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

“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

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)

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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

 

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!

 

Black History Month Appreciation through Art

In honor of this month, we commemorate Captain Patrice Clarke Washington–  through value study!  Born in the Bahamas in 1961, Captain Washington, is one of the nation’s, and possibly the world’s, first black female commercial airline captains!

TN-Value Study with Color commemorating Airline Captain Patrice Clark Washington for Black History Month

Taking a photo of her, we divided the image, and each Art Adventurer made it their own – following the “code” of values and using a wide variety of materials!  In the end, we brought our pieces together to create this colorful portrait of an inspiring figure who continues to make history.