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Classes

ALL IN-STUDIO CLASSES ARE CURRENTLY ON HOLD DURING THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC. CLICK HERE FOR ART PROJECTS AND IDEAS.

AT-HOME ONLINE CLASSES AVAILABLE. 

FALL 2020 Schedule below Summer 2020 Schedule!

ONLINE CLASSES Spring/Summer 2020

All classes take place over Zoom and are taught by Miss Alanna unless otherwise noted.

Camps start June 8. Visit our Camps&Workshops page for more info.

 

Tiny ARTists at Home: August 5-26

This class is a hybrid similar to both our in-studio Little ART Explorers Class and our Tiny ARTists class. This on-line class introduces tots and their participating caregiver to different ART concepts each week through the works of famous ARTists. Basic ART supplies needed. Need supplies? We have ART supplies available for pick-up or delivery before session starts.  Ages 1-3

Wednesdays, 11am

$80 Click to Register

 

At-Home Cartooning Class: August 4-25

Finally! Cartooning is ZOOMing your way! This is going to be fun. Try your hand at this whimsical art form with Miss Ashley. Students just need a pencil and paper (markers optional). Ages 7-11

Tuesdays, 5pm 

$80 Click to Register

 

At-Home Mosaic Workshop

Our first online workshop. For all ages (kids, teens, tweens, adults). Fee includes supplies for one person. Additional same-house family members may join class for fee of supplies only.

July 21, 3:15pm $35 Click to Register

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At-Home Learning to Draw Class for Teens/Tweens
Basic and more advanced skills taught in this class.
Fridays, 5pm
Ages 10-19
$80
August 7-28 Click to Register!
 
 

At-Home Drawing: June 8-July 17, July 27-31, August 10-14, August 24-28

Monday-Friday, 10:00am

Learn the basics of drawing from perspective and shading to more complex concepts. Ages 5-10+

$75/week CLICK TO REGISTER

 

ARTists At Home: June 8-July 17, July 27-31, August 10-14, August 24-28

Monday-Friday, 9:00am

Miss Alanna will introduce different ARTists and guide you in creating a painting or drawing using materials you have at home. Need paint? We have paint available for pick-up or delivery before session starts. (tempera 5 colors and water color palette $10) Ages 5+ (4-year-olds may join with assisting adult)

$75/week CLICK TO REGISTER

 

At-Home Painting: July 6-10, July 13-17, July 27-31, August 10-14, August 24-28

Monday-Friday, 1:30pm

Learn basic painting skills with Miss Alanna. Ages 5-10+

$75/week CLICK TO REGISTER

 

We are listening closely to the CDC, the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois about Covid-19 and the safety of opening our studio for your kids. We will continue to weigh all options and to prepare strict safety guidelines for possible re-opening in September. Meanwhile, right from your own home we give you…

FALL ONLINE CLASSES!  Fall Session 1: September 9-October 31

Just click on the name of the class to register for Fall Session 1!

Tiny ARTists at Home – Monday/Wednesday, 9am – ages 1-3 – $310 

ARTists at Home – Monday/Wednesday, 10am – ages 4-10 – $310

At-Home Drawing Class – Wednesday/Friday, 1pm – ages 5-10 – $310

At-Home Painting Class – Wednesday/Friday, 2pm – ages 5-10 – $310

At-Home Drawing/Painting for ‘Tweens/Teens – Fridays, 5pm – ages 9-19 $160

Do-At-Home Activity Subscription – monthly – ages 1-9 – $100/month (This non-live option lets you and your kids get creative at your own pace via a series of activities via email, links, virtual art museum tours, plus ART supplies!)

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

Plan a Private One-on-One Class for your child, or a group class for your child and their friends. All ages. Text or email for more info.

Looking for something different? Let us know!

Can’t make the 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.

 

 

 When we re-open this is what’s on our schedule:

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

 

CURRENT 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.