Four-Legged Fun

The fourth in our annual Mini-Makers series for your little creatives! This week, we’ll discover what the world looks like on four-legs as we play like our dog and cat friends to inspire us for creating paw prints and fuzzy pet portraits!

July 15 | 10:00 – 11:30 am





Mini-Makers Series Overview

Small hands, big art! Young, exploratory artists have the opportunity to express themselves through sensory play, discovering the wonders of color, materials, textures, and more! We will spend six Mondays making art and engaging in creative play. Each session includes music, movement, story time, sensory activities, and plenty of process-oriented art-making. Parents or guardians must attend all sessions with their mini-maker. A healthy snack is provided!


$216 package of 6

Circle Circus

Paint, Print, Play

Beyond the Box

A Mess to Impress

Press Play

About this Class

Unleash your imagination! Play like your dog and cat friends and discover what the world looks like on four-legs. We’ll create art inspired by our favorite animals and make paw prints and fuzzy pet portraits. To get moving, we’ll stretch like a cat, play fetch like a dog, and dance on our hind legs like nobody’s watching! At story time, listen to They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel.

Guest Artists

Julie Ganey

Julie Ganey is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator whose work encompasses writing, storytelling, theatre, and improvisation. Her projects reflect a deep belief in the power of stories and collaborative artmaking to build community and break down barriers between individuals and groups. She is happy to now call both Chicago and Michigan home. As a professional actor, Julie has appeared on numerous Chicago stages over many years, and her three original solo plays, The Half-Life of Magic, Love Thy Neighbor...till it hurts, and Good Enough have been produced throughout the Midwest. As part of the award-winning comedy ensemble Wavelength, Julie spent years performing all over the U.S. and leading workshops for teachers and executives on conflict resolution and improvisation. She is an active member of the Chicago live lit storytelling scene and is a company member at 2nd Story. Julie is a tenacious advocate of arts education and has served in leadership positions at theatres of various sizes where she creates performance pieces with collaborators ages 3 to 93. Julie is an adjunct professor at The Theatre School at DePaul, and a long-time teaching artist at the Goodman Theatre.

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