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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 11 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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Intro to Improv for Teens

Pizza and Painting

Join us for a unique painting experience, and pizza! Kids 4 and up may be dropped off but we encourage their caregivers to stay and participate!

Monday, August 19, 5:30-6:30

Reservations required!  Ages 4+ (adults may participate or drop off)        $32/participant

Click to register! https://www.hisawyer.com/the-paintbrush/schedules?schedule_id=camps&sched_ids[]=33513

Picnic with Monet

Bring a bag lunch for an indoor
picnic, followed by a Claude Monet-inspired “water lilies”-on-canvas ART
project.

Tuesday, August 13, 12:00-1:15

Ages 4+ (adults may participate or drop off); $32/participant; reservations required

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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 2019

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.

June 24-28

July 22-26

August 19-23 (includes tie-dye day!)

August 26-30 

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 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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LEARN-TO-DRAW WORKSHOP CLASS

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Kids who want to learn to express themselves through art will love this workshop featuring lessons in standard drawing techniques. No previous experience necessary but experienced doodlers are encouraged to join. You will be amazed what your kids will learn to do. A great workshop for kids who struggle to complete the drawing portion of homework assignments, or for kids who simply LOVE to draw!

Kids can learn the basics of drawing or fine tune their skills in this workshop that focuses on the skill of creating that which we see.

Mondays, 6:00-7:00pm 

10 weeks/$250

Ages 5 and up.

Kids who have attended Drawing Workshop Class had this to say…

“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!

PAINTING AND DRAWING WORKSHOP CLASS

Introduces kids with little or no experience at all to the basic skills of drawing as well as watercolor and acrylic painting.

Fridays, 4:30-5:30

10 weeks/$250

Ages 5 and up

 

SKETCHING AT THE MUSEUM

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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!!