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CLASSES

REGISTER NOW FOR SUMMER SESSION!

 

For ART CAMPS & WORKSHOPS CLICK HERE

For Do-At-Home ART Projects and Ideas CLICK HERE

 

Interested in a private or group class in person or online? Let us know!

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SUMMER SESSION: Classes noted * run on their own schedule & don’t adhere to Session 1 or 2 dates

SUMMER MINI SESSION 1: June 10-July 20 (5 weeks; No class June 30-July 6)

SUMMER MINI SESSION 2: July 21-August 24 (5 weeks)

 

All Classes will be prorated after first day of session to allow students to join anytime during the session.

Once you have registered please look for our Confirmation Email with Registration Forms and Important Safety Information!

 
 

 

Once you have registered please look for our Confirmation Email with Registration Forms and Important Safety Information! You will need to REPLY to the email PROMPTLY to complete your registration.

 

Register for Summer ART Classes at The Paintbrush by this Friday, May 17 and we’ll send you a promo code for DISCOUNTED TICKETS to Young People’s Theatre’s production of Last Stop on Market Street, now showing at Greenhouse Theatre (2257 N. Lincoln Avenue) through June 2. http://www,yptchi.org

 
 
 
Sunday Sunrise ART Class
ages 4-10
Sundays, 10:00-11:00
Returning Fall 2024
Round out your weekend with an ART class. In this Signature class kids learn about ART though hands-on ARTist-inspired lessons using a variety of approaches including drawing, painting, collaging,etc.
Drop-off.
 
 
Basic Crocheting Workshop
ages 7-12*
Sunday, May 26, 10:00-1:00 
Try something new! Supplies provided. No experience necessary. Session will culminate in the creation of at least one small project. *Adults may register to participate, too.
 
Drawing Techniques Class
ages 7-12
Mondays, 4:45-5:45  
Click to Register for Summer Mini Session 1 $165/5-week session (includes t-shirt)
Click to Register for Summer Mini Session 2 $165/5-week session (includes t-shirt)
Taking inspiration from common art styles such as still-life, portrait, landscape and modern art, this class introduces and experiments with the use of different drawing mediums (which may include oil pastels, charcoal, chalks, colored pencils and markers) and techniques to explore various styles and types of drawing. Kids will work at their own skill level on the same objective with the materials that are equally good for beginners and more advanced students! Drop-off.
 
Cartooning Class
ages 6-11
Mondays,  6:00-7:00
Click to Register for Summer Mini Session 1 $165/5-week session (includes t-shirt)
Click to Register for Summer Mini Session 2 $165/5-week session (includes t-shirt)
Exploring stylized cartoons with creative prompts, learning how to build characters, backgrounds and the basics of cartooning is what this class is about. All styles are encouraged. We will use mainly markers but will experiment with a variety of mediums such as pens, colored pencils, and graphite. Beginners and experienced students welcome. Drop-off.
 
Adult Beginning/Intermediate Watercolor Class
adults 
Mondays, 7:15-8:45pm
Returning Fall 2024
At the Beginner Level of this class, students will learn landscape techniques, drawing/painting from life, mixing colors, and brush techniques. Students will be engaged in technique-based learning and guided painting to practice learned techniques. Beginner students will receive more personalized attention and critiques. Students who are ready to advance to the Intermediate Level of this class will work on the same lessons but more independently with teacher guidance as they grow as individual artists. Intermediate students will develop and hone previously learned skills through personalized critiques and guidance, understand how to correct skills errors and have better understanding of watercolor painting. No experience necessary. Open to students at least 14 years old. 
 
 
 
Little ART Explorers 
ages 12-24 months with participating caregiver
Tuesdays, 9:15-10:00
Click to Register for Summer Mini Session 1 $165/5-week session (includes t-shirt)
Click to Register for Summer Mini Session 2 $165/5-week session (includes t-shirt)
Fridays, 9:15-10:00
Our littlest ARTists will be introduced to all the skills they need to explore the wonderful world of ART. Shapes and color recognition and medium exploration are the skills we focus on in this hands-on intro to ART class for toddlers. Includes ART playtime in our ART-themed playroom. 
 
ART Class for Tots/Preschoolers
ages 2-5 with participating caregiver
Tuesdays, 10:15-11:15
Click to Register for Summer Mini Session 1 $165/5-week session (includes t-shirt)
Click to Register for Summer Mini Session 2 $165/5-week session (includes t-shirt)
Fridays, 10:15-11:00
For toddlers and preschoolers and their caregivers. In this Signature Class kids learn about ART through parent-assisted hands-on ARTist-inspired lessons using a variety of approaches including drawing, painting, collaging and more; while also working on basic ART skills (cutting, gluing, etc.). Plus playtime in our ART-themed playroom. 
 
