Birthday Art Parties

Celebrate your child’s birthday or any other special occasion with an art twist with a party at The Center! Perfect for children ages 5 to 12 years old, parents may select from one of several creative and educational art projects each designed with fun in mind.

Based on availability, 1 1/2  hour parties are offered on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. The first hour of the party will be a guided art project followed by cake, drinks, etc. provided by the parent or caregiver during the last half hour.

Cost for Family Members is $275 (non-member fee is $300) for up to 12 children (including the birthday child) and $18 for each additional child ($20 for non-members) with a maximum of 15 children.

For questions or to schedule a party, call The Center’s office at 908-234-2345.

The Center for Contemporary Art will provide:

  • An art teacher assisted by an aide.
  • Art materials appropriate for the selected party theme
  • Tablecloths and balloons.
  • A one-time $5 gift certificate to be used towards a student art class or membership for each child

Parent or caregiver will provide:

  • Birthday cake, drinks, candles, paper plates & cups, utensils, napkins and goody bags.
  • Parent or caregiver will be expected to remain at the party.

Choose one from the following themes:

Photo of clay creatures from the "Squish" theme

Birthday guests will sculpt and decorate their own special clay creations. Materials may include  acrylic paint, feathers, googly eyes, pipe cleaners and gem stones. You may select one of the following: a favorite animal, a clay pot or a decorative plaque. 

Birthday guests will have fun creating a work of art in a famous master’s style on canvas board using acrylic paint and brushes.  Choose from the following: Van Gogh (still life), Monet (landscape) or Georgia O’Keefe (floral). 

Photo of a Jewel Box project

Birthday guests will string their own necklace or bracelet using a variety of beads, shiny gem stones and string. They will also paint and decorate their own special jewelry box.

Photo of a decorated Birthday frame

Birthday guests will paint and decorate a wooden picture frame holding an original work of art they create   A great take-home gift!  

Birthday guests will create a lively mixed media undersea world using paint, washable markers, glitter glue and shells. 



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