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ART Fun All Year ‘Round

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SUMMER 2019 CAMP SCHEDULE: SCROLL DOWN BELOW!!

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 YEAR-‘ROUND ART CAMP

The Paintbrush offers unique camp day experiences on days that CPS is closed. Kids ages 4 through 12 can join in the creativity of a half day or full day of art projects based on our class model of introducing an artist and creating a masterpiece based on that artist’s work. The laid-back camp atmosphere often allows for a second or third project, and/or our beloved free-art play options such as painting the table, creating a group project, face painting and more. Each day we learn something entirely new, so sign up for a day or a week — it’s all fun! See below for more details.

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ANNA & ELSA AFTERNOONS

Sunday, January 19 and Friday, January 24 at 1pm

1:00-2:15

$27/child (per event)

Create an Olaf, cut & paint snowflakes, decorate snowflake cookies, make Anna and
Elsa’s jewelry box, temporary tattoos, and the movie!

$27/child

(kids 5+ may be dropped off)

Costumes
encouraged! Reservations Required.

Click to Register

MLK Day ART Camp: Teach Peace, Practice Peace

Monday, January 20, 2020 12:00-3:00 (Early Drop-Off and Extended Care available)

Don’t waste the no-school day playing video games all day! Join in the fun and creativity of a half day of art projects based on our class model of introducing artists through hands-on art lessons culminating in the creation of masterpieces based on the artists’ works. The laid-back camp atmosphere often allows for a second or third project, and/or our art exploration options, creating a group project, face painting and more. Time for snack or lunch, too.

Early drop-off available at 9a.m. for kids 5 and up who can work independently. Extended care available until 5pm (includes attendance in a Signature Class!) Or start the day next door at Kids Clay Room next door (Campers will be walked over by KCR staff at 12pm.)

Ages 4-12
$57/child

Early drop-off available for kids 5 and up, 9:00a.m. $27.  Extended Care until 5pm, $40. Pre-register for early drop-off and extended care at time of registration.MUST be registered for camp to attend early drop-off and/or extended care. Early drop-off kids will participate in Paint&Play Open Studio Time; Extended Care kids will enjoy a signature class and free time.

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Valentine’s Day Family Workshop

Sunday, February 9, 2020 3:30-5:00

Get ready for Valentine’s Day with card-making, cookie decorating, temporary tattoos and more!

Ages 1-8 (kids 5 and up may be dropped off)

$22/child

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Presidents’ Day ART Camp

Monday, February 17, 2020 12:00-3:00 (Early Drop-Off and Extended Care available)

Don’t waste the no-school day playing video games all day! Join in the fun and creativity of a half day of art projects based on our class model of introducing artists through hands-on art lessons culminating in the creation of masterpieces based on the artists’ works. The laid-back camp atmosphere often allows for a second or third project, and/or our art exploration options, creating a group project, face painting and more. Time for snack or lunch, too.

Early drop-off available at 9a.m. for kids 5 and up who can work independently. Extended care available until 5pm (includes attendance in a Signature Class!) Or start the day next door at Kids Clay Room (separate registration required. KCR staff will walk campers over at 12:00).

Ages 4-12
$57/child

Early drop-off available for kids 5 and up, 9:00a.m. $27.  Extended Care until 5pm, $40. Pre-register for early drop-off and extended care at time of registration.MUST be registered for camp to attend early drop-off and/or extended care. Early drop-off kids will participate in Paint&Play Open Studio Time; Extended Care kids will enjoy a signature class and free time.

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Eagle art 2015
Vets day camp 2015

“Lucas is bouncing off the walls just loving your studio! And he is in love with the idea that he can buy his own snacks during camp! He feels like a big kid with his own money. Thank you for introducing us to your wonderful business.” — Carmen, mom of Lucas, 6

“Jalil enjoyed camp and art in the park this week; just wanted to say thanks again for getting us in this week.” — Marcia, mom of Jalil, age

“We asked her which, of all the camps she attended this summer, was her favorite and she said, ‘ART CAMP!'” –  parents of Vida, 5

“Thank  you for pairing up with Code Play Learn for Camp this summer. What a great idea. It’s really STEAM, not STEM that is so important for our kids!” — Carmen, mom of Lucas, 6

“I have aqua at my school, but it’s a crayon.” — Maia, age 4

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SUMMER ART CAMP 2020

The Paintbrush offers a unique camp experience for kids who LOVE ART!

