Teachers at the Old Town School

Beth Iska

Children’s Art

Beth Iska is a Chicago-based interdisciplinary artist. In 2014, she was an Innovation Fellow at the Museum of Science & Industry, exploring the relationship between art and science. Her installation of ceramic sculpture, which opened in June 2015 at the DuPage County Forest Preserve, investigates the effect of nature on the handmade, in order to illuminate the long-term influence of humankind on nature.

For Beth, 2015 marks her fifth year leading art experiences at Old Town School summer camp for the 4-6 year old crowd. Beth is a mama herself, and also an active member of her kids’ school community. Moss is her favorite plant; someday she hopes to create giant garden pillows with it. Her artwork, as well as her classes for children, are an ode to curiosity and patience. She firmly believes in the creative potential of children and that above all, they should be treated with respect.

Education: BFA School of the Art Institute, Chicago

Started at the Old Town School in June of 2003

Upcoming Workshops

Drop-In Halloween Art Workshop: Marigolds, Mariposas, and Masks

Open to All

$15 ($15 members)

Sat. October 19, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM · 909 W Armitage Ave

Kids Group Class – 

Drop-In Halloween Art Workshop: Marigolds, Mariposas, and Masks

Open to All

$15 ($15 members)

Sat. October 19, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Kids Group Class – 

Group Classes for the session beginning 09/02/2019

Scribble with Beth Iska

for kids with birthdays between: 09/02/2016 and 10/02/2017

$147 ($127 members)

09/09/2019 – 10/21/2019 (7 meetings)

Mondays · 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Primary Colors with Beth Iska

for kids with birthdays between: 09/02/2013 and 11/02/2016

$147 ($127 members)

09/09/2019 – 10/21/2019 (7 meetings)

Mondays · 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Class is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info

Group Classes for the session beginning 10/28/2019

Scribble with Beth Iska

for kids with birthdays between: 10/28/2016 and 10/28/2017

$168 ($148 members)

10/28/2019 – 12/16/2019 (8 meetings)

Mondays · 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Primary Colors with Beth Iska

for kids with birthdays between: 04/28/2013 and 10/28/2016

$168 ($148 members)

10/28/2019 – 12/16/2019 (8 meetings)

Mondays · 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Starry Skies and Night Friends with Beth Iska

for kids with birthdays between: 04/28/2013 and 11/28/2016

$224 ($204 members)

10/28/2019 – 12/16/2019 (8 meetings)

Mondays · 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave