Celebrate with the Arts!
Explore the visual and performing arts through a creative, unique and memorable children’s Birthday Party. Choose a hands-on workshop in our professional studios or an engaging children’s performance in one of our theatres, followed by an hour in our party room.
Celebrate and Create!
Treat the birthday boy or girl and guests to a fun and interactive visual or performing arts workshop taught by a practicing artist-educator in our professional studios.
Workshops range from 1 to 1.5 hours in length depending on the age level and activity. Our workshop sizes are small so that your party can receive the maximum attention! All materials are included. Fired clay can be picked up from the Centre three weeks after the party date. Most other projects can be taken home on the day of the party.
Each studio party package includes 1 hour in our Party Room with access to a mini fridge, sink, coat rack and adjoined washroom facility. Full service hosting staff will assist you with room setup, meeting your guests and directing your group to the studio and party room.
Additional children: All workshops are for a minimum of 12 children. We can accommodate up to 25 children per workshop. Each additional child is $5 per child for Dance/Drama workshops and $7 per child for all other workshops.
Talk to us about adding a special theme to your party or customizing the project within your workshop!
PAINTING / MIXED MEDIA
$330 (up to 12 children) - 1 hour workshop
COLLAGE (Ages 4+)
Mix it all up in this workshop and get a chance to experiment with variety of artists’ materials, including pastels, paint, fabric, paper, foam and more to create a one-of-a-kind work of art.
PUPPET MAKING (Ages 4+)
It's puppet mania! This hands-on, fun and creative workshop introduces the art of puppet making where each child will create their own fantastical puppet using a variety of materials.
ACRYLIC PAINTING (Ages 8+)
Enter the world of Picasso and Warhol while learning to paint acrylic on canvas. Explore colour, composition and expression and take home your very own masterpiece!
$360 (up to 12 children) - 1 hour workshop
COOKIE PLATES (Ages 5+)
Little Cookie Monsters will love designing and creating their own special plates! A great introduction to working with clay and a unique party favour to take home.
MASQUERADE MADNESS (Ages 8+)
The possibilities are endless! Create and decorate a decorative mask, using a variety of slip decoration and hand building skills. The only limit is your imagination!
COCOA MUGS (Ages 10+)
Enjoy creating and designing your own personalized cocoa mugs while exploring the fundamentals of working with clay and slip decoration. (This workshop is 1.5 hours in length at a cost of $380)
All pieces will be kiln fired and glazed, giving each participant a beautiful finished piece. Pieces will be ready for pick up within three weeks of your party.
DANCE / DRAMA
$300 (up to 12 children) - 1 hour workshop
MOVE, GROOVE, AND CREATE! (Ages 3+)
This fun and engaging workshop fosters imagination and creativtiy through theme-based drama games, creative movement exercises and basic dance steps. Participants will also create their own special craft project to take home.
HIP HOP (Ages 6+)
This workshop is energetic, fun and funky! The group will be lead through a series of warm-up activities and learn choreographed moves to top 40 hip-hop tunes. Every child is sure to get their groove on!
IMPROV AND DRAMA GAMES (Ages 8+)
For budding young actors! Through creative movement and improvisation, children will play drama games and create sketches. Their creativity will soar as high as their imaginations!
TEXTILE AND JEWELLERY MAKING
$360 (up to 12 children) - 1 ½ hour workshop
JEWELLERY MAKING (Ages 8+)
Using colourful beads and simple techniques, children will try their hand at creating their very own jewellery. Projects include bracelets, necklaces, keychains and more! The fantastic creations are the perfect party loot bag favour!
PRINTMAKING – BLOCK PRINTS (Ages 9+)
Using one of the oldest printmaking techniques, children will carve simple designs as they learn about positive and negative space and colour theory to create beautiful and unique cards.
SCREEN PRINTING (Ages 10+)
Screen printing offers the chance to create one-of-a-kind patterns and designs on decorative paper while learning the principles of colour and design. The finished print makes a great party favour.
THEATRE PARTY PACKAGES
$125 (plus the cost of tickets) - View Wiggle Club shows
- Priority seating for Wiggle Club Series Performance in RBC Theatre.
- Birthday Boy / Girl will receive special birthday wishes from the MC at the start of the show.
- 1 hour in our Party Room with access to a mini fridge, sink, coat rack and adjoined washroom facilities.
- Unique themed craft activity based on the theatre performance.
- Full service Hosting Staff to help you set-up the room, meet your guests and guide your group to the party room.
- Pizza Party can be added to this package (see description)
Pizza Party: Additional $85 + HST. Includes pizza, juice, chips, treat, tablecloths, plates & cutlery for up to 12 children. Each additional child is $5.00. Please note we do not provide cake or loot bags.
Aprons: Art can be messy! Living Arts Centre artists’ aprons are now available for purchase to protect clothing! Perfect as part of a loot bag.
- SMALL - $11.99 + tax;
- MEDIUM/LARGE - $15.00 + tax
- All prices, policies and program offerings are subject to change without notice.
Talk to us about adding a special theme to your party!
The Party Room
All party packages include the use of a party room for 1 hour. This room has a mini fridge, washroom facilities adjoined, a sink and coat racks. 60-inch round tables and chairs will be set up, depending on the number of guests.
NO food, drink or gum is allowed in the Studios or Theatres. All food is to be consumed in our party room. Please note the Centre is nut sensitive. Please refrain from bringing nuts and nut products into the Centre. All food is to be provided by you unless you have booked a Pizza Party.
Additional $85 + HST. Includes pizza, juice, chips, treat, tablecloths, plates & cutlery for up to 12 children. Each additional child is $5.00. Please note we do not provide cake or loot bags.
The cost of all parties includes Living Arts Centre invitations. Invitations will be provided at the time of booking.
On the day of your event, a Birthday Party Host will meet you to help you set-up the room, meet your guests and guide your group to the studio or theatre and party room.
The Centre does not provide decorations, however you are more than welcome to bring your own.
How to Book
To book your party call 905.306.6158. Bookings must be made at least 10 days prior to the party date and are subject to instructor, studio, and ticket availability. Book early to avoid disappointment!
You will receive a party contract once you have confirmed your booking. The contract will outline the number of guests, the cost and the time of your party. A 50% deposit of your party fee must be paid in advance to confirm your booking for Studio packages and all tickets must be paid in full to confirm theatre packages. Payment accepted by cheque should be made out to The Living Arts Centre or by credit card.
Cancellation must be made one week prior to the party. Cancellations made less than one week before will be subject to a $25 cancellation fee, plus 25% of the party fee. Please note that tickets are non-refundable.
Workshops are taught by practicing artists in our professional studios. Workshops range from1 to 1.5 hours in length, depending on the age level and activity. All materials are included. Fired clay can be picked up from the Centre three weeks after the party date. Most other projects can be taken home on the day of the party.
Our workshop sizes are small so that your party can receive the maximum amount of attention! Please DO NOT exceed the maximum group size outlined in your contract. You will be required to confirm the number of participants 5 days prior to the party.
What to Wear
Please ask your guests to dress for mess if they are taking part in a Studio Visual Arts Workshop. Living Arts artists’ aprons are available for purchase and help to protect clothing. If you have booked a Dramatic Arts or Dance Workshop, the party-goers should wear loose fitting clothes. Dance shoes are not necessary.
How to Book
To book your party call 905.306.6158. Bookings must be made at least 10 days prior to the party date and are subject to instructor, studio, and ticket availability.
BOOK YOUR PARTY EARLY to avoid disappointment!