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Birthday Parties

Celebrate your Birthday at the MacLaren!

Invite your friends and family for a one-of-a-kind party at the MacLaren and enjoy a creative, hands-on art activity led by a professional artist. Birthday celebrations include a tour of the galleries, and a choice between three exciting art activities. Children also make their own party-hats and create their own buttons!

What To Know

For ages 5 – 14. We supply all the art materials for this two-hour event. Clients provide decorations, plates, cutlery, cups, napkins, cake, food and drinks. Please note: MacLaren policy does not allow lit birthday candles.

Materials are included | $250 flat-rate for up to 12 children | Bookings subject to availability

For more information or to book, please contact:
Christina Mancuso

Education Officer
705-720-1044 ext.234

Download our custom birthday party invitations!

Art Parties & Team Building

Book an Art Party for your friends or colleagues!

Flex your creative muscles at the Gallery! Choose one of our engaging artist-led workshops and spend an enjoyable afternoon or evening making art with your guests. Explore the principles of design and colour, learn about landscape painting, printmaking and contemporary art, and share in a guided tour of the Gallery’s current exhibitions. Art parties are a fun way to foster creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration and team building.

Choose from two different art programmes:

  • Distant Horizons: Learn about pastel drawing techniques and materials! Create an exceptional landscape drawing inspired by Tom Thompson.
  • Wild Life: Learn about collagraph printmaking techniques and create a stylized print of an animal inspired by the work of artist Norval Morriseau.

$500 + HST for up to 20 adults, including all art materials and a take-home keepsake, for this two-hour programme. An additional fee of $25 per participant will apply for larger groups. (Capacity limits subject to public health guidelines). A 50%, non-refundable deposit is required upon booking.

Additional Options:
Food and beverage options are available. Ask for our catering menu! (The Gallery is also fully licensed.) In addition to your private studio time, book additional time for socializing, meetings or programming in the studio, the adjacent garden patio or the Gallery’s elegant main lobby with its stone fireplace and courtyard views.

For booking, please contact:
Christina Mancuso
Education Officer
(705) 720-1044 ex. 234