All About Visiting Artists At Claire’s Creative Adventures!

Last week our mini’s class had so much fun exploring the imagination with our visiting artist, Dino O’Dell- It was a day filled with music storytelling and monsters!

Thanks again Dino!

  

This week, our Studio class takes a turn as we invite visiting artist, Katie Grammes to give us a fashion history lesson through the making of different Era inspired hats!

  

This 2 day project is just in time for Halloween. What era and/or theme will our Adventurers use to create their hat costume?

 

Building from the Imagination- with Dino O’Dell!

Visiting Artist, Dino O’Dell will share with CCA Mini’s Art Adventure’s class his wonderfully creative songs, stories and illustrations! We will take one character from his celebrated story, Zara and the Broken Spaceship and recreate our own versions with collage, fine motor skill challenges and of course- thinking and being silly!

When Dino heard about what we created for the children’s collaborative art project, he said “This is gonna be fun!”

Let’s see what he thinks after he sees the children’s versions! Coming Up…. 

We love Art Museums!

A great way to appreciate ART, spend time with your family…and make Art

During our School Year and June Camps, we make sure to go on Museum Tour Adventures to create ART while surrounded by ART!

And sometimes we even BECOME ART!

Try it and visit a Museum with your family this Summer!

OR JOIN US at the MET this FALL!

Our MUSEUM AND GALLERY TOURS AND Our FALL SEMESTER ART ADVENTURE CLASSES

 

Au Revoir Spring 2017

Thank you Art Adventurers for another wonderfully creative year! We had a blast for our final days in the classroom and at Central Park with our visiting artists!

Making and playing the African Djembe with Mr. Ross & creating watercolor landscapes with Mr. Banks.

Merci Beaucoup and tres bien!

See you at Summer Camp and in the Fall.

Forgot to Register??! Last Chance to join us for June Camp! Click HERE and don’t miss out on the Artsy FUN!

Happy Mother’s Day with Chihuly Glass!

As a very special Mother’s Day gift, our Art Adventurers sharpened their cutting skills and “toned” in on their color combination choices to create these vibrant Chihuly inspired Macchia Bowls! Using nature as his main source of inspiration, glass artist, Dale Chihuly creates these magnificent stained glass organic sculptures.

Chihuly’s Macchia Bowl Series

Art Adventurers’ Macchia Bowls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See More of our mini versions of Chihuly’s Macchia Bowls HERE!

AND You can see these sculptures up close and personal right here in NYC! Stop by the NY Botanical Gardens to see one of our contemporary artist inspirations first hand!

April Showers bring May Flowers…and Glass Paint Flowers!

Happy Spring! In celebration of Spring & Earth Day and taking inspiration from the beautiful stained glass of Tiffany’s Studio, our Art Adventurers painted with glass paints last week! We chose our favorite spring flower, practiced our skills with outlining and were introduced to painting with this very special type of paint on transparencies.

Just look at the great color combinations with differing opaque and transparent color choices!

Valentine’s Day Snow Globes

A Happy day after Valentine’s Day with captured heart and winter moments in a snow globe! Students built their very own winter scene in a globe using different seasonal elements and objects and hot glue. We then sealed it with glitter reminiscent of snow in distilled water and voila! What a great way to spend time with your loved ones by making art!

 

 

 

Color, Texture and Illustrations

Last week our Art Adventurers took inspiration from the work of Eric Carle, painting with everything but a paintbrush! Using rollers, scrapers, stamps, sponges, and even toy race cars, we dipped our crazy tools in warm and cool colors to create textures! This week we are cutting these textures to collage our very own illustration.

 

 

 

 

 

What story will each Art Adventurer share in their collaged illustration?