ART SCHOOL Parties & Special events


Family Adventure Days

Spend the day with your family being creative and let us ignite your imagination with new adventures in art-making. An opportunity for families to engage in hands-on art activities in a creative, community setting. All ages and skill levels welcomed.



Birthday Parties

We offer themed birthday parties that include art lessons and celebration time! The choice of themes include: drawing, painting, printmaking, mask-making, mixed media and clay. Birthday parties can be scheduled Thursday through Sunday.



Wine & Watercolor

Enjoy an evening of friends, fun and art! Use varied techniques to create multiple works of art inspired by our upcoming exhibits. Enjoy a glass of wine with you your ticket and get the creative juices flowing!

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Gift Certificates

Hand-made gift certificates are available in any denomination and are good for any class of the recipient’s choice at Bemis School of Art. Purchase a great gift today at the administrative desk of Bemis or call 719.475.2444.

Birthday Parties

Run approximately 2 hours and include:
60-75 minute art lesson
45-60 minute classroom reservation for celebration

Can choose from a number of different activities:
Drawing – pencils, chalk pastels, and/or oil pastels
Painting – watercolor and/or tempera
Mask Making
Mixed Media

Cost – For 12 or fewer children
Members – $200
Non-Members – $225
Additional children add $10 per child. There is $60 non-refundable deposit to make a reservation.

*Member charge for a clay art lesson is $300 for a group of 10 or less. For each additional child for clay art there is a charge of $15 per child with a limit of 15 children.

Prices include art supplies, art teacher, and classroom space reservation.

Schedule a Party

Printable party invitation

Birthday Party Add-on

Tour with Docent

Fine Arts Center Museum Tour*

45-60 minute guided tour of the museum before the scheduled party

$50 for up to 12 children & 3 adults
$80 for up to 20 children & 4 adults

This option will add a 45-60 minute tour to the beginning of your birthday party. This tour can be customized to cover certain topics, landscape art, portraits, sculpture, murals, and more! Or it can incorporate a writing element from our ekphrastic writing tours or a hands on artifact session with Native American artifacts and art! It’s your choice. We recommend choosing a theme that might show similar artwork to art lesson at the party. The tour will be docent guided through the museum or staff guided through the theatre.

The classroom reservation will only be during your two hour birthday time. We cannot store any of your items during the tour time.

Please be prepared for the earlier start time. If we wait for latecomers, it takes time away from your tour. Please ask your guests to arrive at least 15 minutes earlier than the tour start time to assure that your party begins promptly.

*Must be scheduled 2 weeks before your party date

Birthday Party Terms and Conditions: If you decide to cancel the birthday party, all payments received by that date are non-refundable.

Families are responsible for providing cake, refreshments, and decorations. We do not have sufficient refrigeration or freezers available. Parties start and end promptly on time, additional fees may be assessed for parties with extreme early arrival and late departures.

General release for all participants: Release of any claims against Bemis or the FAC without limitations, personal injury and any damages thereof including loss of income, earnings, bodily injury, pain and suffering, emotional or mental distress and any and all medical expenses. In the event of illness or injury, I authorize the staff of the Fine Arts Center’s Bemis School of Art to obtain medical care for any adults and/or children in attendance if necessary.

Acknowledgement that from time to time Bemis or the FAC may take photographs of participants and attendees of programs and activities and such photography may be used in brochures, online, or other forms of media. And hereby authorize the use, display, publishing, and reproduction of any and all photographs.

By booking a party you agree to all of these terms.