Monday, June 14, 2010

June Summer Art Camp
June 14, 2010

What lasts 5 days, is 3 hours a day and is so much fun your kids won't be able to stand it? If you guessed Summer Art Camp at The Paintbrush, you're right! With the last of the schools letting out this week for summer vacation, don't be left wondering what your kids should do during their first week off.

June 21st-25th
lunch included!
$55 day/$270 week (currently enrolled students, sibs and Summer 2009 campers, ask for discount!)
3 to 9 years old
must pre-register/no drop-ins
Join us for 1 day or all 5 days, you won't be disappointed!

email us to enroll at or call us at 773-636-1968

I've had many parents ask what is the best way to showcase the beautiful art work their children bring home week after week. If you're looking for a more creative option, here are some fab ideas:
*snapfish them...this way no one has to fight over who gets which pieces!
*hang them on a clothes line in the playroom with decorative clips
*use larger artwork as a mat for smaller prints
*download pics of your faves and use as the slideshow on your computer
*create a low picture molding in your child's bedroom/playroom from a metal surface and hold up paintings with chunky magnets

And for those pieces that aren't simply done on paper? No problem. Anything that comes home on a canvas board or similar material can simply be propped up on a bookcase, nailed directly into the wall or anchored with picture wire.

Hope that helps and if you do decided to use one of the ideas, we'd love to see it! Send us a photo of your home art gallery to

This is the last week for the Lincoln School Kindergarten Art Class at The Paintbrush. It's been a wonderful year with all of you and I will miss this class dearly! You've each brought something special to our class and it wouldn't have been the same without you...Addie with your weekly change of clothes...Alec with your sense of humor...Anna with your peas...Christina with your ease for making new friends...Ellie with your ability to help anyone...Giovanni with your ability to put up with so many girls...Taylor with your quick grasp of new concepts. You're going to make great 1st graders, kids! I wish you all the best and I hope to see you all in the Fall!

Monday, June 7, 2010

June 7, 2010
Summer Camp is just 2 weeks away! Enroll in 1 day or all 5, it's your choice. June 21-25. Email or call 773-636-1968 to enroll.
Our Drawing Workshop came to a close this week, but worry not, it will return in the Fall along with several other workshops for the older artists.
A big Happy Birhday goes out to Clare 3, Ellie M. 4, Morgan 4 and Clarisse 5!
The Paintbrush welcomes new students Ryan and Henry!