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ART Fun All Year ‘Round

Looking for a fun ART activity? You’ve Landed on the Right Page!

Click thru to visit our Class Schedule page for the most up-to-date CLASSES AND CAMPS DURING THE PANDEMIC!

SpringBreak 2021 In-Person ART Camp: M/W/F March 29, 31, April 2, 9:30-12:30 REGISTER If your kids have a different week off, gather a small group (at least 3-4 kids) and send us an email to thepaintbrush@thepaintbrush.net and we will work with you to set up a camp day or a few days just for your group!

In-Person ART Camps are for kids ages 5-10 who love ART! Spend half a day cozy and warm and having fun learning about ART from a variety of hands-on approaches. All Covid-19 precautions will be taken for this in-studio camp (including masks on everyone, Social Distance seating, no shared supplies, enhanced cleaning). Once you have registered please look for our Confirmation Email with Registration Forms and Important Safety Information!

“Feeling Lucky” St. Patrick’s Day ART Celebration-in-a-Bag! Make this year’s stay-at-home holiday special with a gift bag full of St. Patrick’s Day ART projects and supplies. $22 add rainbow glitter for $2 more. Text 773.636.1968 to order. No-contact pick-up. Local delivery available (add $5 per address). SOLD OUT

St. Patty’s Day Mini Goody Bag Like last year’s very first take-home kit, this little bag has a project, coins, stickers, a rainbow crayon, tattoo, and a shamrock lollipop. $6 each. Text 773.636.1968 to order. Pick up on Sunday, March 14, 3:00-5:00.

In-Person Easter ART Workshop: Sunday, March 21, 2021, 1:30-3:30 REGISTER Easter Eggs and Easter ART! We’re doing it all in this eggs-clusive In-Person Easter ART Workshop. Drop-off; ages 5-11. Reservation required.

ARTsy Easter Baskets! The most adorable Easter basket is filled with Easter ART treats for your little bunny! $20 each. Limited quantity. Text 773.636.1968 to order. No-contact pick-up. Local delivery available (add $5 per address).

SUMMER 2021 ART CAMPS and ART IN THE PARK!

WE HAVE REVISED OUR SUMMER ART CAMPS/ART IN THE PARK PROGRAM to meet the needs of THE PANDEMIC AND SOCIAL DISTANCING.

IN-PERSON SUMMER 2021 ART CAMP

June 28-July 2 Click to Register

July 19-23 Click to Register

August 16-20 Click to Register

August 23-37 Click to Register

10am-2pm; ages 5-10, $350/week

For ART-loving kids ages 5-10. Explore ART through a variety of approaches including drawing, painting, ARTist inspired projects, games and more! Lunch break will take place outdoors. We will take great measures to ensure the safety of all campers, with regular cleaning of shared space, no sharing of art supplies, masks on everyone, enhanced cleaning, social distance seating, small camp groups. We will follow closely the CDC and City of Chicago Covid-19 precautions and recommendations.

Campers….

  • must be able to maintain social distancing by remaining in their assigned seat;
  • will be required to wear a mask throughout camp, with the exception of lunchtime;
  • must be able to work independently without teacher intervention (physical);
  • will be asked to bring lunch that they are able to completely access without assistance;
  • will be asked to bring their own smocks or wear clothes they can get a little messy in;
  • will be dropped off at our front door to be escorted inside by a teacher, so as to limit exposure of campers to other adults.

ART IN THE PARK 2021

THIS CAMP WILL RUN FOLLOWING SOCIAL DISTANCING, SMALL GROUP LIMITS AND MASKS AS REQUIRED BY THE GOVERNOR OF ILLINOIS. WE HAVE ADAPTED TO MEET THESE NEEDS. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Meet in designated locations in 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. Space is limited (8 kids max; 2 kids minimum). Click the link to sign up for the ART program that takes your kids out in the world to discover art in our neighborhood park.

Monday-Thursday, 3:45-5:15; Ages 5-12; $180/week (includes t-shirt and all ART supplies) 

June 21-24, July 5-8, July 12-15, July 26-29, August registration not yet available

Click to Register!

Once you have registered PLEASE LOOK FOR AND REPLY TO THE PAINTBRUSH’S CONFIRMATION EMAIL AND REQUEST FOR FURTHER INFO

Must be 5 years old by the first day of your ART in the Park week.

ONLINE SUMMER 2021 ART CAMP 2021 TBD

Summer ART Camp Classes via Zoom for kids ages 5-10+. Choose as many or as few classes as you’d like to make the perfect Camp schedule for you! $125/class per week; ART supplies available; no sunscreen required! Classes meet for about 45 minutes each to allow for a break in between. All classes meet via Zoom.

9am ARTists at Home

10am Painting Class

1pm Textiles/Cartooning

2:00 pm Drawing Class

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 YEAR-‘ROUND ART CAMP (This is pre-pandemic info and does not reflect current Covid-19 restricted activites.)

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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“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

SEE REVISED CAMP SCHEDULE, ABOVE!

The Paintbrush offers a unique camp experience for kids who LOVE ART! (For break-down of the day, scroll down to A Day of Camp at The Paintbrush.)

Monday-Friday

Full Day Camp 9:00-4:00: $90/day;  $435/week (includes t-shirt)

Half Day Camp 9:00-12:00 (morning only); 1:00-4:00 (afternoon only) : $57/day; $275/week (includes t-shirt)

ages 4-12

June 22-26

July 20-26

August 24-28

August 31-September 4

Before- and After-Care Options:

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

Extended morning camp: 12:00-1:00 $16/day

Afternoon Before-Care: 12:00-1:00 $16/day

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

Full Day Camp 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

THIS CAMP WILL RUN FOLLOWING SOCIAL DISTANCING, SMALL GROUP LIMITS AND MASKS AS REQUIRED BY THE GOVERNOR OF ILLINOIS. WE HAVE ADAPTED TO MEET THESE NEEDS.

Meet in designated locations in 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. Space is limited (6 kids max; 2 kids minimum). Click the link to sign up for the ART program that takes your kids out in the world to discover art in our neighborhood park.

Monday-Thursday, July 13-16, Juy 27-30, AUgust 10-13 3:45-5:15; Ages 5-12

$180/week (includes t-shirt and all ART supplies) 

Click to Register!

Register now to secure your spots

Must be 5 years old by the first day of your ART in the Park week.

 

 

“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!!