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 emma@gosketch.co.uk.

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.

How it works…

  • We provide all resources, a gift for the birthday child and invitations for you to print
  • We can hold the party at your house or any other location of your choice
  • We are based in Bristol but we like to travel so contact us about the additional travel fee.
  • At time of booking a £30 deposit is required to hold the date
  • The remaining balance is invoiced on the day so you only pay for children who arrive
  • We do all the setting up and packing away, leaving you to relax
  • We believe that there is no such thing as ‘good art’ and ‘bad art’ and simply encourage creative confidence
  • Children are able to use the skills we teach them to create whatever they like so they have creative control.

Birthday coming up?

Facebook Reviews (see our facebook page for more)

5 star review  Emma led a fantastic collage session for our sons 5th birthday party. It was amazing! The children were so focused, engaged and proud of their masterpieces. It was a shame the party was for the kids, as all of us parents wanted to create a picture too! Thank you GoSketch �

thumb Sarah Croasdell
4/07/2018

positive review  We wanted a different birthday party and we got it! The children enjoyed the art party and they loved Emma.Thank you for a great day!

thumb Aura-Maria Bunescu
1/06/2019

positive review  Emma hosted my daughter’s 7th birthday party last weekend. I have never seen a group of 6 and 7 year olds so engrossed in what they were doing… at times you could hear a pin drop! It was a fantastic party and Emma was brilliant with the children. I would highly recommend her! Thanks Emma!

thumb Kathryn Bridgford
12/31/2018

5 star review  Thanks so much to Emma for coming to do Norah’s Arty Party this weekend. The girls had such a fun time and all looked pleased as punch when they went home with their creations!

thumb Louise Holt
9/05/2017

5 star review  We had a GoSketch party for our 8 year old daughter and her friends. They had a fantastic time. Emma was lovely with them and guided them through creating their masterpiece. It was a calm and creative party that the children all enjoyed. Made it really easy too as Emma provided all the materials and invites. There was nothing to clear up after, so we could just get on with having some food. Would definitely recommend. Our children have done lots of artwork since then, so were definitely inspired. Thank you.

thumb Louise Webster
3/16/2016

5 star review  Steph came to do a party for a 7th birthday. She was excellent with the children, held their attention for the whole 1.5 hrs. The art they created was lovely and there was no mess to tidy away at the end! I would highly recommend Go Sketch as a party for those children interested in art of all kinds.

thumb Sam Gleeson
7/25/2017

Popular party options... 

Painting Masterpiece

Fun Art Party Ideas for Children in Bristol and South West

Painting Masterpiece

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!)

UPGRADE OPTION £3.50 per child: Stretched A4 canvas and use of a mini table easel when painting. (Easels can only be used with upgrade option as card doesn't sit well on them)



Focus Artist: Various

Recommended Age: 5+

Time Options: 1 hour / 1.5 hours
Location:  Bristol, Gloucester, Bath, Chippenham, Exeter, Wells, the Cotswolds and most of the south west area (a travel fee will apply outside of Bristol). Depending on exact location we may be able to travel to London.

Unicorn Art

*BRAND NEW* Watercolour Unicorns

Learn how to use watercolours to create your own beautiful unicorn piece of art. We will explore artists who are inspired by unicorns. Paintings will be on high quality watercolour card or, for a small extra cost per child, they can upgrade to a canvas board each using Tempura paint (a great party gift!)



NOTE: If some children want to paint something different they are welcome to (in case not all are unicorn fans!)

UPGRADE OPTION £3.50 per child: A4 canvas boards and use of Tempura paint. 

Focus Artist: Lisa Whitehouse and others

Recommended Age: 7+

Time Options: 1 hour / 1.5 hour

Location:   Bristol, Gloucester, Bath, Chippenham, Exeter, Wells, the Cotswolds and most of the south west area (a travel fee will apply outside of Bristol). Depending on exact location we may be able to travel to London.

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 on high quality card using sharpies and watercolour pencils in this popular GO SKETCH party idea. 

UPGRADE OPTION £3.50 per child: A4 canvas board each and use of poska pens and paint sticks (many parents choose this instead of a party bag).



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

Location:  Bristol, Gloucester, Bath, Chippenham, Exeter, Wells, the Cotswolds and most of the south west area (a travel fee will apply outside of Bristol). Depending on exact location we may be able to travel to London.

Zendoodle Animals

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 using high quality card, sharpies and watercolours. 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!

UPGRADE OPTION £3.50 per child: A4 canvas board each and use of poska pens and paint sticks.


Focus artist: Kerby Rosanes & others

Recommended age: 6-14

Time options: 1 hour / 1.5 hours
Location:  Bristol, Gloucester, Bath, Chippenham, Exeter, Wells, the Cotswolds and most of the south west area (a travel fee will apply outside of Bristol). Depending on exact location we may be able to travel to London.

Cartoon Characters

drawing animals birthday party idea for children in Bristol

Cartoons

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! We will use high quality card, fine liners and watercolour pencils.

UPGRADE OPTION £3.50 per child: A4 canvas board each and use of poska pens and paint sticks.


Focus Artists: Various Cartoonists

Recommended age: 5+

Time options: 1 hour / 1.5 hours
Location:  Bristol, Gloucester, Bath, Chippenham, Exeter, Wells, the Cotswolds and most of the south west area (a travel fee will apply outside of Bristol). Depending on exact location we may be able to travel to London.

Clay Sculpture

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

Clay Sculpture

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! We will even bring a box for children to take their sculptures home in!

UPGRADE OPTION £5 per child: You can gift each child a small set of acrylic paints so they can paint their model in 2 days when dry.


Recommended Age:  5+

Time Options:  45 mins / 1 hour
Location:  Bristol, Gloucester, Bath, Chippenham, Exeter, Wells, the Cotswolds and most of the south west area (a travel fee will apply outside of Bristol). Depending on exact location we may be able to travel to London.

Collage Art

Fun art birthday party idea for kids in Bristol

Collage Art

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 canvas board.

UPGRADE OPTION £3.50 per child: A4 canvas board each and use of paint sticks.


Recommended Age:  5+

Time Options:  1 hour / 1.5 hours / 2 hours
Location:  Bristol, Gloucester, Bath, Chippenham, Exeter, Wells, the Cotswolds and most of the south west area (a travel fee will apply outside of Bristol). Depending on exact location we may be able to travel to London.

Tailor Made Workshop

Tailor Made Birthday Party in Bristol and the South West

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)

 

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