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CLASSES and CAMPS

Our class and camp options are constantly evolving to meet the ever-changing restrictions of the Covid-19 pandemic. We are planning all the time and will send an email out every time we add somethng to our schedule (or feel free to check back here regularly, or text 773.636.1968) for updates. 

 IN-PERSON OPTIONS for kids ages 3-11 

AT-HOME ONLINE options for kids ages 1-19

You can also CLICK HERE for Do-At-Home ART Projects and Ideas.

ONLINE CLASSES

All Online Classes are LIVE. All times noted are CENTRAL TIME.

SPRING SESSION 2: May 1-June 26, 2021

SUMMER SESSION: June 28-August 30 (Summer Classes will meet for various number of weeks within this timeframe. See individual class for specific dates.)

 

ARTISTS AT HOME Kids learn through doing! Our hands-on ARTist lessons are a great way to help your kids build skills, knowledge, and self-esteem all at once.  In this class we are learning about a different ARTist each week through hands-on ART lessons. Teacher will make supplies suggestions and help you work with what you have at home. Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:00, ages 4-11 $400/$450 

Click to Register for Spring Session 2

Click to Register for Summer (offered as part of Online Camp)

 

AT-HOME CARTOONING Learn the whimsical ART form of Cartooning from the safety of your own home in this Introduction to Cartooning Class! No experience required. Bring paper and pencil with good eraser to class. Tuesdays, 2:30 and 4:00, ages 6-11 $200 

Click to Register for Spring Session 2

Click to Register for Summer (offered as part of Online Camp)

 

TINY ARTISTS AT HOME This class introduces toddlers to the basics of ART through hands-on ART lessons. Teacher will make supplies suggestions and help you work with what you have at home. Wednesdays, 11:00, ages 1-3 

Click to Register for Spring Session 2

Click to Register for Summer Session (June 30- July 28)

 

LITTLE ARTISTS AT HOME Kids learn through doing! Our hands-on ARTist lessons are a great way to help your kids build skills, knowledge, and self-esteem all at once.  In this class we are learning about a different ARTist each week through hands-on ART lessons. Teacher will make supplies suggestions and help you work with what you have at home. Wednesdays, 12:00, ages 3-5

Register for this class via email: ThePaintbrush@ThePaintbrush.net

 

AT-HOME PAINTING CLASS Learn how to paint like a real ARTist in this painting class for kids. Use whatever paints you have at home. Teacher will make supplies suggestions and help you work with what you have at home. Mondays, 4:35, ages 5-11

Click to Register for Summer Session (June 28-July 26)

 

AT-HOME TEXTILES & CRAFTS (WEAVING & COLLAGING) Explore ART beyond paint and paper! Learn how to make ART through a variety of textile experiences. We will learn basic weaving skills. We will also create fun, crafty ART using things we have at home. Wednesdays, 12:00, ages 5-11

Click to Register for Summer Session (July 1-29)

 

AT-HOME PAINTING & ART MUSEUM DISCOVERY CLASS Learn about the ARTsts and their works through guided virtual tours of ART museums! Then learn how to paint like the ARTists!  Use whatever paints you have at home. Teacher will make supplies suggestions and help you work with what you have at home. Fridays, 3:00, ages 5-11

Click to Register for Spring Session 2

Click to Register for Summer Session (July 2-30)

 

AT-HOME INTERMEDIATE DRAWING FOR ‘TWEENS/TEENS For kids who have completed At-Home Basic Drawing Class or who have previous drawing experience. Bring pencil with good eraser and paper to class. Fridays, 5:00, ages 8-19 

Click to Register for Spring Session 2

Click to Register for Summer Session (July 2-30)

 

Can’t make the online class time but want to take the class? Register for the class you’re interested in and we will send you videos of the lessons right after they go live. Text or email for more info. Or ask about setting up a class at a convenient time for you!

 

 

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IN-PERSON OPTIONS 

SPRING SESSION 2: May 1-June 26, 2021

SUMMER SESSION: June 28-August 31 (Summer Classes will meet for various number of weeks within this timeframe. See individual class for specific dates.) 

CLASSES: 
In-Person After School ART Class
Wednesdays 4:00-5:00, Thursdays 4:15-5:15
Spring Session 2: May 5-June 24 (8 weeks)
Summer Session 1: June 28-July 31 (5 weeks)
Summer Session 2: August 1-27 (4 weeks)
ages 5-11
Take an after school (or after camp) break with in-person ART classes! ART presented to your kids from a variety of hands-on approaches including drawing, painting, ARTist-inspired projects and more.
Social Distance seating, masks on everyone, no shared supplies, very limited capacity. Drop-off.
Once you have registered please look for our Confirmation Email with Registration Forms and Important Safety Information!
 
