This week we celebrated Holi and created our own paint!
You can use almost anything to make art…even from ingredients in your pantry!
Our Art Adventures took us to the kitchen, 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!
Students then took these new earth tone colors to create either a landscape or portrait painting, keeping some of the art elements in mind: line, color, shape, value, space, and even texture! An exploration of all our 5 senses took place to understand the components in creating an art material and how to use it with various tools.
We explored color mixing with Elmer the Elephant in this week’s Art Adventure!
We shared the story of Elmer and his wonderful rainbow checkered pattern! It was all about color mixing with our primary colors this week as we collaged and overlapped pinks, blues and yellows to create new colors on our Elmer! Art Adventurer’s “drove the car” in drawing contour lines around Elmer with a marker, then continued to collage with both “see-through” (transparent) & non see through shapes
We know there are a lot of activities for your children and are excited to make Art Adventures, an early enrichment league, on the top of their list.
What do we have in store? Learning from the masters, Multi-cultural art and Contemporary Artists. Children will learn how to paint, draw, sculpt, mosaic, work with plastics, wood, metal and wire.
As well as ART IN THE PARK this spring and a little French along the way!
Each class will take a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art per semester for a Museum Adventure.
New to Art Adventures? CCA (Claire’s Creative Adventures) programs have a 3:1 or even 2:1 student-teacher ratio, myriad material exploration, optional French, as well as lunch & art + after-school programs since 2001 @ All Souls Church.
Join us! Register Today. Proration available.
As we continue to celebrate the Lunar New Year, we took an Art Adventure to China exploring new art materials: bamboo brushes, ink and rice paper!
Chinese Bamboo Brushes and ink
“The rice paper tickles my finger.” – 2yo Everett
Our 3 yo Art Adventurers exploring the new materials
2020 is the year of the rat, so we used our new materials to draw a rat and the chinese symbol for rat.
Writing in permanent ink is not easy! After reviewing the “5 families of Line and Shape,” students learned how to discern which direction the line is going, what type of line it is, where it intersects with the others… in order to draw then write “RAT” in Chinese.
Abstraction of lines- with the addition of iridescent watercolors- sure did add another dimension to this project!
Welcome 2020! Our first week back into the new decade was all about building snow globes. Adults and kids ages 4.5 -11 are invited to join in the fun in our upcoming Feb.8 VALENTINES DAY Snow Globe SATURDAY WORKSHOP! (click for more info & to register.)
What fun to build our own with :
Found objects A glue gun Glitter, water (boiled/ cooled), Glycerin
= Smiles all around!
Wishing you all a very Happy & Creative New Year!
Check out what’s new for CCA in 2020:
$45 TRIAL CLASSES always available for new students. SREAD THE WORD!
What’s NEW for Art Adventures in 2020:
Take a $45 TRIAL class in DECEMBER + JANUARY to get ready for…
Like the class? We’ll prorate the remainder of the fall/winter semester which runs
through the 3rd week of Jan.
We’ve even added a unique
“Adults Only” Grown-Up Art Adventures
Acrylic Pouring will be our 1st class.
Click Here for More info on our (BYOB) Adult Classes.