JUNE IS ONLY 2 WEEKS AWAY….

…Which means CCA’s SUMMER JUNE ART CAMP is right at our doorstep!

Welcome to 2018 June Summer Art Camp @ CCA!

Open the doors of opportunity for you little artist

& JOIN US to see what we’ve been up to all year and what exciting new art awaits us this JUNE 2018

SEE PAST SUMMER CAMPS HERE & REGISTER HERE!

Mother’s Day Art Terrariums @ CCA

To ALL MOMS NEAR AND FAR, Hope your Sunday was a very special day for you! We celebrated Moms the only way we know how…through love and ART! Our Art Adventures explored nature & art through dot art/ Mandalas and planting their very own Terrariums!
Mandalas are a spiritual/ritual symbol found in multiple cultures and faiths (both past & present) representing the universe. In celebration of all Moms in this universe and in our own circle of life, we created Mandala art or dot art on glass that carried our little succulents and on the stones that fill them. Students then follow step by step instructions to plant and care for their succulents.

Geometric Glass Mother’s Day Mandala Art Terrarium

Geometric Glass Mother’s Day Mandala Art Terrarium (5-7yo)

A special gift to Mom who is truly the center of our little universe. Thank you Moms for encouraging our creative minds!

CLICK HERE to see our Terrariums for all ages!

Seeing ART then Making ART from Africa with “Indigo dye”, Patterns, & Silhouettes

Our Art Adventures continued exploring the art of Africa. It was all about textile art, patterns, and symbolism in the indigo dyed- resist cloth banners we viewed at the Met AND made in the classroom! Check out our 5-7’s project results along with their exploration in African Animal Silhouettes.

Check Out our other classes “resist-dyed banners” HERE

Making Art History fun for ALL Ages with CCA’s Museum Tours @ The Met!

It was an exciting and fun filled week of Museum Tours with Our Studio & Art Adventurers last week. Each class and age group explored a different wing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art learning about art from here and around the world through MAKING ART. Check out our Studio class tour as we walked through the newest exhibits:

Huma Bhabha: We come in Peace on the rooftop garden

and Visitors to Versailles

 

 

CLICK HERE for more pics of this and our Art Adventures Met Tours

Art Adventures @ The METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART this week at CCA!

We’re taking our Art Adventure, Studio, and Mini’s classes to the Met this week! Its all about exploring all the different art movements, forms, processes and cultures that the museum has to offer while creating fun and exciting art projects ….in front of famous ART!

This adventure brings us to a few spots @ The Met:

Example of an Adire Eleko Patterned Cloth

The art of Africa with our 5-7 year old classes, which also coincides with our in-class project inspired by the Adire Eleko textile Art of Yorubaland!

 

Ellsworth Kelly, Spectrum V @ The Met!

The Modern Wing with our 2-4 year olds classes, exploring color, shape, and line!

and some new exhibits just opened with our older Studio class!

We can’t wait to see what our Art Adventurers create at The Met! Stay tuned.

In the meantime, see some past Museum Tours with CCA HERE!

 

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

CCA welcomes artist and teacher Mr. Chris to share unique folding techniques for Heart-Shaped Tie Dye fabric!

This past week was all about HEART in our ART …..with Tie Dye exploration! We practiced practiced & practiced- folding and tying fabrics using a very special technique that revealed a vividly colorful heart in the center.
SEE MORE of our Hearts (& OTHER SHAPES!) HERE

Let is Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow….in your Artwork!

We are quickly approaching our Spring Semester @ CCA! So for our last full week of January, we continue to let the Winter season inspire our Art Adventures- creating Snowscape Value paintings with our 5-7yo Art Adventures

Art Adventures Snowscape Value Painting

..and Snow(wo)man Clay Sculptures with Found Objects for our Mini Art Adventures!

Our Mini’s Class Snowman Clay Sculptures

Whether it’s the weather, nature, found objects or other Artists….Anything can inspire Art Making! See MORE WINTER SNOW ART FUN HERE! 

And check out what we’re about by clicking HERE! or visiting us in the classroom!

ART MAKING with FOOD: Spice Painting!

You can use almost anything to make art….even from ingredients in your pantry! Our Art Adventure took us to the kitchen this week, where we found everyday spices such as cinnamon, turmeric, paprika and even cocoa powder to create different color paints. Just mix in increments with white tempera paint to achieve the desired tone, then grab a brush or palette knife & paper and voila: You just created your own paints!

And for our older Art Adventurers, we took our paint making project a step further….painting landscapes with the colors we just created!

What spices can you find in your pantry to paint with?!

INTERESTED in checking out more of our projects? Click HERE

AND JOIN US IN THE SPRING! Check out our classes offered HERE