Friday, May 22, 2009

A New Reading Area is Under Way!

Hi all!  We're in the process of creating a reading area in the Yellow Room children's studio. (Please see a previous blog post for more info about the use of this space!)  I hope everyone can enjoy stories together, like Pierce, his mother, and baby-on-the-way in the photo above!

I am beginning to sort through the book collection that already exists, while adding appropriate books as I collect them.  If you have any new or used books you'd like to donate to our reading corner, whether they're specifically about art or not, please feel free to drop one off at the Lillstreet front desk for Melanie or Quinn.

We also plan to paint the wall soon, where the gold curtain is hanging now, just to make the area even more inviting and relaxing.

Thanks for reading!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Hurry! Camps are Filling Fast!

Hi everyone!  

I just wanted to pass on a quick reminder - Don't forget to sign your children up for Kidstreet summer camp classes before they all fill!  Those of you who have been involved in camps in the past know that it is such a fun and inspiring way for your children to spend the day - making art, connecting and communicating with other children and teachers, walking to the park for a lunch break, and so much more!  And those of you who have never been involved in summer camp should at least try it!  I think you and your kids will be very pleased.  I can't help but remember my first experience as a teacher at Lillstreet.  I began working this time last summer, and after a week of camp, I was hooked, and I'm sure your kids will be too!

If you want to see a complete list of camps offered, and the schedule of classes, please visit:

Summer camp begins June 8th, and I hope to see all of you then!

4401 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640

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