Happy Hanukkah! …with Kandinsky + Color Theory

The holiday season is in full swing! In celebration, we played with color.

 

 

Our Art Adventurers explored color mixing by making their own age appropriated color wheel with watercolors!

Primaries, Secondaries, Tertiaries…oh my!

 

 

 

 

We then took inspiration from the Bauhaus painter, Wassily Kandinsky & created our version of his concentric (bulls-eye) circle color studies.
But included some radiating Hanukkah Lights!

PASTELS MADE EASY: How to draw a Legume with pastels

Chalk Pastels may seem intimidating, but fear not! Just stick to your values & everything will work out just fine.

Watch our process in learning chalk pastel drawing techniques!

AND check out more Art Adventure class project photos HERE

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!!

Spooky Art Preview for HALLOWEEN!

Our Giacometti inspired Plaster wrap Head Sculptures are slowly coming alive. mwhahaha!

This Week we painted our spooky heads & sculpted even spookier art for our big Halloween scene building next week. Here is a sneak peak! Stay tuned

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

 

 

 

 

Combining Art Forces with Yayoi Kusama & Mandalas

Our Art Adventures took us to a wedding! Marrying Japanese Artist, Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Rooms with the art of Mandalas in our 6-9 year old classes. CCA built our own reflection rooms to incorporate MATH and ART.
A mandala is a complex abstract design that is usually circular in form. In fact, “mandala” is a Sanskrit word that means “circle”. Mandalas generally have one identifiable center point, from which emanates an array of symbols, shapes and forms. Mandalas can contain both geometric and organic forms.
What percentage would you need to design, in order to create the illusion of a full circle?
Notice the fact that only 2 surfaces were used, to create the 3rd and 4th illusionary planes which complete the circle!
Check out Washington Sq. Park or Union Square Park in NYC for daily large Mandala sand paintings by artist Joe Mangrum

5 Reasons Art is Important to Me:

Did we say 5? We just couldn’t stop there! Check out what our Art Adventurers are saying about Art after taking part in our after school programs/ tours.

Seeing is believing! Let’s get inspired together. Join us in an Art Adventure (with proration) or for a $45 trial class! (Class Schedules)

OR

General Inquiry / Create Your Own Class