KIDS CLAY ROOM

a pottery studio for children.

773.416.4511

info@kidsclayroom.com

2646 N. HALSTED ST. CHICAGO, IL 60614

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Kids Pottery and Art Birthday Parties in Chicago

Handbuilding or Wheelthrowing Birthday Workshop

This option does not include separate room or allotted time for food/celebration

  • For ages 3 and 4 - 1 hour handbuilding class. Groups of 3 to 9: $ 35/ person, Groups or 10 to 16: $30/ person
  • For ages 5 and up - 1 1/2 hour handbuilding class. Groups of 3 to 9: $ 35/ person, Groups or 10 to 16: $30/ person
  • For ages 10 and up - 2 hour Wheel class. Class for 2: $50/person, Class for 3 to 7: $40/person.


PARTY PACKAGE OPTIONS:

If you are looking for a unique, kid friendly, arts and crafts studio for your child's birthday party, you have found it! KIds work with wet clay and clay tools to make ceramic pieces. No experience necessary! Clay is fun, messy and an incredibly versatile media that brings out the artist in kids of all ages.

Handbuilding Parties: The birthday child picks a ceramic project and his/her guests use wet clay, clay tools and paints to make it. Clay is a wonderful medium and our Handbuilding parties are perfect for both boys and girls, and children of all ages.  Got a theme in mind? We can suggest projects from Darth Vader  to Princess Elsa. Their creations will always be a reminder of that awesome party they went to!

Wheelthrowing Parties: Children ages 10 and up will work on a potters wheel to create a basic bowl shape.


All standard parties include:

  • Clay, tools, glazes and firings.
  • Choice of project. (We will be happy to suggest or come up with a new project based on a theme). Check out or project option of our GALLERY page!
  • Step by step instruction by our teachers and assistance in making the project. 
  • The last 1/2 hour in a separate room for any food and beverages you wish to bring.
  • Table cloths, plates, cups, napkins, forks and spoons.
  • Set up, clean up and serving of food/beverages.
  • Completed pieces wrapped in individual bags for easy distribution or pick up.

Handbuilding Mini-Parties for ages 3 and up

  • A 1 1/2 hour party
  • An additional 15 minutes before the party to set up and 15 minutes after to wrap up.
  • Pricing: For up to 5 children: $225. $45 for each additional child
  • Project options: Pencil holder, mug, coil bowl, plaque, picture/mirror frame, vase, sculptures (recommended for ages 9 up), scene, mask.

Handbuilding Parties for ages 5 and up

  • A 2 Hour party
  • An additional 20 minutes before the party to set up and 20 minutes after to wrap up.
  • Pricing: For up to 10 children: $350. $30 for each additional child.  (Max-16 children)
  • Project options: Pencil holder, mug, coil bowl, plaque, picture/mirror frame, vase, sculptures (recommended for ages 9 up), scene, mask, ice cream cup.
  • For an additional $5 per child, you may choose these options: Animal bank, house, lantern, box with lid and castle. (These projects require more prep work, and additional processing time after they are made.)

WHEELTHROWING/HANDBUILDING PARTIES - For ages 10 and up.

  • A 2 Hour party
  • An additional 15 minutes before the party to set up and 15 minutes after to wrap up.
  • Pricing: For up to 7 children: $350, $30 each additional child (Max-14 children)
  • Groups of 8 or more kids will be divided into 2 groups. One group will work on the wheel while the other will handbuild for approximately 40 mins. and then switch. Smaller groups ensure more individual attention on the wheel.
  • Wheelthrowing: Please note that wheelthrowing is a skill that requires practice. Working on the wheel during parties is mainly for the experience. There is a possibility that the kids may not produce a piece while wheel throwing. Wheelthrown pieces cannot be painted at the party, so children will be given 3 glaze options to pick from. Our instructor will glaze the pieces for them. 
  • Handbuilding: Options for handbuilding projects are - Sculpture, Pinch pot, coil bowl, animal bowl and scene.


Additional Birthday Party information

  •  Parties are usually scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays but weekday and after school party times are available.
  • A $100 deposit is required to reserve a party date and time slot. There will be no refunds/credits for cancellations within 3 weeks of the date of your party. We are unable to hold spots until payment is received.
  •  Since we do not have regular business hours, please contact us to set up a time to visit the studio. We will be happy to show you our space and project options with no pressure to book!
  • We need a final head count and a decision on the project at least 3 days before the party so we can prep. accordingly.
  • Fired pieces will be available for pick up approximately 3 weeks after the party. They will be put in bags and labeled with each child’s name. The host family is responsible for picking up all the bags  upon receiving a pick up an email from us. Alternatively, party guests can pick up pieces on pre-scheduled dates and times.


To schedule a party or for more information, please submit an inquiry form, call us  or email us info@kidsclayroom.com.

Handbuilding Parties for ages 3 and 4

  • A 1 1/2 Hour party.
  • An additional 20 minutes before the party to set up and 20 minutes after to wrap up.
  • Pricing: For up to 10 children: $350. $30 for each additional child.  (Max-12 children)
  • Project options: Pencil holder, mug, plaque, picture/mirror frame, vase, scene, OR mask.