kids art camps

Kids Art Camps in Chicago 

Kids Art Camps in Chicago 


2016 DAY OFF ART CAMPS

Join us for our day long version of our popular art summer camps!  When school is out, we have an art camp for your child.  Your child will explore kids friendly themes in a variety of traditional and non-traditional art materials.  Our camps are mixed aged learning environment for ages 4-11.  Our teachers educate each student at their own skill level.  If classes are at capacity, we will split into two groups by age.  One Strange Bird cannot guarantee the amount of children by ages or gender.     

Day Off Art Camps: Full Day 9-4, $100

Monday, January 18: Modern Masters

Come get cultured! From Van Gogh to Miro, let us take your child on a journey through art history's most noted works. Creating paintings, drawings, and prints, you will delight in the masterworks made by your child.

Friday, February 5: Wearable Art

Fashionistas and dapper dudes rejoice! Young trendsetters will learn to create all forms of artful wear. From traditional camp favorites like friendship bracelets to One Strange Bird specials like printed tote bags and button making, your budding artist will love crafting in style. 

Monday, February 15: Drawing & Painting Academy

Join us for a serious study of drawing and painting. If your child loves painting and you want them to explore their skills, this is the camp for you! From color mixing to composition, we will cover it all. 

Friday, April 8: Book Marked

Calling all bookworms! Students will learn the diverse art of bookmaking, from paper to print and everything else in between. 

Wednesday, April 13: Sci Fi Fantasy

Aliens and animals, monsters and myth, oh my! Students will let their imaginations run wild as they discover new worlds through their own creation.

Monday, April 18: Color Your World

Learn all about the magic of color! Your little artist will master the art of color mixing in this camp that will explore painting, drawing, collage, and more. 

Tuesday, April 19: Myth & Magic

From Pegasus to X-Men, myth has been a part of our history throughout the ages. Create art based on your favorite characters and stories!

Wednesday, April 20: Masquerade

Don't be caught without your costume! Your child will learn the rich history of mask making as they express themselves through the art of disguise.

Thursday, April 21: Eco Art

Join us in exploring all things our natural world has to offer. Use recycled materials to create inspired art. From drawings and paintings inspired by Mother Earth to using plants to make prints, this camp has it all!

Friday, April 22: Manga & Comical Characters

Aspiring cartoonists will flip for a chance to share their talents. Join us as we explore and draw the world of cartoons and characters! Learn the popular Japanese form of manga alongside traditional American comic classics. 

art summer camps

summer camps

Art summer camps at One Strange Bird will enrich your child's summer. We offer full and half day art summer camps in Chicago.  Programmed thematically, your child will explore a variety of art mediums centered around kid friendly themes.  Let Chicago’s best artists lead your children into a new level of creativity.  Our camps are mixed age learning environments for ages 4-11. If camp registration is full, classes may be split in two by age groups 4-7 and 8-11.  For detailed information and our camp policies,  please see our FAQ page and polices below before registering for camp.

Full Day Art Camps: 9-4, Monday-Friday, $385

Half Day Art Camps: 9-12 or 1-4, Monday-Friday, $235

Drop In Art Camps subject to availability

Week 1: June 6-10

AM: Paint, Print Sew

Combine the versatile techniques of painting, printmaking, and sewing in this camp. Your child will go home with projects they will be proud to show off.  

PM: All The World's a Stage

Learn about theater traditions throughout history and create masks, puppets, scenery, and more.  

Week 2: June 13-17

AM: All Mixed Up  

Mixed media lovers rejoice.  Learn to create art based on a variety of techniques, from painting and printmaking to collage.  This is the perfect camp for your messy artist. 

PM: Enchanted Forest

What lurks in the forest? Enchanted creatures of all kinds! Create visual stories about all of the magical dwellings and characters you might encounter.

Week 3: June 20-24

AM: Myth & Magic

From Pegasus to X-Men, myth has been a part of our history throughout the ages. Create art based on your favorite characters and stories.  Learn drawing, painting, mixed media and more through the lens of all things magical. 

PM: Illustrated Story Art

Is story time beloved in your house? Have a child obsessed with books? In this camp, we will create art projects based on favorite stories and explore book arts.

