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
This past week was all about HEART in our ART …..with Tie Dye exploration! We practiced practiced & practiced- folding and tying fabrics using a very special technique that revealed a vividly colorful heart in the center.
SEE MORE of our Hearts (& OTHER SHAPES!) HERE
We explored Abstract Art, the difference between warm and cool colors & decoupage when creating our Abstract Mosaic Paper Paintings! While our Mini Art Adventurers created Heart Cards, Our older Art Adventurers created more abstract landscape work…
CHECK OUT ALL THE HEART in OUR ART HERE!
We are quickly approaching our Spring Semester @ CCA! So for our last full week of January, we continue to let the Winter season inspire our Art Adventures- creating Snowscape Value paintings with our 5-7yo Art Adventures
Art Adventures Snowscape Value Painting
..and Snow(wo)man Clay Sculptures with Found Objects for our Mini Art Adventures!
Our Mini’s Class Snowman Clay Sculptures
Whether it’s the weather, nature, found objects or other Artists….Anything can inspire Art Making! See MORE WINTER SNOW ART FUN HERE!
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Winter Trees and Snowscapes came to life as Mr. Clayton revealed fun techniques with Pastels, Bristol Board, Blending Sticks and the use of Values to create distance in a landscape.
Bravo Art Adventures STUDIO artists!
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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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!
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!
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Last week was all about Cave Art! This two day project included creating stamps from model magic and drawing with new materials. Exploring lines and shapes and even tracing our hands with craypas and pastels. Our Mini Adventurers finished the day “painting” cave art animals with natural elements: