For Children

Art Programming for Children and Their Parents


Our highly visual and tactile children’s programming is a highlight of our studio. Whether it is creating paintings on our colorful walls, crafting miniature forest scenes, attending our highly rated summer camps, or just exploring art for the first time, kids absolutely love these  classes. But don’t just take our word for it – explore our options below and find out why families can’t stop coming back.

Worried About a Virtual Class?


“I was apprehensive about a virtual art class at first, but was pleasantly surprised how completely engaged my son was for the entire 90 minutes. My son liked the virtual class almost as much as he liked the in-studio one. I am thrilled to have this available to us during this difficult time. Thanks Open Studio! Art to the Rescue!”

art programming for children and their parents

Summer Art Camps

Ages: 6-12

The perfect way to spend a summer afternoon: being creative in a playful, open & socially distanced space! Every week, we will paint, build, sculpt, imagine, and more. Space is very limited, so grab your spot while you can! This year, we have new themes & classic favorites!

Time: 1:00 – 4:00PM Daily

art programming for children and their parents

OSP Classes at Robert Crown

We are happy to announce our new class schedule with the Robert Crown Community Center!
These core studio classes will take place in the brand sparkling new art studio, where cleanliness and social-distancing will be as important as the art making.
Art & Adventure 
Champion your child’s artistic path and nurture creativity through curiosity & discovery, while bringing yourself along for the fun. This original Open Studio Project class encourages creative exploration in an open, playful atmosphere with traditional, new, and unexpected art materials.
Art & Story 
Support your kids as artists in our highly engaging visual arts programs in an open, playful, non-critical atmosphere, where kids exercise and harness their imaginations. They will experience drawing, painting, sculpture, creative writing, as well as art-themed books. There will be a wide variety of 2-D and 3-D projects.
Middle School Art Class
Intuitive art making with intentions and witnessing. Get a break from social media and create art for personal growth & stress management. Explore a variety of art materials and techniques. Get inspired by other artists, well known and new. Relax with our process-based art making. There isn’t any right or wrong way to create! Each week is different.
art programming for children and their parents

Virtual Art Jam with Jan

Join children’s favorite Jan Ellenstein weekly on Fridays as she walks us through some of her favorite projects.

All projects are done with materials you can mostly find around the house.Classes purchased will be available to view up to 4 weeks after the upload date, uploads will be on the dates listed.

First Jam Free! The free virtual art project can be found here: 

Birthday Parties

**We have the ability to host a virtual birthday party. Send us an email to work out the details**


Host your child’s Art & Adventure Birthday Party at Open Studio Project! Work with our skilled team to plan and customize your art party to fit your child’s interests. We can offer these as small groups in person at our Robert Crown studio, in a park, or at our studio this summer!

2-hour party starts at $300 for up to 10 children
($15 per child beyond 10 children)

Please call office at 847-475-0390 or email for availability and booking information.

Custom Art Pods

Whether its with just your family unit or your small trusted bubble, work with Open Studio Project to create customized in-person art time!

Give yourself the freedom to fit art into your family’s crazy schedule! It can be a one-time workshop or an ongoing series, where the instructor and all materials will be included.

We can comfortably and safely host groups of up to 8 at our studio in the new Robert Crown.

To begin the process, please email:


Cancellation Policy:

There will be no refunds on any cancellations on the participants part or for failure to attend. However, if OSP were to cancel a class at any time, the remaining amounts will be returned to the participant. For multi-week classes, if you are aware that you will miss certain days, we are happy to pro-rate the cost.

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