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Summer 2023 Youth Arts Ed
Virtual Exhibition

Every year Side Street Studio Arts has the pleasure of hosting children of varying ages for summer arts education programs. Each week the young artists create work around that week's theme and also enjoy some fun in the sun with fellow young artists! Side Street runs its own programming and partners with School District U-46 to bring art to an even larger community.​

Side Street is thrilled to offer all programming free of charge for those located within 10 miles of our downtown Elgin location. We hope that this allows even more young artists to find their creative voice through exploration. We are thrilled to continue this free programming in 2023. This has been a dream of ours since opening Side Street in 2013. These classes are absolutely free of cost to families in our area. If you are able to support this programming with any size donation, please visit us HERE.

Follow along here each week to see what our young artists get up to!

July 30- August 4
U46: Fairytale Fun

June 5-10

June 5-10

K-6 & U46: Under the Sea

This class focused on sea creatures, the ocean and beach, and all things aquatic, creating artworks exploring the world under the sea.

7-12: The Art of Painting

Artists worked closely with instructors to learn about various painting techniques as well as understanding different paint materials.

This should sum up the week well!

Artist of the Week:
Zoe X.

Zoe worked to come out of her shell and really enjoyed week 1 of summer art ed! She has been helpful and has been getting along with everyone. She also makes sure her siblings are okay.


Congrats Zoe!

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June 12-16

June 12-16

K-6 & U46: Dino Week

Young artists will focus on artwork inspired by creatures and habitats from Earth’s prehistoric eras.

7-12: Going Green

This week will focus on environmental art and artists will learn how art takes an important part in environmental preservation.