Our Art Adventures had us revisit a favorite artist of ours: Robert Rauschenberg! We normally know him for his Combines (click for more), but this week we were introduced to his Elemental Paintings – paintings made with unconventional materials like dirt, clay, gold, grass, …etc.
Students chose materials from nature and/or human made, chose their color paint, mixed and painted to create these textural abstract works of art!
Click HERE for more images of our Elemental Paintings!
From all of us here at CCA, wishing everyone a grateful, filling and very Happy Thanksgiving!
Painting with Scissors- Matisse Cut Out inspired Food Art Collage
“Painting with scissors”- Matisse Cut out inspired Food Art collage
Just Desserts! Wayne Thiebaud inspired Food Art Sculpture from our Studio Class
Just Desserts! Wayne Thiebaud inspired Food Art cupcake Sculpture from our Art Adventures class
Just Desserts! Wayne Thiebaud inspired Food Art cupcake Sculpture from our Mini Class
Stay Hungry for ART!
Last week was all about Cave Art! This two day project included creating stamps from model magic and drawing with new materials. Exploring lines and shapes and even tracing our hands with craypas and pastels. Our Mini Adventurers finished the day “painting” cave art animals with natural elements:
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?
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….
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
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!
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!
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!
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!