IN CCA TODAY: SNOW DAY ART DAY @Art Adventures!

The Winter Snow was our theme this week for Art Adventures: From Salt dough Snow Mama & her babies (with our 2-5 year old classes) to Winter Wonderland Salt Watercolor Landscape exploration (our 8-11 year old class)! It was a fun snow art day for all ages.

 

  

Chinese New Year: Year of the Pig… & Calligraphy Art for Art Adventures!

Last Week was Chinese (Lunar) New Year! We celebrated by sculpting a pig with air dry clay, painting with acrylics, then exploring Chinese Ink, Iridescent Watercolor paints & Bamboo brushes to create beautifully balanced abstract Calligraphy paintings! Practice, Practice, Practice was the name of the game when using our Line & Shape Families to create with the ink.

January is about Printmaking at Art Adventures + Spring Semester Beginnings

We ended our Fall Semester learning a NEW ART Medium: Printmaking!

& Begin our Spring Semester NEXT WEEK! with a new art technique AND medium!

There is still time to REGISTER! Click to Sign up by today or take a trial class!

Art Adventures is taking over the Guggenheim!

We are starting off 2019 with ART, ART & more ART:

Learning about, surrounding ourselves with & creating ART…@ the Guggenheim!

For the next 2 weeks of January we are taking our Art Adventures on a Museum Adventure: exploring the ‘out of this world’ art of Hilma af Klint.

  • Learn about Abstraction, Art Concepts & Klint
  • Practice using various drawing media and papers
  • Start your own Sketchbook!
    (all materials provided)

Curious about Klint or the Guggenheim?

Sign Up today for one of our tour dates. Invite your friends! Form a Group. We’re excited to take this creative adventure with you!

Photo Jan 04, 12 30 53 PM
Our January Winter Break Art Camp @ the Guggenheim

Top 9 Art Projects from 2018

Here are 9 of our favorite art projects @ Claire’s Creative Adventures this past year! Such an ART-filled year and we are so excited for this upcoming 2019

1- Sensory Spice Painting (using various spices found in your kitchen!)
2- Pastel Winter Landscape
3- Joseph Cornell inspired Apothecary Slimemaking
Joseph Cornell inspired Apothecary Shadow Boxes- using mixed media
4- Studio class Gesture Drawing using Charcoal
5-Mother’s Day Art Terrariums with Dot Art Glass Painting
6- Picasso inspired Negative Space Wood cut Sculptures
7- Liquid Ocean “Science Meets Art” Assemblages
8- Giacometti inspired Spooky Plaster Wrap Hanging Sculptures with Halloween Scene
9- 3D Found Objects Fashion Design

William Kentridge yesterday inspires yet more creative projects for CCA.

Last night, Claire had the honor of meeting Mr. Kentridge at the “Head & the Load” performance at the Park Avenue Armory and shared with him her passion for bringing his work into the classroom for children.

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!