Monday, February 23, 2009


Welcome to Kidstreet's new blog! We will be updating weekly with photos, interviews, and upcoming events so you can see what's happening in the Kidstreet studios.

We're excited to announce our first ever artist-in-residence at Kidstreet, Quinn Hunter. Quinn has been getting to know teachers, parents, and students and will be leading a free workshop for parents regarding children's creativity at the end of March. Quinn joins us from Los Angeles, California and is currently working on a Master of Science degree in child development at Erikson Institute here in Chicago. Quinn tells Lillstreet teachers that her "goal is that we can learn from each other’s interests and artistic specialties in order to support the growth of our talented young artists. I believe this can happen by emphasizing the process, not the final product. Although, what's most important is to have FUN while making art...That includes all of us, not just the kids! "

Kidstreet has always been a process-oriented art program, and we have all enjoyed the process of getting together to talk about the best way to guide our students of different ages. Quinn has sparked a renewed excitement and communication amongst our teachers and we are so happy to have her here!

Quinn's update:
Hi Kidstreet artists and families!  Welcome to our new blog.  We hope this site will become a forum where you can read more about what we do at Kidstreet and view images of our wonderful young artists at work.  Please feel free to comment on our weekly posts...  

I have begun a long-term photography project in an effort to better document all the exciting things that happen in our children's studios at Lillstreet, so stay tuned for lot's of photo updates. Thanks!  We look forward to reading your comments...  
From, Quinn 

Upcoming events:
2/28 Family Drop In. Saturdays from 10:30-11:30. A clay class for the whole family! $10/per person.

3/2 Holiday Camps for ages 5-12. 9am-3:30pm. $65/per person.

3/14 Open House. Free Workshops for the whole family, open studios, and student shows. Kids' activities from 12-3.

3/14 Family Workshop: Spring Bunnies for ages 5+. 2-4pm. $25/children $30/adults.

3/28 Free workshop for parents regarding how to nurture your child's creativity featuring Quinn Hunter, Glynnis Lessing, and Melanie Brown.

Ongoing: Registration has begun for Spring classes and Summer Camps. 

Call 773.769.4226 or go to: to register and receive additional information.

Check back next week for a new update!
Melanie, Quinn, and the Kidstreet crew.

4401 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640

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