Art Parties

In-person Art Parties are back! Book your party now!

Come and get creative with us here at MOCHA! 

All of our parties are taught by our qualified Teaching Artists. They will help you and your guests navigate through multiple hands-on art experiences.  Art parties are for artists of all ages – just choose your theme, date, and time!

 

ART PARTY PACKAGES
A: 10 kids, 15 adults & 1 Teaching Artist: $375
B: 15 kids, 20 adults & 2 Teaching Artists: $475
C: 20 kids, 20 adults & 2 Teaching Artists: $575

Have virtual guests?

We can accommodate that! Let us know ahead of time and we can set up a Zoom room during your party so they can join in the fun.  If virtual guests would like supplies in order to create along with you, supplies can be picked up at MOCHA, delivered, or shipped depending on location. (Supply costs as well as shipping and handling fees apply)

 
Not comfortable being in-person?

No problem! We’re still offering our virtual parties. Our Virtual Art Parties will engage students through the Zoom platform. MOCHA provides an enthusiastic Teaching Artist for two and a half hours. Just choose your theme, date, and time and we’ve got you covered!

​(Project materials will be sent, at an extra charge, directly to the party guests or host.)

On-Site Days & Times

Saturdays & Sundays
10:00am – 12:00pm
1:00pm-3:00pm
4:00pm-6:00pm

 

Art Party Packs Add-ons

Clay table & paint wall: $100
Canvas party (up to 20 kids): $100
Custom art party theme (three activities): $200

 

Art Party Themes

4 Projects Per Theme 

FAIRYTALE ADVENTURES

Create your own magical world! Young artists will get creative and have the opportunity to make magical wands, regal crowns, dragon puppets, and more. 

 

FLUBBER, BUBBLE, AND MARBLE

Let's get messy and experiment with ooey gooey slime, paint with marbles and everyday materials, blow paint bubbles, and more!

PAINT LIKE THE MASTERS

Let's get up close and personal with famous artists! We will sculpt, paint, and draw to create masterpieces inspired by artists like Yayoi Kusama, Claes Oldenburg, Faith Ringgold, and Frida Kahlo.

 

URBAN ART/GRAFFITI

Work with MOCHA teaching artists to create your own amazing graffiti inspired art! Students will work together to create a spray painted mural for the birthday person. They will then have an opportunity to try their hand at lettering with paint pens, using stencils, and emulating some of their favorite urban artists! 

 

CREATE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE

Give us a theme and a MOCHA teaching artist will develop 4 custom projects for your party. (3 weeks notice needed for custom events. Additional charges apply)

For more information: Contact Bréana Parks, Museum Manager at breana@mocha.org

Cancellation Policy
Full payment is required when booking a party or reserving a spot in one of our camps, workshops, field trips or other events. No cash refunds will be issued. Unless noted differently in the event description, we require 14 days notice prior to the start of your event date to grant a rescheduled date.  Rescheduled events will receive the full amount as credit to be applied to the next booking. Cancellations less than 14 days prior to the start of the event date are eligible for a credit that will be applied to your next booking less a 25% processing fee.
 
Due to the significant preparation, staffing and supplies needed for these events and that a registration may have prevented another child from participating, all cancelled registrations less than 72 hours from a scheduled event and any no-show of any kind are not eligible for a credit for another event.

 
Cancellations by MOCHA
*If MOCHA must cancel a class or event due to low enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances, you will have the choice of receiving a refund or a credit for that particular event (valued at the cost of that event) towards one of our many camps, parties, field trips or workshops. We will do our best to contact you as early as possible prior to the cancellation.

 

No refunds will be issued for missed days of camp, early withdrawals, illness, or party guest no-shows. 

Frequently Asked Questions FAQs

Q: What are your COVID policies? 

 

A: We are still requiring masks inside of MOCHA at all times. 

 

Q: If I pick a certain package for my birthday party, and an extra child joins us, do I get charged?

 

A: Yes, each additional person to your party will be $20 dollars–each package gives you one or two teaching artists so we charge an extra fee to accommodate the additional person and materials they may use.  

 

Q: What Art Parties do you offer?

 

A: ART PARTY PACKAGES

A: 10 kids, 15 adults & 1 Teaching Artist: $375

B: 15 kids, 20 adults & 2 Teaching Artists: $475

C: 20 kids, 20 adults & 2 Teaching Artists: $575

 

Q: Am I allowed to arrive early to set up for the art party, if so how early can I arrive?

 

A: The individuals who reserved the party can come in 30 mins prior to the party’s start time, however, no guests may come in before the start time. 

 

Q: Can I bring food/cake/beverages to the party?

 

A: Yes, we encourage people to bring their own food if they would like to have that at their parties. Adult beverages are allowed, the teaching artists can not serve the guests. We have a refrigerator in the back that is available for guests to use.  

 

Q: Do you offer plates and utensils?

 

A: No, we do not. 

 

Q: Can we decorate the space?

 

A: Yes, guests have the ability to bring their own balloons or decorations for the party. HOWEVER, we do not allow guests to nail anything to the walls, nor cover any of the original artwork on the walls for decoration. 

 

Q: Do we have to do art the entire time of the two hours, will there be downtime for food?

 

A: No, you do not have to do art the entire two hours. MOCHA’s teaching artist will facilitate the art projects for the first hour and a half of the party–during that time the guests do not have to solely do art projects, they can eat and mingle with other guests. The last thirty minutes of the party, the teaching artist will start shutting down the crafts so the families can do gifts or cake during that time. 

 

Q: What happens if I go over my time limit?

 

A: If you go over your allotted time for your art party, we will charge you $100 for each hour. 

 

Q: Where do I park?

 

A: Parking surrounding MOCHA is largely metered parking but if you prefer parking garages the options are: 

Parking: 


 

Ace Parking Management, Inc.

Oakland City Center (525 14th St)

525 14th St

Downtown

Oakland, CA 94612

 

LOH Realty & Investments

Pacific Renaissance Plaza

388 9th St

Chinatown Oakland, CA 94607

 

Pacific Park Management, Inc.

Franklin 88 Garage

989 Franklin St

Chinatown

Oakland, CA 94607

 

SP Plus Corporation

UCOP Garage

409 12th St

Chinatown

Oakland, CA 94607


 

Q: What if I need to cancel the Art Party, will I receive a full refund?

 

A: Full payment is required when booking a party or reserving a spot in one of our camps, workshops, field trips or other events. No cash refunds will be issued. Unless noted differently in the event description, we require 14 days notice prior to the start of your event date to grant a rescheduled date.  Rescheduled events will receive the full amount as credit to be applied to the next booking. Cancellations less than 14 days prior to the start of the event date are eligible for a credit that will be applied to your next booking less a 25% processing fee. Due to the significant preparation, staffing and supplies needed for these events and that a registration may have prevented another child from participating, all canceled registrations less than 72 hours from a scheduled event and any no-show of any kind are not eligible for a credit for another event.