Arty Birthday Parties

GO SKETCH offer exciting and creative arty birthday parties for children aged 4-14!

If your child loves to draw, paint and create, we have a wide variety of fun birthday parties to suit your artistic child!

You can find some of our most popular art birthday party workshop ideas below, or browse through our birthday party brochure for even more ideas (click on the picture to the right, please note this is quite a large file and could take a minute or two to download) .

We can even tailor-make a fun and unique art birthday party for you and your child! All you need to do is have an idea for the theme, supply a work space and away we go! We can recommend locations in and around Bristol for hire or we can come to your home.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the options for a possible birthday party for your child, please contact Emma via the contact page or email her at

Please note that our birthday party workshops are currently available within Bristol and the surrounding area, although we are very soon hoping to offer them to birthday boys and girls further afield who are currently missing out!

Art birthday parties for kids

Art Birthday Party Prices

For children aged 5-7, we recommend a 1 hour . For older children or children with longer attention spans we can do a 1.5-2 hour party.

The prices quoted include all resources, aprons, emailed invitations (if requested) and a gift for the birthday boy or girl! The time indicated is the party duration. Set up and clear away will be outside these times with no extra charge.

1 hour art party for up to 10 children: £95
Additional children: £7 each

1.5 hour art party for up to 10 children: £130
Additional children: £8 each

2 hour art party for up to 10 children: £165
Additional children: £8 each

* If you live outside of Bristol there may be an small additional charge to cover travel expenses. You can also choose to give each child a canvas, canvas board or wooden board for their art work if you wish for an additional £3.50 per child (a great party favour!). Please contact us to discuss options and to get a quote.

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Popular activity ideas... 

Painting Masterpiece (**Most Popular)

Arty party in Bristol

Painting Masterpiece Birthday Party (**most popular)

Learn painting techniques from the masters in this exciting painting workshop. We will explore artists who have painted a particular subject or topic. The topic can be based on your child's interests (e.g. animals, forests, landscapes, flowers or cities). Paintings will be on high quality card or, for a small extra cost per child, they can have a canvas each (a great party gift!)

Focus Artist: Various
Recommended Age: 5+
Time Options: 1 hour / 1.5 hours
Location:  Bristol

Illusion Art!

alternative birthday party idea for kids in Bristol using the wonders of illusion art

Illusion Art!

We all love a great illusion! In this fun birthday party you can learn how to create a 3D illusion by drawing tunnels, hands or spheres using nothing but lines. We can also learn how artists hide faces inside their artwork. Great for children who love magic!

Focus Artists:  Bridget Riley, Escher and others.
Recommended Age:  7-14
Time Options:  1 hour / 1.5 hours
Location:  Bristol

Brusho Adventures

Brusho Adventures Birthday Party

In this workshop we will explore contemporay artists working today such as Judith Farnworth. We will learn the many joys of working with Brusho colour crystals to create amazing effects! We will then create your own art with Brusho and a water sprayer.

Focus Artist: Judith Farnworth & others
Recommended Age: 5-14
Time Options: 1 hours / 1.5 hours
Location:  Bristol

Comic Crazy!

Cartoon art birthday party idea for children in Bristol

Comic Crazy!

This birthday idea explores the visual language of comics and comic strips. We will create our own cartoon character and then develop a simple comic strip that will have your readers rolling with laughter!

Focus artist: Jim Davis (Garfield) and others
Recommended Age: 7-14
Time options: 1.5 hours
Location: Bristol

Manga Faces!

Manga art birthday party idea for children in Bristol

Manga Faces!

This is an arty birthday party for children who want to explore the popular style of Manga, used to create graphic novels and comics in Japan. You can also see the style portrayed in many anime films such as 'Spirited Away' or 'Howl's Moving Castle' . The children will learn how to create their own Manga character in this popular GO SKETCH party idea.

Focus artists: Various Manga Artists
Recommended age: 8-14
Time options: 1 hour / 1.5 hours / 2 hours
Location: Bristol

Fabulous Faces

Learn to draw portraits art party

Fabulous Faces

This birthday party idea investigates the key techniques used to create a portrait, such as looking at the proportions and structure of the face. We look at portraits drawn and painted by different artists to gain inspiration and we can use pencils, paint or brusho to create a colourful portrait! 

Focus artists: Various Portrait Artists
Recommended age: 7-14
Time options: 1 hour / 1.5 hours
Location: Bristol

Zendoodle

Zendoodle art birthday party idea for children in Bristol

Zendoodle

Explore the beautiful art of many artists who use the Zendoodle technique. The Zendoodle technique involves creating intricate patterns inside sections of a drawing. The method has proved to be very popular in recent years as it is very relaxing and highly addictive! A calming and creative birthday idea for your child!

