Oren’s CCA Student Art Show Part Deux @ 79th & Lex!

New artwork is NOW on display at Oren’s Coffee Shop on Lexington Ave. between E 79th & E 80th Street (in the UES) for CCA’s rotating Student’s Art Exhibition!

Be sure to stop by, grab a coffee or tea and check out the beautiful artwork created throughout this school year.

Again, a very special thank you to Oren’s and Oren’s Manager- Jasmin for allowing CCA to continue our revolving exhibition of student artworks!

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!

IN CCA TODAY: SNOW DAY ART DAY @Art Adventures!

The Winter Snow was our theme this week for Art Adventures: From Salt dough Snow Mama & her babies (with our 2-5 year old classes) to Winter Wonderland Salt Watercolor Landscape exploration (our 8-11 year old class)! It was a fun snow art day for all ages.

 

  

Chinese New Year: Year of the Pig… & Calligraphy Art for Art Adventures!

Last Week was Chinese (Lunar) New Year! We celebrated by sculpting a pig with air dry clay, painting with acrylics, then exploring Chinese Ink, Iridescent Watercolor paints & Bamboo brushes to create beautifully balanced abstract Calligraphy paintings! Practice, Practice, Practice was the name of the game when using our Line & Shape Families to create with the ink.

January is about Printmaking at Art Adventures + Spring Semester Beginnings

We ended our Fall Semester learning a NEW ART Medium: Printmaking!

& Begin our Spring Semester NEXT WEEK! with a new art technique AND medium!

There is still time to REGISTER! Click to Sign up by today or take a trial class!

Art Adventures is taking over the Guggenheim!

We are starting off 2019 with ART, ART & more ART:

Learning about, surrounding ourselves with & creating ART…@ the Guggenheim!

For the next 2 weeks of January we are taking our Art Adventures on a Museum Adventure: exploring the ‘out of this world’ art of Hilma af Klint.

  • Learn about Abstraction, Art Concepts & Klint
  • Practice using various drawing media and papers
  • Start your own Sketchbook!
    (all materials provided)

Curious about Klint or the Guggenheim?

Sign Up today for one of our tour dates. Invite your friends! Form a Group. We’re excited to take this creative adventure with you!

Photo Jan 04, 12 30 53 PM
Our January Winter Break Art Camp @ the Guggenheim

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

William Kentridge yesterday inspires yet more creative projects for CCA.

Last night, Claire had the honor of meeting Mr. Kentridge at the “Head & the Load” performance at the Park Avenue Armory and shared with him her passion for bringing his work into the classroom for children.

Happy Hanukkah! …with Kandinsky + Color Theory

The holiday season is in full swing! In celebration, we played with color.

 

 

Our Art Adventurers explored color mixing by making their own age appropriated color wheel with watercolors!

Primaries, Secondaries, Tertiaries…oh my!

 

 

 

 

We then took inspiration from the Bauhaus painter, Wassily Kandinsky & created our version of his concentric (bulls-eye) circle color studies.
But included some radiating Hanukkah Lights!

PASTELS MADE EASY: How to draw a Legume with pastels

Chalk Pastels may seem intimidating, but fear not! Just stick to your values & everything will work out just fine.

Watch our process in learning chalk pastel drawing techniques!

AND check out more Art Adventure class project photos HERE