Saturday, September 24, 2011

Kidzaw Creates at the "2011 Apple Fest" in Lincoln Square

Kidzaw brought kits for the children to create their own inspired "Tree of Life".  We were invited by Martha and Harry Burrows from Timeless Toys to participate in their kids program.

Michelle and Jane had a lot of fun and thank you to the Timeless Toys Staff for all your help!

We walked around after and enjoyed all things apple...especially the yummy pie!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Kidzaw Creates at the "2011 Oaktoberfest" in Oak Park

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth and to all the children who participated...your artwork was wonderful and it was great to see all the smiles : )

We would also like to thank our guest artist, Lynne Talbot (Michelle's sister) who flew in from N.H. to help the children create inspired versions of van Gogh's "Irises".  Lynne also made all the cute smocks for the kids.

Stay tuned for the show opening that will be at the the Oak Park Library, Maze Branch.  There will be a collage of the work that was made today and a storytime for the children.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Art Institute of Chicago Family Programs for Fall

If you live in the Chicago area or are planning a visit, they have a great kids' artist studio where they have supplies for a special art project the kids can do on their own.  You can just drop-in between 11am and 2pm, no registration is required...the room is big and very inspiring for young artists!

Click here for a calendar of their family programs and the themes for the drop-in Artist's Studio.

I will be taking my boys to "Art in the Garden" where they explore landscape through artwork in the galleries and then immerse themselves in the real landscape of Lurie Garden to create their own oil pastel masterpiece.

—This program requires advance registration and space is limited. For more information, call 312 857 7161 or e-mail