Focus artist: Marie Ann Irvine & others
Recommended age: 6-14
Time options: 1 hour / 1.5 hours
Location: Bristol

Cartoon Animals

drawing animals birthday party idea for children in Bristol

Cartoon Animals

A birthday party idea which looks at how cartoons are created from simple frameworks, allowing us to create our very own cartoon character which could be anything from a cat to a made up animal! If you go for the 1.5 hour option we can also create a cartoon background setting for our character.

Focus Artists: Various Cartoonists
Recommended age: 5+
Time options: 1 hour / 1.5 hours
Location: Bristol

Under the Sea!

sea creatures art birthday party idea for children in Bristol

Under the Sea

Explore the underwater world of Paul Klee! Discover items he placed in his work that look strange under the sea. We will then create our own underwater scene using a resist technique with pastels and watercolour.  The children will have a whale of a time in this birthday party!

Focus Artist:  Paul Klee
Recommended age:  5+
Time options:  1 hour
Location:  Bristol

Cityscapes!

Cityscape art birthday party idea for kids based in Bristol

Cityscapes

Come and explore the cities of the future! Create your own buildings and transport. We can even teach you perspective skills to make your buildings look 3D! This birthday party can be adjusted for older children to include 2 and 3 point perspective techniques.

Focus artist:  Various
Recommended age:  7-14
Time options:  1 hour / 1.5 hours
Location:  Bristol

Lego Designer

fun birthday party idea for kids in Bristol inspired by lego

Lego Designer

Here is your chance to design your very own lego mini figure! This birthday party involves looking at and understanding the proportions and styling of a lego figure to create a detailed drawing of our very own character!

Recommended Age:  6+
Time Options:  1 hour
Location:  Bristol

Dragons!

Dragon art birthday party for kids in Bristol

Dragon Birthday Party

Become fascinated with the wonderful world of Japanese Dragons! We look at the ancient art of creating a dragon with one stroke of the paintbrush and create our own colourful dragons...

Focus Artist:  Various Japanese artists
Recommended Age:  6+
Time Options:  1 hour/1.5 hours
Location:  Bristol

Musical Art!

Musical art birthday party idea for children in Bristol

Musical Art!

Learn about the fascinating world of Wassily Kandinsky! This artist claimed to be able to hear colours and see music! We will read a story about his life, look at his work and then create our own big paintings in response to music that is played.

Focus Artist:  Wassily Kandinsky
Recommended Age:  5+
Time Options:  1 hour
Location:  Bristol

Exploring Colour

fun art birthday party idea for kids in Bristol exploring colour

Exploring Colour Birthday Party

In this workshop we will explore the world of colour. What can we learn from the colour wheel? What are complementary colours and why do artists use them in their work? We will then create a painting using complementary colours.

Recommended age:  6+
Time options:  1 hour / 1.5 hours
Location:  Bristol

Patterned Animals

fun art birthday party for children in Bristol looking at how to draw and create patterned animals

Patterned Animals Birthday Party

In this workshop we will explore the colourful and patterned artwork of Heather Galler. We will have a go at creating our own patterns to create our own beautiful piece of art. We will use sharpies and watercolours on high quality watercolour paper.

Focus Artist:  Heather Galler
Recommended age:  7+
Time Options:  1.5 hours / 2 hours
Location:  Bristol

Abstract Art

Abstract art birthday party idea for children in Bristol

Abstract Art Birthday Party

Dive into the creative world of abstract art. How do you paint feelings, movement or sound? We can explore a range of artists such as Fiona Rae to create larger than life paintings or Giacomo Balla who drew the speed of racing cars!

Focus Artists:  Fiona Rae, Giacomo Balla, Jackson Pollock ...
Recommended Age:  5-14
Time Options:  1 hour / 1.5 hours
Location:  Bristol

Seascapes / Pirates

Fun art birthday party idea for children in Bristol creating seascapes with optional pirates!

Seascapes / Pirates Birthday Party

So we have all heard of landscape paintings but how many have had a go at seascapes? We use watercolours and salt to create beautiful pieces of art. We can even add a pirate ship if your child loves pirates!

