HAPPY THANKSGIVING from all of US at CCA!

We are so proud of our Art Adventurer’s accomplishments this Fall!
Here’s 5 things CCA is thankful for… today & always:
Our Art Adventurer’s-
1- CREATIVITY


Each student brings in a unique perspective to every art project we present
-Giacometti inspired Plaster Wrap Spooky Sculptures & Haunted Scene
(Ages 8 & up)

2-CURIOUSITY


Our Science AND Art Experiment using Oil, Food coloring, H2O & found objects
(Ages 2.5 & up)

3-FOCUS


It’s clear how engaged students become with the amount of attention they place in art making during our class-
Pumpkin Sculpture painting using our drop-dye technique of “ONE DROP, STOP!”
(Ages 3 & up)

4-COURAGE


With every art project comes art challenges. Our Adventurer’s take them head on with
full art force!-
Pumpkin Water color painting using Wet on Wet technique
(Ages 8 & up)

5-DRIVE


We see determination to accomplish their ART GOALS in every class!-
Working on our Impasto Painting with
Sand & Acrylic Paint combination
(Ages 6 & up)

Wishing you all a very Happy & Thankful Thanksgiving! Keep making Art!

Recyclables & Art Shows & ART…oh my! Where to SEE our Art Adventure’s Art

A very exciting Art Adventure this past weekend with a visit to Brooklyn, an art + fashion show AND an inside look into the art making process with Pratt’s MFA open studios.

We are SO proud of our very own Art Adventurer + our Art Adventurer Mom- Sawyer & Deborah! This past Saturday, family & friends joined us @ COPE NYC Art Expo to see… 

An Inclusive World ART Project : Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and the 4th R -Reimagine

Sawyer’s artwork was on display right next to other students, teachers, professional Artists, MFA Pratt students + Designers artwork!

We brought the whole family to share in this HUGE accomplishment. A special thank you to COPE NYC for coordinating this event + of course Sawyer for participating AND his family for the support!

SEE MORE PHOTOS FROM SATURDAY HERE

COPE NYC brought together NYC Public School students + Teachers + MFA students AND the Gallery/Museum community for an all inclusive Art show-

  • Celebrating the beauty of creating ART from all walks of life using recyclable materials.
  • Artists in Residence work with an Open Studios weekend
  • High Fashion Show coordinated by the students of High school Fashion Industries

Our Art Adventurers exhibiting artwork was created during our Saturday Child-Parent Workshop , which was held last month creating Rauschenberg Combines!

Check out Sawyer’s work & the rest @ the Acumen Capital Partners Building (630 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn) on display till December 2018.

Also be sure to stop by Oren’s Coffee Shop on Lexington Ave. (between E79th + E80th St in the UES) to see CCA’s ongoing Student’s Art Show currently on display!

A very special thank you to Oren’s, Oren’s Installation Coordinator- Jarrel Whitaker & Oren’s Manager- Jordan for allowing CCA to produce a revolving art exhibition of student artworks!

JOIN US SATURDAY for an amazing opportunity to see CCA’s student Art on display

We are SO proud to announce one of our Art Adventurers + our Art Adventurer Mom- Sawyer & Deborah, will be participating in- 

An Inclusive World ART Project : Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and the 4th R -Reimagine

Exhibition coordinated by COPE NYC Art EXPO!

Bring the whole family + all your friends  to SEE our Art Adventurer’s artwork on display right next to Professional Artists + Designers work!

 

OPENING This Saturday, Nov. 10th @ 2pm

Where: Acumen Capital Partners LLC- 630 Flushing Ave Brooklyn, NY 11206 (3rd FL)
Directions: Get off 3rd floor elevator and then directly left to elevators go through glass doors
Cost: FREE!

COPE NYC brings together NYC Public School students + Teachers + MFA students AND the Gallery/Museum community for an all inclusive Art show-

  • Celebrating the beauty of creating ART from all walks of life using recyclable materials.
  • Artists in Residence work
  • High Fashion Show

Our Art Adventurers exhibiting artwork was created during our Saturday Child-Parent Workshop , which was held last month creating Rauschenberg Combines!

