Exploring Lines, Shapes, and Color with our Mini’s Class

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!

All About Visiting Artists At Claire’s Creative Adventures!

Last week our mini’s class had so much fun exploring the imagination with our visiting artist, Dino O’Dell- It was a day filled with music storytelling and monsters!

Thanks again Dino!


This week, our Studio class takes a turn as we invite visiting artist, Katie Grammes to give us a fashion history lesson through the making of different Era inspired hats!


This 2 day project is just in time for Halloween. What era and/or theme will our Adventurers use to create their hat costume?


Building from the Imagination- with Dino O’Dell!

Visiting Artist, Dino O’Dell will share with CCA Mini’s Art Adventure’s class his wonderfully creative songs, stories and illustrations! We will take one character from his celebrated story, Zara and the Broken Spaceship and recreate our own versions with collage, fine motor skill challenges and of course- thinking and being silly!

When Dino heard about what we created for the children’s collaborative art project, he said “This is gonna be fun!”

Let’s see what he thinks after he sees the children’s versions! Coming Up…. 

We Are Most Humbled By This 5-Star Review

Great feedback from our hard work & commitment!  Kids grow up fast and NYC life is super-busy…  However, one of our most cherished and 1st customers (on 9/12/ 2001, when we held our 1st Art Adventures class)  decided to explain her take on what our program has meant to her & her kids.

Thank YOU Lib, for giving us the opportunity!

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Fall Registration Is HERE- Inquire NOW. Classes begin 9/26! Ages 2.5-16 years.

Modern, Multicultural & Contemporary Art for Kids + ACTING Classes!

Inspired art processes and child development begins in 10 days…. Join us for unique classic and contemporary sculpture, wood & metal building, drawing, painting and surprises!

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Acting Adventures are also a hit!   (Ages 5-16)  (Follow the links for more info.)

(Below)  Chinese Ink, Watercolors and Acrylic by CCA student.