Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties

Let your creativity come to life with a party at LUX Center for the Arts! Parties last two hours and include a 1 1/2 hour artist-led project and 1/2 hour to enjoy any refreshments you wish to bring and open gifts. Parties start at $150 for 8 participants with all materials included, $18 for each additional participant. Our artists provide all the instruction, materials, and cleanup. Gratuity not included.

Scheduling

Parties can happen anytime our studios are not in use for classes. Our studios are frequently used from 10am-4:30pm on Saturdays so Sundays are the easiest day to schedule kids’ parties at the LUX. Saturdays may be an option, but it varies from month to month based on which classes are running.

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Activities 

Clay - Create and glaze your own clay creation! Popular projects for all ages include hand-built cups, bowls, mugs, and animals.

Pottery wheel parties are available for participants ages 9+, have a maximum of 8 people, and participants are expected to assist with some cleanup. 

Hand-built clay projects will be painted during the party, projects made on the pottery wheel will be dipped in a clear-glaze by our instructors after the party as they are too wet to decorate when they come off the wheel. All clay projects will be fired and available for pick-up approximately two weeks after the party.

Fused Glass - Recommended for ages 9+ — Make colorful glass art! Popular projects include: sun catchers, jewelry, and coasters. Participants work with colorful glass to cut, layer, and glue together their own piece. All glass projects will be fired and available for pick-up one to two weeks after the party.

Painting - Get creative with watercolors, tempera, or acrylic paints! One 12″x12″ canvas is provided for each participant. Students can each paint their own idea with the aid of our artist or paint their own version of a pre-determined design. Animals, characters from movies, and even self-portraits are popular options. 

Easy Encaustics – Make your own colorful paintings with wax! Using special wax melting pens, we will draw and explore the fun and colorful ways to use this unique art material. Two 6”x6” wood panels will be provided per student.

Foil Art – Using copper or silver colored foil we will create unique textured art pieces. This technique is sometimes referred to as tooling, embossing, or tin art, and has its roots in Mexican folk art. Two 6”x6” foil sheets will be provided per student.

Wire Wrapped Jewelry – Recommended for ages 9+ – By twisting and bending wire around colorful beads participants will learn to make their own jewelry! Everyone will leave with a wire wrapped pendant and/or ring.

Paper Marbling - Learn to use floating inks to make unique designs on paper. Be sure to wear clothing you don’t mind getting dirty, these inks don’t like to wash out of clothes! Each participant can make up to a dozen prints during the party.

Screen printing - Print your own design on something you’ll use! One canvas tote bag or white t-shirt is provided per participant. Recommended for ages 12+. Due to the multi-step process of screen-printing parties run 3 hours and start at $200 for 8 participants, $25 each additional participant.

LUX can bring our birthday parties activities to your location! For offsite parties we charge $300 for 2 hours and up to 15 participants. Screen printing and pottery wheel parties must happen at LUX due to equipment needs.

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