Art Parties

Collage and Paint Flowers Art Party

Friday, January 26, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Combine collage and painting to create your own unique vase and flower scene. Fabric remnants and scrapbook paper will be used to cut out your vase shape and bold wallpaper background, providing a perfect scene to then paint a pretty bunch of flowers on top! While this class does include step-by-step instruction, each painting will come out completely different, with various vase silhouettes, fabric types, scrapbook papers, and paint colors to choose from. All levels of experience are welcome! All materials provided.

Instructor: Hawran Michelle

$35 includes all supplies, glass of wine and appetizers.

Art Meets Fragrance: Blending Essential Oils for the Body and Home

Friday February 9, 6:30-8:30 pm

In this two hour art party, you will experiment with a wide array of pure essential oils to find your favorite, distinct scent combinations! You'll blend top, middle and base notes while learning about the unique purpose and properties of each. Katie Boyle will explain the benefits of using natural fragrances in place of synthetic ones on the body and in the home. Cost includes: wine, light appetizers, two perfume roller balls with your uniquely blended scents and a 4-oz spray air freshener for the home. This workshop is for everyone: singles, couples, women and men, join us for this creative and fun pre-Valentine's Day treat!

Instructor: Katie E. Boyle, MPH

$35 includes all supplies, glass of wine and appetizers.

Recipe Illustration Art Party

Thursday, February 22, 2018, 6:30-9 PM

Bring your favorite foodie to FVAC for a fun, exciting introduction to recipe illustration! Christy Corey will provide references, materials and the tasty, simple recipe that you will be illustrating. She will guide students through the process of recipe illustration and give demos on watercolor painting, mixed media collage and hand lettering. All levels of experience are welcome! Come give your personal style to a tried-and-true dish and leave with some new skills. A glass of wine and light snacks will be served along with the dish of the night.

Instructor: Christy Corey

$39 includes all supplies, glass of wine and appetizers


Every Friday from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dates that are full: 1/19 & 1/26

Looking for something new and fun to do on a Friday night with friends or a significant other? Always wanted to try your hand at clay, but without the commitment of an 8-week class? Then our Friday night clay session is for you. Come play with clay for two hours, learning basic handbuilding techniques in a fun and supportive environment. Bring a bottle of wine, some snacks, and get creative!

Instructors: Naomi and Pedro Centeno
Experience Level: All

$100 per couple includes materials and firing up to two pieces.
$60 per individual includes materials and firing of one piece.

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Book A Private Art Party

We have the perfect setting for a creative celebration! Enjoy a colorful get together while artist instructors guide you through the process of creating a work of art. A variety of media are available for afternoon or evening parties, including jewelry, painting, printmaking, collages, and textiles. Our instructors are experienced teachers, many of whom are Farmington Valley Arts Center studio artists. Contact us to book a two-hour creative gathering with your friends, family, or co-workers. Children, Teens and Adults are all welcome.

Fee: $250 for a group of 10 or less ($25 for each additional person). A materials fee will apply per person. For more information or to book an Art Party, contact Sandy Buerkler,, or call 860.678.1867.