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ART Fun All Year ‘Round

 Looking for a fun ART activity! You’ve come to the right place!



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.


Monday, November 12 (Veterans’ Day)  (early drop-off at 9:00a.m. available for kids 5+ who can work independently)

Wednesday, November 14 (ReportCard Pick-Up)


ages 4-12

Send the afternoon immersed in ART. Create artists-inspired ART projects, eat lunch with friends, explore ART on your own.

$57 (add $27 for early drop-off on Monday)

Morning Camp available 9:00-12:00 next door at Kids’ Clay Room  



Sunday, December 2, 3:30-5:00

Join us for a Hanukkah celebration! Hanukkah ART, tattoo station, Hanukkah stories and music, Latkes and more!

Fun for the whole family (recommended for kids ages 1-8).

You don’t have to be Jewish to attend! Everyone is welcome!

$20/child (kids must be accompanied by an adult)

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Gingerbread Workshop

Every family gets their own house to decorate and take home!

JUST ADDED! Thanksgiving Weekend Workshop:

November 24 at 11:00a.m.

… and still available December 16

1:30-3:00 (almost full) and 3:30-5:00

$38/family (up to 4 family members; additional family members $10 each)

Call or email to register!

(Kids under 7 must be accompanied by participating adult; Kids 7 and up may be dropped off in groups of two or more; 1 gingerbread house per group)



Sunday, December 23, 2:00-6:00

DROP off your kids and go finish your holiday SHOPping! We’ll keep them busy with snacks, ART, a movie and playtime.

For kids ages 4-12 (3-year-olds who are completely bathroom proficient may attend with older siblings or with permission granted by the owner via phone.)


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Wednesday-Friday, December 26-28 and January 2-4


ages 4-12


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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 intrioducing us to your wonderful businsess.” — 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



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


June 25-29

July 23-27

August 20-24 

August 27-31 

  • 9:00-3:00 (full day)
  • 9:00-12:30 (morning only)
  • 12:00-3:00 (afternoon only)
  • lunch time in all camps
  • $57/day or $269/week (1/2 day)
  • $79/day or $378/week  (full day)
  •  ages 4-12
  • Add before care: Before-Care 8:00a.m. $13/day; $60/week
  • Add After-Care: 3:00-5:00 $25/day; $115/week
  • Add Before-AND-After-Care: $35/day; $165/week

(Before-/After-Care pre-registration required)


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


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
Click on Dates to register!

“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. 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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The Paintbrush’s New  Weekly Parent/Child Painting Event

Our talented team of teachers will guide you and your child in painting your own acrylic-on-canvas masterpiece.

Or, use your imagination and do your own thing!


Monday, Sept. 10 2:00 Remembrance Day Miss Caroline
Tuesday, Sept. 18 4:30 Glittery Unicorns Miss Caroline
Wednesday, Sept. 26 10:00 Family Names Miss Caroline
Sunday, Sept. 30 9:30 Confetti Cupcakes Miss Carolina
Friday, Oct. 5 6:00 Halloween Pumpkins Miss Anna
Tuesday, Oct 9 3:00 Halloween Pumpkins Miss Anna
Thursday, Oct 18 2:00 Confetti Cupcakes Miss Carolina
Wednesday, Oct 24 5:30 Halloween Candy Miss Caroline

$27 per person includes all supplies, use of smocks, and cookies! Additional canvasses may be purchased for $5 each.

Reserve your spot online, or via phone or email. (If online registration says we are full, please call!)



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!



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

Fridays, 4:10-5:10

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 The Paintbrush.

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.)