Wishcraft is a funordinary workshop in Chicago in which young artists grow to become confident in their creative freedom in art + craft classes, day camps, clubs, after-school programs and birthday parties. Yes, we teach the arts. More importantly, we ignite creativity. Developed in reaction to traditional arts programming, The Wishcraft Workshop’s inventive projects are designed for ready-success; technique and skills are taught within the context of relevant projects with a no-judgment philosophy. The workshop provides a quality learning experience, showing that the application of math, science and creative problem solving can create something functional and fun.
Creative reuse is encouraged whenever possible and many of the class and party projects use recycled, natural, found and gluten-free materials. (Did we already tell you that it’s fun?)
DIY skills are developed and resourcefulness is celebrated.
The Wishcraft Workshop’s Purpose
- To provide a healthy, inclusive and non-judgmental space in which creative capacity is discovered and confidence is developed.
- To enable ready-success with inventive and relevant projects that build skills and celebrate creativity, art and craft.
- To model and encourage creative reuse, positive conflict-resolution and social responsibility to grow engaged citizens.
- To provide a quality learning environment in which the application of math, science and engineering can create something functional and fun.