Why not go to the gallery for your child's next birthday? Our lively Birthday Art Parties promise to activate your guests' creative capacities with a fun-filled art workshop. Retreat to our lakeside studio and enjoy the view as one of our educators leads your group in a festive art activity. Let your child choose from a variety of pre-designed themes or contact us to create a customized program for their special day.
$250 for up to 10 children ($295 for non-members)
Books From The Next Dimension
Stitch together unusual pages out of transparent, textured and recycled materials, then add hidden pockets, pull-out pictures, peek-through windows and pop-ups to tell your own stories.
Create luminous, colourful lanterns that cast cool shadows. We'll light them all just in time for birthday cake!
Imagine the habitats and creatures that live in Gairloch Gardens - then build them out of clay! Play with texture and shape, using found materials like pinecones, bark and twigs to imprint natural patterns onto the clay.
Wind Power (seasonal)
The wind off of Lake Ontario will spin, dance and dip the kites and pinwheels we'll make in this workshop. Test out your creations in the gardens before you go!
Designer T-shirts (ages 9+ or parental assistance)
The ultimate in wearable art! Using stencil and screen-printing techniques, create a basic design in teams of two, then print it onto a t-shirt. Participants must provide their own clothing to print on.
Hot Off The Press (ages 9+ or parental assistance)
Learn the basics of block printing and ink mixing, then design and print your own greeting cards. Trade with friends for a colourful collection!
Each party includes:
- A unique, hands-on 60 min. workshop taught by a practicing artist-educator in our spacious studio
- 1 hour for refreshments and partying
- 1 hour for set-up and clean-up
Additional rental time is available at a rate of $30/hour.
All parties are held at Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens, 1306 Lakeshore Road East, located 2 km east of downtown Oakville.
What to bring
Please note that refreshments and decorations are not included.