Friday, August 6, 2010

The Color Wheel: Grand Opening Aug. 19th

Check out The Pipeline's June 29th issue wherein among lots of other news we featured The Color Wheel's Soft Opening in 'Spaces.'

The Grand Opening is slated for Aug. 19th. See details, below.

August 5, 2010

For Immediate Release

Color Wheel Studio Grand Opening Party Thursday, August 19th

Contact: Julie Horowitz Jackson

773.235.3790 (at Virtu)

Color Wheel Studio (2016 W Concord Place in Bucktown; 773.661.1743; celebrates its grand opening on Thursday, August 19th from 4 to 7 pm. The studio will host an early evening open house so that families, neighboring businesses, bloggers, and press can discover Bucktown’s newest space for curious and creative children.

After a soft opening earlier this summer, Color Wheel Studio has emerged as a new haven for the city’s most talented tots. Color Wheel Studio is a real working artist’s studio, where children learn how color shapes their world. By nourishing their curiosity, each child will engage in a sensory wonderland of critical thinking through color, line, texture, and the written word. The studio offers formal, cumulative workshops for children ages 2 to 12, while open studio times provide an introduction to the Color Wheel throughout the week.

Younger children are taught in the tactile media such as tempera, cut paper, and pastel, while older students are required to keep a working sketchbook that will help document their growing artistic endeavors. Peer critiques and gallery nights all play a part in how your child learns to recognize and respond to an artistic dialog.

Nationwide studies have shown that children who are exposed to the arts on a regular basis perform better at writing, science, and math. These children are also more motivated to learn with an engaged mind, demonstrating sustained attention, resulting in greater self-confidence, empathy, and social tolerance. (Critical Links: Learning in the Arts and Student Academic and Social Development. Arts Education Partnership, May 2002.)

The studio has hosted a number of birthday parties and events thus far, making this space a truly fun environment in which to learn. With a variety of open studio times available, families are encouraged to host an afternoon playdate with a few friends. SUE says “Our kids (ages 2 and 4) had a great time at an open studio playtime. They moved from sand to painting to drawing and back again. They even paused to have a few quiet moments looking at books when they needed a break from creating. This space is great for alone time or playing with others, and it is bright and cheery. Can’t wait to go back!”

Color Wheel Studio is owned an operated by Donald Jackson, a contemporary artist living and working in the Bucktown/Wicker Park neighborhood for the past 20 years. First and foremost, though, he is a dad. After noticing the specific artistic and communicative developments of his own young son through exposure to the visual arts, the most natural thing for this dad to do was to open an art studio for children. Committed to this community, his wife is a proud Bucktown business owner since 2001. Their son is about to begin his second year at Burr Elementary.

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