Art-ology Sneak Peek

At Children’s Museum of Illinois, our main focus is on Art and Science… So why not have a camp combining the two? Witness how art can be found in areas of science like nature and space as well as learn how to create art with chemistry and physics.

A majority of the first day will be spent outside in nature discovering and experimenting with organic materials as art. We’ll learn about pigments from different plants, search the garden for colors, and use various found objects to enhance pieces of art. We’ll also begin mixing colors in a messy project to match what we see in nature.

nature brush

We’ll continue to get messy during the week by exploring the world of bubbles! Did you know bubbles are always round… or are they? Do different wands make different shapes? We will explore this possibility while making colorful bubble paintings.

bubble paint

The rest of the week will be SUPER messy and SUPER fun! We’re going to dive into the world of physics by creating splatter art from the second floor. That’s right- we’re going to drop paint from the second floor to create awesome and colorful patterns. And then we’re going to launch paint with catapults! Who knew art could be so exciting?

Our week isn’t over though. Our final day will be spent mixing colors and chemistry. Let’s mix different ingredients to create concoctions that fizz, pop, and explode! One thing’s for sure- we’re going to make a mess and it’s going to be awesome!

splatter paint

Art-ology will be hosted June 28th-July 1st from 9A-1P each day. A snack will be provided, but campers need to bring a sack lunch. This camp WILL be messy, please be sure to dress in play clothes. We have PreK Camps running in conjunction with this camp; but they fill fast! Check HERE for openings.