Au Revoir Spring 2017

Thank you Art Adventurers for another wonderfully creative year! We had a blast for our final days in the classroom and at Central Park with our visiting artists!

Making and playing the African Djembe with Mr. Ross & creating watercolor landscapes with Mr. Banks.

Merci Beaucoup and tres bien!

See you at Summer Camp and in the Fall.

Forgot to Register??! Last Chance to join us for June Camp! Click HERE and don’t miss out on the Artsy FUN!

Happy Mother’s Day with Chihuly Glass!

As a very special Mother’s Day gift, our Art Adventurers sharpened their cutting skills and “toned” in on their color combination choices to create these vibrant Chihuly inspired Macchia Bowls! Using nature as his main source of inspiration, glass artist, Dale Chihuly creates these magnificent stained glass organic sculptures.

Chihuly’s Macchia Bowl Series

Art Adventurers’ Macchia Bowls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See More of our mini versions of Chihuly’s Macchia Bowls HERE!

AND You can see these sculptures up close and personal right here in NYC! Stop by the NY Botanical Gardens to see one of our contemporary artist inspirations first hand!

Visiting Artist Jonathan Lev joins Art Adventures Studio class May 10th!

Portrait Artist Jonathan Lev will be sharing his amazing use of Charcoal with our Art Adventures Studio class (Ages 10-13)!
Come to his opening on Thursday, May 18th from 6-9pm, to see his amazing life-sized charcoal portraits! www.jonathanlev.com.
Don’t miss out This Fall! Children will enjoy visitig artists, museum trips and unique art projects throughout the year! www.ClairesCreativeAdventures.com/Register

April Showers bring May Flowers…and Glass Paint Flowers!

Happy Spring! In celebration of Spring & Earth Day and taking inspiration from the beautiful stained glass of Tiffany’s Studio, our Art Adventurers painted with glass paints last week! We chose our favorite spring flower, practiced our skills with outlining and were introduced to painting with this very special type of paint on transparencies.

Just look at the great color combinations with differing opaque and transparent color choices!

Valentine’s Day Snow Globes

A Happy day after Valentine’s Day with captured heart and winter moments in a snow globe! Students built their very own winter scene in a globe using different seasonal elements and objects and hot glue. We then sealed it with glitter reminiscent of snow in distilled water and voila! What a great way to spend time with your loved ones by making art!

 

 

 

Part Trois of our Value Study Series with Guest Artist, Mr. Banks

For Part Trois in our Value Study Series, our guest artist, Mr. Banks, returned to continue our study on value & gradation… but this time with color!

Art Adventures Studio interpreted the highlights and shadows in the fruit still life using color pastel. Pretty impressive for a tween.

Check out more of our Art Adventurers work HERE!

 

 

Color, Texture and Illustrations

Last week our Art Adventurers took inspiration from the work of Eric Carle, painting with everything but a paintbrush! Using rollers, scrapers, stamps, sponges, and even toy race cars, we dipped our crazy tools in warm and cool colors to create textures! This week we are cutting these textures to collage our very own illustration.

 

 

 

 

 

What story will each Art Adventurer share in their collaged illustration?