The commonplacedness of dogs trained to play poker is evidence that art has the ability to change the world. Let a child inspire change with today's Groupon: for $60, kids aged 18 months and older get five weeks of art classes (up to a $171 value, depending on the class) at Magical Minds Studio in Oak Park. These five weeks can be applied toward any Magical Minds course, even those that last 10 weeks (you will have to pay the difference for the additional five weeks of a ten-week course).
Designed by art educators and art therapists, Magical Minds' bright, cheerful studio fosters creativity and visual thinking via process-driven art experiences. Children aged 4–7 can take a whirlwind tour of the palette-populated countryside with Magical Creations, a class that teaches basic painting, drawing, and sculpture skills ($105 value). More developed doodlers aged 7 and older can try their hands at creating comic book characters and inventing new onomatopoeias, such as glarf, in Comic Book Drawing (a $120 value). Kids aged 4 and older can steep their minds in artistry from around the globe without submitting their finger-paints to body scans in Art Around the World ($105 value). Click here to see the complete list of class options. No matter which class your wee one chooses, he or she will engage a variety of visual and sensory stations while boosting hand-eye coordination and confidence.
- I cannot say enough great things about the programs, the teachers and the environment. It is worth every penny! – Heather V., Yelp
- My two sons have been going to Magical Minds Studio since it opened. They LOVE it. Every week there is a different theme/activity but they are free to explore and do what they want. – Matt, Yahoo! Local