Blackbird Arts offers a unique way to celebrate a special day, from toddlers to adults!


Parties are scheduled for Saturday or Sundays 11am-1pm, 2-4pm, or 5-7pm. If you have a special theme, we'll develop a special project just for your party!


To schedule your party, please call (231) 421-8085 or email


Blackbird Arts provides:

  •        Two private rooms

  •        Professional Art Instructor (& assistant when necessary).

  •        Project supplies

  •        Refrigerator and freezer if you want to self-cater.

  •        Firing & glazing for all clay projects



You provide decorations, food, and utensils. Please allow 2-3 weeks for clay pieces to be glazed and fired. We'll contact you when they're ready for pick-up. It is best to schedule your event at least 3 weeks in advance. A 50% deposit will be required to reserve your date/ time, and we will call 1 week in advance to confirm your total attendees and collect the balance for the party. No refunds or cancellations within two weeks of your event date.  Deposits are not refundable, but may be applied to a future event if you need to cancel and reschedule.



$225 for up to 8 children with adults (16 total)

Parties are 90 minutes long--the last half hour is for your celebration

Toddlers and parent or guardian work side-by-side

Project might include: cereal bowls, hot chocolate mugs, butterflies & flowers, dinosaurs or other critters


YOUTH PARTIES (ages 5-18)

       $185 for up to 12 guests

       $225 for up to 18 guests

       $275 for up to 24 guests

Parties are 2 hours long--the last half hour is for your celebration. Host may add an additional hour private rental for $50.

Projects might include: masks, outer space clay, ice cream bowls, mugs, fairy houses or toad abodes, clay animals.

*Custom parties are available for kids ages 12-18.  Choose from Metalsmithing, Printmaking, Wheelthrowing, Textiles, Painting and Drawing.  Please call us for a custom quote.  (231) 421-8085.




We have a wide variety available for teen and adult parties--from ceramics to screenprinting to metalsmithing. Please call for pricing, scheduling and project options!










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