - December 2019 at the studio. I am happy to come to your house or an external venue.
Children will have their own private lesson where they will produce a wonderful piece of quality artwork to take home with them. Art parties can be based on the below activities or we can cater for the type of art you would like your child to do and the theme.
Activities can cater for boys, girls or mixed groups and are always age appropriate.
Date and Time: Parties are to be held on Saturday afternoons from 2-4pm (the time can be altered slightly however we do not hold parties on Sundays).
Option 1: Sunnyside Art House Studio (max 12 children, 10 ideal for table size) (not available from June - Dec 19)
Option 2: Your own home
Option 3: A hired venue of your choosing.
*External venues will need to supply tables
Food: Supply your own food, cake and lolly bags as we do not provide food (for parties at Sunnyside Art House you can use the outside table for food , a marquee can be supplied in the event of rain). You will also need to bring your own plates, cups and napkins. Table cloths will be supplied. You are welcome to use the fridge and oven.
Food can be served either before or after the art activity or as a break in the middle of the party.
Numbers: We can cater for up to 25 children at an external venue. Parties held at Sunnyside Art House Studio are ideally 10 in number (table seats 10), however we can cater for 12 if two children sit up at the bench. For parties with 12+ children an extra $90 will be charged to hire another staff member.
*Siblings that are present yet do not participate in the art activities will not be charged.
Ages: Children can be aged 4 to 12 years.
Duration: The art activity will run for 1.5hrs. It is generally recommended to run the party from 2-4pm with a half hour at the end for food and cake.
NOTE: For children aged 4 & 5 it may be better to run a shorter party with a 1 hr art activity and half an hour food at the end, feel free to call Fiona to discuss price and options.
Costs: Minimum cost is $350 for 10 children. $35 for each additional child. Includes all art materials and activities. The minimum cost applies if you have less than 10 children.
What to wear: Children should come dressed in play clothes that can get messy (I do have some art smocks available however children are often more comfortable in just an old t-shirt).
Activities: You can choose an Art Activity from the list below. If you have a certain theme or idea in mind or have seen something on my Instagram account please feel free to discuss with me. I can do most lessons on my blog / Instagram for 10 children yet some activities will be difficult with larger groups or may have an additional fee.
Watercolour Painting. Children will produce two wonderful watercolour paintings using oil pastels and liquid watercolours. The first painting will be guided and direction will be given on drawing and watercolour techniques. The second painting is a free choice watercolour painting. You can choose from the following: Flowers, Seahorses, Underwater Seals, Turtles, Underwater Hippos, Portraits, Hearts.
Happy Penguins (& Cats). Children will produce a wonderful Collage picture of a very happy penguin with lots of accessories. The background will be painted and then we will use paper and other craft materials to create a colourful, happy penguin. Some children may also have time to produce a Happy Cat as well.
Pottery / Clay. Children will create pinch pots and sculptures using paper clay (a type of air dry clay). Clay techniques will be taught. The finished creations will be painted and decorated with glitter, feathers and sequins. Parties at Sunnyside Art House may also have use of the pottery wheel.
Acrylic Painting. Create a wonderful painting on a canvas board based on a theme such as flowers, animals, portraits, insects, sea animals. Drawing and painting instruction will be given.
Rockets and Space. Create a sparkly picture of a rocket blasting off to space (includes a bit of splatter painting for the background). These will be produced on black wood panels using oil pastels, paint and glitter.
Chalk Pastel Owls and Cats. Create a wonderful picture of a cat or owl (or both) using chalk pastels. These will be created on black paper using chalk pastels. Drawing guidance and pastel techniques will be taught.
Fake Cakes. Make your own icing out of shaving cream and glue then decorate a piece of foam to make a fake cake. These look very realistic at the end. We will also make fake cupcakes and donuts.
Unicorns. Make a unicorn headband and tail. Watercolour painting of rainbow unicorns and flowers.
Painting flowers and flowers in a vase. Decorate a milk bottle vase and make some tissue paper flowers to put in it. Paint a vase with flowers in it on a canvas board.
Mermaids. Paint a wood board with a beach scene. Make a mermaid out of model magic to add. Add other decorations, shells, sequins, beads etc. Make mermaid peg dolls.
Slime making. Make 4-5 different slimes including an edible slime at the end to eat. All slime can be taken home in plastic containers.
Harry Potter. Make mandrake plants, monster books, wands and polyjuice potion. Draw and colour your own patronus / spirit animal.
Wool Wall Hangings and Pom Poms. Make a wool wall hanging for your room. Make poms poms to add or for a garland.
A $50 deposit is required to confirm your booking and date. The remainder of the fees can be paid into my bank account (details will be emailed to you) prior to the party.