Arty Birthday Parties

GO SKETCH offer exciting and creative arty birthday parties for children aged 5-15!

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

See below for arty birthday party options or browse through our birthday party brochure for even more ideas (click on the picture to the right) .

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. We can travel further, for example to locations in Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Bath, Somerset and Dorset) for an additonal travel fee.

Art Birthday Party Prices

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

The prices quoted include all resources (except canvas or canvas boards if chosen), 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 birthday party for up to 10 children: £95
Additional children: £7 each

1.5 hour art birthday 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 additional charge to cover travel expenses, email Emma to find out more at or send a message via our contact form.

* 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 treat!).

* If you have requested a tailor-made party there will be an additional charge of at least £40 to plan and resource the party


Please contact us to discuss options and to get a quote.

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Popular activity ideas… 

Painting Masterpiece (**Most Popular)

Fun Art Party Ideas for Children in Bristol and South West

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

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

Zendoodle Animals

Zendoodle art birthday party idea for children in Bristol


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 Characters

drawing animals birthday party idea for children in Bristol


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 person to a made up character. Learn to create different expressions in the eyes to bring your character to life!

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

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!

Want to draw more at home? Check out our free online videos! (click below)

GO SKETCH free zendoodle drawing course

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