Camps & Holidays

Summer, Winter, Spring and School Holidays

On days when there’s no school, Magical Minds Studio has activities planned all day. Families can drop off between 8-9am in the morning and select the pick up time that suits them best- noon, 3pm or 6pm.

Makers' Camps For Summer!

PRESCHOOL | ELEMENTARY | MIDDLE SCHOOL

Pre-K and Elementary School Summer Camps

June 7 – August 27

With several years of camp under our belts we’ve put together a camp that will challenge your artist to keep learning in a fun and creative environment.  Your child will enjoy their summer while keeping their brain engaged.

Our entire Studio will be transformed into a Maker Space!  We’ll have a select list of daily projects and the rest is up to them.  We’ll break for snack and lunch with outside time in the yard. The possibilities are endless.

Pre-K campers will do theme-related, but age and skill level appropriate activities.

Structured projects include:

  • June 24-28, Art Around the World – Through art we’ll explore North America, South America, Asia and Africa
  • July 8-12, Jewelry making – pendants, earring and more
  • July 15-19, Textiles – hand sewing, sewing machine, knitting, crochet
  • July 22-26, Circuitry – mini motors, led lights, electronics
  • July 29-August 2, Woodshop – wood burning design, basics of building (registration is full)
  • August 5-9, Pottery and Ceramics – wheel throwing, hand building and sculpting (registration is full)
  • August 12-16, Comics – drawing characters and creating writing stories
  • August 19-23, Printing – Gelli and mono printing
  • August 26-27, Master Artists – making art for public display

Summer Art Classes

July 8 – August 2

We’ll be creating legendary boards, discovering how to draw by exploring gesture, anatomy, line and tone, and sculpting with clay, plaster, paper mache, fiber arts, recycled materials and more!

  • July 8-12, Sculpture create a wide variety of projects that will allow students to explore sculpture in all its many wonders.   
  • July 22-26, Drawing and Painting – campers work on various drawing forms and add watercolor and acrylic paint to enhance their new artistic skills
  • July 29-August 2, Sculpture – create a wide variety of projects that will allow students to explore sculpture in all its many wonders

Typical Camp Day | Sign Up Options | Register For Camps

A typical day of K-6th grade camp looks like this:

  • Arrival – 8am-9am: Drawing, painting, games
  • 9am – 11am: Structured project
  • Snack
  • 11:15am-12:15: Outside play/games/free time (those leaving at noon will be getting ready to depart)
  • 12:15 – 12:30: Lunch
  • 12:30pm – 2pm: Student lead activities
  • 2pm – 3pm: Structured project
  • 3pm – 4:00pm: Outside/games
  • 4p – 6pm: Student led activities

K-6th grade camp sign up options:

Choose individual days or the full week, as well as your pick up time

  • Drop off between 8-9am; pick up at noon: $52 per day, or $225 for full 5-day week*
  • Drop off between 8-9am; pick up at 3pm: $89 per day, or $395 for full 5-day week*
  • Drop off between 8-9am; pick up at 6pm: $125 per day, or $525 for full 5-day week*

*To get the full week discount, select payment options 4, 5 or 6.

Sibling discounts are available when you sign 2 or more children up for the full 5-day week. $22 off if you sign them up all week until 3pm, $30 off if you sign them up all week until 6pm.

Pre-K camp sign up options:

Drop off between 8-9am; pick up at noon:

  • $52 per day or…
  • …$225 for full 5-day week

Summer Art Class sign up options:

  • Drawing and Painting- 9:30-12:00pm, $170 for full 5-day week
  • Sculpture- 9:00-12:00pm, $200 for full 5-day week
Register For Camps!

Refund policy for all holidays and camps

***Magical Minds Studio will offer a refund up to 3 weeks in advance of the activity date, minus a $25 admin/processing fee. With less than 3 weeks notice we will only offer a credit or transfer.***

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I had my daughter’s 5th birthday party here. Convenient location, awesome and patient staff, and the kids loved it. They provided all of the art supplies, and there was so much to do that kept the kids busy. I would definitely recommend Magical Minds Studio.

Kristie P.

I go to Magical Minds after school it is so fun!

Tyson C.

