Cubism Comes to Class

After an exciting venture into the Met. Museum last month to see the Lauder Collection, and with the guidance of Braque, Picasso and visiting artist Banks Clayton, 4 of our students quickly broke free from traditional reperesentational painting of an object to gain a deeper understanding of Cubist techniques: fracturing planes, using multiple views and exploring values.  Through these marvelously crafted pieces, Mr. Clayton was able to open the gates of understanding of Cubism- all with fun and finesse!

To view 16 American Dreamscapes by Banks Clayton, click here: 


Check out our Adire Eleko Cloths from Nigeria & our beaded necklaces from Kenya!

We went on an Art Adventure to Africa these past 2 weeks!  Learning how to Batik, what the Nigerian symbols represent and making patterns lead the way for Multicultural learning…

20% Discount for June Art Camp Extended Thru March 13th


Wet Art Projects, Daily Easel Painting, Free Choice Dry Art, Collaborative Murals, Courtyard Picnic Lunch and Fridays @ the Metropolitan Museum of Art. View our Photostream

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3 Weeks of Fun @ All Souls Church, Outdoor Courtyards AND Local Museums!

June 8-12/ June 15-19/ June 22-26 (am/pm sessions)

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1. Become a FB Fan & register through March 6th to receive 20% off.

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Parent/Child Workshop-Drawing Creatures: Register Now!

Join visiting artist Jaye Collins along with Claire Munday in this exciting workshop for you and your child!  March 7th @ 4pm.  At All Souls Church.  Register Here.  Limited spaces.

20% off Art Adventures June Camp Through March 6th!


3 Weeks of Fun @ All Souls Church, Outdoor Courtyards AND Local Museums!

June 8-12/ June 15-19/ June 22-26 (am/pm sessions)   Click Here For Camp Details

Roof of Met Week 1 - Tomas SaracenoPlaster

1. Become a FB Fan & register through March 6th to receive 20% off.

2. Click here to Register  & save up to $145 per week!

Wet Art Projects
Daily Easel Painting
Free Choice Dry Art
Collaborative Murals
Courtyard Picnic Lunch
Fridays @ the Metropolitan Museum of Art
FUN with LOTS of Materials!

Lights, Camera, Action! All About Acting Classes 2 Begins February 28th or March 7th- Register Now!

All About Acting: Ages 9 & up.

Saturdays:  1-2:30 pm

This class will engage your child and teach All About Acting, with inspiring ensemble building theatre games, acting exercises and techniques to approaching scripted monologues, duo scenes and on-camera acting experiments.  Taught by Harvard trained Actress and seasoned kid’s coach Dina Comolli (TV, Film and Theater.)

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Location:  1157 Lexington Avenue (btw. 79th and 80th streets) @ beautiful All Souls Church

Day: Saturdays

Time:  1-2:30pm

The Young Actors PlayShop: Ages 6 – 12

10-11:30 am

Young Thespians unite! This super charged acting and movement class is powered with creative explorations through fairytales and children’s stories. With the use of fun improvisational games and techniques; budding Actors will come together and play; becoming familiar with the fundamentals of character development, story structure and boundless creativity.



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Cy Twombly- Who Knew?


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Children’s art tours with Museum Adventures @ the Metropolitan Museum of Art inspire everyone around them, making them look further into the pieces we do!  The children were drawn to a Cy Twombly and took it upon themselves to go to find the hidden marks and letters for which he is known.  Excited to see our Cy Twombly activity mural in Art Adventures provide the stimulation and connection!

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The Cubists are leaving! Join the final Met Cubism Tours: Pres. Day Weekend. Ages 4 and up!


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Cubism:  The Leonard A. Lauder Collection
What a delight for our Art Adventures Classes
& We want to share it with you!
This exhibit will close Feb. 16th, so join us next Friday-Monday to experience why these pieces have so much to offer for kids!
Ages 4-12 will be engaged by age-appropriate eye-spies and collage-making
While vicariously learning about the origins of collage, 3D forms and hidden meanings…
Museum Adventures @ Met:
 Ages 4 and up!
(Times are flexible with 3 or more students)
Friday, Feb. 13th:  4pm
Saturday, Feb. 14th:  10:30am
Monday, Feb. 16th:  10:30am & 1:30pm
Museum Adventures are 1 hour 15 min. tours led by Claire Munday.  $85 for Parent and Child.  Learn More.


Acting Adventures’ ALL ABOUT ACTING final performances were laugh-out-loud fun!


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Join us for a NEW 12-week session with Television & Stage actor Dina Comolli in the driver’s seat!  She’s F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S.

2/21/2015 through 5/23/2015

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See for yourself:  View the Acting Album2015-01-31 14.36.22