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Review for Firebird Community Arts, Chicago, IL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I'm writing a review for community events and summer camps held at the FireHouse location in University Village. We are such huge fans of this organization in general and the FireHouse location, specifically! The community events have given us an opportunity to learn about glass blowing and to try our hand at clay creations, along with our neighbors. The atmosphere is always warm and inviting and the staff are very kind and helpful while also giving plenty of space to explore. Plus, the place is just plain COOL! As the oldest firehouse in Chicago, it is very historic and quaint. ArtReach has added lots of quirky details like stockinged legs (my kids tell me that they belong to "Dorothy" from the Wizard of Oz?) poking down from the firehouse holes in the ceiling. So fun!

The summer camps have been fabulous also! My kids report the camp as being perhaps their all-time favorite. They absolutely loved their teacher, Danny, describing his as gentle and patient while having a good handle on things. They engaged in lots of different activities - clay building, wheel throwing, "stained glass", origami, etc. They also spent some time outside, which they enjoyed. I am so happy that they had this chance to learn about art and creative self-expression in a safe and happy place. We're all excited about signing them up again next summer!

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