I started hosting birthday parties at my studio, No Corner Suns. But, I don't want families to come to an art studio and get a blah blah run of the mill cookie cutter project for the kids to make. I want it to be an art lesson! I want the kids to make choices and find success, learn, and enjoy what they are doing.
In anticipation of more parties being booked at No Corner Suns, (fingers crossed) I started preemptively planning party themed lessons. Welcome to Art Party!
For one class, we concentrated on Pirates! We made these really cute pirate hats as our warm-up. I taught the kids how to make a skull & cross bones, but they could decorate them any way that they liked.
For our project, we made Treasure Maps! This involved a few visuals and I brought a few books for the kids to look at. My fun little group was 1st - 6th graders, and they all had fun!