JUNE IS ONLY 2 WEEKS AWAY….

…Which means CCA’s SUMMER JUNE ART CAMP is right at our doorstep!

Welcome to 2018 June Summer Art Camp @ CCA!

Open the doors of opportunity for you little artist

& JOIN US to see what we’ve been up to all year and what exciting new art awaits us this JUNE 2018

SEE PAST SUMMER CAMPS HERE & REGISTER HERE!

Mother’s Day Art Terrariums @ CCA

To ALL MOMS NEAR AND FAR, Hope your Sunday was a very special day for you! We celebrated Moms the only way we know how…through love and ART! Our Art Adventures explored nature & art through dot art/ Mandalas and planting their very own Terrariums!
Mandalas are a spiritual/ritual symbol found in multiple cultures and faiths (both past & present) representing the universe. In celebration of all Moms in this universe and in our own circle of life, we created Mandala art or dot art on glass that carried our little succulents and on the stones that fill them. Students then follow step by step instructions to plant and care for their succulents.

Geometric Glass Mother’s Day Mandala Art Terrarium

Geometric Glass Mother’s Day Mandala Art Terrarium (5-7yo)

A special gift to Mom who is truly the center of our little universe. Thank you Moms for encouraging our creative minds!

CLICK HERE to see our Terrariums for all ages!

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)

Seeing ART then Making ART from Africa with “Indigo dye”, Patterns, & Silhouettes

Our Art Adventures continued exploring the art of Africa. It was all about textile art, patterns, and symbolism in the indigo dyed- resist cloth banners we viewed at the Met AND made in the classroom! Check out our 5-7’s project results along with their exploration in African Animal Silhouettes.

Check Out our other classes “resist-dyed banners” HERE

Making Art History fun for ALL Ages with CCA’s Museum Tours @ The Met!

It was an exciting and fun filled week of Museum Tours with Our Studio & Art Adventurers last week. Each class and age group explored a different wing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art learning about art from here and around the world through MAKING ART. Check out our Studio class tour as we walked through the newest exhibits:

Huma Bhabha: We come in Peace on the rooftop garden

and Visitors to Versailles

 

 

CLICK HERE for more pics of this and our Art Adventures Met Tours

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!

 

Warmer weather means Summer Art for CCA!

While NYC finally enjoys this warmer Spring weather this April, CCA already has summer on our minds! 2018 Art Adventures June Summer Camps that is.

Past June Summer Camp Highlights

Take a peek at fun past years of our weekly Summer Art Camp in June. Rich in Contemporary, Modern & Multicultural Art, diverse materials & inspiring art processes

3 weeks of fun at All Souls Church, the outdoor courtyards and Fridays  at The Metropolitan Museum of Art!

Sign up for one or more weeks:  
June 11-15 / June 20-22 / June 25-29
Age groups: Late 3-6′s/ 7-11′s
Monday – Friday
Mornings : 9:30am – 12:30 pm (Children bring a packed, nut-free lunch.)
Afternoons : 1:30-3:30 pm

Class size is limited to 10 children – So don’t wait!  

#THIRSTYforARTThursdays

Springtime Art of the City…in the city at CCA!

Spring is finally here in NYC! We were inspired by our city and the artwork of Romare Bearden (who also took inspiration of this great place & the people in it) these past 2 weeks. So we became urban planners and  architects to design our own city!

Decoupage Cityscape Collage from our Art Adventures 5-7 year olds class

Our Studio class (ages 9-13) Decoupage Cityscape Collage

Week 1 was all about collaging and decoupaging! We used visual and physical pattern/textured papers, and magazine clip art to create a 2D cityscape.

3D City Building Diorama with our 5-7 year olds Art Adventures

3D City Building Dioramas with our 3-4 year olds Art Adventures

For Week 2 we went 3D! Taking what we learned from designing building through collage, we built our way up! We used familiar and unfamiliar materials including metal (for embossing), scratch art and various other 3D elements to bring our 2D city to life.

See more HERE

Art Adventures Studio Class: Exploring Plaster & Alginate

 

Spring 2018:  

Using alginate and plaster to explore negative space, to see humor in art using body parts and learning an extreme amount of self control, students were challenged to create a hand gesture and hold it for up to 10 min. as the alginate mold was created.

Various alginates are used by dentists and artists alike for casting.  Color mixing to create real skin tones was the final feat! 

 

 

 

References:

Alina Szapocznikow: Sculpture Undone, 1955-1972, MoMA, 10/7/12 – 1/28/13

Maurizio Cattelan Retrospective:  Guggenheim, 2011