In-Person for 2-4-Year-Olds
Tuesdays, 10:00-10:40
Spring Session 2: May 4-June 22 ($240/8-week session) Click to Register
Summer Mini Session: (7/6, 7/13, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, 8/31 $185.6-week session) Click to Register
For preschoolers and their caregivers. ART presented to your kids from a variety of hands-on approaches including drawing, painting, ARTist-inspired projects and more. Social Distance seating, masks on everyone, no shared supplies, very limited capacity. 
Once you have registered please look for our Confirmation Email with Registration Forms and Important Safety Information!
 
In-Person for 3-5-Year-Olds
Mondays, 5:00p.m., $240/8-week session
Register for Mondays via email.
Wednesdays, 2:45; $270/9-week session
Click to Register for Spring Session 2
Thursdays, 10:00a.m., $270/9-week session; $155/5-week summer session
Click to Register for Spring Session 2
Click to Register for Summer Mini Session: (7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 8/5, 8/12) 
Saturdays, 12:00p.m. $240/8-week session 
Click to Register for Spring Session 2
For preschoolers and their caregivers. ART presented to your kids from a variety of hands-on approaches including drawing, painting, ARTist-inspired projects and more. Social Distance seating, masks on everyone, no shared supplies, very limited capacity. 
Once you have registered please look for our Confirmation Email with Registration Forms and Important Safety Information!
 
In-Person Saturday Morning ART Class 
Saturday, 10:00-11:30, ages 5-11
Spring Session 2: May 1-June 26 Click to Register $360/9-week session
Summer Session 1: 7/3-7/31 Click to Register $205/5-week session
Summer Session 2: 8/7-8/28 Click to Register $165/4-week session
Chill out on Saturday mornings with in-person ART classes! ART presented to your kids from a variety of hands-on approaches including drawing, painting, ARTist-inspired projects and more.
Social Distance seating, masks on everyone, no shared supplies, very limited capacity. Drop-off.
Once you have registered please look for our Confirmation Email with Registration Forms and Important Safety Information!
 
In-Person Drawing & Painting for ‘Tweens
Fridays, 4:30-5:30, ages 8-12
Spring Session 2: May 7-June 25 Click to Register
Summer Sessions 1: July 2-30 Click to Register
Summer Session 2: August 6-27 Click to Register
Take a break from eLearning in this class designed for our older students to learn the basic skills of drawing and painting. Social Distance seating, masks on everyone, no shared supplies, very limited capacity. Drop-off. Once you have registered please look for our Confirmation Email with Registration Forms and Important Safety Information!
 
In-Person Cartooning Class
Mondays, 4:00-5:00, ages 6-11
Spring Session 2: May 3-June 21 Click to Register
Summer Session 1: June 28-July 26 Click to Register
Summer Session 2: August 2-30 Click to Register
Love to doodle? Try this fun cartooning class. Learn to doodle and cartoon and make silly, fun art!
Social Distance seating, masks on everyone, no shared supplies, very limited capacity. Drop-off. Once you have registered please look for our Confirmation Email with Registration Forms and Important Safety Information!
 
 

CAMPS & WORKSHOPS & OTHER CREATIVE STUFF:

For Summer 2021 Camp and ART in the Park please visit our Camps & Workshops page

FATHERS’ DAY GIFT KIT Everything you need to make a special gift for Dad, including a cute card, and a re-usable gift bag to pack it all into! $12 Text 773.636.1968 to order yours. No-contact pick-up available, and local delivery available for small fee.

In-Person SpringBreak 2021 Camp: M/W/F March 29, 31, April 2, 9:30-12:30 REGISTER

 

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.

In-Person MLK ART Camp: Monday, January 18, 9:30-12:30 FULL REGISTER

In-Person Day-Off ART Camp: Friday, February 5, 9:30-12:30 REGISTER

In-Person Presidents’ Day ART Camp: Monday, February 15, 9:30-12:30 REGISTER

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, including holiday themed ART. 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!

 

If your kids are back to school and our classes conflict, let us know! We can help you out!

Plan a Private One-on-One In-Person or Online Class for your child, or a group class for your child and their friends (max. 8-9 kids in studio; drop-off). All ages. Text or email for more info.

Looking for something different? Let us know!

 

 

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PRE-PANDEMIC Info: THESE CLASSES ARE NOT CURRENTLY OPEN

Please call, text or email for more info.

