Details for Smart Start Art Camp

"Every child is an artist" - Pablo Picasso. Explore your artistic side with this new camp. Discover your creativity and imagination as an artist, developing fine motor skills, style, and vision as we explore different artistic techniques through a variety of inspiring projects. Sketch and draw, shade and color, cut, glue, fold... create! See your imagination come to life! Learn about great artists from throughout history and the present day, through a weekly featured artist and fun, exciting games. Earn ArtBelts as you learn and progress. No experience necessary.

The ball rolls down the ramp, turns the switch, that moves the post, that activates the zip-line,that knocks the ball down the ramp and into the goal! In this STEAM camp, participants will be building Rube Goldberg "Mouse Trap" chain-reaction machines featuring levers, pulleys, and other simple machines. Engineering and physics concepts will be introduced and reinforced through hands-on, innovative lessons and creative play time. Problem solving skills and teamwork will be put to the test as the complexity of the projects increases. On the final class, there will be a building competition. No previous experience is necessary. Just a desire to learn and build. Participants in similar age ranges will be grouped together. Each student will receive an award on the last day of the session, and have the opportunity to earn Energy Belts to demonstrate their learned skills!

Afterschool Enrichment Solutions, in conjunction with the Western Springs Rec Dept, is offering an All Access Virtual Enrichment Pass. Courses include: Smart Start Art, Stage Stars, Amigos Spanish, Chess and STEM programming. These exciting courses will provide a mix of hands-on activities, digital workbooks and live instruction via video calls with education professionals (conveniently scheduled every day at a variety of times throughout the week so you can choose a time that best works for you). Participants will receive access to all five classes list above for one price. New context will be available each week and every Friday you will receive an email with all the details (Zoom links, video etc.) for the following week.
No refunds after registration. If you have any questions please email
Ages: 5 years to under 9 years
Gender: Co-ed
Open to These Grades: N/A
Date Time Day Location
07/13/2020 - 07/16/2020 9:00A to 11:30A Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
1500 Walker Street
Western Springs IL, 60558
(708)246-9070 / (708)246-1309
Web Reg Available to:
Resident: 04/03/2020 @ 8:30A - 07/11/2020 @ 12:00A
Non-Resident: 04/13/2020 @ 8:30A - 07/11/2020 @ 12:00A