Updated September 1, 2023
**How do I book a party?**
You can book a party by calling us at 303-377-2353 or emailing party[@artgaragedenver.com](mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) and paying the 50% non refundable deposit to secure your date and time.
**What is the cost for parties?**
The cost for a 2-hour party at The Art Garage is $450 for up to 15 project participants. A 50% nonrefundable deposit of $225 is due at the time of booking. On the day of your party, you will pay the remaining balance of $225.
**What are the time and date options?**
Parties are held on Saturdays. Party times September-May are 10AM-12PM, 1PM-3PM, and 4PM-6PM. Party times June-August are 10AM-12PM and 1PM-3PM. Contact us to check availability!
**How is the party structured?**
The structure will vary slightly depending on the project, instructor, and the age of the guests. As guests arrive and greet one another, there will be a busy activity at their desk (for example, markers/crayons and paper) for some free drawing. Instructors and students will acknowledge as a group the guest of honor and the reason for celebrating. The instructor will lead an art project that will take approximately 90 minutes. Within this time period the teacher may read a story and/or do a movement activity depending on the needs of the group as well as to allow needed drying time for projects prior to moving on to the next step. After the projects are completed, students will wash their hands. The last 30 minutes of the party is used for family and friend time. This could be for food and cake, opening gifts, distributing goodie bags, or drawing with chalk outside within the fenced area (this would be parent supervised) during the pick up time.
**What age does a child need to be to attend or be the guest of honor for a party?**
Party participants and Guest of Honors are typically between the ages of 3 through adulthood!
**How many guests can we have?**
14 guests who are participating in the art project (15 total including the Guest of Honor) are included in our $450 party price. Parties have an absolute maximum of 20 total project participants. Hosts will pay an additional $15/student for each student over 15 total the day of the party. For example, if you had 17 total students participating in the art project, a $30 fee would be added to your total. There is no minimum number of guests for parties.
**Can parents of guests stay for the party?**
Yes! Parents may stay for the duration of the party. We ask that adults who are staying for the party be respectful of the art lesson happening in the main studio and remember that food and drink may only be consumed in the back studio, which will be set up for food, cake, etc. Please note that alcohol may NOT be consumed on The Art Garage's premises during parties where the Guest of Honor is under 21.
**What are the project options?**
For ages 3-5 The Art Garage offers mixed media projects on stretched canvas or canvas board depending on the project and age of the students. Ages 6+ may choose from mixed media on stretched canvas/canvas board, recycled art sculpture, or ceramics for their project medium. Projects will be designed by our party instructor to go along with your theme. You may [choose from one of our popular themes](https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.3314431351900241&type=3) or contact us to discuss a theme that the Guest of Honor is excited about.
**What is recycled art sculpture and how is this lesson structured for a birthday party?**
Recycled art sculpture is using recycled materials to make imaginative, figurative or representational art pieces. Items that may be used in this workshop are paper towel rolls, plastic containers, corks, hot glue, etc. This is best for ages 6 years old+. This lesson is slightly less structured as each student is often making their own imaginative creation, unless requested by the family to follow a theme.
**Do I need to tip the teachers/assistants?**
Tips are optional, but greatly appreciated.
**How early can I come to set up before our party?**
You can come up to 20 minutes before your party begins to set up any personal decorations.
**Can we bring food/cake?**
Yes! The last 30 minutes of your party time will be reserved for friend and family time. You are welcome to bring food, cake, and other goodies for this portion of your party. Please remember that The Art Garage does not provide plates, cups, utensils, etc.
**Can we bring alcohol?**
No alcohol is permitted for parties where any attendee is under 21.
**Do you host adult art parties?**
Yes! Give us a call to find out more at 303-377-2353
**Can we bring balloons?**
Yes, you are welcome to bring balloons if you would like.
**Do you allow piñatas?**
**What if we need to reschedule our party?**
There is an additional $25.00 fee for rescheduling after 48 hours of initial booking. Parties can NOT be rescheduled within 2 weeks of your party date.
**What if I need to cancel our party?**
The 50% deposit of $225 made to hold your date and time is non-refundable. If you need to cancel or reschedule, please call us 303-377-2353.