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Welcome Back to Art Adventures! Our first week back into the new year meant tons of Art Making for us in our January Winter Art Camp! CLICK HERE for 2018 SPRING NEW classes & tours!
Check Out more Winter ART FUN, HERE!
The Holidays and 2017 flew by with so much art at CCA! We have a lot to be thankful for… Wishing everyone a great start to 2018 and may it be filled with exciting new Creative ADVENTURES! CLICK HERE for 2018 SPRING NEW classes & tours!
Art and China after 1989:Theater of the World Exhibit @ the Guggenheim
Studio Adventures Pastel Drawing from our Tour at the Guggenheim
Check out more of our DEC. 2017 Adventures with our Studio class at the Guggenheim! HERE
Happy Art-making in the New Year!
Our Art Adventures had us revisit a favorite artist of ours: Robert Rauschenberg! We normally know him for his Combines (click for more), but this week we were introduced to his Elemental Paintings – paintings made with unconventional materials like dirt, clay, gold, grass, …etc.
Students chose materials from nature and/or human made, chose their color paint, mixed and painted to create these textural abstract works of art!
Click HERE for more images of our Elemental Paintings!
From all of us here at CCA, wishing everyone a grateful, filling and very Happy Thanksgiving!
Painting with Scissors- Matisse Cut Out inspired Food Art Collage
“Painting with scissors”- Matisse Cut out inspired Food Art collage
Just Desserts! Wayne Thiebaud inspired Food Art Sculpture from our Studio Class
Just Desserts! Wayne Thiebaud inspired Food Art cupcake Sculpture from our Art Adventures class
Just Desserts! Wayne Thiebaud inspired Food Art cupcake Sculpture from our Mini Class
Stay Hungry for ART!
Last week was all about Cave Art! This two day project included creating stamps from model magic and drawing with new materials. Exploring lines and shapes and even tracing our hands with craypas and pastels. Our Mini Adventurers finished the day “painting” cave art animals with natural elements:
What a fun experience for our Studio Art Adventurers! Some images from our Halloween Photoshoot with Visiting Artist, Katie Grammes.
We are super excited for our photo shoot with Katie Grammes tomorrow using the original costumed masks/ hats our Adventurers created! Here’s a sneak peek of their work! https://www.katiegrammes.com
Halloween fun! Non-Edible Faux Food Sculpture created by our 7-year olds…
Now we can’t wait for Halloween candy!
Our 2 year old Art Adventurers jumped right into curves, zigzags and straight lines in last week’s project. Continuing to develop those fine and gross motor skills, we played with crayons and liquid watercolor to create these “magical” wax resist watercolor paintings.
Try it at home! All you need are crayons, watercolor paints and a brush. Be specific: Feel what a straight line does, how the body movements change with a curved line or spiral, or what it takes to actually make a zigzag (lots of self control, starting and stoping!) Make an abstract drawing, overlapping lines, or a spooky scene for the Halloween festivities for older children!