A child shows early signs of creativity by artfully spilling ice cream and denying that a pacifier is a pacifier. Encourage nascent impressionism with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of art classes for children age 3–15 at Unicoi Art Studio.
Unicoi Art Studio’s classrooms grant small groups of students access to professional artists with a series of lessons designed to capture the interests of specific age groups. Tactile delights pass through 3- to 5-year-old fingers in the Happy Hands art class ($25/class), allowing children to safely handle materials such as clay, wax strings, and paint-drenched cooties. Kids 4–10 adopt influences from the masters in Art Inspired by Artists ($25/class), and silver-tinted accessories manifest themselves in the Duct Tape Products course ($30/class) for 7- to 15-year-olds. Instructors transform into artistic sherpas as 5- to 12-year-olds attempt to conquer mountainous goals in the Sketch and Paint course ($30/class), taking their first hesitant steps toward creating Botticellian masterpieces and inspirational paintings of cats hanging from a tree branch.
Unicoi Art Studio
An established arts emporium in its Roscoe Village neighborhood since 1999, Unicoi Art Studio continues to make a name for itself as the go-to destination for children’s art classes. It was the 2008 and 2009 Nickelodeon’s Parents’ Pick Award winner for Best Children's Artsy Classes in the city, and was featured on WGN’s “Around Town,” where youngsters crafted wallets and shoulder bags out of duct tape rather than more conventional materials such as leather or feelings. With an emphasis on unearthing everyone’s innate artistic abilities, the teachers at Unicoi have recently begun instructing adults as well, helping them glean art fundamentals, stretch canvases, and find their own distinct styles.
2059 W Belmont
Chicago, Illinois 60618