Summer art program for kids at Community Ed
Cook County Community Ed will sponsor a summer art program
for kids ages 7-12 beginning June 12.
“Children's Summer Therapeutic Arts Program” with Suzabelle Janicek is a therapeutic art process that will be experienced by each child individually as well as with partners or in groups. Group process will increase
socialization, communication skills and trust. Time will be spent each day mastering a variety of techniques to improve focus, increase relaxation andreduce anxiety. The focus of this class is on the creative process and
promoting self awareness and healing.
Students will begin the first week by making sketch books to use during the course. The children will focus on techniques that explore and reduce areas of anxiety through fun and artistic problem
solving. These tasks will be completed by drawing with colored pencils, pastels, charcoal and chalk. Classes are June 12 – 15, July 10 - 13 or Aug. 7- 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
During week 2 students will be painting on wet and dry paper and canvas board, beginning in black and white and moving into color by the end of the week. Students will learn to relax and reap the benefits of
“mistakes.” These classes are June 18 – 22, July 16 - 20 or Aug. 13 – 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
In week 3 students will be introduced to printmaking. Depending on age and readiness, students will be explore relief printing or monoprinting, working in black ink and moving into hand coloring as the week progresses. Classes are June 25 – 28, July 23 - 26 or Aug. 20 – 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
There is a fee of $140 per week or $395 for three weeks. Registration deadline is May 31, and classes will be held at ISD 166 campus.
Registration forms are available at Community Ed’s office, 101 W. Fifth St., or at www.cookcountyschools.org/cookcounty/cmed, firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, call (218) 387-2000 for more information.