Art Adventures Class Tours @ the Metropolitan Museum of Art

As a culmination to the fall semester, I decided to bring ALL classes (even the 2’s!) to the Metropolitan Museum of Art  to see the amazing exhibit Making Marvels, the Science and Splendor at the Courts of Europe.  A  subject I normally would reserve for our older students, I was so happy when it was the little ones who seemed to enjoy it the most!  Be sure to take your kids through 3/1.
We have so much support from our CCA families…  One grandmother had this to
say after the tour yesterday:

“Hi Claire,
As a former teacher I recognize a gem when I see one.  Yesterday, you made the field trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art magical for the five year olds.  With your enthusiasm and guidance, your students are on a path to a lifelong appreciation of art.  Thank you!
-Ann H.”
We have the deepest gratitude for each and everuy one of our students.
2020 will be the most inspirational  year yet!

“Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let is Snow”….with Snow globes!

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!

EXCITING NEWS ! CCA is BEST in Education AND Tours for 2019

CCA was NOMINATED in 2019 for

BEST in Education & BEST in Tours

For the 7th consecutive year!

Epic Abstraction with Jackson Pollock’s Drip Paintings exploring abstract expressionism, material use, balance and composition with Ages 6-9

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT THESE PAST 19 YEARS IN BUSINESS!

Happy NEW DECADE! What’s NEW for CCA in 2020

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!

SPRING ART ADVENTURES BEGIN FEB.2020

STUDIO ART ADVENTURES NEW CLASSES ADDED

PARENT-CHILD SATURDAY WORKSHOPS

GROWN UPS ONLY ART ADVENTURES

 

NEW at Art Adventures: Teen Studio classes, Grown Up Art Adventures & More!

What’s NEW for Art Adventures in 2020:

Take a $45 TRIAL class in DECEMBER + JANUARY to get ready for…

SPRING Art Adventures beginning 1st week of February

Like the class? We’ll prorate the remainder of the fall/winter semester which runs
through the 3rd week of Jan.

Art Adventures Studio

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.

SATURDAYS IN THE STUDIO is only 3 days away! Join us for Acrylic Pour Painting.

We saw the excitement, listened to your artistic interests and now it’s back!

Join us this Saturday, 11/16 415pm-545pm @ All Soul’s Church for our popular Acrylic Pour Painting Adult-Child Workshop.

Learn a new painting technique and go home with TWO canvases each for you and your budding little artist.

THERE’S STILL TIME! Register by tomorrow Thursday, 11/14 to save your spot!

REGISTER HERE!

SEE MORE ACRYLIC POUR PHOTOS HERE

IT’S HALLOWEEN WEEK at SPOOKY ART ADVENTURES!

Last Week at Art Adventures, we started our 2 part Halloween Haunted 3D Scene with pumpkin patch sculptures! We sculpted spheres and coils & used our drop-dye technique of “One Drop, Stop!” 🛑

This week, we shop, arrange & build our spooky halloween scene with spiders and tombstones and ghosts, oh my!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN WEEK!!

CUTTING & GLUING MADE SIMPLE in this week’s ART ADVENTURE

SKETCHBOOK COVER DESIGNS-
We record our progress with lines, shapes and pictures throughout the semester in our sketchbooks. Today we decorated them by “shopping” for colors we liked and patterns/ textures that pleased us. We made choices about what went first, then overlapped: “Larger first/smaller last.”

Cutting made simple:

Child:
Step 1: Act like you’re shaking someone’s hand.

Step 2: Thumb in small hole (top.)Fingers in large hole (bottom.)


Step 3: Alligator eats AWAY from you!


Step 4: “Open shut them” – a song we sing. (Or The alligator is REALLY hungry.)Press forward.

Younger:
Adult: hold the (thin) piece of paper -one hand on each side.
(Watch your fingers!)
Pull apart a bit to make it taught. This helps them be more successful!

Gluing made simple:
(with a brush or a gluestick):
1: take your paper you want to attach.
2: Turn it over.
3: Go around the edges.
4: “Cris-Cross” in the center.
5: Turn it over and attach.

Don’t worry that they turn their scissors “upside-down.” They haven’t stretched their “rotation” muscles yet.

We’re working on it!

THIS WEEK IN CCA: NOT IMPASTA but IMPASTO!

We explored new tools and painting techniques in THIS WEEK’S #ARTADVENTURES .

Our 2- 8 year old adventurers mixed sand with paint and used palette knives to make an

Impasto Painting

A technique used in painting, where paint is laid on an area of the surface in very thick layers.

Palette knives help to achieve this goal, allowing strokes to be visible. We also used scrapers and forks to create different curvy, straight and angle lines from our line & shape families.

Not a part of the art adventure yet? BIENVENUE, NEW STUDENTS! $45 Trial Class to welcome any new adventurer!

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