Spring 🌸 2020 Finale + UPCOMING SUMMER ☀️ ART CAMP online

For our final Spring Studio Art Adventures Online, we returned to artist, Jonathan Lev’s studio!

Sharing his latest LIFE-SIZE charcoal drawings, he gave us more art technique secrets when drawing a 3D object onto a 2D surface.  We worked through many art challenges to understand how to capture perspective, locate our light source and show depth using our value scale. WATCH HERE on our youtube channel!


Thank you again, Jonathan!  Check out more of his inspiring work HERE!

WANT to LEARN MORE DRAWING TECHNIQUES?

JOIN US THIS SUMMER ☀️  WITH JONATHAN IN OUR:

Tweens & Teens SUMMER Drawing ✍️  Programs CLICK FOR MORE

That’s a wrap Spring 🌸 2020! Coming Soon: SUMMER ☀️ 2020 ART ADVENTURES Online CAMP

We did it! Congrats to all our Art Adventurers and parents for taking this very different creative adventure with us this spring. See our 2019-2020 art year in action: HERE 

Art 🎨  is strength and healing. Keep making art and staying creative this summer! ❤️ 

See you for our very special online editions of SUMMER ART CAMP! 5 WEEKS STARTING JUNE 15th!

DANCE-ART CAMP in collaboration with Central Studio Academy to bring storytelling through DANCE, MUSIC, LANGUAGE AND ART in our weekly camp sessions

 

TWEENS & TEENS DRAWING PROGRAMS with guest artist, Jonathan Lev! A bi-weekly upper level drawing curriculum age appropriated: 

Pre-Masters Drawing: Ages 9-12

Masters Drawing: Ages 13-15

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Teacher Appreciation Month’s Top Pick: Jen May

Ms. Jen’s contribution to CCA children (and many more schools) is greatly valued and appreciated.  Her warmth, patience, compassion and the sharing of her unique projects have inpsired many classes and so many children (The art of Mosaics, Gustav Klimt, Dale Chihuly, Philip Haas and so many more.)

For her skillful talents as a teacher and artist, and on behalf of parents, children and CCA…. We say THANK YOU MS. JEN!  You truly are amazing.  We ❤️ you!

Visiting Artist, Jonathan Lev on Art Adventures Live + Springtime Exploration of Flowers

April Showers are in full swing during this last week’s online (3-5’s) classes. Art Adventures, Rendez-vous (art and French) and Mini’s Adventures celebrated May flowers early with our Spring Scene-Building collages! We learned all about making “Pictures” with Shapes (first) followed by the line families (“Bigger first, Smaller last”) bringing life to our silhouetted animals with “inside lines,” while providing stems to our garden of tulips.

 

Older students in our Studio Adventures took a virtual tour with guest artist, Jonathan Lev !

We were so excited to join Jonathan in his grand studio where he shared some of his work, favorite art materials and even a sneak peek into his current larger-than-life-sized astronaut portrait! As a talented charcoal portraitist (located in LIC) he also gave us inside techniques in using charcoal, pencils and erasers when drawing with values to build 3D objects in our very own “Cezanne” still life.  (A free “how-to” video will soon be made available.)


Thank you, Jonathan!  Check out more of his inspiring work HERE!

 

 

A special Thank you to all our parents out there!

With all of the current news, we know how overwhelming it must be for parents. Life has brought many challenging twists and turns.

SO from all of us, we want to say

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU 🙏 for being AMAZING!

We ❤️ you for ALL that you do.

Let’s continue to work together to bring heART 💜 💙 💛 ❤️ 💚 into your homes and extra creative sunshine ☀️  with Spring 🌸 Art Adventures Live Online

♥️ Claire’s Creative Adventures

apART 💜together: joining the virtual movement to stay creative AND connected

An official welcome to our first online zoom classes! Our Spring 2020 Art Adventures has taken us to the virtual world this week.

Here, we learn how to use a Zoom class! We played fun interactive games finding our mute button to make group Zoom classes easier to take turns.

 

We also collaborated together in our abstract line game, created a meditation guided landscape drawing using 4 lines and drew our version of the corona virus.

Abstract Line Game

Landscape Drawing

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our studio classes took it to the next level also learning how to create a transfer drawing.

 

What a fun + educational filled virtual day sharing art AND our new art spaces!

See more at our ONLINE GALLERY

Stay Healthy, Stay Creative!

Hey Grown-ups! Kids cooped up inside?

Help us keep Art Education thriving by designating a creative space @ home for your little Art Adventurer! Try out this fun activity to help get you started!

Stay Healthy & Creative! Check out more on our Flickr

Costume, Art and Social Justice…Sunday Reads

With costumes on our minds and art in our souls, we spend time thinking about the benefits these elements have outside of just aesthetics and fun.

For our Sunday reads, we look into the work of Nick Cave for inspiration on artistic costumes with a message of social justice and love for all.

 

Check out this New York Times article for more about

Nick Cave’s Soundsuits and his other art projects