Deborah’s Combine as inspired by Rauschenberg’s work

Robert Rauschenberg, Monogram. 1955-59

Congratulations to you both! See you on Saturday!

Happy Halloween!

Le Finale! The Day has arrived with our Spooky but fun Giacometti Plaster wrap sculpture Haunted Scenes! Ghosts & Spiders & skeletons (sculpted of course!) …oh my! We arranged and constructed our Halloween scenes with our suspending spooky Giacometti inspired heads!

Have a spooky but creative Halloween!!

16 Days till Halloween = 2 weeks + of Halloween Art Adventures @CCA!

October arrived in a flash! So you know what that means! We are spending these next few weeks creating art with Halloween in our hearts & Giacometti sculptures in our minds! Celebrating his October Birthday all month with professional level materials & tools (plaster wrap, construction & acrylic paint), art problem solving challenges, and of course creative spooky fun!

 

Haven’t Joined? ITS NOT TOO LATE to take part! Sign up TODAY (with proration) to take part in this spook-tastical Halloween Surrealist Art Project starting this week! Or Join a $45 Trial Class. See our class schedules HERE

 

 

 

 

Welcome Back Afterschool Art Week

Claire’s Creative Adventures is officially starting our after school arts enrichment classes this week!
Week 1 we’re diving right into Memories, Art AND Science!

Fall 2015 Art Adventures experimenting with science AND art!

closeup of a Summer Memory

Haven’t Heard about Art Adventures?

Our programs have nurtured and challenged thousands of children on the UES over the past 20+ years.
We know there are a lot of activities for your children and want to make Art Adventures on the top of their list!

CCA classes have a 3:1 teacher-student ratio, myriad material exploration, optional French, as well as lunch & art + after-school programs for Ages 2-14.

CCA Philosophy

CCA Class Descriptions

CCA Fall Schedule 2018

We’re looking forward to many enriching activities this fall!

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Join us for a trial class today!

I wish for.. the whole world to love Art and Painting and Drawing. #ArtsEdWeek

We’re celebrating National Arts in Education Week! Counting down the days until Claire’s Creative Adventures begins our after-school Fall Art program. #BecauseOfArtsEd growing up, we here @ CCA share our passion & love for ALL things ART to enrich & teach children. To build creative confidence, challenge & expand our minds and open the doors to beautiful diversity in every corner of life.

Why Art? “Because Earth without Art would just be Eh”

wishes from a 10yo, as seen @ The Color Factory

Happy Art-Making! And see you on the 1st day of class on Tuesday, 9/18!

 

DId you know Yayoi Kusama is in town?

One of our many favorite contemporary artists’ work is in town with her MoMA PS1 exhibit at Ft. Tilden! Planning on going to the beach this Labor Day weekend? Go to the Rockaways to check out, Narcissus Garden (click link for more on the exhibit).

A perfect send off to this summer before the school year begins. Closes on Labor Day.

CCA project Highlight: Yayoi Kusama inspired Infinity Room Dioramas!

COLOR COLOR COLOR with Ms. Claire, Ms. Jen & The Color Factory in NYC!

We can’t stop visiting art museums and galleries this summer! So much amazing and fun art to see in NYC. This week we attended opening night of the Color Factory.

Located in SoHo but originally started in San Francisco last summer, this team of innovators, artists, designers & non profits collaborated to create an amazing pop up celebration of color.
We just could not get enough of artists visual play on all things representative of color! A fantastic family trip to make with your children.

Learning all about the Color Wheel, mixing colors AND colors in French!

We sure are inspired by color for our Art Adventures programs & Museum Tours this FALL!

Check out Ms. Claire & Ms. Jen’s trip HERE! And on our Facebook, Twitter AND Instagram!

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)