Photo of Arts in Bartlett Center for the Arts - Bartlett, IL, United States. Color My World Art Academy. Art for K-12.Color My World ARTS Academy at Arts in Bartlett. Kathryn Benton, Teaching Artist
Now starting our 8th year serving the families in and near Bartlett.

It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child; every child is an artist.
The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.  
        -Pablo Picasso

Color My World is a K-12 visual arts & cultural enrichment academy within Arts in Bartlett, featuring teaching artist, Kathryn Benton. Kathryn’s experience in teaching visual arts in schools and museums in Chicago and Denver inspired her to partner with our local Arts center to offer small studio type classes in drawing, painting, clay sculpting, mixed media, and global arts. Kathryn’s onsite classes and traveling global art workshops help children and teens discover, explore and enrich their lives through visual arts and cross-cultural understanding.

COLOR MY WORLD Programs & Services to our community include:

  •  Classes in Drawing, Painting, Clay, Collage, Mixed Media, and Global Arts for beginner, intermediate and advanced level students
  • A 12-week Autumn class series (Oct-Dec) and a 12 week Winter-Spring series (Feb-April)
  • Saturday ART in the AFTERNOON Studio sessions
  • Summer ART Camps and Classes 8-week session (June, July)
  • A Teen Independent Art Studio
  • Individualized private art instruction by appointment
  • Art internship experiences for teens and university students
  • Art Portfolio counsel for students seeking acceptance at a fine arts college
  • Assistance in seeking scholarship/grants for students studying visual arts
  • Global Art Reach Project! Popular visiting art education program to schools and libraries
  • SCOUTS! Art Patch and Badge workshops for Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops
  • FREE Community Art & Cultural Events for families

Academy Hours: Open by appointment and while classes are in session.
Contact to arrange a tour. 224-208-5707
Located in the Arts in Bartlett Center at 215 S Main St Bartlett, IL, just south of the metra-station in downtown Bartlett.

Kathryn Benton’s Color My World Arts Academy works in partnership with Arts in Bartlett, Ingenuity for Chicago Public Schools, School Districts U-46, 54, and the Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois offering studio art classes and art reach programs to city and suburban area schools, libraries, scout troops, and community groups.
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Kathryn Benton’s Color My World Arts Academy is a member of the Arts and Education Exchange; an Arts Alliance Illinois initiative, in partnership with the Illinois Arts Council, and the Illinois State Board of Education.