I had my daughter’s 6th Unicorn Birthday here and it was AMAZING! The staff was extremely helpful from start to finish. They provided all of the art supplies and the space is huge. You can bring your own cake and food! Thank you again for making my daughter’s birthday such a memorable one.

Courtney J.

Magical Minds is fun for both, parents and kids. I love taking my 19-month old daughter to the Friday class and being creative together! There are plenty of different activities for the little ones there, allowing to alternate learning and playing. Our teacher Danielle is a great bonus – she’s very friendly, attentive, and knows how to make kids like her. Every time we leave MM, we bring home a little handmade piece of art, that’s always very special for us.

Irene I.

My daughter has been coming here since it opened. She loves it. She even made up a song about how much she loves going to Magical Minds Studio. This is not just a color with some crayons type of place. The art/activities they have the children do really spark their imagination. The staff is very well trained. One week she learned about pre-historic cave paintings and she painted inside of a paper mache cave. Another week, she learned about puppets of all kinds. She did shadow puppetry and then made her own puppet to take home. Another day they rolled things down a ramp that had been covered in paint. I highly recommend this place.

Krista M.

My daughters (currently ages 6 and 8) have been taking Magical Minds classes since they were toddlers. What’s great about this place is that the art projects aren’t “Here are the materials, here’s the example–make yours look just like this.” Instead, the children are really encouraged to design their own creations. My children are always SO proud of the projects they make at this studio, because they really did them themselves. They put on fabulous birthday parties too!

Julie C.

My son (age 2) frequents the toddler open art class on Friday mornings and just loves it! Danielle is very sweet and patient with all of the children. She is always coming up with something fun/educational for them to work on. We will definitely continue visiting Magical Minds art studio as long as we live in Oak Park.

Michelle J.

I first discovered Magical Minds when my then 3 year old needed some extra pre-school stimulation, but I only wanted one day a week. I enrolled her in the “passport to pre-school” program and was extremely impressed. My daughter cried when I left her the first morning and then begged to go back every day after. I sent two of my daughters for summer camp one day a week and also Art in Spanish. My almost 6 year old loves it as much as her sister! Both girls have asked to continue taking classes once the school year starts up so we plan to keep going. I also hosted my daughter’s 4th birthday at Magical Minds and it was the best party! All our guests were impressed and had a ball. The staff makes everything so fun and easy – they even do the balloons and streamers! I cannot say enough great things about the programs, the teachers and the environment. It is worth every penny!

Heather V.

My daughter attended the pre-K program at MM. I can’t say enough about how good and well rounded this place is. The teachers are warm and welcoming, the owner, Ms. Haj is wonderful and nice. I felt my child was ready for Kindergarten emotionally and academically because of the program. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a small setting , art based experience. Oh and they do birthday parties as well, organized, fun and affordable parties! We love this place so much.

Lily M.

My child is at summer camp right now and having a wonderful time! Each week is a different theme ranging from baking to famous artists to Harry Potter! Campers enjoy a mix of free time (painting, outdoor time, books, Magnatiles, doll house & dinosaurs) and more structured, project time like origami and wand-making. But it’s not just limited to art. They do music play too. The staff members are warm, friendly, professional, attentive and creative! They are all trained artists with experience in early childhood care & education. It’s clear they love their jobs and the campers love being there! What a treasure! And it is affordable. We are so lucky to have Magical Minds in Oak Park.

Siobhan D.

People have ample opportunity for rote memorization and intellectual misery in life. However mammals, especially in their early years, require play to learn. Magical Minds understands this.

Zachary G.

My daughter attended the Passport 2 Preschool program and I couldn’t be more happy with all the amazing things she learned. Most of all, she learned many social skills and her creativity was fostered. It was a great experience for my daughter. So if you are looking for a fun, creative and out of the box preschool program, Magical Minds is for you.

Ivonne A.

We had a wonderful birthday party for our daughter here. The crew at Magical Minds created a great environment for the kids to channel their creativity. The party had just enough structure to keep the kids occupied, but was loose enough that it never felt like homework. One of the most stress free, fun parties ever, and at a very reasonable price. Thanks for a great experience!

Ethan C.

My two year old loved it. Two hours of painting, drawing, stamping and lots of other crafts to take home for grandma and grandpa as gifts.

Izabella W.