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“Tristan has really enjoyed his art classes. And I am so impressed with the amazing projects he has come home with.  I would definitely recommend your classes to my friends.” — Karla D., mom of Tristan

“I can’t tell you enough how impressed we are with your art class.  The creations my girls bring home are just fantastic!  I’ve raved about you to all of my friends.  The Paintbrush is truly a wonderful place!”  -Sara M., mom of Caroline and Lilly

“I love the classes and Luke has so much fun! I think you’re doing a great thing!” — Karen, mom of Luke, 2

WE MOVED in JULY 2014! We’re just 2 blocks south of our old location. Our new address is 2646 N. Halsted in Lincoln Park right across from Home Depot’s garage and the Guitar Center.

“Alex informed me that he did not like the pajamas I bought him yesterday, because they are warm colors and he likes cool colors.  When I asked where he learned that, he said ‘art class’!!  They are all having a great time at your place!” — Gayle, mom of Alex, 4 1/2

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


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Drop-In ART: all ages (with caregiver)

Little ART Explorers: 1- and 2-year-olds (with caregiver)

Tiny Artists: ages 18 months to  (with caregiver)

Apprentices: 3-5-year-olds (with caregiver)

Master Artists: 4-8 years old (drop-off)

Modern Artists: 7-10-year-olds or 9-12-year-olds (drop-off)

Siblings Class: 18 months and up (with caregiver)

Drawing Workshop: 5 & up (drop-off)

Learn-to-Paint Workshop: 5 & up (drop-off)

Writing for Illustrating for Kids: 8 & up (drop-off)

FROZEN Workshop: 3 & up (drop off or with caregiver)

ART and Wine Fridays: 21 & up (adults-only)

ART and Cookies: 6 & up (family-friendly)

Adults Coloring Class: 18 & up

Saturday Workshop Series: 4 and up

3D Workshop, 7 & up

Sketching at the Museum: 5 & up

Claim Your Class: Don’t see a class that meets your schedule’s needs? Claim an available class. Call for more info.


 For Full Current Schedule of Classes Please Scroll to Bottom of Page!

Schedule your Birthday pARTy for Saturdays at  1:30 or 4:00, or Sundays at 10:30, 1:00, or 3:30!




Little ART Explorers: An intro to art, art skills and art tools for the littlest ARTists. A good pre-class or companion class to our Tiny ARTists class. Ages 1-2 years old with actively participating adult. 45 minutes. 10 weeks/$250 (any class with fewer than 2 children will meet for 30 minutes)

Tiny ARTists: Parent-Tot interaction classes for children ages 18 months to 3 years old. Learn about a different artist each week and create masterpieces inspired be each artist’s work. Children in Tiny Artists classes must be accompanied by an actively participating adult. 45 minutes. 10 weeks/$250. (Any class with fewer than 2 children will meet for 30 minutes.)

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/$250.  (Any class with fewer than 2 children will meet for 30 minutes.)

Master ARTists: Drop-off classes for children ages 4 to 8 years old.  Learn about a different artist each week and create masterpieces inspired be each artist’s work. 1 hour. 10 weeks/$250.  (Any class with fewer than 2 children enrolled will meet for 45 minutes.)


Modern ARTists: For the older kids, ages 7-10 or 9-12! Learn about a different artist each week and create masterpieces inspired be each artist’s work. 1 hour. 10 weeks/$250.

Hands-on ART History: Drop-off extended class for kids ages 7 and up. 1 hour 15 minutes. More in-depth art discussion and art chronological history. Great for home-schooled kids. 10 weeks/$300.

Siblings Class: For families who have kids in different age groups but who wish to attend class together. Ages 18 months and up. Parent participation required. 45 minutes. 10 weeks/$250.

Learn-to-Draw Workshop/Learn-to-Paint Workshop: Kids ages 5 to 13 can learn the basics of drawing or painting or fine tune their skills in these workshops that focus on the skills of creating that which we see. 1 hour. 10 weeks/$250.

Drop-In ART: 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. $10/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 Story ART: An hour of story time and creative story-based art for tots and their caregivers. Participating adult must accompany child. $10/child (if paying by cc please add $2). No reservations required but we ask that you please be on time so as not to disrupt story time.

