New York Awards CCA For Excellence In Education For 5th Consecutive Year!

THANK YOU New York for acknowledging our hard work and dedication to the Arts with this Best Educational Services Award.  We are proud and honored to be thriving (for 16 years!) and living in New York City!

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2018 NEW YEAR AND STUDIO GUGGENHEIM TOUR

The Holidays and 2017 flew by with so much art at CCA! We have a lot to be thankful for… Wishing everyone a great start to 2018 and may it be filled with exciting new Creative ADVENTURES!  CLICK HERE for 2018 SPRING NEW classes &  tours!

Art and China after 1989:Theater of the World Exhibit @ the Guggenheim

Studio Adventures Pastel Drawing from our Tour at the Guggenheim

Check out more of our DEC. 2017 Adventures with our Studio class at the Guggenheim! HERE

Happy Art-making in the New Year!

It’s ELEMENTAL!

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!

FOOD ART: Thiebaud and Matisse

From all of us here at CCA, wishing everyone a grateful, filling and very Happy Thanksgiving!

Stay Hungry for ART!

Exploring Lines, Shapes, and Color with our Mini’s Class

Our 2 year old Art Adventurers jumped right into curves, zigzags and straight lines in last week’s project. Continuing to develop those fine and gross motor skills, we played with crayons and liquid watercolor to create these “magical” wax resist watercolor paintings.

Try it at home! All you need are crayons, watercolor paints and a brush.  Be specific: Feel what a straight line does, how the body movements change with a curved line or spiral, or what it takes to actually make a zigzag (lots of self control, starting and stoping!) Make an abstract drawing, overlapping lines, or a spooky scene for the Halloween festivities for older children!

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?