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lil'Kidstreet

 

 

A creative community for our youngest members:

Newborn to 4 years old

 



Summer 2017

Classes start the week of June 19 & July 24


Lil’ Kidstreet inspires your child’s natural delight for song, rhythm, color and texture. We combine visual art and music to encourage developmentally appropriate learning through original songs, musical instruments, rhythm-based activities, paint, clay and collage. These classes are the first step in the foundation of exploration, creativity and enthusiasm for art and music.

Each class is 45 minutes and includes both music and art.

*A caregiver participates with the child in these classes. In order to provide the best quality time with your toddler, we ask that you refrain from bringing other children over 6 months to class.

All classes are 10 weeks and $160
(*Twin discount $220 for both kids only available over the phone.)

 

Open Art Play for Lil'Kids!
Join a 10-week Lil’Kidstreet class, and you can drop into any of our open studio sessions!
No pre-registration necessary.  Cost is $5 per day for currently enrolled students in Lil' Kidstreet.
• Activities
• Sensory Experiences
• Arts-based Learning

 

 


Class List Below

CALL NOW TO REGISTER (773)769-4226


 

Ages: 0-4 years

Music Jam
10 Weeks

For all Lil’ Kids! Join us for a 45 minute jam session. There will be songs and a variety of instruments for your little ones.

Friday 9:30-10:15am
JD Kostyk
Starts June 23

Friday 10:30-11:15am
JD Kostyk
Starts June 23

$100

 


 

Ages: 6 months - 12 months

Lil’ Movers
10 Weeks

This class focuses on music and rhythm through original songs, new activities and shaker instruments. Begin building a creative foundation captivated by the world of music and art.

Thursday 11-11:45am
Anna Soltys
Starts June 22

$160, Members $155


  

Ages: 1 - 2 years

Lil’ Artists
10 Weeks

Music and art collide in this fun andcreative combination class. We’ll begin with songs, instruments and dance before moving to the art tableto explore paint, collage and clay. Encourage motor development, social skills and visual thinkingthrough an inspiring and art-filledtime.

Monday 11:30am-12:15pm
KC Dix
Starts June 19 

Thursday 10-10:45am
Jessica Robbins & Anna Soltys
Starts June 22

$160, Members $155

 

 

 

Ages: 2 - 4 years

Lil’ Studio
9 or 10 Weeks

This arts-based class nurtures creativity while introducing yourchild to clay, collage, paint and print with developmentally appropriate experiences and projects exploring various mediums and techniques.

9 Weeks

Tuesday 9:30-10:15am
Emily Goldin
Starts June 20 (No class July 4)

$145, Members $140

 

10 Weeks

Wednesday 11-11:45am
Jess Leonard
Starts June 21

Saturday 9:30-10:15am
Jess Leonard
Starts June 24 

$145, Members $140

 

Lil’ Artists
10 Weeks

Music and art collide in this funand creative combination class.We’ll begin with songs, instruments and dance before moving to the art table to explore paint, collage and clay. Encourage motor development, social skills and visual thinking through an inspiring and art-filled time.

Monday 10:30-11:15am
KC Dix & Jessica Robbins
Starts June 19

$160, Members $155

 

Lil’ Petite Ami
10 weeks 

Bonjour! Come and share a fun experience with a French Native and learn the French language through songs, round dances, nursery rhymes, books and art activities. Kids and parents will explore basic French words, phrases and culture.

Wednesday 10-10:45am
Julie Meckler
Starts June 21

$160, Members $155

 

 

Lil’ Makers
9 weeks

A process forward class for young artists. Classes will be play focused, with new materials and methods. Intentional guided exercises in experimentation, rather than step by step projects, lead young artists toward a more direct relationship with art making, a tool to express and understand the world around them as they grow.

Tuesday 4-4:45am
Efren Adkins
Starts June 20 (No class July 4)

$145, Members $140 

 

Ages: 1 - 4 years

Lil’ Artists: Music & Art
10 weeks

Music and art collide in this fun and creative combination class. We’ll begin with songs, instruments and dance before moving to the art table to explore paint, collage and clay. Encourage motor development, social skills and visual thinking through an inspiring and art-filled time.

