Exploring New Mediums: Image Acrylic Transfer Painting

These past two weeks took us on an Art Adventure exploring new mediums! We were introduced to acrylic gel medium to transfer printed images from a newspaper and onto our acrylic paintings. We also got a sneak peek/ mini- intro to gold leaf and the process of gilding!

Our Adventurers exhibited so much patience in the paper removal process!

Tres bien! Our results are worthy of a gallery display. Visit our GALLERY here!

Top 9 Art Projects from 2018

Here are 9 of our favorite art projects @ Claire’s Creative Adventures this past year! Such an ART-filled year and we are so excited for this upcoming 2019

1- Sensory Spice Painting (using various spices found in your kitchen!)
2- Pastel Winter Landscape
3- Joseph Cornell inspired Apothecary Slimemaking
Joseph Cornell inspired Apothecary Shadow Boxes- using mixed media
4- Studio class Gesture Drawing using Charcoal
5-Mother’s Day Art Terrariums with Dot Art Glass Painting
6- Picasso inspired Negative Space Wood cut Sculptures
7- Liquid Ocean “Science Meets Art” Assemblages
8- Giacometti inspired Spooky Plaster Wrap Hanging Sculptures with Halloween Scene
9- 3D Found Objects Fashion Design

5 Reasons Art is Important to Me:

Did we say 5? We just couldn’t stop there! Check out what our Art Adventurers are saying about Art after taking part in our after school programs/ tours.

Seeing is believing! Let’s get inspired together. Join us in an Art Adventure (with proration) or for a $45 trial class! (Class Schedules)

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General Inquiry / Create Your Own Class

Welcome Back Afterschool Art Week

Claire’s Creative Adventures is officially starting our after school arts enrichment classes this week!
Week 1 we’re diving right into Memories, Art AND Science!

Fall 2015 Art Adventures experimenting with science AND art!

closeup of a Summer Memory

Haven’t Heard about Art Adventures?

Our programs have nurtured and challenged thousands of children on the UES over the past 20+ years.
We know there are a lot of activities for your children and want to make Art Adventures on the top of their list!

CCA classes have a 3:1 teacher-student ratio, myriad material exploration, optional French, as well as lunch & art + after-school programs for Ages 2-14.

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CCA Fall Schedule 2018

We’re looking forward to many enriching activities this fall!

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I wish for.. the whole world to love Art and Painting and Drawing. #ArtsEdWeek

We’re celebrating National Arts in Education Week! Counting down the days until Claire’s Creative Adventures begins our after-school Fall Art program. #BecauseOfArtsEd growing up, we here @ CCA share our passion & love for ALL things ART to enrich & teach children. To build creative confidence, challenge & expand our minds and open the doors to beautiful diversity in every corner of life.

Why Art? “Because Earth without Art would just be Eh”

wishes from a 10yo, as seen @ The Color Factory

Happy Art-Making! And see you on the 1st day of class on Tuesday, 9/18!

 

AU REVOIR Spring et BONJOUR SUMMER Art Camp!

MERCI BEAUCOUP ART Adventurers for another great ART year!

Our ART took to new heights and soared this 2017-2018 school year with the grande finale of  Chagall inspired Stained Glass Kite-making at Central Park & Jackson Pollock Pants!

See the rest of our ART ADVENTURES HERE (click for album)

See you for Summer Camp next week and for our Fall 2019 Semester!

Spring Semester Ends with ART Flying and soaring to Summer ART CAMP!

We’re designing and flying Kites in Central Park for our final week of the Spring Semester at Art Adventures. Adventurers create stained glass style kites with magical creatures as inspired by the work of Marc Chagall! While our Studio class takes inspiration from nature painting mini landscapes of their surroundings on their kites. Excited to see ART soar through the sky this week and even more thrilled for another successful Art Adventure this year! Thank you for another great year and see you for Summer Camp this June and for our Fall Semester!

 

Making Art History fun for ALL Ages with CCA’s Museum Tours @ The Met!

It was an exciting and fun filled week of Museum Tours with Our Studio & Art Adventurers last week. Each class and age group explored a different wing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art learning about art from here and around the world through MAKING ART. Check out our Studio class tour as we walked through the newest exhibits:

Huma Bhabha: We come in Peace on the rooftop garden

and Visitors to Versailles

 

 

CLICK HERE for more pics of this and our Art Adventures Met Tours

Art Adventures @ The METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART this week at CCA!

We’re taking our Art Adventure, Studio, and Mini’s classes to the Met this week! Its all about exploring all the different art movements, forms, processes and cultures that the museum has to offer while creating fun and exciting art projects ….in front of famous ART!

This adventure brings us to a few spots @ The Met:

Example of an Adire Eleko Patterned Cloth

The art of Africa with our 5-7 year old classes, which also coincides with our in-class project inspired by the Adire Eleko textile Art of Yorubaland!

 

Ellsworth Kelly, Spectrum V @ The Met!

The Modern Wing with our 2-4 year olds classes, exploring color, shape, and line!

and some new exhibits just opened with our older Studio class!

We can’t wait to see what our Art Adventurers create at The Met! Stay tuned.

In the meantime, see some past Museum Tours with CCA HERE!

 

CCA welcomes artist and teacher Mr. Chris to share unique folding techniques for Heart-Shaped Tie Dye fabric!

This past week was all about HEART in our ART …..with Tie Dye exploration! We practiced practiced & practiced- folding and tying fabrics using a very special technique that revealed a vividly colorful heart in the center.
SEE MORE of our Hearts (& OTHER SHAPES!) HERE