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Art Academy

at Brickton Art Center - Park Ridge
306 Busse Hwy, Chicago, Illinois 60068

Join us for a curriculum and classroom designed especially for the preschool and kindergarten age child as we introduce and elaborate on color, shape, the alphabet, numbers and dabble with all kinds of art materials. Our program helps children prepare for preschool and kindergarten through creative exploration of stories, art and play. A mixed media...

$200

8 sessions

Tuesday Jan 9th, 9:30am

Family Program: What's Up King Tut? | Ages 5-12

at The Oriental Institute - Hyde Park
1155 E 58th St, Chicago, Illinois 60637

King Tut wasn’t the only boy king? Find out the real story of what makes King Tutankhamun famous, find his artifacts in our gallery, and decipher the hieroglyphs on his 17-foot-tall statue.

Free

Saturday Jan 20th, 1:30pm

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Family Workshop:All Bones About It | Ages 5–12

at The Oriental Institute - Hyde Park
1155 E 58th St, Chicago, Illinois 60637

Did you know that the life of a person is written on his or her bones? Explore how this knowledge helps archaeologists learn about the lives of ancient people and get a kid’s crash course in bioarchaeology.

Saturday Feb 24th, 10am

Family Program: Little Scribe | Age 5-12

at The Oriental Institute - Hyde Park
1155 E 58th St, Chicago, Illinois 60637

Can you imagine a world without writing? Learn how writing began, how it changed over time, and how it changed the world forever through this hands-on program. Kids ages 9–12 help us “evolve” a writing script, while kids ages 5–8 take part in an interactive tale that describes how the alphabet was created and how it evolved. Try your hand...

Free

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Shakespearean Table Reads

at E.D.G.E. Theatre - North Center
1803 West Byron St Suite 216, Chicago, Illinois 60613

A non-performance-based look at the works of Shakespeare. Join Mr. Kevin for a discussion of a different play each week, followed by a table read of some scenes from that play.  We'll be learning about some great classic literature and how to understand the heightened language of Shakespeare's plays.

$90

5 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules

Fan Fiction and How to Write It

at E.D.G.E. Theatre - Edgewater
5805 N. Ridge Ave #2, Chicago, Illinois 60660

More kids are writing today than in the history of the world. Reread that sentence. It’s an astounding thought! We have the Internet to thank for this explosion in writing among young people. One of the fastest-growing online genres is Fan Fiction. You will learn to write about characters and settings from an original work of fiction. Obviously,...

$110

6 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules

Family Program: Mummies Night

at The Oriental Institute - Hyde Park
1155 E 58th St, Chicago, Illinois 60637

Get up close and personal with a mummy, discover painted coffins and a Book of the Dead, try on an outfit from King Tut's closet, and go on a treasure hunt in our Egyptian Gallery. See if you can find out what a mummified ancient Egyptian priestess actually looked like when she was alive 3,000 years ago. Recommended for children ages 4 and up, accompanied...

Free

Bugs in Summer

at Wonder Works Children's Museum - Oak Park
6445 W North Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60302

Summer is the best time to see lots and lots of bugs! You can meet some live bugs and worms that have been living in weedy fields, soil, and under water. You also can see and touch preserved bugs, plus egg cases, cocoons, and other shelters made by bugs. Expect the Great Outdoors and play dough table to be overrun with pretend bugs.

$7
No Upcoming Schedules

Anatomy of Plants and Produce

at Wonder Works Children's Museum - Oak Park
6445 W North Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60302

Stop by Wonder Works and join Master Gardner's from the University Illinois Extension for a discussion about the anatomy of plants and produce! Children will also have the chance to make related arts and crafts after this exciting workshop.  This workshop is Covered by General Admission. 

$7
No Upcoming Schedules

Art of Summer

at Brickton Art Center - Park Ridge
306 Busse Hwy, Chicago, Illinois 60068

What better way to enjoy those lazy days of summer than making art with friends? We will celebrate the joys of summer funny making art about our favorite summer pastimes in a variety of media.  We'll paint, use clay, and even try a photo method that needs the sun's rays to work!

$90

8 sessions

Collage Art

at Brickton Art Center - Park Ridge
306 Busse Hwy, Chicago, Illinois 60068

Learn that art doesn’t have to be just paintings on the walls! By creating mixed media drawings, paintings and sculptures kids will learn that you can use just about anything to create a master piece. The kids will also be introduced to some new artists that use these concepts to create their own artwork. Note: Children must be 4 years old before...

$55

4 sessions

Animals in Spring

at Wonder Works Children's Museum - Oak Park
6445 W North Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60302

Find out how spring begins for wild animals. Early birds are flying north in March, some early frogs may sing, and the first spring butterflies may fly if it’s warm enough. We’ll meet some animals that wake up as the soil warms, including baby worms and pill bugs. We’ll also have live tadpoles and frogs and worms on hand, plus both living and...

$7
No Upcoming Schedules

Family Program: One Big Egyptian Mural

at The Oriental Institute - Hyde Park
1155 E 58th St, Chicago, Illinois 60637

Find out how those amazing Egyptian murals were made by helping us to create one from paper using the techniques and “rules” that make ancient Egyptian art so recognizable.

Free

FAMILY PROGRAM: What’s Up, King Tut? | AGES 8–12

at The Oriental Institute - Hyde Park
1155 E 58th St, Chicago, Illinois 60637

King Tut wasn’t the only boy king? Find out the real story of what makes King Tutankhamun famous, find his artifacts in our gallery, and decipher the hieroglyphs on his 17-foot-tall statue.

Free

Potions Workshop

at Taleblazers, Creative Writing for Kids - Oak Park
331B Harrison St, Chicago, Illinois 60304

Create your own cool potions recipes. Mischievous or marvelous? It’s up to you.  Note: Writing materials included but feel free to bring your own notebook. 

$25
No Upcoming Schedules
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