Camps and School Holidays

We have creative activities planned for days off school, following District 97’s calendar

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On days when there’s no school, Magical Minds Studio has activities planned all day. Families can drop off between 8-9am in the morning and select the pick up time that suits them best- noon, 3pm or 6pm.


Activity dates for Institute Days and Holidays

  • Monday, October 8 – Making Halloween Ornaments with a local artist.
  • Tuesday, November 6 – Behind the scenes of School of Rock!
  • Wednesday, November 21 – Pizza and a project.
  • Monday, January 21 – Visiting artist, centering around African American art.
  • Friday, February 15 – Behind the scenes of the Oak Park Baha’i Faith Community Center.
  • Monday, February 18 – Bowling at Circle Lanes
  • Tuesday, April 2 – Behind the scenes of Sugar Fixé Pâtisserie.
  • Friday, April 19 – Behind the scenes of Studio 8 Forest Park and ice cream at the Brown Cow.


Winter Break Camps

Winter Art Storm! Budding artists will develop their artistic skills and self-expression by combining drawing, painting, printing, collage and sculpture, in 2D and 3D mixed media works. Students will explore acrylics, pastels, charcoal, watercolor, found objects and fabric.

  • Wednesday, December 26- Printing and Card Making– We’ll teach the art of Gelli printing, and each student will go home with one self-framed print. In addition we’ll be making our own stamps and creating thank you cards.
  • Thursday, December 27- Mosaics– Our mosaics will be made of stones and glass on jars, bottles and tiles in beautiful patterns.
  • Friday, December 28- Painting– Students will follow step by step instructions to create either a landscape or object. Learning the basics of color, shading and composition.
  • Wednesday, January 2- Bird Sculptures– For the love of birds! We’ll sculpt, paint and decorate our magnificent feathered friends to be adored by all who look their way.
  • Thursday, January 3- Self-Reflection– This is me. Self portraits with mixed media highlighting what we love about ourselves.
  • Friday, January 4- Tiny Critters– We’ll make a pocket size critter friend that is sure to follow wherever you go.
Drop off any time between 8-9am. Kids will have free time to draw, paint, play games and explore the Studio before 9am.
At 9am the group will gather at the tables and begin the day’s first projects. Once done, there will be a snack break and free time before the second project.
Comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended, as well as winter clothes to wear in the backyard (weather permitting). Kids staying after noon can return to their morning projects, as well as have some free time, another snack break and relaxation time.
Please send your child with a snack and a water bottle. If your child is staying past noon please send them with a lunch and a second snack. No food with nuts, please. 

Sign up options:

  • Drop off between 8-9am; pick up at noon, $52 per day
  • Drop off between 8-9am; pick up at 3pm, $89 per day
  • Drop off between 8-9am; pick up at 6pm, $125 per day


***Refund policy for all holidays and camps: Magical Minds Studio will offer a refund up to 3 weeks in advance of the activity date, minus a $25 admin/processing fee. With less than 3 weeks notice we will only offer a credit or transfer.***

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