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 & more Summer 2024

Art with Open Studio

Create a masterpiece or a mess-terpiece using mixed media and your imagination. Open Studio Project’s philosophy is all about giving everyone the tools to discover themselves through art. Their creative process consists of journaling, self-reflection and art-making. Artists will gain skills in painting, drawing, collage, sculpture and more.

Mondays | Jun 3-Jul 29
3:00-4:00pm
18+
Keshet GADOL, Highland Park
$336 | $516 (1:1)
Min: 6

Dance with Soul 2 Sole

Keshet’s new neighbors at Soul 2 Sole are thrilled to offer a beginner dance class open to participants of all ages and abilities. Dancers will learn the fundamentals of different dance styles and combos. The class will culminate with a special performance for family and friends on August 7th.

Wednesdays | Jul 10-Aug 7
4:00-5:00pm
1st Grade-Adult
Soul 2 Sole Dance, Highland Park
$228 | $328 (1:1)
Min: 4

Growing Together with Yachad

Join Keshet and Yachad Chicago to plant, harvest, weed, water and garden together. Produce harvested is sent home with participants to enjoy the fruits of their labor. No gardening experience is necessary, just a desire to spend the afternoon outdoors with friends in the garden.

Tuesdays | Jun 4-Jul 23
3:30-5:30pm
18+
‘Z’ Frank Apachi Day Camp, Northbrook
$247 | $407 (1:1)
Min: 6

We recommend taking transportation provided to/from Keshet GADOL in Highland Park. Transportation is an additional $45. 

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 Courtney Fecske, Recreation Program Manager, at 224.998.4510.

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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