Art Parties at IS183

IS183 would love to design and guide your art event, bringing our experienced faculty artists to team-building creative activity and celebrations for all ages!

Events are held at Citizens' Hall in West Stockbridge, which includes two large studio spaces, a ceramics studio as well as outdoor space. A special request can be made for an off-site event at a home, office space, or other location (prices and guidelines may vary)

For Children

IS183 can customize a theme to suit your child's specific interests (for example: a horse-themed drawing party, or rainforest-themed multi-media project).

Ages 3 through 7: Arty Party 1!

2 hours space rental, with guided art activity and materials for 1.5 hours.

IS183 will lead activity with one teacher and one or two assistants, around a medium or theme selected in consultation with the birthday child's family.

Popular projects and themes for this age range include:

  • Mobiles, Kites (exploring science and multi-media)
  • Fairy Houses/ Natural Art (collecting materials, handbuilding with clay)
  • Mask-making (multi-media)
  • Printmaking
  • Favorite-Animal Puppets

12 Children (including siblings): $225
12-16 Children (including siblings): $250
16-24 Children (including siblings): $285

Ages 8 and above: Arty Party 2!**

2 hours space rental, with guided art activity and materials for 1.5 hours.

IS183 will lead activity with one teacher and one assistant, around a medium or theme selected in consultation with the birthday child's family.

Popular projects and themes for this age range include:

  • Tie-Dye/ Batik Art
  • Graphic Novels
  • Clay Flower Pots/ Saucers and more (on the wheel- ages 10 and up)
  • Recycled Art

12 Children (including siblings) and 2 adults: $225
Each additional child is $10.

Please note that additional expenses may apply based on the specific theme and materials required for more customized offerings.

Creative Gatherings For Adults

IS183 can provide an ideal creative retreat or party experience for adult groups, enabling genuinely out-of-the-box bonding and creative thinking. We can create a unique event for a bachelorette party, employee teams, special birthdays and more.

The basic event package is for 2 hours space rental of Citizens' Hall in Stockbridge, including 1.5 hours guided art activity. Food and drinks can be served before, during or after the art-making – provided by attendees, not IS183.

Popular themes include:

  • Clay & Ceramics- wheel or handbuilding basics (wheelwork at Citizens' Hall only)
  • Instant Sculpture- open-ended assemblage with light-weight materials
  • Watercolor- indoors or out
  • Jewelry Making
  • Fabric Dyeing or Fiber Arts
  • Collage- can be themed (for example: personal visioning, recycled materials)

12 adults and one art instructor, all materials included: $225

Each additional participant is $10. Beyond 20 adults we will hire additional staff and cost must be discussed with IS183.

Please note that ceramics, printmaking and felting projects have an additional materials fee of $5 per participant. Final cost of materials depends on specific project selected.

IS183 can offer a longer event or customize a theme to suit specific interests (creating a group collage, for example).

Booking

We ask that you book your party at least one month in advance so that we can best design and staff this unique experience. Payment is due at booking. Cancellations will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and not within 10 days of the party.

For additional information and to book an art party, call Peter Long at IS183 at 413- 298-5252 (ext.100) or email her at peter@is183.org.