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Tinker, Tailor, Solder, Ply

We’re settled in and feeling at home in our permanent Studio at 110 Madison! To labor the point in the title, our Tinker Lab is stocked, the sewing machines have their bobbins in place, and the jewelry pliers are ready. We even have a brand new soldering iron so that the pun would be complete.  Read More »

Spring in the Studio

We’re long past due for a blog update. Magical Minds is at our temporary address, preparing to head to our permanent address at 110 Madison Street.

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Balance is the Word of the Week

The thing about balance is that it takes so many forms. Sometimes it’s ordered and logical, sometimes it’s chaotic and constantly adjusting. This week the kids have been experimenting with different forms of balance, whether it’s balancing sculptural pieces, comparing opposites or finding balance as problem solving. Read More »

Elections Plus Math Equals Art

As a theatre major in college, my classmates and I were not required to take many general education requirements outside of the theatre department. For the non-theatre classes that we did take, many of us managed to bring a dramatic flare to them. Read More »

Days Off of School

Here at Magical Minds we’ve been taking advantage of the fall weather and the weekdays off school. The recent half days and institute days have been opportunities to spend time out of the Studio. Read More »

We’re Making a Newsletter!

At Magical Minds we’re in the business of dreaming up fantastical ideas and turning them into real things. And that’s just what we’re doing with our new newsletter!

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Columbus Day at Magical Minds

Throughout the school year, Magical Minds is offering activities and projects on certain days when the District 97 schools are closed. Our first was Columbus Day, and it didn’t disappoint.  Read More »

Not Your Average Color Theory

When was the last time you held a prism up to your eyes and and saw the many colors that make up light? Or painted each of your nails a different color? This week’s theme was color. They have been mixing it, separating it, shaping it and suspending it.  Read More »

Meet Our New Teachers

When a new school year starts, there’s all the build up and anticipation of what it might hold. This year is no different. We are excited to introduce some of our new teachers, who in turn, are introducing new projects and themes to our students. Read More »

Improv with Jackie Sestak

We built collaboration skills while learning improv with Jackie Sestak in our last week of summer camp. In situations where there is no wrong answer, we have been having so much fun unraveling stories and honing our listening skills. Read More »

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