SPRING HAS SPRUNG FOR ART IN THE PARK

What a beautiful week to make art in the park…Central Park! We made like an Impressionist and went en plein air for our 6-9’s Art Adventures.

Our challenge: to paint a landscape outside using a combination of 3 materials- pencil, craypas AND watercolor.

We practiced some tree drawing techniques: the Y technique- drawing branches in the shape of Y’s!

We learned different techniques in watercolor & wax resist with craypas

 

and background, mid-ground and foreground to capture a more realistic landscape

Happy Spring! Sakura Matsuri. Cherry Blossoms. Bonsai. Japan.

This weekend is Sakura Matsuri at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens! Aka the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. In celebration of this traditional Japanese event and beginning of Spring, we created our own version of cherry blossom bonsai tree sculptures. Building an armature from wire was key in order to create a balanced structure to add layers of clay and cherry blossoms made of tissue paper to our miniature tree. The results were beautiful!

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!

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.

 

  

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!

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Our January Winter Break Art Camp @ the Guggenheim

Winter ART FUN this January with our Mini Winter Break Camp!

We had 3 fantastic ART FILLED days at Claire’s Creative Adventure’s Winter Camp on our 1st week of 2019!

It was all about Abstract Art, thinking outside the box & exploring new AND unique materials! Ending with a trip to the Guggenheim!

(click below for more!)

All Fingers pointed to Abstract Art this Winter Break Camp!
Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future @ The Guggenheim Museum
Inspired by the work of Hilma af Klint using watercolor pencils

VIEW MORE OF THE ART FUN 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

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.