Wishcraft guides kids as they discover the creative muscle in their heads and hands. Wishcraft camps and classes engage the imagination with inventive projects appropriate for kids 5-9 and 9-14. Kids build skills, friendships and confidence as they explore art, fashion, design, photography, DIY craft and more. Their planet-friendly and allergy-conscious workshop is a licensed Children’s Activities Facility offering small-group camps and classes that ensure lots of instructor engagement, as well as 2 floors of fun and a grassy yard with sun/shade. Wishcraft birthday parties and baby showers are designed such that the guests and the guest-of-honor leave with a wonderful handmade project and memories. Summer programs start early in the season and keep on going until school starts.
Wishcraft is a funordinary place in which students learn to be artists. Yes, they teach art. More importantly, they teach creativity. The workshop provides a quality learning experience, showing that the application of math, science and spatial reasoning can create something functional and fun (shush, don’t tell!) Open-ended projects are designed for ready-success and skills are taught within the context of relevant projects with a no-judgment philosophy. Creative reuse is encouraged and many of the projects use recycled or found materials. Eco-craftiness is celebrated. DIY skills are developed.
Founded by Candice Blansett-Cummins in 2008 in Chicago’s Roscoe Village neighborhood, Wishcraft won a Nickelodeon Parents’ Pick award for being the best Kids Party Place in Chicago within the first year of opening. The workshop is an independent, locally-grown Chicago business.
No stickers or pre-fab craft-kits here. Creativity. Wishcraft grows artists. Let’s make something.