Camps & Workshops
ART Fun All Year ‘Round
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SUMMER 2019 CAMP SCHEDULE: SCROLL DOWN BELOW!!
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.
Columbus Day ART Camp
Monday, October 14, 2019; 12:00-3:00
Early-drop-off for kids 5+ available at 9:00 ($27 additional; must be able to work independently for early-drop-off)
No school means ART CAMP! Join us for a fun afternoon of art!
Reservations required! Ages 4-12 $57
CPS STRIKE CAMP
In the event of an October 2019 CPS Strike, The Paintbrush will be open for Strike Camp for the duration. We will keep your kids safe, happy and busy with art, games, movies, playtime, lunch and snacks. Your kids may bring games from home, homework and/or books to read.
For CPS kids in kindergarten through 6th grade.
$60/day (additional sibs $55 each)
Call or email to grab a spot. Space is limited.
Sunday, October 27, 3:30-5:15
ages 1-8; $15/child
Get your costume on (optional) and head over to the best Halloween pARTy in Lincoln Park.
Open-studio-style activities range from decorating your own Halloween goody bag, to our temporary tattoo station, face painting, easel painting, snacks, Halloween goodies and more.
All participants ages 1 and up must have a paid ticket. (Adult caregivers are free with paid kids.)
Winter Break ART Camp
December 23, 26, 27, 30 and January 2, 3
12:00-4:00; ages 4-12; $68/day
Spend the afternoon learning about influential artists through hands-on art activities.
Space is limited! Enroll early! Click to register!
“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
SUMMER ART CAMP 2019
The Paintbrush offers a unique camp experience for kids who LOVE ART!
9:00-4:00 (full day)
9:00-12:00 (morning only); 1:00-4:00 (afternoon only)
Click on dates to register.
August 19-23 (includes tie-dye day!)
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—
9:00-9:15 Arrival and Warm-Up
9:15-11:05 A Morning of ART
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
3:15-3:45 ART Exploration/Stations
3:45-4:00 Clean Up and Organize
“This week was the most fun I have ever had at camp!” — Megan, 9
“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)
“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.
LEARN-TO-DRAW WORKSHOP CLASS
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Ages 5 and up
SKETCHING AT THE MUSEUM
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!!