The Paintbrush...a hands-on ART studio for kids

2646 N. Halsted
Chicago
(773) 636-1968

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
- Pablo Picasso

At The Paintbrush we see the artist in every child and nurture his sense of wonder and creativity through hands-on artist lessons. From classes for the tiniest tots to art history lessons, we have the class that's just right for your little artist.

Our signature classes introduce kids to artists and their works, from famous to contemporary, through hands-on artist-inspired art lessons. Using a mix of media, and seeing something different every week, our students enjoy a broad range of art exposure.

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.

Tiny ARTists: Parent-Tot interaction classes for children ages 18 months to 4 years with participating adult.

Apprentices: 3- & 4-year-olds with participating adult.

Master ARTists: Drop-off classes for children ages 4 to 8 years old.

Master ARTists PLUS!: Drop-off extended class for children ages 4 to 8. Modern ARTists: For the older kids, ages 7-10 or 9-12!

Siblings Class: For families who have kids in different age groups but who wish to attend class together.

Moving beyond our signature classes to bring kids into the wonderful world of art through specialty classes and events.

Drop-In ART: Ninety minutes to two hours of Open Studio Time for children and their caregivers to explore art together. All ages. Year-'round. No reservation required.

Kids' Night Out: Monthly. 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!

Birtnday pARTies: Get messy and creative with up to 24 of your friends! Create and celebrate! ART Camp: Summer, winter beak, spring break and all CPS holidays!

Hands-on ART History: Drop-off extended class for kids ages 7 and up. More in-depth art discussion and art chronological history. Great for home-schooled kids.

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.

ART of Yoga: Kids 18 months and up. Bring your yoga mat get ready to relax through a guided session of kid-friendly yoga. Then, create ART directly inspired by the yoga principles introduced. Seasonal Workshops: All ages. Kids create awesome art based on their favorite movie or the most current holiday!

Kids' Crafts Class: Drop-off for kids ages 3 and up. This one-hour class includes a short lunch period (bring your own lunch). Kids will improve fine motor skills with beading projects, seasonal crafts and more.

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Marie, Chicago - 1/21/2011

My 2 1/2 year old girl loves her art class and is always excited to bring her art home. Some of the things are so good that we frame them and hang them in the house. It is very creative and involves lots of different media. They also "teach" the children about the artist that inspired that week's project. Definitely recommend!