Arts

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.

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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 Winter & Spring 2024

Adult Art

Keshet’s GADOL art teacher, Sam, is excited to be teaching a class with our adults this winter and spring. This program is focused on developing art skills and helping adults express themselves through creativity.

Winter Session
Thursdays | Jan 18-Mar 7
5:15-6:15pm
Solomon Schechter Day School, Northbrook
22+
Min: 7
$200 | $280 (1:1)

Transportation provided from Highland Park for $25.

Spring Session
Thursdays | Mar 28-May 9 (No program Apr 4)
5:15-6:15pm
Solomon Schechter Day School, Northbrook
18+
Min: 7
$200 | $280 (1:1)

Transportation provided from Highland Park for $25.

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.

Winter Session
Thursdays | Jan 18-Mar 7
4:00-5:00pm
Solomon Schechter Day School, Northbrook
1st grade-12th grade
Min: 7
$200 | $280 (1:1)

Transportation provided from Highland Park for $25 and Skokie for $50.

Cooking

Cooking is back by popular demand! Each class we will create new, step-by-step recipes that everyone will love.

Winter Session– Registration Closed
Tuesdays | Jan 23-Mar 19 (Biweekly)
3:00-4:00pm
Solomon Schechter Day School, Northbrook
22+
Min: 4 | Max: 8
$240 | $320 (1:1)

Transportation included in price.

Gaming Extravaganza

Who’s ready to play some board games?

Winter Session
Tuesdays | Jan 16-Mar 5
3:30-4:30pm
Solomon Schechter Day School, Northbrook
1st grade-Transition
Min: 4
$140 | $250 (1:1)

Transportation provided from Skokie for an additional $50.

Keshet Choir

Keshet’s Inclusive Choir ready to begin practicing for Keshet’s Rainbow Benefit in March! Participants must be available to perform at the event on March 10. Extra rehearsals may be required.

Winter Session
Wednesdays | Jan 17-Mar 6
4:00-5:00pm
Solomon Schechter Day School, Northbrook
1st grade+
$140 | $250 (1:1)

Transportation provided from Highland Park for $25 and Skokie for $50.

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Music in Motion

Find your groove in a sensory-rich class combining music, interactive games, movement and dance. Explore a wide range of musical instruments while you get your body moving. Led by music therapists, participants will build self-confidence and practice self-expression while engaging with their peers.

Spring Session
Wednesdays | Mar 27-May 8 (No program Apr 3, Apr 24)
4:00-5:00pm
Solomon Schechter Day School, Northbrook
All ages
$140 | $250 (1:1)

Transportation provided from Highland Park for $25 and Skokie for $50.

Sensory Science

Students will engage in a variety of sensory-friendly STEAM activities, fostering a sense of community, creativity and exploration.

Winter Session– Registration Closed
Thursdays | Jan 18-Mar 7
5:15-6:15pm
Solomon Schechter Day School, Northbrook
1st grade-12th grade
Min: 7
$145 | $215 (1:1)

Transportation provided from Highland Park for $25 and Skokie for $50.

Spring Session
Thursdays | Mar 28-May 9 (No program Apr 4)
4:00-5:00pm
Solomon Schechter Day School, Northbrook
1st grade-12th grade
Min: 7
$145 | $215 (1:1)

Therapeutic Art

We are excited to be partnering with Open Studio Project for biweekly art classes. Projects will be painting, drawing, collage, sculpture and more. We will build skills in art-making as well as social emotional competencies. We will reflect on our process and share our reflections with the group.

Winter Session
Tuesdays | Jan 16-Mar 12  (Biweekly)
3:00-4:00pm
Open Studio Project, Evanston
18+
Min: 4
$240 | $320 (1:1)

Transportation included in price.

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.

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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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