Collaging
ages 7-13
Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30
*Click to Register for Summer Mini Session $112/3-week session (includes t-shirt)
Collaging class will help ARTists explore composition and begin understanding basic design principles. We will look through pre-existing images, text and other content from magazines and other materials (construction paper, fliers, postcards, etc.) will open up students’ perspectives to look for ART everywhere. This class will allow kids the opportunity to create new images out of old ones. We may explore prompts such as feelings, seasons or memories or just work open ended. Drop-off.
 
Basic Sewing
ages 7-13**
Tuesdays, 5:45-7:00
*Click to Register for Summer Mini Session $130/3-week session (includes t-shirt)
Try something new! Learning the basics of hand sewing is what this new class is all about. Supplies provided. No experience necessary. Session will culminate in the creation of at least one small project. **Adults may register to participate, too.
 
 
Adults Basic Drawing Class
adults
Tuesdays, 7:15-8:15pm
Returming Fall 2024
Learn the basics of drawing in this Adults-only class (must be at least 14 years old to attend). We’re introducing all kinds of drawing techniques in this new class!  Each week we will draw in styles with different mediums. We’ll try our hand at observational drawings from life, cartoons, fashion illustration, abstract drawings, and more, using a range of mediums such as pen, pencil, colored pencil, marker, paint, even cut paper and more experimental mediums. Students will work at their own skill level on the same objective with the materials that are equally good for beginners and more advanced students! 
Supplies provided. 
 
 
 
After School ART Class
ages 4-10
Wednesdays, 4:15-5:15
Click to Register for Summer Mini Session 1 $165/5-week session (includes t-shirt)
Click to Register for Summer Mini Session 2 $165/5-week session (includes t-shirt)
In this Signature class kids learn about ART though hands-on ARTist-inspired lessons using a variety of approaches including drawing, painting, collaging, etc.
Drop-off.
 
Basic Crocheting
ages 7-13*
Wednesdays, 5:45-7:00
*Click to Register for Summer Mini Session $130/3-week session (includes t-shirt) 
Try something new! Supplies provided. No experience necessary. Session will culminate in the creation of
at least one small project. Drop-off. *Adults may register to participate, too.
 
ART&Wine Night 
adults only*
Wednesday, June 26, 6:30-8:00
No experience necessary. Relax and unwind with an evening of guided painting. Follow along with the teacher’s lesson or do your own thing. Includes gallery-wrapped canvas, use of acrylic paints and all supplies. BYOB!
*Teens welcome. Must be 21 to consume alcohol.
Not a drinker? No worries: bring any beverage of yoru choice!
Click to Register
 
 
At-Home Cartooning (Online!)
ages 6-11
Wednesdays, 6:45-7:30
This skills class is LIVE via Zoom. 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.
 
 
Tie Dye Workshop
all ages
Thursday, June 20, 4:00-5:00
Bring the kids (must be at least 2 years old) or drop off the kids (4 and up) or leave the kids at home!Everyone is welcome to this workshop! Bring up to 2-3 pieces to dye (shirt, socks, leggings, pillowcase, etc.) or purchase a shirt at check-out. We’ll help you create a one-of-a-kind unique piece of wearable ART!
All participants must be registered/paid to attend.
 
 
After School ART Class
ages 4-10
In this Signature class kids learn about ART though hands-on ARTist-inspired lessons using a variety of  approaches including drawing, painting, collaging, etc. Drop-o
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 Teens Beginning/Intermediate Drawing & Painting Class
ages 12-17
Thursdays, 5:45-7:45pm
*Click to Register for Summer Mini Session: $275/4-week session (includes t-shirt)
At the Beginner Level of this class, students will be engaged in technique-based learning and guided painting to practice learned techniques. Beginner students will receive more personalized attention and critiques. At the Intermediate Level of this class students will work on the same lessons but more independently with teacher guidance as they grow as individual artists. Intermediate students will develop and hone previously learned skills through personalized critiques and guidance, understand how to correct skills errors and have better understanding of drawing and watercolor painting. No experience necessary.  Drop-off.
 
Little ART Explorers 
ages 12-24 months with participating caregiver
Fridays, 9:15-10:00
Tuesdays, 9:15-10:00
Click to Register for Summer Mini Session 1 $165/5-week session (includes t-shirt)
Click to Register for Summer Mini Session 2 $165/5-week session (includes t-shirt)
Our littlest ARTists will be introduced to all the skills they need to explore the wonderful world of ART. Shapes and color recognition and medium exploration are the skills we focus on in this hands-on intro to ART class for toddlers. Includes ART playtime in our ART-themed playroom. 
 
