Art Camp - Magical Minds Studio

343 Harrison Street
Oak Park, IL 60304




Magical Beginnings: (18mos — 2.5 years) At this age students are expressing themselves with scribbles, emerging vocabulary, and basic storytelling. Magical Beginnings is focused on the exploration of materials and techniques. Students are encouraged to experiment with painting, drawing, sculpture, sensory objects and building at different stations, to develop fine motor and spatial skills. Parents work alongside their children, helping them develop familiarity with art materials.

Magical Explorations: (2.5 years — 4 years) Students are more able to express themselves and manipulate their materials as motor skills and problem solving skills are developing. In Magical Explorations, students are introduced to a greater variety of materials and given more freedom in which to explore those materials. In this section the art instructor may use books, music, or props as a starting point for student inspiration. Students participate in multiple stations during each class, exploring painting, drawing, sculpture, sensory objects and literacy knowledge. Parental involvement is reduced to an as needed basis.

Magical Creations Level 1: (4.5 years — 7 years) Students have become avid storytellers in both words and pictures. In Magical Creations students are introduced to various artistic concepts and encouraged to participate in a sharing "critique" at the end of each class. This time allows students to develop vocabulary as well as verbal, listening and reflection skills that are important for later success in the classroom. Students participate in multiple stations that focus on painting, drawing, sculpture, sensory skills and thematic projects. Magical Creations is a more structured environment where students are expected to follow instructions and work with others.

All Ages, formerly, Magical Siblings: (18 mos — 8 years) Students are able to attend class with their siblings. In Magical Siblings, students will experiment with a wide variety of materials, in activities that include painting, drawing, sculpture, sensory exploration and thematic projects. The teacher will use a book as a starting point for student inspiration and students will have the opportunity to participate in a sharing critique at the end of each class. This allows older siblings to develop the same skills they would in a non-sibling class. Activities will vary depending upon the age of children enrolled. Parental involvement is required if either sibling is under 4 years of age. This class is offered to two 2 siblings, every child after is $16.

Art Workshops (5 Weeks, 2 hours per class): (8 years +) These classes introduce and enhance the principals of drawing, painting, sculpting and print making. Students will gain working knowledge of these four subjects by creating a finished piece of art in each medium. This course will also introduce students to narrative and collaborative conceptualization.

Art Around the World (10 weeks, one day a week 1 hour per class: ages 4 and up). Students will be able to explore other cultures in this class, exploring art from countries all over the world. Class will include geography, using the world map to identify and locate a different country or region each week. Students participate in multiple stations that focus on painting, drawing, weaving, and sculpture. Regions include: Japan, France, Morocco, Brazil, Australia, and India and many more! Class is offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Comic Book Drawing (5 weeks, one day a week, 1 hour per class: ages 7 and up). Students will learn the basic fundamentals of comic book drawing. Each artist will be encouraged to think of a story and capture the characters on paper. Using ink, pencil and paper their characters and the story will come to life. Cost of the class is $120 which includes a $20 material fee.

Prehistoric Art (10 weeks, one day a week 1 hour per class: ages 4 and up). Students will be taken on an adventure through prehistoric times. With a timeline on hand children will learn about the different periods and which animals roamed the earth at that time. Young artists will work with sticks, mud, and natural colors as the work together to create a large dinosaur.

2016 Camp Information

Camp Type:

  • Day Camp

Camp Season:

  • Summer

Camp Subject:

  • Arts & Crafts

Camp Age:

  • 4 Years Old
  • 5 Years Old
  • 6 Years Old
  • 7 Years Old
  • 8 Years Old
  • 9 Years Old
  • 10 Years Old

2016 Camp Sessions

  • Arts & Crafts
    4 Years Old, 5 Years Old, 6 Years Old, 7 Years Old, 8 Years Old, 9 Years Old, 10 Years Old

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