Little ART Explorers: 12-23 months 

Tiny ARTists: 2-4 years

Apprentices: 3-5 years

Master ARTists: 4-7/8 years

Modern ARTists: 8-12 years

Drawing and Painting Classes: 5-14 years

 

SPRING 2020 Schedule

Classes enrolling all the time; Your session starts when YOU want it to!

Reservations Required for all classes.

(Class descriptions are below class schedule!)

 

MONDAYS

8:30 April 6 Camp Early Drop-off (must be registered for 9-3 Camp to attend)

9:15-11:00 Paint&Play (formerly Drop-In ART)  (drop in)

9:00-3:00 Spring Break Fun Camp April 6 Click to Register

3:00-5:30 April 6 Camp Extended Care (must be registered for 9-3 Camp to attend)

3:20-4:05 Tiny ARTists/Apprentices (Call or email to register)

4:10-4:50 Little ART Explorers NEW TIME!

5:00-6:00  NEW TIME! Learn-to-Draw Workshop Class (Call or email to register)

 

TUESDAYS

8:30 April 7 Camp Early Drop-off (must be registered for 9-3 Camp to attend)

9:15-11:00 Paint&Play (formerly Drop-In ART)  (drop in)

9:00-3:00 Spring Break Fun Camp April 7 Click to Register

11:30-12:15 Tiny ARTists (Call or email to register)

12:30-1:15 Apprentices (Call or email to register)

1:30-2:15 Little ART Explorers (Call or email to register) NEW TIME

3:00-5:30 April 7 Camp Extended Care (must be registered for 9-3 Camp to attend)

 

WEDNESDAYS

8:30 April 8 Camp Early Drop-off (must be registered for 9-3 Camp to attend)

9:00-3:00 Spring Break Fun Camp April 8 Click to Register

9:20-10:00 Little ART Explorers (Call or email to register) 

10:30-11:15 Tiny ARTists (Call or email to register) 

3:00-5:30 April 8 Camp Extended Care (must be registered for 9-3 Camp to attend)

3:20-4:05 Painting for Tots (Call or email to register)

4:30-5:30 Master ARTists (Call or email to register)

 

THURSDAYS

8:30 April 9 Camp Early Drop-off (must be registered for 9-3 Camp to attend)

9:00-3:00 Spring Break Fun Camp April 9 Click to Register

9:20-10:00 Little ART Explorers (Call or email to register)

10:30-11:15 Tiny ARTists/Apprentices (Call or email to register)

11:30-12:15 Apprentices  (Call or email to register)

3:00-5:30 April 9 Camp Extended Care (must be registered for 9-3 Camp to attend)

3:00-3:45 Tiny ARTists/Apprentices (Call or email to register)

4:30-5:30 Master ARTists  (Call or email to register)

5:45-6:45 Drawing/Cartooning Class (Call or email to register)

 

FRIDAYS

8:30 April 10 Camp Early Drop-off (must be registered for 9-3 Camp to attend)

9:00-3:00 Spring Break Fun Camp April 10 Click to Register

9:15-11:00 Pop-Up PAINT&PLAY (drop-in)

9:20-10:05 Little ART Explorers (Call or email to register) 

10:30-11:15 Tiny ARTists (Call or email to register)

11:30-12:15 Apprentices  (Call or email to register)

3:00-5:30 April 10 Camp Extended Care (must be registered for 9-3 Camp to attend)

3:30-4:15 StoryTime ART  Click to Register

4:30-5:30 Teen/Tween Drawing and Painting (Call or email to register)

7:00-9:00 Adults-Only ART&Wine Night (by request)

 

SATURDAYS

8:30-9:10 Little ART Explorers (Call or email to register)

9:25-10:25 Painting/Drawing Class (Call or email to register)

10:30-11:30 Master ARTists (Call or email to register)

11:45-12:30 Tiny ARTists/Apprentices (Call or email to register)

12:00-1:00 February 22 StarWars Painting Class Click to Register

12:45-1:45 Modern ARTists (Call or email to register)

2:00-3:00 Imagination Class (Call or email to register)

3:15-4:15 ART Concepts Class (Call or email to register)

4:30-5:30 ART Exploration Class (Call or email to register)

5:45-8:30 Kids’ Night Out: StarWars March 28 Click to Register

 

SUNDAYS

10:30 Birthday pARTy

1:00 Birthday pARTy

3:30-5:00 February 9 Valentine’s Day Family Workshop Click to Register

3:30-5:00 April 5 Easter Egg Decorating Family Workshop Click to Register

3:30 Birthday pARTy

 

If you don’t see the class you want on the day you want, please call and ask about our Claim Your Class option! 
 

