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ART Fun All Year ‘Round


 Spring Break is a SEASON in Chicago! 
But no matter when your kids are off school, we’ve got you covered!
Spring Break  ART Camp


Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
February (15th no longer available) 17, 20, 22, 24
March 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, 31
April 3, 5, 7, 10, 12
Call 773.636.1968, email or
Ages 4-11
Bring lunch or snack.

minimum 4 kids to hold a camp day; so gather a little group and let’s get together and create art!

 Sketching at the Museum

2017 Dates By Appointment (minimum 3 students)

ages 5 and up; $45/class

See the real art, learn about it and sketch your own rendition. All materials included.

Museum is free on Thursdays and parents can wander the galleries while kids take class.

registration required; minimum 3 students to hold class (6 kids max.)





No School Friday Camp

Friday, February 3, 2017


ages 4-11

Spend your day off school immersed in ART! Click to Register!

Presidents’ Day ART Camp 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017


ages 4-11

President-inspired ART! Click to Register!

School Holiday ART Camps, Summer ART Camp, After-Hours Camps, Learn-to-Draw Workshop, 

Painting Workshop, Sketching at The Museum, ART in the Park, Kids’ Crafts Class, Frozen Workshop … 

It’s all on this page!


ART  of Nature Class

For Preschooler and Home Schoolers ages 4+
Thursdays, 1:00-3:00 (by appointment; minimum 3 students; max. 6 students)
Meets at Notebaert Nature Museum
Discover and Draw Nature in our NEW CLASS!
Researching and drawing right in the galleries. View art exhibits, discover animals in their recreated habitats, learn about the environment … all from an ART perspective. 
Then learn to draw from real life. Plus, watch the daily butterfly release.
 4-class session/$160 or $45/class
Reservations Required.
All materials provided; please bring snack.



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.

Columbus Day ART Camp: Monday, October 10, 12:00-3:00 $55/child


 Eagle art 2015 Vets day camp 2015

“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

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



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

And new for Summer 2017, in addition to our 4 weeks of CLASSIC ART CAMP that you know and love, The Paintbrush and Code Play Learn are partnering to offer 4 weeks of week-long, full day camps that will engage kids in both computer science and art! That’s EIGHT WEEKS OF SUMMER CAMP! Woo Hoo!!!

The Paintbrush and Code Play Learn Camps (for more info, click the Click to Register links):

Painting and Programming with LEGO Robotics
7/10 – 7/14 | 8:00AM – 3:00PM
Current Grades K-2 $495/week Click to Register for Painting and Programming with LEGO Robotics Week 1

Painting and Programming with LEGO Robotics
7/17 – 7/21 | 8:00AM – 3:00PM
Current Grades 2nd-4th $495/week Click to Register for Painting and Programming with LEGO Robotics Week 2

Painting and Programming with STEM Adventure
8/7 – 8/11 | 8:00AM – 3:00PM
Current Grades K-2nd $495/week Click to Register for Painting and Programming with STEM Adventure

Painting and Programming with Minecraft Modding
8/14 – 8/18 | 8:00AM – 3:00PM
Current Grades 2nd-4th $495/week Click to Register for Painting and Programming with Minecraft Modding

The Paintbrush Classic ART Camps

Week 1: June 26-30 Click to Register for FULL DAY Classic ART Camp Week 1 

Week 2: July 24-28 Click to Register for FULL DAY Classic ART Camp Week 2 

Week 3: August 21-21 Click Here to Register for FULL DAY Classic ART Camp Week 3

Week 4: August 28-September 1 Click Here to Register for FULL DAY Classic ART Camp Week 4

  • 9:00-3:00 (full day)
  • 9:00-12:30 (morning only)
  • 12:00-3:00 (afternoon only)
  • lunch time in all camps
  • $55/day or $265/week (1/2 day)
  • $77/day or $375/week  (full day)
  •  ages 4-11
  • Before-Care begins at 8:00a.m. $13/day; $60/week
  • After-Care 3:00-5:00 $24/day; $113/week
  • Before-AND-After-Care $160/week
    (must register for Before-/After-Care when booking camp)


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


 ART IN THE PARK (Summer Only)

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

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.

Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:00-3:00 2017 DATES TBD

“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

Ages 5-12; $55/class

Call or email to sign up for the Art program that takes your kids out in the world to discover art in our neighborhood.


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Kids who want to learn to express themselves through art will love this workshop featuring lessons in IMG_3568standard 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 if you are interested in this class!



Miss Sara introduces kids with little or no experience at all to the basic skills of watercolor and acrylic painting.

10 weeks/$250

Ages 5 and up



 Sketching AIC 2016  DPAM Childrens Event-1801

Discover and draw the works of the masters at the ART museums around Chicago with Miss Sara.

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

Ages 6 and up.



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!!




For kids ages 3 and up. This one-hour class includes a short lunch period (bring your own lunch). Kids will improve fine motor skills with beading projects, seasonal crafts and more. $250/10 weeks.

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For FROZEN fans of all ages! Call or email to schedule your FROZEN workshop. (Groups of 2 or more.)