JOIN US SATURDAY for an amazing opportunity to see CCA’s student Art on display

We are SO proud to announce one of our Art Adventurers + our Art Adventurer Mom- Sawyer & Deborah, will be participating in- 

An Inclusive World ART Project : Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and the 4th R -Reimagine

Exhibition coordinated by COPE NYC Art EXPO!

Bring the whole family + all your friends  to SEE our Art Adventurer’s artwork on display right next to Professional Artists + Designers work!

 

OPENING This Saturday, Nov. 10th @ 2pm

Where: Acumen Capital Partners LLC- 630 Flushing Ave Brooklyn, NY 11206 (3rd FL)
Directions: Get off 3rd floor elevator and then directly left to elevators go through glass doors
Cost: FREE!

COPE NYC brings together NYC Public School students + Teachers + MFA students AND the Gallery/Museum community for an all inclusive Art show-

  • Celebrating the beauty of creating ART from all walks of life using recyclable materials.
  • Artists in Residence work
  • High Fashion Show

Our Art Adventurers exhibiting artwork was created during our Saturday Child-Parent Workshop , which was held last month creating Rauschenberg Combines!

Deborah’s Combine as inspired by Rauschenberg’s work

Robert Rauschenberg, Monogram. 1955-59

Congratulations to you both! See you on Saturday!

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!

 

DId you know Yayoi Kusama is in town?

One of our many favorite contemporary artists’ work is in town with her MoMA PS1 exhibit at Ft. Tilden! Planning on going to the beach this Labor Day weekend? Go to the Rockaways to check out, Narcissus Garden (click link for more on the exhibit).

A perfect send off to this summer before the school year begins. Closes on Labor Day.

CCA project Highlight: Yayoi Kusama inspired Infinity Room Dioramas!

Summer Art Adventures with Giacometti @ The Guggenheim!

We continue to prepare for this Fall and our Summer tours by taking a trip to the Guggenheim this weekend to see the current exhibit on Giacometti. (click for more info on the exhibition)!

While mostly known for his sculptures, Giacometti was also a prominent Painter AND Printmaker. Who knew! He experimented & created multiple prints starting with wood etching with his father, Giovanni Giacometti (well known Swiss Impressionist Painter) when he was still a schoolboy!

A super educational retrospective and must see before it closes on September 12th!

FUN GIACOMETTI FACT: Ever notice how shadows are long and thin? Many of Giacometti’s sculptures are actually from his observation of the shadow!

We highly recommend visiting. Can’t make it with the family? Leave it to us to give your little Art Adventurer a tour!

Don’t miss this fun and exciting exhibition full of art learning opportunities for your little artist! We are pumped to share our sculpture and drawing projects with you.

Take this Museum Trip with Us!

or Join us for our Fall classes where we take many of our project inspiration from our Museum exploration!

Our Giacometti inspired Halloween Face Sculptures during our Fall Programs! (Click image for Fall Art Adventure Programs!)

 

Giacometti’s The Nose 1947-49 (click for more info on Giacometti)

 

 

“Color” Walk the Town for a fun and educational Family outing in NYC

We took a trip to the Cooper Hewitt this week where they brought color, science & theory to life in their current exhibitions, Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color and The Manhattan Color Walk! Learn all you need to know about color: from color theory used by artists & designers, right down to the chemistry of colors! Then take a walk on the COLOR WALK to see some 265 different colors that make up Manhattan! You even get a cool guide that reveals every individual color corresponding to a specific siting on the streets of this borough. Click to Learn More!

Manhattan Color Walk

We are ALL ABOUT COLOR at CCA! Do I foresee an Art Adventures project in our future Fall program -using a favorite color found in our Art Adventurers neighborhood?! Stay Tuned! And be sure to keep being inspired this summer with great art at museums and all around your neighborhood!

Learning all about the Color Wheel, mixing colors AND colors in French! (click image for more about what we do!)

Summer Camp Color Mixing for our Mondrian City Grid Paintings! (click image for photos of our Summer Camps!)

…and get ready to create this FALL! Click link for more info on our FALL classes! FALL REGISTRATION

See Claire Munday’s Recent Works @ the LIC Arts OPEN Reception: THIS THURSDAY, May 17th: 5-9pm @ The Factory, LIC

I’m so encouraged to be a part of the Artist-In-Residency @ the Plaxall Gallery, in order to be able to make paintings and pastels for the LIC Arts Open May 17-20th!
YOU are cordially invited to the Opening Reception @ the FACTORY:  THURSDAY, May 17th, 5-9pm:  30-30 47th Avenue, Long Island City, NY  11101.  The LIC Arts Open Booklet: https://issuu.com/licartsopen/docs/licao_2018_no_bleed_pages_9c1e95f63178a1
A special thanks to Matthew Quigley, Edjo Wheeler, LIC-A staff and artists, Jonathan Lev, as well as Richard Mazda- ALL of whom are making it possible for artists to create and show their works in our wonderfully artistic rapidly growing neighborhood.
And if you know me personally, you know how important having this space has been for me over the past 16 months post-fire.
My complete gratitude for the Plaxall Gallery offering me a place of peace, love and creative support!

Claire Munday, Artist in Residence @ the Plaxall Gallery, LIC

3′ x 4′ Oil on Canvas. 2017 visit to Smoke Jazz Club Featuring Laurence Leathers (drums) and Gerald Cannon (bass)

Summer Art Project Fun

Mandalas in Art

The term Mandala, meaning circle or completion in Sanskrit, carries great symbolism in many world religions and philosophies. In the Art world AND in our classroom, the Mandala can bring on a form of creative therapy.

nepal mandala

Our June Summer Camp Adventurers explored Mandalas and created their own version! Using elements found in “nature”, unity and balance were developed both in the art AND in the soul.

our version of a mandela mandela  mandelas and chalk mural TN-smiles and mandelas    creating mandelas

If interested in learning more about Mandalas and other forms of Asian Art, be sure to check out the Rubin Museum! And attend their annual block party this Sunday, July 17th, celebrating Nepalese culture as inspired by their recent exhibition: Nepalese Seasons: Rain and Rituals. 

http://rubinmuseum.org/events/event/block-party-2016

Happy Art making!

Don’t Forget!

…to check out one of the many contemporary artists who has inspired us here at CCA: Rachel Whiteread at the Luhring Augustine Galleries!

Rachel Whiteread Inspired work by our Art Adventurers!

Rachel Whiteread Inspired work by our Art Adventurers!

Rachel Whiteread's "Embarkment" at Tate Modern

Rachel Whiteread’s “Embarkment” at Tate Modern

This is the final week with the show closing this weekend: December 19th in Chelsea and the 20th in Bushwick Click HERE for details and happy Art Adventures!

Gallery Tours and Classes This Winter and Spring!

Thank you Lauren Pohl, Founder of Kid’s Central Station for highlighting our programs with Yahoo Finance!

We loved how it turned out!

We loved how it turned out!

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This Sat. 4pm… Movie Set-Making for Kids and Adults!

Register now: Art Adventures Parent-Child class Sat. Nov. 2nd from 4-5:30 pm. ClairesCreativeAdventures.com

We are so excited to have professional scenic artist Cliff Gokenbach teach us the secrets of how artists create for the movies.  He can’t tell us about the new Spiderman he’s working on, but he can help us make any imaginary set we can dream of!  Here, he’s gone to Venice…

Venetian Mini-Set 2Venetian Mini-Set