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CURRENT SCHEDULE

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

Reservations Required for all classes.

 It’s never too late to enroll!

(For class descriptions, scroll down below class schedule!)

MONDAYS

9:00 Early Drop-off for Camp Day (2/18) (Must register with Camp enrollment; see below.)

9:15-11:00 Drop-In ART (No registration required)

12:00-3:00 February 18 PRESIDENTS’ DAY ART CAMP Click to Register!

12:00-3:00 Spring Break Camp (3/18, 4/15, 4/22) Click to Register!

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

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

6:00-7:00 Learn-to-Draw Workshop Class (Call or email to register)

 

TUESDAYS

9:15-11:00 Drop-In ART (No registration required)

12:00-12:45 Little Theatre ARTists (Call or email to register)

5:30 February 12 Paint With Me (Call or email to register)

 

WEDNESDAYS

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

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

12:00-3:00 Spring Break Camp (3/20, 4/17, 4/24) Click to Register!

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

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

5:30 February 20 Paint With Me (Call or email to register)

 

THURSDAYS

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

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

11:15-12:00 Storytime ART  (Call or email to register)

1:15-2:00 Apprentices  (Call or email to register)

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

 

FRIDAYS

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

10:15-11:00 Tiny ARTists (Call or email to register)

11:10-11:55 Tiny ARTists/Apprentices  (Call or email to register)

12:00-3:00 Spring Break Camp (3/22, 4/19, 4/26) Click to Register!

3:30-4:15 Tiny ARTists  (Call or email to register)

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

 

SATURDAYS

9:20-10:05 Little ART Explorers  (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)

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

3:30/4:30 Birthday pARTy

5:45-8:30 Kids’ Night Out, March 9: StarWars Click to Register!

 

SUNDAYS

10:30 Birthday pARTy

1:00 Birthday pARTy

1:30 April 14 Easter Egg Dyeing Family Workshop Click to Register!

3:30 Birthday pARTy

3:30 March 10 Goin’ Green St. Patrick’s Day pARTy Click to Register!

3:30 April 14 Easter Egg Dyeing Family Workshop Click to Register!

 

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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Drop-In ART: Wait! This one is NOT a class! It’s ninety 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. No reservation required. Need not be enrolled in classes to attend Drop-In Art. Drop-In ART 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, 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. 45 minutes. 10 weeks/$265 (any class with fewer than 2 children will meet for 30 minutes) Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 9:20-10:05

Tiny ARTists: Parent-Tot interaction classes for children ages 2 to 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; Wednesdays, 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

Paint With Me: Ages 3-adult. Parents and kids come together for a guided acrylic-on-canvas painting lesson. Participants may follow lesson or get creative and do their own thing. Each class has a theme (see schedule at top of page). Includes  canvas, use of smocks and materials, and cookies! Intended as adult/child activity but kids ages 5 and up may be dropped off. Dates and times noted in schedule at top of page. $27/person.  Click to Register!

Little Theatre ARTists: ages 3-5; drop-off (kids who need help in the bathroom must have a non-participating adult present). Let your pre-schooler play, create and perform.  Focus on bringing the visual arts to life through performance and movement.  Explore the many ways to bring characters and scenes to life through different ART projects, theatre games and dance using our ART creations. Each class we will have a new focus: costumes for a fairytale story, masks for a movement piece inspired by a magical rainforest, set designs for a small play we create as a group. Taught by a working actress. 45 minutes. 10-week session/$265 Tuesdays, 12:00-12:45

Little Theatre ARTists for Big Kids: ages 6-9; drop-off. Let your theatre-loving, art-loving kids play, create and perform.  Focus on bringing the visual arts to life through performance and movement.  Explore the many ways to bring characters and scenes to life through different ART projects, theatre games and dance using our ART creations. Culminating in a small play we create as a group. 1 hour. 10-week session/$265. Claim Your Class

StoryTime ART: Ages 1-5 with caregiver. Story time followed by a story-themed art project. 45 minutes. $16/class. Reservations required. Thursdays, 11:15-12:00

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, 6:00-7:00

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

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 Painting Workshop: Kids ages 5 to 12 can learn the basics of drawing and painting in this workshop that focuses on the skills of creating that which we see. 1 hour. 10 weeks/$265 Claim Your Class

Kids’ Night Out: Ages 4-12. 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. 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 up. 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. Reservations Required. All materials provided; please bring snack. Limit 6 kids. 2 hours4 weeks/$160; $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.

Paint Wit Me Family Painting Workshop: Ages 4+.  A family-friendly version of our guided painting class. Guided painting class for kids with or without caregiver. Fun for the family, or a group play-date or a special mommy-and-me or daddy-and-me day. Includes all materials, step-by-step instruction, aprons and a canvas that you take home. Reservations required. BYOSnacks! $27/person/class. Schedule available on website, or By Request.

Seasonal Workshops: All ages drop-off for kids ages 4 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 or the most current holiday! Reservations required. All materials included.  Times/dates TBA. 1.5 hours. $30-$40/child.

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.)

Sketching at the Museum: Ages 6 and up. Meets at different Chicago ART museums one evening per month, (or time TBD). Kids will view works by the masters then have a lesson in sketching/drawing like the pros. By appointment. Materials included. 2 hours. $45/class.

*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 otherwise noted 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.