AU REVOIR Spring et BONJOUR SUMMER Art Camp!

MERCI BEAUCOUP ART Adventurers for another great ART year!

Our ART took to new heights and soared this 2017-2018 school year with the grande finale of  Chagall inspired Stained Glass Kite-making at Central Park & Jackson Pollock Pants!

See the rest of our ART ADVENTURES HERE (click for album)

See you for Summer Camp next week and for our Fall 2019 Semester!

Spring Semester Ends with ART Flying and soaring to Summer ART CAMP!

We’re designing and flying Kites in Central Park for our final week of the Spring Semester at Art Adventures. Adventurers create stained glass style kites with magical creatures as inspired by the work of Marc Chagall! While our Studio class takes inspiration from nature painting mini landscapes of their surroundings on their kites. Excited to see ART soar through the sky this week and even more thrilled for another successful Art Adventure this year! Thank you for another great year and see you for Summer Camp this June and for our Fall Semester!

 

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!

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!

 

Warmer weather means Summer Art for CCA!

While NYC finally enjoys this warmer Spring weather this April, CCA already has summer on our minds! 2018 Art Adventures June Summer Camps that is.

Past June Summer Camp Highlights

Take a peek at fun past years of our weekly Summer Art Camp in June. Rich in Contemporary, Modern & Multicultural Art, diverse materials & inspiring art processes

3 weeks of fun at All Souls Church, the outdoor courtyards and Fridays  at The Metropolitan Museum of Art!

Sign up for one or more weeks:  
June 11-15 / June 20-22 / June 25-29
Age groups: Late 3-6′s/ 7-11′s
Monday – Friday
Mornings : 9:30am – 12:30 pm (Children bring a packed, nut-free lunch.)
Afternoons : 1:30-3:30 pm

Class size is limited to 10 children – So don’t wait!  

#THIRSTYforARTThursdays

Springtime Art of the City…in the city at CCA!

Spring is finally here in NYC! We were inspired by our city and the artwork of Romare Bearden (who also took inspiration of this great place & the people in it) these past 2 weeks. So we became urban planners and  architects to design our own city!

Decoupage Cityscape Collage from our Art Adventures 5-7 year olds class

Our Studio class (ages 9-13) Decoupage Cityscape Collage

Week 1 was all about collaging and decoupaging! We used visual and physical pattern/textured papers, and magazine clip art to create a 2D cityscape.

3D City Building Diorama with our 5-7 year olds Art Adventures

3D City Building Dioramas with our 3-4 year olds Art Adventures

For Week 2 we went 3D! Taking what we learned from designing building through collage, we built our way up! We used familiar and unfamiliar materials including metal (for embossing), scratch art and various other 3D elements to bring our 2D city to life.

See more HERE

Art Adventures Studio Class: Exploring Plaster & Alginate

 

Spring 2018:  

Using alginate and plaster to explore negative space, to see humor in art using body parts and learning an extreme amount of self control, students were challenged to create a hand gesture and hold it for up to 10 min. as the alginate mold was created.

Various alginates are used by dentists and artists alike for casting.  Color mixing to create real skin tones was the final feat! 

 

 

 

References:

Alina Szapocznikow: Sculpture Undone, 1955-1972, MoMA, 10/7/12 – 1/28/13

Maurizio Cattelan Retrospective:  Guggenheim, 2011

 

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