Summer Art Adventures with Giacometti @ The Guggenheim!

We continue to prepare for this Fall and our Summer tours by taking a trip to the Guggenheim this weekend to see the current exhibit on Giacometti. (click for more info on the exhibition)!

While mostly known for his sculptures, Giacometti was also a prominent Painter AND Printmaker. Who knew! He experimented & created multiple prints starting with wood etching with his father, Giovanni Giacometti (well known Swiss Impressionist Painter) when he was still a schoolboy!

A super educational retrospective and must see before it closes on September 12th!

FUN GIACOMETTI FACT: Ever notice how shadows are long and thin? Many of Giacometti’s sculptures are actually from his observation of the shadow!

We highly recommend visiting. Can’t make it with the family? Leave it to us to give your little Art Adventurer a tour!

Don’t miss this fun and exciting exhibition full of art learning opportunities for your little artist! We are pumped to share our sculpture and drawing projects with you.

Take this Museum Trip with Us!

or Join us for our Fall classes where we take many of our project inspiration from our Museum exploration!

Our Giacometti inspired Halloween Face Sculptures during our Fall Programs! (Click image for Fall Art Adventure Programs!)

 

Giacometti’s The Nose 1947-49 (click for more info on Giacometti)

 

 

Celebrating August with a Pop Art Birthday

HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY to Andy Warhol today! Did you know Warhol’s first commission work when he was an early commercial /advertising artist was for Glamour magazine in the 1940’s?!

(Click Image for more Warhol Facts!)

FUN POP ART FACT for August: Warhol was famously known as the “Pope of Pop” & created more than 50 collaborative works with Jean-Michel Basquiat between 1984-1986

CCA is always taking inspiration from Modern & Contemporary Artists in our Art Adventure programs. We love POP ART! Check out past art a la Pop & by liking us on Facebook and Twitter!

Pop Art Self Portraits!

“Pop Art” inspired Masks in one of our Art Adventures program (4-6’s)

We’re “popping” into this final summer month with inspirational art museum adventures (to check out all of the Pop Artists of the 1960’s & 70’s) and big art plans for the fall!

“Color” Walk the Town for a fun and educational Family outing in NYC

We took a trip to the Cooper Hewitt this week where they brought color, science & theory to life in their current exhibitions, Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color and The Manhattan Color Walk! Learn all you need to know about color: from color theory used by artists & designers, right down to the chemistry of colors! Then take a walk on the COLOR WALK to see some 265 different colors that make up Manhattan! You even get a cool guide that reveals every individual color corresponding to a specific siting on the streets of this borough. Click to Learn More!

Manhattan Color Walk

We are ALL ABOUT COLOR at CCA! Do I foresee an Art Adventures project in our future Fall program -using a favorite color found in our Art Adventurers neighborhood?! Stay Tuned! And be sure to keep being inspired this summer with great art at museums and all around your neighborhood!

Learning all about the Color Wheel, mixing colors AND colors in French! (click image for more about what we do!)

Summer Camp Color Mixing for our Mondrian City Grid Paintings! (click image for photos of our Summer Camps!)

…and get ready to create this FALL! Click link for more info on our FALL classes! FALL REGISTRATION

Summer Heat + Beach time + Watercolor + Salt = ART!

We’re preparing for our upcoming school year and making art everyday! A favorite at Art Adventures, we’re taking our abstract salt watercolor paintings a step further with beachscapes!

Abstract Underwater Salt-watercolor painting collage Click HERE for more Art Adventures projects!

Tailored for multiple ages, all you need is watercolor paint, brushes, water, salt and a trip to the beach! Check out some salt water color beach “painting experiments” from our teaching Artist, Ms. Jen!

Abstract Beachscape using watercolor + kosher salt!

Beachscape using saltwater from the Atlantic Ocean!

Find out more on what’s ahead for Art Adventures this FALL! Create a class around your schedule and age group! REGISTER TODAY HERE!

Farewell JUNE..HELLLLOO JULY SUMMER ART FUN with Matisse and Bubbles!

