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ART Fun All Year ‘Round

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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.



Spring Break Fun Camp

Monday-Friday, April 6-10


Early drop-off available at 8:30a.m; Extended care available until 5:30p.m.

$70/day; $350/week; Early drop-off $10/day; Extended care $30/day

We have a week of of fun planned to keep your kids happy and busy during Spring Break. Your kids will spend the day creating art, enjoying unstructured art and games time, relaxing lunchtime with a movie and more. Some days include Paint&Play, some include participating in classes. A little bit different every day and all FUN! Register for a day or two or the whole week! CLICK TO REGISTER!

Pop-Up Day-Off Camp

Friday, February 21, 2020 12:00-3:00

Spend the afternoon creating artist-inspired masterpieces with Miss Alanna.

Ages 4-12 (drop-off)


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StarWars Painting Class

Saturday, February 22, 2020 12:00-1:00

Learn to paint an Ewok in Miss Alanna’s guided painting class.

Parents encouraged but not required to participate. Registration required for all participants.

Ages 6-adult

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Easter Egg Decorating Family Workshop 2020

Get the family together for our annual Easter Egg Decorating workshop! We’ll provide you with a basket of eggs to carry from decoration station to decoration station. Recommended for families with kids ages 3 and up. Kids ages 8 and up may be dropped off.

Sunday, April 5, 2020


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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 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



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.)


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


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. Have a picnic lunch. 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.

Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday;  11:00-2:00; Ages 5-12; $180/week (includes t-shirt) 

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Register now to secure your spots!

June 16-18

July 7-9, July 14-16 ,July 28-30

August 4-6, August 11-13, August 18-20

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.


“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!



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!!