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Birthday Parties at Second State Press

Located in the Crane Arts Building, Second State Press is a nonprofit 501(c)3 communal printmaking workshop whose mission is to foster the development of ideas and innovation in printmaking by providing artists with a professional, affordable, and supportive workspace.

Second State Press is pleased to offer a unique party experience where participants will learn how to screen print in a professional art studio-setting.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Director, Jennifer McTague, at


Workshop Description

Colorful Geometric T-shirt Prints

Second State Press will prepare materials for each child to screen print their very own t-shirt using geometric patterns! The colors used will allow for overlapping color mixing to occur (Yellow overlapping red will create an orange hue, etc). The process of screen printing and color mixing will be taught to the participants.

There will be a secondary collaborative project for the children to work on simultaneously while waiting for ink to dry. This project will follow a drawing prompt (For example, draw your perfect neighborhood) and will use collage, washi tape, and drawing.

The Need-To-Knows

  • We require a signed party contract and a non-refundable deposit of $50 to hold your date. Final Payment is due by the date of the party.

  • Shirt sizes for each child will be required 5 days before the party. (childrens xs, s, m, l adult xs, s, m, l, xl, 2xl)

  • Outside food and beverages are permitted, no alcohol please. All food and set up (plates, cups, napkins) must be brought and will not be supplied by Second State Press. We have trash bags and will be able to dispose of trash.

  • 30 minutes for set up and break down. You may arrive 30 minutes ahead of time to set up any special decorations and have 30 minutes to break down and load out after the party. Please, no confetti or glitter. Moving artwork is prohibited unless approved by the director.

  • We kindly ask that the host parent/ guardian attend the entire party.

  • Please understand that this is a working artist studio and not all contents are deemed “kid safe”. Second State Press will take all safety precautions, however we are not responsible for actions, losses, damages, claims, and liability resulting from the event.

Time of Parties

Second State has a limited amount of party times each month. Parties are 2 hours long. The first hour is spent in the main studio printing and the second hour is spent in the education room where you may serve food and open presents. Ideally we would host a party on a Saturday or Sunday from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM, but other party days and times may be available.


T-Shirt Print Party- $200 for up to 10 children. Up to 10 additional children may be added for $20 a person. We require a signed party contract and a non-refundable deposit of $50 to hold your date. Final Payment is due by the date of the party.


We look forward to making your party special!