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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 have had a great time with Miss Alex. She is the sweetest, kindest and most patient teacher. Thank you for providing this unique learning platform!” Kelly, mom of Kiptyn, 2

WE MOVED in JULY 2014! We’re just 2 blocks south of our old location. Our 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: 12-23 months (with caregiver)

Tiny Artists: ages 2-4 years  (with caregiver)

StoryTime ART: ages 2 and up (with caregiver)

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

Master Artists: 4-7 years old (drop-off)

Modern Artists: 8-12-year-olds (drop-off)

Siblings Class: 2 years and up (with caregiver)

ART of Nature Class: 4 and up (drop-off)

Drawing Workshop: 6 & up (drop-off)

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

Drawing and Painting for Home Schoolers: 8-13 (drop-off)

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

ART and Wine Fridays: 18 & up (adults-only; must be 21 to consume alcohol)

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

Adults Coloring Class: 18 & up

3D Workshop: 7 & up

Sketching at the Museum: 5 & up

Claim Your Class: Don’t see a class time/day 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: Ages 12-23 months. An intro to 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/$250 (any class with fewer than 2 children will meet for 30 minutes)

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/$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 7 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:

Modern ARTists: For the older kids, ages 9-12. 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 filterin and more with a variety of new materials such as acrylics and graphite pencil. 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.

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

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/$250.

Learn-to-Draw Workshop/Learn-to-Paint Workshop: Kids ages 5 to 12 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.

Drawing and Painting for Home Schoolers: Kids ages 8-13 who are not in traditional school during the day will learn sketching and painting in this extended 1 hour 15 minutes class. 10 weeks/$300.

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.

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 $25 each.

ART and Wine Fridays: Ages 18 & 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. 6:30-9:00pm; $35/person. (Private session also available; $40/person, minimum 6 participants.)

StoryTime ART: ages 2 and up with caregiver. Story time followed by a story-themed art project. $95 for 5 weeks or $20/class. Reservations required.

ColorCalm Adult Coloring Workshop: ages 18 and up (adults only). No kids, no loud noise, no chaos, just coloring ourselves calm. It’s the all the rage. Call the sitter, grab your coffee and come try it. Reservations required. $20/person. (Private pARTies also available; $25/person, 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; $40/person; 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 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. $35-$40/child.

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 different Chicago ART museums one evening per month, 6:00-8:00pm (or time TBD). 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.  


*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.)

*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 certain classes.)  Not valid toward Claim Your Class option, Specialty Workshops, Kids’ Night, Camps, etc. 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 (Classes are ongoing; rolling registration)


Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays Saturdays Sundays
(All ages)
(All ages)
Tiny ARTists
 9:20-10:05 Little ART Explorers 9:20-10:05 Little ART Explorers 9:20-10:15 Tiny ARTists  
12:00-12:45 Little ART Explorers 10:30-11:15
Little ART Explorers
10:30-11:15 Tiny ARTists 10:30-11:15
Tiny ARTists
Master ARTists
Birthday pARTy
StoryTime ART
 12:00-12:45 StoryTime ART  11:30-12:15 Apprentices 12:00-1:15
Drawing and Painting for Home Schoolers
11:45-12:30 Apprentices  
 3:00-3:45 Tiny ARTists 2:00 and 3:00 Little ART Explorers  2:45-3:30 Little ART Explorers  1:00-3:00 ART of Nature Class (meets at Nature Museum)


 3:00-3:45 Little ART Explorers 12:45-1:45
Modern ARTists
Birthday pARTy
4:30-5:30 Master Artists 4:10 Claim Your Class 4:10 Claim Your Class  4:10-5:10 Master ARTists 4:10-5:10 Learn-to-Paint Workshop 3:30

Birthday pARTy


3:00-5:00 October 29

Halloween pARTy! Call for reservation!

Birthday pARTy
6:00-7:00 Learn-to-Draw Workshop


 5:20-6:05 Tiny ARTists 5:15-6:15
Modern ARTists

Evenings Monthly: Sketching at the Museum
5:45-8:30 Friday Night Monthly Kids’ Night Out! Now on Saturdays

BYOB ART and Wine Night
6:30-9:00 Dates September 9, 16  and 23
Kids’ Night Out

October 22, November 19


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.