ART Class for Tots/Preschoolers
ages 2-5 with participating caregiver
Fridays, 10:15-11:00
Tuesdays, 10:15-11:15
Click to Register for Summer Mini Session 1 $165/5-week session (includes t-shirt)
Click to Register for Summer Mini Session 2 $165/5-week session (includes t-shirt)
For toddlers and preschoolers and their caregivers. In this Signature Class kids learn about ART through parent-assisted hands-on ARTist-inspired lessons using a variety of approaches including drawing, painting, collaging and more; while also working on basic ART skills (cutting, gluing, etc.). Plus playtime in our ART-themed playroom. 
 
Intro to Drawing & Painting
ages 5-8
Fridays, 4:45-5:45
Click to Register for Spring Session 2
Click to Register for Summer Mini Session 1 $165/5-week session (includes t-shirt)
Click to Register for Summer Mini Session 2 $165/5-week session (includes t-shirt)
In this class we’re introducing kids to different mediums, styles, techniques, and types of art. We try something new every week! Mediums of exploration include watercolors, tempera paint, pencil, markers, colored pencils and more. Exploring styles such as abstract, modern, expressionism and so much more. This class is a fun, experimental introduction to painting and drawing skills. Drop-off.
 
 
Drawing & Painting for ‘Tweens
ages 8-12
Fridays, 5:50-6:50
Click to Register for Summer Mini Session 1 $165/5-week session (includes t-shirt)
Click to Register for Summer Mini Session 2 $165/5-week session (includes t-shirt)
This class is designed for our older students to learn the basic skills of drawing and painting. 
Drop-off.
 
KiDS’ NiGHT OuT: FuN DaY FRiDaY! 
ages 4-10
Friday, June 21, 6:00-8:30
Drop the kids off for pizza*, ART (we’ll have a variety of fun activities available to keep your kids happy and engaged!) and more! Ages 4-10 (3.5-year-olds may attend if FULLY bathroom proficient and accompanied by older participating sibling; kids older than 10 are always welcome to join, too!) *Personal pizza option available for kids who crave toppings! REGISTRATION REQUIRED CLICK TO REGISTER
 
Little ART Explorers 
ages 12-24 months with participating caregiver
Saturdays, 9:00-9:50
Click to Register for Summer Mini Session 1 $165/5-week session (includes t-shirt)
Click to Register for Summer Mini Session 2 $165/5-week session (includes t-shirt)
Our littlest ARTists will be introduced to all the skills they need to explore the wonderful world of ART. Shapes and color recognition and medium exploration are the skills we focus on in this hands-on intro to ART class for toddlers. Includes ART playtime in our ART-themed playroom.
 
Saturday Morning ART Class 
ages 4-10
Saturdays, 10:00-11:30
Click to Register for Summer Mini Session 1 $255/5-week session (includes t-shirt)
Click to Register for Summer Mini Session 2 $225/5-week session (includes t-shirt)
Chill out on Saturday mornings with this extended ART class! In this Signature class kids learn about ART though hands-on ARTist-inspired lessons using a variety of approaches including drawing, painting, collaging,etc.
Drop-off.
 
ART Class for Tots/Preschoolers 
ages 2-5 with participating caregiver
Saturdays, 11:50-12:50
For toddlers and preschoolers and their caregivers. In this Signature Class kids learn about ART through parent-assisted hands-on ARTist-inspired lessons using a variety of hands-on approaches including drawing, painting, collaging and more; while also working on basic ART skills (cutting, gluing, etc.). Plus playtime in our ART-themed playroom. 

 

Intermediate Drawing & Painting for ‘Tweens
ages 8-12
Saturdays, 1:00-2:00
This class is designed for our older students to learn the more advanced skills of drawing and painting. 
Drop-off.
 
 
  Once you have registered please look for our Confirmation Email with Registration Forms and Important Safety Information! 
 
 
Live, ONLINE CLASS Options

The following online classes were offered during lockdown. If you’d like to schedule a group or private online class please email thepaintbrush@thepaintbrush.net

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. ages 1-3 with participating caregiver

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. ages 3-5 with participating caregiver

AT-HOME SCULPTURE/3D WORKSHOP Kids will learn to use their imaginations to create beautiful ART projects using supplies they have on hand at home. Ages 5-11

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.  ages 5-11  

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.  ages 5-11

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. ages 8-19 

 Plan a Private One-on-One In-Person or Online Class for your child, or a group class for your child and their friends (drop-off for kids ages 4+). All ages. Text or email for more info.

Looking for something different? Let us know!