Birthday Parties at The Phipps

Birthday Parties at The Phipps

January 1st - December 31st, 2013

Celebrate your child's birthday with a Messes & Masterpieces art component and each child will leave with a project they created and a lasting memory of the fun day.  You bring the party treats and decorations and we provide materials for each child to create a masterpiece.

Pick an art project (we customize the project to suit the children's age):

  • Tea Party (make beautiful centerpieces and placemats)
  • I Spy (make boxes full of mini-treasures to spy)
  • Fairy Houses or Wild Terrariums (use earthy materials to make a great home for a fairy or wild animal)

Party Fee:
$145 for up to 12 children, $5 for each additional child up to 15.  A $50 deposit is due upon scheduling the party, with the balance due the day of the party.  Adult chaperones are needed and will not be charged a fee.

Fee includes:

  • Art materials and clean up
  • One hour of masterpiece-making
  • One hour for snack/present opening and tour of your choice (behind-the-scenes theater tour or gallery visit).

To schedule a team-building class or birthday party, contact Christine Melby of Messes & Masterpieces, 651-308-2938 or

Clay Class for ages 7 - 12

Instructor: Bri Larson
March 31st - May 5th, 2014

Students will learn the basic techniques of throwing pottery on the wheel and will build their skills and understanding of the sculptural possibilities of clay through pinching, coiling, and slab construction. Students will be given freedom to experiment with their new skills and will receive significant one-on-one attention. Class size is limited to nine, so please register early.

Six Mondays
March 31 - May 5
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Fee:  $113

Instructor Bri Larson is a UW-River Falls graduate, with her bachelor's degree in fine arts, majoring in ceramics.  she taught clay camps at The Phipps last summer, and has also taught summer clay camps at the Norther Clay Center since 2011.  Larson loves to make functional pottery with detailed decorations.

Artful Rain Garden: Public Art Workshop

for ages 9-12, Instructors Aleisha Miller and Liz Malanaphy
Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Join us for a fun art/science workshop to create public art for Hudson's first rain garden.  Participants will take a spring walk to the garden at Seventh and St. Croix Streets and learn about the science that goes into planning a garden that helps clean our water supply.  Returning to The Phipps Center, they will create garden totems, which will inform garden visitors about the plant species, purpose, and importance of the garden.

Saturday, April 26
9:00 - 3:00
Fee: $10, which includes lunch


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