Monday-Friday

9:00-4:00 (full day)

9:00-12:00 (morning only); 1:00-4:00 (afternoon only)

ages 4-12

Click on dates to register. COMING SOON! (Meanwhile, please call or email to secure your spot in Summer 2020 ART Camp.)

June 22-26

July 20-24

August 24-28 (includes tie-dye day!)

August 31-September 4 

Half-Day Camp (3 hours): $57/day; $275/week (includes t-shirt)

Full Day Camp (7 hours): $90/day;  $435/week (includes t-shirt)

Before-Care: 8:30-9:00 $8/day; $35/week

After-Care: 4:00-5:30 $20/day; $90/week

Before- and After-Care $120/week

(Before- and After-Care registration must be made prior to Camp week)

Campers must be 4 years old by first day of their camp week.

 —A Day of Camp at The Paintbrush

8:30-9:00 Before-Care

9:00-9:15 Arrival and Warm-Up

9:15-11:05 A Morning of ART

11:05-11:15 Snack

11:15-11:45 ART Exploration/Stations

11:45-12:00 Clean Up and Organize

12:00 Morning Camp Departure

12:00-1:00 Lunch and Recreation

1:00-1:15 Arrival and Warm-Up

1:15-3:05 An Afternoon of ART

3:05-3:15 Snack

3:15-3:45 ART Exploration/Stations

3:45-4:00 Clean Up and Organize

4:00-5:30 After-Care

“This week was the most fun I have ever had at camp!” — Megan, 9

ART IN THE PARK 2020

Meet in various locations around Lincoln Park to discover, observe, draw and paint the beautiful artistic aspects of our city from animals to architecture, flora and fauna. Have a picnic lunch. Space is limited (6 kids max; 2 kids minimum). Follow the clickable links or call or email to sign up for the ART program that takes your kids out in the world to discover art in our neighborhood park.

Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday;  11:00-2:00; Ages 5-12; $175/week (includes t-shirt) Click on Dates to register!

Registration Links COMING SOON! For now, give us a call or email s to secure your spots!

June 16-18

July 7-9

July 14-16

July 28-30

August 4-6

August 11-13

August 18-20

 

ART IN THE PARK 2019
Meet in various locations around Lincoln Park to discover, observe, draw and paint the beautiful artistic aspects of our city from animals to architecture, flora and fauna. Have a picnic lunch. Space is limited (6 kids max; 2 kids minimum). Follow the clickable links or call or email to sign up for the ART program that takes your kids out in the world to discover art in our neighborhood park.
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday, 10:00-1:00
Ages 5-12; $175/week (includes t-shirt)
 
Click on Dates to register!

June 18-20

July 9-11

July 16-18 (Mandarin!)

July 30-Aug 1

August 6-8

August 13-15 (Spanish!)

 

ART in the Park Campers MUST be 5 years old to enroll.

“ART in the Park was AWESOME!” – Onix, 8

Meet in various locations of Lincoln Park (between Fullerton and North Avenue) to discover, observe, draw and paint the beautiful artistic aspects of our city from animals to architecture, flora and fauna. Have a picnic lunch. Visit the Notebaert Nature Museum every Thursday. What a wonderful city we live in! Space is limited (6 kids max; 2 kids minimum)

Follow the clickable links or call or email to sign up for the ART program that takes your kids out in the world to discover art in our neighborhood park.
 

“Thanks for allowing Gabriel to participate in ART in the Park. He thoroughly enjoyed himself.” — Sonji, mom of Gabriel, 8

“Jalil enjoyed camp and art in the park this week, just wanted to say thanks again for getting us in this week.” – mom of Jalil, 9

Follow clickable links or call or email to sign up for the ART program that takes your kids out in the world to discover art in our neighborhood park.

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“I love this class!”  – Noah, 9 1/2

“She is having a blast!” — Heather, mom of Alex, 8

“I learned a lot in Drawing [Workshop Class]. My new skills will definitely help me in school assignments next year.”  – Seth, 12

“Drawing class is really fun!”  – Bess, 6

Call 773.636.1968 or email  thepaintbrush@thepaintbrush.net if you are interested in this class!

 

SKETCHING AT THE MUSEUM

Sketching AIC 2016
DPAM Childrens Event-1801

Discover and draw the works of the masters at the ART museums around Chicago with The Paintbrush.

Dates by Appointment; Limit 6 students (minimum 2 students)

Ages 6 and up.

$45/class

cartooncamp

 
Kids from Cartooning Camp in summer 2013 created their own comics as well as puppets to film a “cartoon”! Watch our Cartooning Camp video here!!