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6 WEEK SPRING SESSION
SATURDAY, APRIL 25 - JUNE 8
NO CLASSES MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND MAY 23 & 25


It is not too late to register for the current session. Tuition will be prorated.


14 Week Session: January 5 – April 23
Tuesday & Friday classes have their last class on April 14 & 17
No classes:  March 30 – April 4 (Spring break) 



www.wondercamparts.com

Wonder Camp is a two week summer camp for kids (grades K-5). Our artist-teachers strive to nurture your children’s sense of wonder through a fun exploration of the arts. Students take classes at various studios and businesses in the heart of the Oak Park Arts District.

Wonder Camp Offers Kids an Inter-disciplinary Arts Experience

Our artist-teachers love their respective arts and enjoy working with each other to exchange ideas and techniques. We take that passion and collaborative process and share them with our students to create vibrant and vital art projects. As a community, we’ll support your child’s unique creative process. Each camper’s artistry will be highlighted in our End of Camp Show.

        Dance-making

        Visual Arts

        Performance

        Creative Writing

        Ceramics

        Painting

        Music and Drama

        Fiber arts

        Beading

        Culinary Arts

        Storytelling

How will your kids collaborate with us? Short stories that inspire food? Costumes and beading that light up a dance performance? Singing and drumming against a gorgeously painted back-drop? Come discover the wonder of Wonder Camp!

Meet our partnersEnroll for 2015 

A two week session (August 3-14) is offered for kids grades K-5th, with two options:

        Morning camp runs from 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Monday-Friday. Tuition is $370, includes all materials

        Whole Day camp runs from 9:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. Monday-Friday. Tuition is $750, includes all materials and lunchtime supervision


Early bird special – Use coupon code EARLY 2015 at checkout $10 off each enrollment on or before May 15.


FREE PREVIEW CLASSES   

Monday, April 6
Family Music for Babies (Baby to 17 mos.) 11:30 A.M.
Family Music (17 mos. – 3 years)


 at 6 P.M.
Music Makers at Home (4 - 5 years) at 1:15 P.M.



Tuesday,  
March 24 & April 7
Family Music 9:00 & 9:45 A.M. (17 mos. – 3 years)




Wednesday,  March 25 
& April 8
Family Music 10:45 A.M. (17 mos. – 3 years)


Thursday,  
March 26 & April 9
Family Music for Babies (Baby to 17 mos.) 11:30 A.M.
Family Music 10:45 A.M. (17 mos. – 3 years)

Music Makers at Home (4 - 5 years) at 1:00 P.M.


Friday,
  March 27 & April 10
Family Music 9:45  A.M. (17 mos. – 3 years)

Cycle of Seasons (3 – 5 years) 12 noon

Saturday, 
March 28 & April 11
Family Music 10:45 A.M. (17 mos. – 3 years)
 Class meets at Oak Park String Academy.
Cycle of Seasons (3 – 5 years) 9:45 A.M. Class meets at Oak Park String Academy.
 
Please contact Katy at musikgartenoakpark@gmail.com Space is limited. 
If a class has an opening, a free preview can be arranged in designated classes. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

When music and movement are a natural, joyous part of childhood, children benefit greatly in many areas of life.  Language development, self expression, memory skills, concentration, social interaction, fine motor  skills, listening, problem solving, teamwork, goal setting, and coordination are all impacted by early music and movement education.  What's more, as a child learns to play music, other areas of development - creativity, family bonding, self-esteem, confidence, emotional development - are postively impacted. 

Musikgarten's philosophy is steeped in this understanding. Movement and music activities are perfect for child development. Music immerses the child in language, evokes movement, stimulates the brain and fosters physical coordination - all in a group setting that builds community - a truly holistic experience.

 

We believe that:
  All children are musical.
  Music meets the needs of children.
  Music benefits the whole child, must be introduced early and must involve the family.
  By using only the highest-quality educational resources and instruments, we can help deepen a child's appreciation for music and the natural world around him, building a foundation for life-long music making.
  Providing an appropriate musical experience and following a carefully sequenced approach to music reading allows a child to participate fully in musical experiences of all kinds.

Our approach to music education is fun for children, parents and teachers. As a result of our sequential pathway to music education, children can become independent, thinking musicians. To foster music literacy, Musikgarten offers a comprehensive early childhood program that spans the first nine years of a child's musical development. Children love the progression from semester to semester, as patterns and songs are repeated and built upon, addressing students' needs at each level. The Musikgarten experience culminates in group piano lessons.

“Children must receive music instruction as naturally as food, with as much pleasure as they derive from a ball game, and this must happen form the beginning of their lives.”   Leonard Bernstein
 

 

 Ms. Kristin leads the children in Mouse, Mousie at the Musikgarten Gala.
Photo by Eileen Molony www.emphotography.net 

 


 

  
Photo by Frank Pinc
 
Take a moment to watch a video about Musikgarten  Note: You will need quiktime to view the movie.

 Click here to watch movie
 

TAKING REGISTRATION FOR THE SPRING SESSION AT THE ACTORS GARDEN. CLICK ON THE ACTORS GARDEN LINK TO SEE CLASS OFFERINGS.

The Actors Garden, a theatre school brought to you by children’s theatre veteran Gigi Hudson and the area’s finest teaching artists, offers exciting theatrical adventures to your children. Actors Garden takes theatre education very seriously - so seriously that we believe theatre should be taught with a word that is not so serious: Fun! 

Questions or to register call:   708 369-1055 or email gigi@theactorsgarden.com

Friends Tell Stories Together

 

Piano students preparing for the recital 

Photo by Eileen Molony

 
MATERIALS FOR THE SPRING SESSION
Please note that we learn new repertoire each session. Unless you have materials from an older sibling or from a previous spring session at the same class level, you will need to purchase the Family Packet.  

Family Music for Babies: My Musical World  
Family Music: Nature's MusicCD, Parent Booklet, and Sandpaper Blocks.
Cycle of Seasons: Summer Family Packet 
Music Makers at Home: My Neighborhood Community 
Music Makers Introduction to the Keyboard   Children's Book and CD for Introductory Lessons. 
 

Sibling discount:  Families with siblings, please remember to deduct $15 for your sibling discount.