Color Cocktail Gallery

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In a Nutshell

Art classes not only train aesthetic sensibilities and foster cooperation among learners but also increase one’s capacity for introspection

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Aug 31, 2017. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choice of:

  • One Session of Summer Art Camp
  • Five Sessions of Summer Art Camp
  • Up to Ten Sessions of Summer Art Camp

In this unique Summer art program, Art Institute of Chicago’s alumni provide guided learning experiences designed to maximize each child’s personal creativity. Whether a child develops into a designer or an engineer, encouraging the creative process is essential in the early educational years. Nurturing inventive potential stands at the center of preparing kids for life. In a relaxed, fun and non-competitive environment, each student is taught to create fearlessly, focusing on the process of making art more than on the end result.

Camps are grouped by ages 6-8, and 9–11. Campers collaborate on a variety of fun projects. Each day offers a new theme, new skills and new friends, along with multiple projects. Sign up is flexible and caters toward your plans. You can sign up your young artist at anytime available on the calendar.

Campers enroll for morning (8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.), afternoon (1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.) , or both* time slots (all day). If child is enrolled in 2 half day camps (morning and afternoon), lunch is supervised. Each child can sign up only for maximum 20 sessions each Summer.

Art sessions Include:

  • Pottery/Wheel
  • Handbuilding
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Animation
  • Stained Glass
  • Metal Jewelry
  • Enameling
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Printmaking
  • Fiber Arts and more

Color Cocktail Factory

Color Cocktail Factory is the domain of three artists—MFA grads from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago—who work as professional painters, illustrators, and printmakers. These artists started Color Cocktail Factory as a way to share their knowledge with novice practitioners in a laid-back environment. But they know that for less-experienced paint slingers, the idea of coating a whole canvas can be wildly intimidating, especially if their third and fourth arms have yet to grow in. So they encourage students to drink, organizing social BYOB lessons where students work on the same guided project. At the end of the session, well-hydrated pupils take home their very own paintings, which might be a sugar-skull portrait, a landscape, or the recreation of a famous masterpiece.

Customer Reviews

The air conditioner broke on an extremely hot day and fans didn't really help.
Linnis A. · August 1, 2017
Good experience! They provide everything you need. I was upset that I purchased the Groupon and the price dropped lower on the actual website. Overall happy with the experience.
Athena H. · July 23, 2017
I love taking BYOB art classes because they are so laid back and you really shouldn't expect yourself to be Frida Kahlo or Picasso while doing it. It's a really fun way to express yourself without the pressure of "perfectionism". Our instructor Yaya was incredibly enjoyable, easy to follow along with, and he had a real gentlemanly warm personality. Will definitely recommend and will definitely go back again!
Lindsay A. · June 8, 2017

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