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.

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

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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)

 

 

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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