Fall ART Classes to encourage AND motivate…

Everyone needs support, especially when trying new things.

REGISTER TODAY for CCA’s Art enrichment kid’s league starting this September!

BROWSE ALL FALL 2019 CLASSES NOW

We boast confident, happy & excited children leaving our studio after each class.

What can your child develop?

Parents are often skeptical to over-schedule their children in the fall.  School teachers warn parents to keep extra classes to a minimum during transitions.

We find, however, that CCA’s art classes are an exception. Why?

Because they are child-directed. They focus on exploration, as well as whatever is going on that day with each student, and acts as a supportive therapy in their schedule versus an extra “activity.”

Our studio is a place where children can rest from their busy schedules, receive individualized attention and to express themselves with or without words.

Outdoor Art Adventures to take this SUMMER

We can’t get enough of this Summer Sunshine! That just means time for more en plein air art. But where to start?
1. Choose your medium. Pencil? Pastels? Watercolor?
2. Pick your favorite outdoor spot (don’t forget water & sunscreen!).
3. And CREATE SOME ART

En plein air drawing in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art! (Spring 2019- Met Tour)

Want some more drawing or painting pointers? Try to spot one of our teaching artists at the park or beach…OR EVEN BETTER, JOIN US in the Fall!

This September, take part in our Youth Arts Enrichment League after school with various modern, contemporary, multicultural art classes for ages 2-14.
We will give you step by step instruction in what it takes to draw or paint landscape art …

….& SO MUCH MORE!

VISIT our GALLERY to see our past Art Adventures in Action!

Spring 2019 Met Tour- Graphite pencil Tree Value Study (Ages 6-8)

Happy Summer Art-Making!

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