Happy Belated Bday to one of our favorite artists: Gustav Klimt!

July 14th wasn’t just Bastille Day (Bonne Fête, France!) but it would have also been Klimt’s 157th birthday! Bon Anniversaire to one of our favorites!

Here are some Art Adventures projects inspired by his art!

(Spring & Summer Camp 2019. Ages 7-10)

SUMMER FOOD ART is our FAVORITE & YUMMIEST kind of ART!

A Fun & Yummy Food Art Project to make together this summer! All you need to build your seascape are: graham crackers, white frosting (vanilla is our favorite!), food coloring and your favorite candies and snacks

Choose your sea color, add desired drops of food coloring to frosting, & mix

Spread onto your Graham Crackers.  Mix as many sea color combinations as you like!

Sprinkle crumbled graham crackers as sand.  Decorate your seascape scene with your favorite candies and snacks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Camp 2019 Highlights

JUNE ZOOMED by and we had a BLAST! Check out some of our favorite highlights of this 2019 Art Camp season:

WEEK ONE- June 10 – June 14:

 

“TEAMWORK MADE THE DREAMWORK!”

 
Teamwork and leadership skills shown in our Mosaic Art

Click Image for a VIDEO of our teamwork IN ACTION!!

Great Teamwork during our Stop Motion Animation of our Salt Watercolor Seascape Collage Paintings! Click & scroll to watch our stop motion videos!

Our Art Camp Adventurers (Ages 4-9) demonstrated FANTASTIC teamwork skills!
AND our 9 year olds truly shined with their leadership roles, guiding the 4-5 year olds in grouting their Mosaics!

WEEK TWO- June 24 – June 28:

Exploring SO MANY NEW 

Materials, Artists & ART Techniques!

Food Art Triptych Seascapes! Using Graham Crackers, Icing, Food Coloring & our favorite candies & snacks

Rauschenberg Combines using painting, collage AND sculpture elements using found objects

From using glass paints to a multitude of recycled objects and even candy, Week 2 Camp Adventures was filled with unique materials, techniques, Modern & Contemporary Artists!

Highlighted Artists:
Claude Monet
Julie Mehretu
Jackson Pollock
Robert Rauschenberg
Gustav Klimt
Romare Bearden
Mark Rothko
Cy Twombly
Louise Nevelson
Alicja Kwade

Au Revoir Spring 2019! à la prochaine fois

Our finale to les Printemps 2019 was at the Metropolitan Museum of Art! We took one last art adventure exploring Modern, Contemporary & Fashion Art!

Highlighted exhibits included Epic Abstraction & Camp: Notes on Fashion

Epic Abstraction with Louise Nevelson’s monochromatic installation art exploring overlapping lines and shapes with Ages 2-4

Epic Abstraction with Jackson Pollock’s Drip Paintings exploring abstract expressionism, material use, balance and composition with Ages 6-9

See more of our Met Tour HERE! And see you for our June Art Camp! REGISTER NOW

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.

Farewell JUNE..HELLLLOO JULY SUMMER ART FUN with Matisse and Bubbles!

Welcome to July and Summertime! Happy 4th! As we all prepare for our BBQ’s, beach time & NYC roof top fun, we are also SO EXCITED about all the Art fun we’re planning for our Fall Season.

Matisse Cutout Inspired Bubble Painting

Want an outdoors art project the whole family can enjoy? Try our Matisse Cutout inspired bubble paintings! A popular project during our summer camps AND our Fall after-school program starting in September! Click HERE for more info on FALL REGISTRATION!

Multi-layered Transparency Bubble Sea Painting: Project Tailored for ALL AGES!

All you need:

different color construction paper

watercolor paper

scissors + gluestick + straws

small plastic containers (to mix your food coloring & bubble solution together!)

food coloring

and of course BUBBLES!

 

1- Mix your favorite color in your bubble solution. Make as many different colors as you like!

2-Using a straw for each color, dip your straw in your “bubble” paint and VERY gently blow through the straw from the other end onto your watercolor paper. (It will take a couple of tries!)

Bubble Painting Fun for both indoors and out!

3-Mix and match “bubble paint” colors!

4- Choose your favorite colors from construction paper and cut out organic shapes!

5-After your “bubble paint” drys, arrange & glue your organic shape “cutouts” onto your “bubble painting”

Summer Camp’s Matisse Cutout Inspired Bubble Sea Paintings!

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Stop-Motion Animation At Art Adventures June Camp

Inspired by William Kentridge (click link for more on the artist) and his charcoal stop-motion animations during our week 1 of June Art Camp…we created our own! Working in teams, our 8-9 year old campers created Charcoal Drawing animations while our 5-6 year old campers created Dry Erase Marker Drawing animations.  These teams created new friendships through their daunting collaborations!

Now Check Out Our Camp’s Creative Animations on Facebook!

JOIN US for our final 2018 June Art Camp! HURRY & Register TODAY for next week’s camp (June 25th-29th AM or PM)

Story-telling, Drawing, Patience & Teamwork were all important skills that flourished in this great collaborative project!

JUNE SUMMER CAMP 2018 Week 1 Highlights

Tres Bien Week 1 June Art Campers!

CHECK OUT OUR PROJECTS HERE(click to view)

Or ALL the Creative Camp fun HERE. (click to view)

Be sure to REGISTER here for Our LAST WEEK OF JUNE ART CAMP:- June 25th-29th AM or PM Camps (9:30-12:30am / 1:30-3:30pm)

Enjoy Stop-Motion Animation Videos? LIKE US on FACEBOOK & Watch HERE!

Byzantine Geometric Mosaics in the Arabic Wing @ The Met!

We had a BLAST learning about art history, contemporary artists & even NYC history for this week!

Robert Rauschenberg inspired Combines!

Daily painting, storytelling through collaging, creating art with found objects & other mixed media and even directing, producing AND animating a short stop-motion film, was all in our mix for the week! So PROUD.

Mondrian Color Mixing City Grids and Color Wheels in French

New Friends with Turner Mood Paintings with Greys and Warm Color Underpaintings

 

WELCOME WEEK 1 SUMMER CAMP 2018 @ CCA

We are so excited for our first week of June Summer Camp here at Claire’s Creative Adventures. It’s all about Material exploration this week with traditional and non-traditional art, a little history in Art and sharing our love for the city we call home.

Multi-media Drawing appropriated for ALL AGES

Stay tuned for the unique work created by our Art Adventurers!

And JOIN US for our next Weekly Camps! Ages 3.5-11’s

(Click links below for your preferred camp week)

June 18- 22nd AM or PM

June 25-29th AM or PM