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

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PAINT&PLAY: NOT a class! It’s 90 minutes to two hours of Open Studio Time for children and their caregivers to explore art together through a variety of art-based activities. No instruction. $10-12/child (if paying by cc please add $2). (Children under one year are free when accompanied by paying child; Tot wall paintingadults are free.) Year-’round. Reservations available but not required. Need not be enrolled in classes to attend Paint&Play. Paint&Play is not intended to substitute for formally instructed art education. It is intended only as a time for kids to express themselves artistically with minimal boundaries under the guidance of their parents/caregivers and under the supervision of The Paintbrush staff. For those looking for a teacher-lead class experience for your kids, please see our class listings for children ages 1 to 12. Mondays and Tuesdays 9:15-11:00, Fridays 9:15-11:00 (February); occasional other days as noted via email blast.

Little ART Explorers: Ages 12-23 months. An intro to the basics of art, art skills, colors and shapes, and art tools for the littlest ARTists. A good pre-class or companion class to our Tiny ARTists class. Students must attend with actively participating adult. 40 minutes. 10 weeks/$265 See Schedule Above

Tiny ARTists: Parent-Tot interaction classes for children ages 2-4 years old. Learn about a different artist each week and create masterpieces inspired be each artist’s work. Students must understand basic language and be able to sit attentively for at least 5 minutes at a time. Children in Tiny Artists classes must be accompanied by an actively participating adult. 45 minutes. 10 weeks/$265. (Any class with fewer than 2 children will meet for 30 minutes.) Mondays, 3:20-4:05; Wednesdays, 10:30-11:15; Thursdays 9:20-10:05; Fridays, 10:30-11:15 and 11:30-12:15; Saturdays 11:45-12:30

Apprentices: 3-5-year-olds with participating adult. Learn about a different artist each week and create masterpieces inspired be each artist’s work. 45 minutes. 10 weeks/$265.  (Any class with fewer than 2 children will meet for 30 minutes.) Mondays, 3:20-4:05; Thursdays 9:20-10:05; Fridays, 11:30-12:15; Saturday, 11:45-12:30

Master ARTists: Drop-off classes for children ages 4 to 7 years old.  Learn about a different artist each week and create masterpieces inspired be each artist’s work. 1 hour. 10 weeks/$265.  (Any class with fewer than 2 children enrolled will meet for 45 minutes.) Mondays, 4:30-5:30; Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30; Thursdays, 4:30-5:30Saturdays, 10:30-11:30 

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Modern ARTists: For the older kids, ages 8-12. Learn about a different artist each week and create masterpieces inspired be each artist’s work using a variety of new skills and concepts including realism. still life, shading, light source and location, detail filtering and more with a variety of new materials such as acrylics and graphite pencil. 1 hour. 10 weeks/$265. Saturdays, 12:45-1:45

February’s Frozen Fridays: Recommended for kids ages 2-6. Create weekly art projects based on the popular movie and its sequel. Kids 4 and up may be dropped off. Register for single class or 4-week session. 1 hour. 4 weeks/$65; single class $23. Fridays, 1:00-2:00

Imagination Class: Ages 5-12. Exercise your imaginative art-making skills! Rather than working on representational paintings, we will look inward to come up with subject matter from our imaginations. Much of our work will be abstract and focused on elements of design such as movement, color, and energy. 1 hour. 3-week sessions/$105 each. Claim Your Class

ART Concepts Class: Ages 5-12. Learn to see the world differently through ART. Each week we create art in imaginative, new ways, exploring three-dimensional art, different media and inspiring students to look at the world around them in new ways. We’ll push the limits to what defines self portraits, and what defines art! And we will learn to paint with different types of paints on a variety of surfaces. 1 hour. 10-weeks/$265. Claim Your Class

ART Exploration Class: Ages 5-12. Explore various themes — including Identity, Spaces & Places, Transforming Everyday Objects and Society — through famous works of art and then our own!1 hour. 3-week sessions/$105 each. Claim Your Class

Painting Class: Ages 4 to adult. Parents and kids come together for guided acrylic-on-canvas painting lessons. Participants may follow lesson or get creative and do their own thing. Fun for the whole family, a group of adults or a group of kids (must be at least 5 years old to be dropped off). 1 hour. 3-week session $105/person; single class $35/person (please register all participants in group)  By appointment

StoryTime ART: Ages 1-5 with caregiver. Story time followed by a story-themed art project, playtime and snack time. 45 minutes. $15/class. Reservations required.