Welcome to July and Summertime! Happy 4th! As we all prepare for our BBQ’s, beach time & NYC roof top fun, we are also SO EXCITED about all the Art fun we’re planning for our Fall Season.

Matisse Cutout Inspired Bubble Painting

Want an outdoors art project the whole family can enjoy? Try our Matisse Cutout inspired bubble paintings! A popular project during our summer camps AND our Fall after-school program starting in September! Click HERE for more info on FALL REGISTRATION!

Multi-layered Transparency Bubble Sea Painting: Project Tailored for ALL AGES!

All you need:

different color construction paper

watercolor paper

scissors + gluestick + straws

small plastic containers (to mix your food coloring & bubble solution together!)

food coloring

and of course BUBBLES!

 

1- Mix your favorite color in your bubble solution. Make as many different colors as you like!

2-Using a straw for each color, dip your straw in your “bubble” paint and VERY gently blow through the straw from the other end onto your watercolor paper. (It will take a couple of tries!)

Bubble Painting Fun for both indoors and out!

3-Mix and match “bubble paint” colors!

4- Choose your favorite colors from construction paper and cut out organic shapes!

5-After your “bubble paint” drys, arrange & glue your organic shape “cutouts” onto your “bubble painting”

Summer Camp’s Matisse Cutout Inspired Bubble Sea Paintings!

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See Claire Munday’s Recent Works @ the LIC Arts OPEN Reception: THIS THURSDAY, May 17th: 5-9pm @ The Factory, LIC

I’m so encouraged to be a part of the Artist-In-Residency @ the Plaxall Gallery, in order to be able to make paintings and pastels for the LIC Arts Open May 17-20th!
YOU are cordially invited to the Opening Reception @ the FACTORY:  THURSDAY, May 17th, 5-9pm:  30-30 47th Avenue, Long Island City, NY  11101.  The LIC Arts Open Booklet: https://issuu.com/licartsopen/docs/licao_2018_no_bleed_pages_9c1e95f63178a1
A special thanks to Matthew Quigley, Edjo Wheeler, LIC-A staff and artists, Jonathan Lev, as well as Richard Mazda- ALL of whom are making it possible for artists to create and show their works in our wonderfully artistic rapidly growing neighborhood.
And if you know me personally, you know how important having this space has been for me over the past 16 months post-fire.
My complete gratitude for the Plaxall Gallery offering me a place of peace, love and creative support!

Claire Munday, Artist in Residence @ the Plaxall Gallery, LIC

3′ x 4′ Oil on Canvas. 2017 visit to Smoke Jazz Club Featuring Laurence Leathers (drums) and Gerald Cannon (bass)

Gallery Tour with our Girl Scouts of Long Island City

Ms. Claire led Girl Scout Troop 4740 from Long Island City with Troop Leaders Mildred & Luciana Lamberto through the Plaxall Gallery, sharing what it means to be an artist and how to approach making art!

Several LIC artists also shared their processes, from scultpure, dioramas to paintings, including hers -while they were working in their artist studios made available by LIC-A, the Plaxall Gallery and Edjo Wheeler 

(click links for more info on LIC-A, Plaxall Gallery & Edjo)

(Click HERE for more images of our fun gallery tour day!)

Calder Stabiles for the win!

We took inspiration last week from Alexander Calder’s mobiles and stabiles to create our own version of these Kinetic Art sculptures! We learned all about our line and shapes family: creating straight, curved and angle lines in our wires & pipe cleaners. Then connected these lines to our shapes! We were then introduced to the brand new medium of plaster wrap! Just dip in water & smooth with your fingers onto the surface. Our shapes were finally brought to life with a bit of watercolor.

Our 5-6yo Art Adventures

Our Mini’s class (2yo)

Check Out more of our age appropriated project (Ages 2- 7yo) HERE

It’s ELEMENTAL!

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!

FOOD ART: Thiebaud and Matisse

From all of us here at CCA, wishing everyone a grateful, filling and very Happy Thanksgiving!

Stay Hungry for ART!