Focus Artist:  Hokusai & others
Recommended Age:  6-14
Time Options:  1 hour / 1.5 hours
Location:  Bristol

Watercolour Fun

Art birthday party idea for children in Bristol exploring ways to have fun with watercolour painting

Wacky Watercolour Birthday Party in Bristol

In this workshop the children will learn many different ways that you can use watercolours to create a painting. They can then use these skills to create their own piece of art. The topic of these paintings can be chosen based on your child's interests or left

Focus Artist:  Emma Burleigh & others
Recommended Age:  6-14
Time Options:  1 hour / 1.5 hours
Location:  Bristol

Spin Art

Spin Art Birthday Party in Bristol

This is a great workshop for the younger ones. Create exciting pieces of art by... you guessed it... spinning paint on card. We use salad spinners and the children work in small groups. We can also create art by hand spinning paint on paper plates to create a lovely effect.

Recommended Age:  4-5
Time Options:  30 mins / 45 mins
Location:  Bristol

Palette Knife Painting

fun birthday party for children in Bristol using the fun and creative technique of palette knife painting

Palette Knife Painting Birthday Party in Bristol

Learn to paint in a whole new way! We will be looking at the colourful art of Leonid Afremov and then learning to paint bright, vibrant trees without a brush!

Focus Artist:  Leonid Afremov
Recommended Age:  6+
Time Options:  1 hour / 1.5 hours
Location:  Bristol

Relief Printing

fun art birthday party for children in Bristol using the technique of relief painting to create colourful pictures

Relief Printing Birthday Party in Bristol

Learn how to create your own relief print using polystyrene tiles! What we draw can be decided based on your child's interests. Past topics include animals, future houses and aeroplanes. We can print more than one colour in the 1.5 hours option.

Focus Artist:  Various
Recommended Age:  7+
Time Options:  1 hour / 1.5 hours
Location:  Bristol

Lino Printing

Creative art birthday party idea for kids in Bristol using lino printing to create colourful pictures

Lino Printing Birthday Party in Bristol

Learn techniques to create your very own Lino Print. As this workshop involves using sharp tools children need to be at least 10 years old. There is also a small additional charge per person for the lino.

Focus Artist:  Various
Recommended Age:  10+
Time Options:  1.5 hours / 2 hours
Location:  Bristol

Clay Sculpture

Creative and fun art birthday parties for kids based in Bristol having imaginative fun with clay

Clay Sculpture Birthday Party in Bristol

Create amazing sculptures from airdry clay that can dry at home. We can make pots, create toy cars, create patterns and designs with slab work, make animals.... you name it... we can do it!

Recommended Age:  5+
Time Options:  45 mins / 1 hour
Location:  Bristol

Origami

exciting birthday parties for children in Bristol exploring the beautiful art of origami

Origami Birthday Party in Bristol

Learn the art of paper folding to make your own origami animals, houses or even butterfly bunting in this creative workshop.

Recommended Age:  9+
Time Options:  1 hour / 1.5 hours
Location:  Bristol

Pop-up Paper Sculptures

Art birthday party for children in Bristol making amazing paper sculptures

Pop-up Paper Sculptures Birthday Party in Bristol

Learn some great pop-up techniques and explore the qualities of different paper. We will design and create your very own paper sculpture!

Recommended Age:  7+
Time Options:  1 hour / 1.5 hours
Location:  Bristol

Big Art

cool birthday party idea for children in Bristol

Big Art Birthday Party in Bristol

This workshop is great for collaborative working skills and team building! Select a theme and work in a group to create a huge painting/collage/mixed media piece of art. These are created on a big canvas or board depending on your preference.

Recommended Age:  7+
Time Options:  1.5 hours / 2 hours
Location:  Bristol

Graffiti Street Art

Graffiti Street Art Birthday Party in Bristol

Come and learn the art of graffiti lettering. Create your own design and then transfer to an individual board using graffiti markers and paint sticks (no aerosols sorry). 

Recommended Age:  7+
Time Options:  1 hour 
Location:  Bristol

Collage Art

Fun art birthday party idea for kids in Bristol

Collage Art Birthday Party in Bristol

Learn to paint with paper in this enjoyable workshop. We will look at various collage artists based around a theme of your choice. After learning techniques and gaining inspiration from example pieces of art, you will create your own collage on card or, for a little extra, a wooden board.

Recommended Age:  5+
Time Options:  1 hour / 1.5 hours / 2 hours
Location:  Bristol

Tailor Made Workshop

Tailor made birthday parties for children in Bristol creating unique parties

Tailor Made Birthday Party in Bristol

Can't find what you are looking for? We have a HUGE range of workshops available and can even tailor make or adapt a workshop to suit your needs! Please contact us to discuss ideas. We look forward to hearing from you!


We have an Art Quest Adventure too! (click below)

Fun online art challenge for children

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