Birthday Parties

If you’re looking for a unique way to celebrate your child’s birthday, look no further than the Dunedin Fine Art Center! We offer three options for children’s birthday parties, three options for teens, plus the wonderful Wheels on Wheels Mobile Pottery Experience. So, there is something for everyone who is looking to celebrate! Even better, all of art activity-driven parties are led by lively, professional instructors and are customized to your party’s specific theme!

Below, you’ll find the seven party options we offer. Whichever party you choose, you can be sure that your Dunedin Fine Art Center party will be full of one-of-a-kind fun.

Clay Jamboree

With this birthday party option, kids spend an hour and a half in our clay studio, creating and glazing wonderful works of sculpture. Then, it’s off to celebrate in one of our studios.

Duration Max Capacity Ages Family Member Price Non-member Price
2 hours 15 Children 6-12 $175 $250

Arty Party

Kids join forces with one of our arty-party teachers to create a special art project they can cherish forever. You pick the theme! Then, kids will continue to explore the David L. Mason Children’s Art Museum and finish with a birthday celebration in one of our studios.

Duration Max Capacity Ages Family Member Price Non-member Price
1.5 hours 15 Children 6-12 $155 $230

Hands-on Celebration*

Children explore the David L. Mason Children’s Art Museum with a guide and then celebrate in one of our studios.

Duration Max Capacity Ages Family Member Price Non-member Price
1.5 hours 15 Children 6-12 $100 $175

*Note: This is a DIY party. Party facilitators are available for an extra fee of $50—just ask us!

Teen – Wheelie Cool

Teens spend an hour and a half in our clay studio, using the wheel to create and glaze wonderful works of pottery with this birthday celebration option. Then, it’s off to celebrate in one of our studios.

Duration Max Capacity Ages Family Member Price Non-member Price
2 hours 12 Children 11-14 $175 $250

Teen – Black & White Darkroom Party

Teens spend 30 minutes taking black and white photos of each other in our theater area. Then, as the instructor develops the film, party guests take a 30-minute break for celebration in one of our studios. After, teens will get to rejoin forces with the instructor to print their photos using the Dunedin Fine Art Center’s darkroom and enlargers.

Duration Max Capacity Ages Family Member Price Non-member Price
2 hours 10 Children 11-14 $175 $250

Teen – Drawing & Painting

Teens join a professional art instructor to create cool drawings and/or paintings based on teens’ interests. After 1 ½ hours, teens will then celebrate in one of our studios.

Duration Max Capacity Ages Family Member Price Non-member Price
2 hours 15 Children 11-14 $175 $250

Youth or Adult: Wheels on Wheels Mobile Pottery Experience

This one of a kind program involves using a converted school bus as a mobile clay wheel lab to bring the party to you.  10 party guests will be able to practice their “throwing” skills for 50 minutes with self-hardening clay on real, electric potter’s wheels housed in DFAC’s converted school bus. Outside the bus there will be tables for an additional 10 guests to practice their hand-building skills using self-hardening clay to explore coil, pinch and slab methods. After the first 50 minutes, guests will rotate so that a total of 20 guests in a 2 hour block get to experience all phases of working with the exciting medium of clay. For more Wheels on Wheels info/history, click here

Duration Max Capacity Ages Family Member Price Non-member Price
2 hours 20 Children 8 & Up $350 $400

Note: A Family Level Membership is required to receive the Member’s Discount. The Dunedin Fine Art Center supplies tables and chairs. Catering may be coordinated through the Palm Cafe with Chef Stephen, or you can arrange for your own refreshments. Requestor must adhere to the time and guest limit. Requestor will be responsible for the set-up of party decor and the cleanup of the celebration room afterwards. A fee of $25 per hour will be assessed if the facility is left in an unacceptable condition. Extra guests may be accommodated, depending on type of party, for an extra fee. All children must be supervised at all times. Other terms and conditions apply.

Celebrate at the Dunedin Fine Art Center!

We can’t wait for you to come celebrate at the Dunedin Fine Art Center! If you’re ready to start planning your child’s birthday party, get in touch with us. For scheduling and further details, please contact Shannon Parttee at 727-298-3322, extension 224, or email shannon@dfac.org. We can’t wait to hear from you!