Writing and Illustrating for Kids: Ages 8 & up. In this hybrid writing and art class, artists will utilize their creativity and critical thinking skills to combine visual art with the art of writing.  Artists will be introduced to a specific style of art that connects to a writing concept (such as style and form, or imagery and metaphor)  in the beginning of class. After we discuss some strategies to utilize the concept in their writing and art pieces, the artists will be given time (about an hour) to write a story and create an art piece based on the discussion. At the end of class we will rejoin as a group and share our work. 90 minutes. 10 weeks/$300 (8-week summer session: $250)

Kids’ Night Out: Ages 4 & up. 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. $35/child; additional sibs $20-$25 each.

ART and Wine Fridays: Ages 21 & up (adults only). 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. 6:30-9:30pm; $35/person. (Private session also available; minimum 6 participants)

ART and Cookies: Ages 4+.  A family-friendly version of the above class . Guided painting classes for kids with or without their caregivers. 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 gallery-wrapped canvas that you take home. Reservations required. BYOSnacks! $35/person/class or 10-week session $300 (participating adults pay same tuition minus sib discount). (Private sessions may be arranged; minimum 6 participants)

Seasonal Workshops: All ages drop-off for kids ages 3 and up. (Must be fully bathroom proficient to be dropped off, otherwise one adult may 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. $35-$40/child.

Saturday Workshop Series: Ages 5+. Drop off or sign up to hang out with your child and create art together. Monthly. Different art explorations each month. 1.5 hours. $35/person

Claim Your Class: To claim your class, let us know what class you would like us to offer (for example: Tiny Artists, Siblings, Apprentices, Master Artists, Master Artists PLUS!, Modern Artists, Kids’ Crafts Class) 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 wish to open to open the class together, 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.)

Sketcing at the Museum: Ages 6 and up. Meets at the ART Institute one Thursday per month, 6:00-8:00pm. Kids will view works by the masters then have a lesson in sketching/drawing like the pros. Materials included. 2 hours. $45/class.

3D Sculpture Workshop: Ages 7+. Imagine in, create it, paint it. 7 weeks, $220. 


*Single classes and any prorated number of classes that do not meet the full scheduled number of classes are $30 each.  (Exception: Specialty Workshops, Master ARTists PLUS!, ART and Cookies which have a higher single class rate.)

*Trials in most classes are $30. We will gladly apply $10 of your trial tuition toward your 10-week session if you enroll within 7 days of your trial class. (Private trials set up in classes that are not currently open are not eligible for this credit/discount.) Not valid toward workshop classes or camps.

*Online Daily Deal Voucher Holders: Please note that your vouchers are only valid for available seats in open classes  on the below schedule. Please call or email for availability. (Restrictions apply if using toward Modern ARTists Plus class.)  Not valid toward Claim Your Class option. 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. Please call to arrange details.

THE PAINTBRUSH CURRENT CLASS SCHEDULE (Fall Season Classes Begin September 8, 2015)


Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays Saturdays Sundays
(All ages)
(All ages)
Tiny ARTists
9:20-10:05 Little ART Explorers 9:20-10:15 Tiny ARTists  
11:30-12:15 Little ART Explorers 10:30-11:15
Little ART Explorers
10:00-11:15 Hands-On ART History 10:30-11:15
Tiny ARTists
Master ARTists
Birthday pARTy
1:00-1:45 Apprentices 1:00-1:45
Tiny ARTists
11:45-1:15 Adults-Only Coloring Class
(monthly starting in October)
 11:30-12:30 Drop-In Story ART 11:30-12:15
Little ART Explorers
11:45-12:30 Apprentices
 3:00-3:45 Little ART Explorers    1:00-2:00 Master ARTists 1:00-2:30
Monthly Drop-In ART

Birthday pARTy
Birthday pARTy
4:30-5:30 Master Artists 4:10-4:55 Tiny ARTists/ Apprentices 4:10-5:10
Master ARTists
 4:10-5:10 Master ARTists 4:10-5:10 Learn-to-Paint Workshop 4:00
Birthday pARTy
Birthday pARTy
5:45-7:15 Writing and Illustrating for Kids


3D Sculpture Workshop Class 
 6:00-7:00 Drawing Workshop Class 5:15-6:15
Modern ARTists
6:00-8:00 Sketching at the Museum (monthly)
5:45-8:30 Friday Night Monthly Kids’ Night Out! Now on Saturdays

6:30-9:30 ART and Wine Fridays: 9/25, 10/23, 11/20, 12/18
Kids’ Night Out

We know your schedule is tough to juggle. If you can make one of our current classes work for you, that would be ideal. If not, consider our Claim Your Class option.