Learn-to-Draw Workshop: Kids ages 5 to 12 can learn the basics of drawing in this workshop that focuses on the skills of creating that which we see. 1 hour. 10 weeks/$265. Mondays, 6:30-7:30

Drawing and Painting for ‘Tweens and Teens: Kids ages 8-14 (or by teacher invitation) will learn basic sketching and painting and then advance to a higher level, bringing kids further along with their art skills through introduction of advanced art concepts and tools.  1-hour class. 10 weeks/$265. Fridays, 4:30-5:30

Drawing/Cartooning: Kids ages 7-12 (or by teacher invitation) will learn basic drawing skills and then move on to learn the specifics of various cartoon drawing styles.  1-hour class. 10 weeks/$265. Thursdays, 5:45-6:45

Kids’ Crafts Class: Kids ages 3 and up will create fun, useful crafts in this class. Different artsy-craftsy projects to take home each week. Parents must stay with kids who are not fully bathroom proficient. 1 hour. 10 weeks/$265. Claim Your Class

Learn-to-Paint Workshop: Kids ages 5 to 12 can learn the basics of  painting with water colors and acrylics in this workshop that focuses on the skills of creating that which we see. 1 hour. 10 weeks/$265 Fridays, 4:30-5:30

Kids’ Night Out: Ages 3.5-12. Drop off your kids for hours of fun,  ART, pizza, and entertainment. It’s the most fun your kid will have on a Friday or Saturday night! Call or email or watch for our emails for specific dates and themes. 5:45-8:30pm; drop-off. $37/child; additional sibs $27 each. One Saturday per month (Sept-June). Click links in schedule above to register.

ART of Nature Class: Drop-off at Notebaert Nature Museum for Preschoolers and Home-Schoolers ages 4 and upResearching 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. Reservations Required. All materials provided; please bring snack. Limit 6 kids. 2 hours4 weeks/$175; $45/class. Class scheduled by request (minimum 3 kids).

Siblings Class: For families who have kids in different age groups but who wish to attend class together. Ages 2 years and up (must be at least age for Tiny ARTists). Parent participation required. 45 minutes. 10 weeks/$265. Claim Your Class

Intro to Drawing for Moms/Pops and Tots: A new class for little ones ages 4-6 who want to learn to draw, and their parents who want to learn with them. Parents are NOT required to participate; drop-off is an option. 45 minutes. 10 weeks/$265. (Parent fee: $265 minus sib discount). Claim Your Class.

ART and Wine Night: Ages 13 & up (adults only; must be 21 to consume alcohol). Let us inspire you to create your own version of a masterpiece! Our new BYOB adult painting classes are perfect for a fun, ladies’ night out, a creative date night or just a great way to jump start your creativity!  BYOB art classes are the perfect place to meet new people, learn new skills, and create one-of-a-kind works of art!  Ticket price includes all materials, step-by-step instruction, aprons and a gallery-wrapped canvas that you take home. Reservations required. $35/person. (Private session also available; $40/person, minimum 6 participants.) Dates TBA or By Request.

Seasonal Workshops: All ages drop-off for kids ages 4/5 and up. (Must be fully bathroom proficient to be dropped off, otherwise one adult must stay.) Kids will create awesome art based on their favorite movie, the most current holiday or other fun themes! Reservations required. All materials included.  Times/dates TBA. 1-1.5 hours. Fee variable.

Claim Your Class: To claim your class, let us know what class you would like and when. If we can make it work, we will get the class open for you within two weeks. “Claim Your Class” will work best if you and at least one friend to open the class together with, however, this is not required. (Please note that all classes with fewer than 2 students will run 15 minutes shorter than standard.) To claim your class you must enroll in a full 10-week session without vouchers, gift certificates, coupons, daily deals or any other specials or discounts. (May not be claimed midway thru your current session without next consecutive tuition prepayment.)

*All classes noted as “$265/10-week session” can be attended as a SINGLE CLASS or partial session for the prorated fee of $30 per class.

*Online Daily Deal Voucher Holders and Auction GC Holders: Please note that your vouchers are only valid for available seats in open classes on our schedule. Please call or email for availability. (Restrictions apply if using toward certain classes.)  Not valid toward Claim Your Class option, Specialty Workshops, Kids’ Night, Camps, etc. unless noted as such on GC. If you have a voucher that is set to expire soon and we can’t get you into a class right away we will extend your voucher’s expiration date if you call to arrange details.