Thank you to the EFS Foundation for their grant support of our Community Moves and Small Wonders Programs!

 

WINTER SESSION II:

February 3 - March 15

All classes include all supplies!

 

Altered: a 3D Found Art Class w/ Tanner Melvin

Thursdays 4-5:30pm

In Backspace

In collaboration with Habitat For Humanity Restore-Elgin, students will build 3D sculptures using supplies found within our walls, outside, and on the Restore site. Using these supplies, we will construct finished pieces focusing on texture, color, and durability, all the while discussing and learning about repurposing and sustainable habits.

ages 12+

$110

Big & Little Art

Mondays 5-6pm

In the Theater

Kids, with their adult companions, can work together as an art team to explore a new art for each week. Share in the creative process. Get messy. Have fun with your little! Each young artist must have one adult companion aged 18+. Can be parents, siblings, family friends, etc.

ages 3-6 w/ their Big

$95

Cardboard Courage w/ Tanner Melvin

Thursdays 6-7:30pm

In Backspace

Students will design and build their very own 3D cardboard art sculptures

ages 10+

$110

Comic Book Illustration for Kids w/ John French

Mondays 5-6pm

In the Lab

Comic Illustration covers visual story telling, comic formatting, and exercises in story telling using illustration and design principals.

ages 8-12

$85

Film & Darkroom Photography w/Doug Hanson

Tuesdays 6-7:30pm

In the Lab

Students will learn how to use photographic film to realize their creative vision. Students will learn about the unique characteristics of film, shoot film, develop film and make prints in the Side Street darkroom.

ages 12+

$150

Fleece Mania w/ Erin Cramer

Sundays 1-4pm

In Backspace

Learn how to use a sewing machine and make your own fleece hat, mittens, scarf, and socks! Keep them yourself or give as gifts!

ages 12+

$180

Intro to Drawing for Teens w/ John French

Mondays 6-7pm

In the Lab

Intro to Drawing covers the basics of illustration; working with line, value and proportion to develop an understanding of form and dimension.

ages 12+

$85

Intro to Painting for Teens w/ John French

Tuesdays 5-6:30pm

In the Theater

Create your own representational paintings, as you learn the basics of painting, as well as mixing and applying color. Class will include lectures, demonstrations, and individual instruction.

ages 12+

$115

Intro to Visual Art II Grades K-3

Mondays 4-6pm

In the Theater

Led by a team of visual artist professionals, each session will explore the history behind and techniques of a new medium, from painting to sculpture. This class is for those who have previously taken Intro to Visual Arts or another intro class at Side Street Studio Arts.

$115

Intro to Visual Art I Grades 4-6

Mondays 4-6pm

In the Theater

Led by a team of visual artist professionals, each session will explore the history behind and techniques of a new medium, from painting to sculpture.

$115

Lab Class for Kids

Wednesdays 4-6pm

In the Lab

This class is for younger artists with little or no experience in photography, printmaking, and silk screen techniques. Young artists will work with professional artists on all the art-making equipment SSSA's new LAB has to offer - photography, printmaking, screen printing, as well as be introduced to fundamental art techniques of drawing, painting, and design.

Grades 4+

$115

Make Stuff Saturdays

Saturdays 10am-12pm

In the Theater

Each week, young artists will explore and focus on a different medium. From painting to screen printing to photography, these more intensive sessions will be lead by a range of arts professionals and expose young artists to a wide range of creative visual and performance techniques.

grades K-3 & 4-6

$115

Painting Foundation & Process w/ Karl Jahnke

Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm

In the Lab

This class is a specific study in the foundation and process of creating a painting. Through guided projects, students will learn to develop confidence in their work and shed some of the preciousness that can limit enjoyment and creativity. Students will also learn about color schemes, painting from a reference and tool selection.

ages 12+

$150

Pinhole Photography w/ Chris Arrecis

Saturdays 10am-12pm

In the Lab

Students will design and build their own camera! Using simple and inexpensive materials and simple technology, students will explore the joy and simplicity of pinhole and lens-less photography and create unique imagery. They will have the opportunity to test their creative limits with their camera(s) and gain photography darkroom experience.

ages 12+

$150

The UNLIMITED ART CARD gets your young artist aged 5-17, a full year of art classes at Side Street at a discounted price. The card includes drop-ins, weekly classes, and summer week-long camps. Normally, $1000, the card is on sale for only $850 through November! What a great gift for the holidays! A full year of art! 

Quarterly payment plan available for $50 fee - $900 total through November. Click HERE to purchase your UNLIMITED ART CARD TODAY!

Testimonials

"Just wanted to share that my kids (6&8) have done a week of art camp at Side Street Studio Arts for two years now, and absolutely loved it. The instructors are so patient and kind, and organized some great art projects for the kids. This week, the projects focused on the 4th of July, and the kids get to show off their work at the parade on Monday. Give SSSA a try if you're looking for a week-long morning camp for your kids!"
 

"Keep these camps going. My son absolutely loves them and learns so much. We are thankful he has a place to do art with great instructors! He loves all of the instructors and staff that he has met."

 

"The kids loved their weeks at SSSA camp. They came home paint-smudged, with creative wheels turning and eager to discuss and evolve the projects their groups were working on! Great value for our family."

 

"Small Wonders meets kids where they are and challenges them to grow."

 

"Love that your mission is so completely able to serve children of so many backgrounds."

 

"Small Wonders has been a tradition for us for years, and it's amazing -- I have never seen any other short-form art program where kids can experience such a range at young ages. I also love that when he's there, he gets to hang out with grownups who are passionate about art themselves and are committed to it in their own lives."

                                                      -Small Wonders Parents & Family

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LAB 11 & 13 S. Spring St.
Elgin, IL 60120
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Elgin, IL
60121

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Sat 10am-6pm
Sun 11am-3pm
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First Fridays, or
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