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

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!

A Spring Day for Slime

The day FINALLY arrived: slime day. For part 2 of our Joseph Cornell inspired Assemblage Art Apothecary Shadow Boxes- we created our slime jars to fill our shelves

CLICK to see THIS 2 week Project HERE

SLIME recipe (for 1 container of slime):
Ingredients:
1 Whole bottle of glue (clear or white)
2 drops of Food Coloring ONLY
1/4 TSP of Baking Soda
Mix with LG. Popsicle Stick.
1 “Squirt/Glob” Shaving Cream ONLY
1 Squirt Saline Solution
A Tiny Bit of Baby Oil (Makes Stretchy).
Directions:
• Mix ingredients in order with hands until done (WIPE HANDS)
• Put into jar with label- NAME your slime!

TEXTURE REMEDIES:
If too “Striated”: Add more SALINE.
If Too “Sticky”: Add more Baby Oil (Makes Stretchy- VERY LITTLE!!!)
If you add too much shaving cream: Slime is too Creamy /“Loose”