Celebrating color with SPRING EQUINOX just around the colorful corner!

We explored color mixing with Elmer the Elephant in this week’s Art Adventure!

We shared the story of Elmer and his wonderful rainbow checkered pattern! It was all about color mixing with our primary colors this week as we collaged and overlapped pinks, blues and yellows to create new colors on our Elmer! Art Adventurer’s “drove the car” in drawing contour lines around Elmer with a marker, then continued to collage with both “see-through” (transparent) & non see through shapes

 

2020 Class Inspiration

We know there are a lot of activities for your children and are excited to make Art Adventures, an early enrichment league, on the top of their list.

 

What do we have in store? Learning from the masters, Multi-cultural art and Contemporary Artists. Children will learn how to paint, draw, sculpt, mosaic, work with plastics, wood, metal and wire.

 

As well as ART IN THE PARK this spring and a little French along the way!

Each class will take a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art per semester for a Museum Adventure.

 

New to Art Adventures? CCA (Claire’s Creative Adventures) programs have a 3:1 or even 2:1 student-teacher ratio, myriad material exploration, optional French, as well as lunch & art + after-school programs since 2001 @ All Souls Church.

Join us! Register Today. Proration available.

 

It’s the Year of the Rat. Happy Chinese Lunar New Year!

As we continue to celebrate the Lunar New Year, we took an Art Adventure to China exploring new art materials: bamboo brushes, ink and rice paper!

Chinese Bamboo Brushes and ink

“The rice paper tickles my finger.” – 2yo Everett

Our 3 yo Art Adventurers exploring the new materials

2020 is the year of the rat, so we used our new materials to draw a rat and the chinese symbol for rat.

Writing in permanent ink is not easy! After reviewing the “5 families of Line and Shape,” students learned how to discern which direction the line is going, what type of line it is, where it intersects with the others… in order to draw then write “RAT” in Chinese.

Abstraction of lines- with the addition of iridescent watercolors- sure did add another dimension to this project!

Staying in the City for Spring Break? We’re having a Spring Break Art Adventure Camp!

Having a stay-cation this spring? GREAT NEWS! Spring Break Art Camps are BACK!

Magnet Metallic Sculpture (Ages 7+)

Daily Painting as inspired by a contemporary or modern Artist (Ages 4+)

Bonsai Cherry Blossom Tree Wire Sculptures (Ages 5+)

 

JOIN US during your spring break in March for our art enrichment camp

 

Geometric Glass Mandala Art Terrarium (Ages 5-7)

DETAILS:

WHEN:
Camp Session 1: March 16th- March 20th
Camp Session 2: March 23rd – March 27th
Time: 930am – 1230pm
Where: All Soul’s Church
Ages: 5 – 10

CLICK HERE to Save your spot!!

Art Adventures Class Tours @ the Metropolitan Museum of Art

As a culmination to the fall semester, I decided to bring ALL classes (even the 2’s!) to the Metropolitan Museum of Art  to see the amazing exhibit Making Marvels, the Science and Splendor at the Courts of Europe.  A  subject I normally would reserve for our older students, I was so happy when it was the little ones who seemed to enjoy it the most!  Be sure to take your kids through 3/1.
We have so much support from our CCA families…  One grandmother had this to
say after the tour yesterday:

“Hi Claire,
As a former teacher I recognize a gem when I see one.  Yesterday, you made the field trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art magical for the five year olds.  With your enthusiasm and guidance, your students are on a path to a lifelong appreciation of art.  Thank you!
-Ann H.”
We have the deepest gratitude for each and every one of our students.
2020 will be the most inspirational  year yet!

“Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let is Snow”….with Snow globes!

Welcome 2020!  Our first week back into the new decade was all about building snow globes.  Adults and kids ages 4.5 -11 are invited to join in the fun in our upcoming Feb.8 VALENTINES DAY Snow Globe SATURDAY WORKSHOP!  (click for more info & to register.)

What fun to build our own with :

Found objects                                            A glue gun                                Glitter, water (boiled/ cooled), Glycerin

            

= Smiles all around!

EXCITING NEWS ! CCA is BEST in Education AND Tours for 2019

CCA was NOMINATED in 2019 for

BEST in Education & BEST in Tours

For the 7th consecutive year!

Epic Abstraction with Jackson Pollock’s Drip Paintings exploring abstract expressionism, material use, balance and composition with Ages 6-9

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT THESE PAST 19 YEARS IN BUSINESS!

Happy NEW DECADE! What’s NEW for CCA in 2020

Wishing you all a very Happy & Creative New Year!

Check out what’s new for CCA in 2020:

$45 TRIAL CLASSES always available for new students. SREAD THE WORD!

SPRING ART ADVENTURES BEGIN FEB.2020

STUDIO ART ADVENTURES NEW CLASSES ADDED

PARENT-CHILD SATURDAY WORKSHOPS

GROWN UPS ONLY ART ADVENTURES