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    Create lasting memories for your child with a birthday party at WAM! Through imaginative, hands-on activities, our birthday parties let kids experience the wonder of art while having fun. Choose from a variety of party themes based on your child's age and interest. The party begins with a tour of the Museum galleries with a trained WAM educator, followed by a hands-on art project in one of our studios, culminating with time devoted to you and your guests - cake, gifts, and socializing.

    Cost: $275 for non-members; $225 for Museum members; includes art materials.
    Party size is limited to 20 people.

    Cake, refreshments, and decorations are provided by the host family.
    Refrigeration/freezers are available upon request.

    Birthday parties are held on Saturdays from 3 to 4:30pm. Dates are subject to availability. Please allow three to four weeks advanced notice for scheduling. Parking is free.

    Booking: Please contact Jesse Rives at 508-793-4335 or jesserives@worcesterart.org.

    5 - 7 year olds

    Exploring the Ancient World
    (Clay vases)

    Explore ancient cultures, myths, and art in the galleries and then venture to the studios to create a clay vase. Paint your vase with images from ancient myths or from your own life.

    Medieval Madness
    (Heraldic Shields)

    Explore the medieval Chapter House, and the Museum's Medieval and Renaissance galleries and learn about knights, kings, queens, and castles. Back in the studio, create a personal shield using the system of heraldry to tell others about yourself. The birthday child will also have the unique opportunity to cut their birthday cake with a sword.

    The Art of the Letter

    Inspired by the special exhibition, KAHBAHBLOOOM: The Art and Storytelling of Ed Emberley (on view November 16, 2016 - April 9, 2017), create a detailed single letter based on the first letter of your name.

    8 - 10 year olds

    Medieval Madness
    (Aluminum Tooling)

    Travel back in time through the Museum galleries to the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Inspired by suits of armor, art, and weapons, learn how armor was decorated and then draw your own designs to take home with you. The birthday child will have the unique opportunity to cut the birthday cake with a sword.

    Paint a Masterpiece
    (bring your own canvas home with you)

    Have fun in the galleries looking at different styles of painting, including Impressionism, Abstract/Modern, and American. Head back to the studio and become an artist, painting your own landscape or seascape.

    Optical Art

    Spend time in KAHBAHBLOOOM: The Art and Storytelling of Ed Emberley (on view November 16, 2016 - April 9, 2017), then create your own piece of art using Ed Emberley's techniques.