9 Weeks

Tuesday 10:30-11:15am
Jessica Robbins & Anna Soltys
Starts June 20 (No class July 4)

$145, Members $140

 

10 Weeks

Monday 9:30-10:15am 
KC Dix
Starts June 19

Wednesday 4:00-4:45pm
KC Dix
Starts June 21

Thursday 12-12:45pm
KC Dix
Starts June 22

Sunday 9:30-10:15am
KC Dix
Starts June 25 

$160, Members $155 

 

 

Teacher Bios:

  

Jessica Robbins is a singer-songwriter and educator in Chicago. She has been playing music and teaching kids for over 15 years. After receiving her Master of Education from Harvard University, Jessica started an educational consulting and tutoring business which she has been running since 2004. She has released two albums and plays at music venues throughout the city. Jessica has also been writing children's songs and has created the music curriculum for the Lil’ Kidstreet classes. Her three kids at home keep her busy but have inspired her love for early childhood music education.

 

 


Mikey Anderson is an alumni of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has experience running art workshops with adults with developmental disabilities, taught after school sewing workshops, and comic book making classes. He's currently is an assistant teacher at a therapeutic preschool. He has also created his own line of silly plush toys called “Yarnies” an sells around the world! He's excited to have the "Yarnies" join the Kidstreet family and be able to inspire all the little artist to make silly characters.

 

 

 

 

Paulina Lopez is an educator with experience teaching in classrooms, museums, and community centers. After attending Carleton College as a studio art major, she received a Masters in Education from Southern Methodist University with a focus on early childhood literacy development. She loves working with children to explore how the arts can serve as a bridge between different people, cultures, and communities. Her dream home would be one big printmaking studio merged with a used bookstore.

 

 

 

 

Jessica Risker is a musician, artist, and professional counselor in Chicago. She received her Master's in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University, and has counseled both children and adults.  She currently works in private practice in Bucktown/Wicker Park.  She also composes and performs music regularly as a solo folk artist and leader of a psychedelic-electronic band under the name Deadbeat.  Recently she was awarded an independent artist's grant by the City of Chicago for her album of original music-box lullabies.  She is excited to foster peaceful quiet time and opportunities for bonding and creativity for parents and babies alike.

 

 

Anna Soltys is the lead singer and songwriter of "Anna Soltys and the Familiar", as well as a fine artist that has been actively working in creating large public art with youth and communities for the last 10 years. She is an Alumni of Columbia college where she studied Fine Arts. Her dedication to the arts throughout her life is a reflection of the importance she believes it processes on our emotional and intellectual development. As musician, fine artists, and new mom, she is now dedicating her time to exposing young minds to both music and art with Lil'Kidstreet.

 

 

 

 

Emily Goldin is an early childhood and art teacher in Chicago. She attended Skidmore College as a studio art major, and received a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education from National Louis University. She has been teaching at various preschools and art centers in the Chicago area for 15 years as a classroom preschool teacher and art teacher. She loves to create art and be around others doing the same! Emily’s goal in teaching is to create an encouraging and inspiring environment in which children are able to independently be creative. She is excited to share her experience in art and teaching at Lil’Kidstreet.

 

 

 

 

Rachel Gansner has a Masters in Early Childhood Education from DePaul University, and over 10 years of experience working with young children and their families. She loves exploring each individual's creative side and values the role family plays in a child's development.  When not in the classroom setting, Rachel enjoys yoga, baking, and getting messy in art projects with her two children, George and Weezy.

 

 

 

 

 

Amy Fatall is a reading specialist with over 15 years experience as a classroom teacher, director, and professional developer. She has a Masters in Early Childhood from Bank Street College of Education in New York City and a Reading endorsement from National Louis University. Currently, she coaches PreK - 3rd grade teachers around best practices in literacy instruction. She is passionate about providing nurturing early literacy experiences that help to foster a love of learning in young children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexandria Albert is an artist and an assistant preschool teacher in Chicago. She has been working with children for over 10 years through children's programs like the YMCA. Currently she has the opportunity to further explore her creativity on a different platform working in a preschool. She attended Columbia College Chicago where she received her Bachelors in Graphic Design. For the Past several years she has been very active as a freelance Painter and Designer. She looks forward to one day developing her own Art program for children.

 

 

  

 

 

Cheryl Casden is a local Chicago based artist, art educator and creativity advocate. She received her BFA in Integrated Studio Arts from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design and studied abroad at Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem, Israel. Casden has produced and shown her mixed media works at numerous gallery events and group shows in Milwaukee and Chicago. She has also live painted and vended at numerous music festivals and health conscious gatherings throughout the Midwest. Just last year she was the Art & Music Manager for the non-for profit, O+ Festival Chicago - an art, music, and wellness festival that brought health services and opportunities to the artistic community of Pilsen. Currently, she resides in Highwood, IL and is a passionate art educator for kids and adults at Lillstreet Art Center and Bottle & Bottega, Evanston.