Unleash your inner creativity

Keshet’s art programs are the perfect avenue for people with disabilities to express themselves in new ways while boosting their self-esteem in the process. We explore all different kinds of art programs, giving participants an opportunity to try new things and discover new interests.


Encouraging self-expression in new ways

For those who have a difficult time communicating verbally, visual arts provides a safe space to express their thoughts and feelings. This can lead to reduced levels of stress and anxiety.

A sense of pride

Whether it’s finishing a project, tasting a new recipe or performing onstage, these accomplishments are a big deal! Keshet’s art programs help instill confidence, self-esteem and pride.

Something for everyone

Keshet’s art programs are not strictly drawing and painting. With classes in mixed media, music, drama, cooking and more, there is something for all ages, interests and abilities.

Arts Fall 2023

Adult Art

We are excited to take art classes to the next level with our partnership with Open Studio Project. Professional art therapists will help participants develop skills in painting, drawing, collage, sculpture and more.

Tuesdays | Sep 12-Dec 5
Open Studio Project, Evanston
Min: 8
$610 | $870 (1:1)

Transportation from Keshet’s GADOL in Skokie provided for an additional $50.

Arts Club

Students will learn techniques on how to draw and paint, create their own projects on canvases and other print methods, and socialize with friends.

Thursdays | Sep 14-Dec 7 (No program Nov 23)
Solomon Schechter Day School, Northbrook
4th grade-Transition
Min: 6
$265 | $505 (1:1)

Choir & Music

Keshet’s Inclusive Choir is starting in the fall this year so we can enhance our musical skills year-round. We are looking forward to preparing for multiple performances throughout the year, including Keshet’s annual event in March.

Wednesdays | Sep 13-Dec 6 (No program Nov 22)
Solomon Schechter Day School, Northbrook
4th grade+
$200 | $440 (1:1)

Transportation from Skokie provided for an additional $50.

*If interested, younger kids may be able to join the choir. Please contact us with any questions.

Cooking for Adults

Cooking is back by popular demand! Prep and make new and delicious step-by-step recipes each week. This program is open to adults only.

Thursdays | Sep 14-Dec 7 (No program Nov 23)
Keshet’s GADOL, Skokie
Min: 8
$400 | $640 (1:1)

Want to learn more?

Keshet Arts programs are open to people of all ages and abilities. To find out if our programs are a good fit for you, please contact the following:

For youth programming, contact Drew McNamara, Recreation Program Manager, at 630.566.9859.
For adult programming (22+), contact Polly Cheeseman, Recreation Program Manager, at 630.566.9391.

Volunteers needed

We are looking for volunteers (6th grade and older) to be part of Keshet’s Inclusive Choir. As a volunteer, you’ll be paired with a Keshet participant and sing alongside them during practices and performances. While there is no fee for being a volunteer, you do need to apply.

Counselor and camper high fiving each other with markers in front of them

Fee assistance

Need-based fee assistance is available for Keshet art programs. Families will indicate their interest in receiving assistance when they register online. Our team will then be in touch with you about next steps. Contact Anca at 847.205.1234 for more information.

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