Free Art Kits
Side Street Studio Arts is getting free art kits to families in our area for in-home use during this difficult time.
Simply fill out the form, and a kit will be delivered to your door in days (deliveries are not made on rainy days). Delivery address must be within 10 miles of Side Street Studio Arts, located in downtown Elgin.
We are adapting our Brown Bag Art Kits to help kick off the school year. Kits will now focus on art supplies needed for school for pre-school, elementary, and upper grades, include a few additional school supplies, as well as additional creative options.
And, we are able to build Brown Bag Art Kits for adults! Are you an individual or organization that works with adults who would like to receive an assortment of creative supplies? For families or individuals, fill out the form below. Businesses and organizations, email us HERE, and we will do our best to fill your requests.
Please note, while some supplies are new and some are gently used or donated, all have been disinfected.
To donate to SSSA in support of this project, visit us HERE.
To purchase supplies from our Amazon Wish List in support of this project, click HERE.
If you have any questions or wish to donate used supplies, please email us HERE.
We will keep this up as long as our supplies last!
Thank you to our sponsors:
Elgin Cultural Arts Commission
Elgin Knit Works
Elgin Public House
Gifford Park Association
Reva and David Logan Foundation
education through exploration
Community Moves is Side Street Studio Arts' education and outreach arm. Through visual and performing arts programming and education, Community Moves helps young artists develop creative problem-solving skills, find their voice through artistic expression, and build a foundation for well-rounded and responsible citizens. Focusing on dance, music, media, and the visual arts, Community Moves provides on site in school and after school programming in partnership with Elgin area public schools, free of charge to the school's families. Since 2012, Community Moves has worked with up to 500 young artists per school year and expects this number to increase for the 2017-2018 school year.
Community Moves FREE
Join us during Elgin Winter Wonderland 2019
Saturday, December 7, 2-6pm in the GALLERY.
As part of our Community Moves arts education and outreach program, Side Street Studio Arts hosts seasonal make-and-take arts events for children and their grown ups that are free and open to the public. In this open house environment, families are welcome to spend time at Side Street, visiting various art-making stations, making work of their own to take home, and just simply explore the gallery.
Free & Open to the Public
Don't miss our current exhibition Contemporaries - featuring artwork by SSSA members and staff while you're around!
Supported in part by ComEd Powering the Arts, the EFS Foundation, the Reva and David Logan Foundation.
For more information on how to bring Community Moves programming to your organization,
contact Nick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-429-2276.
Side Street Studio Arts' Community Moves Programming is currently collaborating with Ron O'Neal Elementary School and DREAM Academy in Elgin. We are currently serving over 500 young artists per week, exploring various modes of visual and performance art education, including dance, music, theater, media, painting, drawing, design, and more.
IN THE SCHOOLS
O'Neal Elementary 2018-2019 Info:
ALL ACCEPTED YOUNG ARTISTS RECEIVED AN EMAIL AND/OR PHONE CALL NOTIFYING FAMILIES OF THEIR ACCEPTANCE. WAIT LISTED STUDENTS RECEIVED AN EMAIL AND/OR PHONE CALL LETTING THEM KNOW THEY WERE WAIT LISTED, AND WILL RECEIVE NOTIFICATION SHOULD A SPOT BECOME OPEN.
Dear Parents and Guardians:
Starting in October, O’Neal Elementary School and Side Street Studio Arts-Community Moves will once again be offering after-school classes, as listed below. These free offerings have been developed to empower young artists through creation, performance, and education, and we are excited to be back at O’Neal for a third year!
Weekly Drop-In Visual and Performing Arts (Grades 1-3 & 4-6) – Students will explore a variety of visual and performing art disciplines. Led by professional artist educators, young artists will spend time each week exploring new visual art techniques, including painting, drawing, and sculpture, while working to hone each individual student’s preferred method of artistic communication, AND time focusing on contemporary performance methods of expression, from dance to music to theater.
Class will run EVERY Wednesday (except when school is out) from Wednesday, October 3, 2018 through Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Weekly classes will be held Wednesdays from 2:30-4:30pm. Students are not required to attend all sessions, but must be registered in order to “drop in” on the weeks they wish to attend.
Ron O'Neal Elementary School
Thank you to the EFS Foundation for their grant support of our Community Moves and Small Wonders Programs!