Week 4: Jun 27-July 1

AM: Sci-Fi Fantasy

Aliens and animals, monsters and myth, oh my! Students will let their imaginations run wild as they discover new worlds through their own creations in a variety of art and craft mediums. 

PM: Hogwarts Art Academy

What can your little artist conjure in our Hogwarts Art Academy? Create art based on this popular series. Great for all ages. 

Week 5: July 5-8 (no camp July 4)

AM: Spaced Out

Calling all stargazers! Learn all about the wonders of our universe and create artwork inspired by the celestial sky.

PM: Under the Sea

Take a trip to the depths of the ocean with our Under the Sea camp. Explore everything from the ocean floor to sailboats at sea. Students will learn about a multitude of undersea life while acquiring new painting, drawing, and sculpting skills.  

Week 6: July 11-15

AM: Around the World

A global adventure waits!  Join us on a trip to a different country each day.  We will go globetrotting through the lens of each country’s artistic treasures. Learn facts, create crafts, and indulge your curiosity on your way around the world!

PM: Drawing & Painting Academy

Join us for a serious study of drawing and painting.  If your child loves painting and you want them to explore their skills, this is the camp for you!  From color mixing to composition we will cover it all. 

Week 7: July 18-22

AM: Art & Science

Art and science meet up for one week of amazing fun at One Strange Bird! Experiment with what happens when you combine new materials to make a lava lamp, an explosion of color, and more! All of our concoctions are kid safe and teacher approved.

PM: Manga and Comic Characters

Aspiring cartoonists will flip for a chance to share their talents. Join us as we explore and draw the world of cartoons and characters! Learn the popular Japanese form of manga alongside traditional American comic classics. 

Week 8: July 25-29

AM: Circus

Welcome to the One Strange Bird Circus! Whether you want to be the ringmaster, the lion tamer, or the lion, this is the place for you. Create crafty animal masks, make a clown collage, and get your face painted, all in one week. This camp is a fun exploration of all things circus!

PM: Modern Masters

Come get cultured!  From Van Gogh to Miro, let us take your child on a journey through art history’s most noted works. Creating paintings, sculptures, and prints, you will delight in the masterworks made by your child.

Week 9: August 1-5

AM: Amazing Animals

Join us in a tour of art mediums to create your favorite animals. We will explore clay, collage, paint, and more to create portraits and sculptures of all things that slither, purr, and pounce.

PM: Wearable Art

Fashionistas and dapper dudes rejoice! Young trendsetters will learn to create all forms of artful wear.  From traditional camp favorites like tie dye and friendship bracelets to One Strange Bird specials like printed tote bags and button making, your budding artist will love crafting in style. 

Week 10: August 8-12

AM: Enchanted Forest

What lurks in the forest? Enchanted creatures of all kinds! Create visual stories about all of the magical dwellings and characters you might encounter.

PM: All Mixed Up

Mixed media lovers rejoice.  Learn to create art based on a variety of techniques, from painting and printmaking to collage.  This is the perfect camp for your messy artist. 

Week 11: August 15-19

AM: Sew Crafty

Come get crafty with us!  Your child will learn a variety of crafts to share with their friends.  From friendship bracelets to origami, your little one will leave knowing her boondoggle from her decoupage.

PM: Masquerade

Don't be caught without your costume! Your child will learn the rich history of mask making as they express themselves through the art of disguise.

Week 12: August 22-26

AM: Art & Nature

Join us in exploring all things our natural world has to offer.  Use recycled materials to create inspired art. From drawing and paintings inspired by Mother Earth to using plants to make prints, this camp has it all!

PM: Color Your World

Learn all about the magic of color!  Your little artists will master the art of color mixing magic in this camp that will explore painting, drawing, collage and more. 

Week 13: August 29-September 2

AM: Myth & Magic

From Pegasus to X-Men, myth has been a part of our history throughout the ages. Create art based on your favorite characters and stories!

PM: Drawing & Painting Academy

Join us for a serious study of drawing and painting.  If your child loves painting and you want them to explore their skills, this is the camp for you!  From color mixing to composition we will cover it all.