COLOR COLOR COLOR with Ms. Claire, Ms. Jen & The Color Factory in NYC!

We can’t stop visiting art museums and galleries this summer! So much amazing and fun art to see in NYC. This week we attended opening night of the Color Factory.

Located in SoHo but originally started in San Francisco last summer, this team of innovators, artists, designers & non profits collaborated to create an amazing pop up celebration of color.
We just could not get enough of artists visual play on all things representative of color! A fantastic family trip to make with your children.

Learning all about the Color Wheel, mixing colors AND colors in French!

We sure are inspired by color for our Art Adventures programs & Museum Tours this FALL!

Check out Ms. Claire & Ms. Jen’s trip HERE! And on our Facebook, Twitter AND Instagram!

Summer Art Adventures with Giacometti @ The Guggenheim!

We continue to prepare for this Fall and our Summer tours by taking a trip to the Guggenheim this weekend to see the current exhibit on Giacometti. (click for more info on the exhibition)!

While mostly known for his sculptures, Giacometti was also a prominent Painter AND Printmaker. Who knew! He experimented & created multiple prints starting with wood etching with his father, Giovanni Giacometti (well known Swiss Impressionist Painter) when he was still a schoolboy!

A super educational retrospective and must see before it closes on September 12th!

FUN GIACOMETTI FACT: Ever notice how shadows are long and thin? Many of Giacometti’s sculptures are actually from his observation of the shadow!

We highly recommend visiting. Can’t make it with the family? Leave it to us to give your little Art Adventurer a tour!

Don’t miss this fun and exciting exhibition full of art learning opportunities for your little artist! We are pumped to share our sculpture and drawing projects with you.

Take this Museum Trip with Us!

or Join us for our Fall classes where we take many of our project inspiration from our Museum exploration!

Our Giacometti inspired Halloween Face Sculptures during our Fall Programs! (Click image for Fall Art Adventure Programs!)

 

Giacometti’s The Nose 1947-49 (click for more info on Giacometti)

 

 

“Color” Walk the Town for a fun and educational Family outing in NYC

We took a trip to the Cooper Hewitt this week where they brought color, science & theory to life in their current exhibitions, Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color and The Manhattan Color Walk! Learn all you need to know about color: from color theory used by artists & designers, right down to the chemistry of colors! Then take a walk on the COLOR WALK to see some 265 different colors that make up Manhattan! You even get a cool guide that reveals every individual color corresponding to a specific siting on the streets of this borough. Click to Learn More!

Manhattan Color Walk

We are ALL ABOUT COLOR at CCA! Do I foresee an Art Adventures project in our future Fall program -using a favorite color found in our Art Adventurers neighborhood?! Stay Tuned! And be sure to keep being inspired this summer with great art at museums and all around your neighborhood!

Learning all about the Color Wheel, mixing colors AND colors in French! (click image for more about what we do!)

Summer Camp Color Mixing for our Mondrian City Grid Paintings! (click image for photos of our Summer Camps!)

…and get ready to create this FALL! Click link for more info on our FALL classes! FALL REGISTRATION

Summer Heat + Beach time + Watercolor + Salt = ART!

We’re preparing for our upcoming school year and making art everyday! A favorite at Art Adventures, we’re taking our abstract salt watercolor paintings a step further with beachscapes!

Abstract Underwater Salt-watercolor painting collage Click HERE for more Art Adventures projects!

Tailored for multiple ages, all you need is watercolor paint, brushes, water, salt and a trip to the beach! Check out some salt water color beach “painting experiments” from our teaching Artist, Ms. Jen!

Abstract Beachscape using watercolor + kosher salt!

Beachscape using saltwater from the Atlantic Ocean!

Find out more on what’s ahead for Art Adventures this FALL! Create a class around your schedule and age group! REGISTER TODAY HERE!

JUNE IS ONLY 2 WEEKS AWAY….

…Which means CCA’s SUMMER JUNE ART CAMP is right at our doorstep!

Welcome to 2018 June Summer Art Camp @ CCA!

Open the doors of opportunity for you little artist

& JOIN US to see what we’ve been up to all year and what exciting new art awaits us this JUNE 2018

SEE PAST SUMMER CAMPS HERE & REGISTER HERE!

See Claire Munday’s Recent Works @ the LIC Arts OPEN Reception: THIS THURSDAY, May 17th: 5-9pm @ The Factory, LIC

I’m so encouraged to be a part of the Artist-In-Residency @ the Plaxall Gallery, in order to be able to make paintings and pastels for the LIC Arts Open May 17-20th!
YOU are cordially invited to the Opening Reception @ the FACTORY:  THURSDAY, May 17th, 5-9pm:  30-30 47th Avenue, Long Island City, NY  11101.  The LIC Arts Open Booklet: https://issuu.com/licartsopen/docs/licao_2018_no_bleed_pages_9c1e95f63178a1
A special thanks to Matthew Quigley, Edjo Wheeler, LIC-A staff and artists, Jonathan Lev, as well as Richard Mazda- ALL of whom are making it possible for artists to create and show their works in our wonderfully artistic rapidly growing neighborhood.
And if you know me personally, you know how important having this space has been for me over the past 16 months post-fire.
My complete gratitude for the Plaxall Gallery offering me a place of peace, love and creative support!

Claire Munday, Artist in Residence @ the Plaxall Gallery, LIC

3′ x 4′ Oil on Canvas. 2017 visit to Smoke Jazz Club Featuring Laurence Leathers (drums) and Gerald Cannon (bass)

Making Art History fun for ALL Ages with CCA’s Museum Tours @ The Met!

It was an exciting and fun filled week of Museum Tours with Our Studio & Art Adventurers last week. Each class and age group explored a different wing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art learning about art from here and around the world through MAKING ART. Check out our Studio class tour as we walked through the newest exhibits:

Huma Bhabha: We come in Peace on the rooftop garden

and Visitors to Versailles

 

 

CLICK HERE for more pics of this and our Art Adventures Met Tours

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

Gallery Tour with our Girl Scouts of Long Island City

Ms. Claire led Girl Scout Troop 4740 from Long Island City with Troop Leaders Mildred & Luciana Lamberto through the Plaxall Gallery, sharing what it means to be an artist and how to approach making art!

Several LIC artists also shared their processes, from scultpure, dioramas to paintings, including hers -while they were working in their artist studios made available by LIC-A, the Plaxall Gallery and Edjo Wheeler 

(click links for more info on LIC-A, Plaxall Gallery & Edjo)

(Click HERE for more images of our fun gallery tour day!)

Don’t Forget!

…to check out one of the many contemporary artists who has inspired us here at CCA: Rachel Whiteread at the Luhring Augustine Galleries!

Rachel Whiteread Inspired work by our Art Adventurers!

Rachel Whiteread Inspired work by our Art Adventurers!

Rachel Whiteread's "Embarkment" at Tate Modern

Rachel Whiteread’s “Embarkment” at Tate Modern

This is the final week with the show closing this weekend: December 19th in Chelsea and the 20th in Bushwick Click HERE for details and happy Art Adventures!