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!

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November means Museum Art Adventures!

For our first museum tour this new school year, we traveled to the Guggenheim Museum of Art!

Our Art Adventurers viewed the Guggenheim’s Artistic License & Basquiat exhibitions exploring lines, shapes and symbols, oh my!

 

It was all about abstract modern and contemporary art reviewing

our forms & sculptures with Giacometti;

 

geometric shapes, lines and patterns with Louise Nevelson; negative space, balance & color with Louise Bourgeois;

 

 

and finally, use of symbols, words and emotions with Basquiat.

 

See More of our Art Adventures to the Guggenheim HERE!

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.

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Science met Art THIS WEEK in our Art Adventures

This week’s #ArtAdventures !! Conducting #Science #Art Experiments and #exploring the depths of the ocean floor in our underwater ocean #dioramas!

All age appropriated for our 2-5yr old art adventurers.

 

Science Meets Art: Ocean Dioramas (Age 3) Click for more images

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SCIENCE meets ART with NEXT Week’s Trial Classes.

ART & Science are all about exploring and trying new things! Experiment with us 10/1 & 10/2 by signing up for our age-appropriated Liquid OCEAN Diorama projects!

Learning FUN ART & SCIENCE TERMS & FACTS including:

Who is the artist Joseph Cornell? What are found objects? What is an assemblage?  What does density mean?

Join us 10/1 -10/2 for a $45 Trial Classes on Tuesday OR Wednesday @ All Souls!

See what we did THIS WEEK by CLICKING HERE!

Class Schedule:

Tuesdays:

Wednesdays:

Trial Classes matter… and Splatter! Why taste-testing programs is key.

HAPPY FALL, everyone!

Reaching for the “sky” with Mural fun and collaboration! (Age: early 3’s)

Back to school means change and change for kids is hard.

This week we noticed many fears alleviated and many challenges overcome

“Action” Jackson splatter painting in action! (Age 4)

Once in the consistency of the classroom, and having  formed trust and boundaries with our young students, we were all set for the chaos of

“Action” Jackson Splatter-Painting

during our Art, Lunch and French classes (Rendezvous) and our 1 hour Art Adventures classes.

In our first day, we are settled in with new friends, a new environment and a new outlook on painting!

Our First Day of Rendezvous with Lunch, ART, French AND fun!

JOIN US & try out an ART ADVENTURES $45 TRIAL CLASS NEXT WEEK (Tuesday or Wednesday)

Welcome Back to School! Fall ART is in the air and in our minds

While the unofficial end to summer has waved goodbye, our art waves are still vibing strong for this Fall 2019. We are surfing down memory lane in preparation for an artistically exciting upcoming season!

Here are some favorites of our past fall art adventures! #SeriousThrowbackThursday time

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Fall 2014. Studio Art Adventures: Plein Air Pastel Drawing exploration

2014. Art Adventures (Ages 4-5) Thanksgiving Mural Fun

2015 Art Adventures. Modern Art Tour at Metropolitan Museum of Art

2016 Studio Art Adventures: Kinetic Magnet Metal Sculptures

2015. Art Adventures (Age 3-4) Eye Spy… Art AND Science

2016 Rendez Vous Art Adventures (Ages 4-5): Mosaic Art

2016. Art Adventures. The Night Before Christmas wink

2018. Mini’s Art Adventures (Age 2-3): Slime Making

2017 Art Adventures. Faith Ringgold Storyquilts

2018. Art Adventures. Jackson Pollock Drip Paint Pants

2018. Studio Art Adventures: Value Study Charcoal Winter Landscapes

2018. Art Adventures: Picasso inspired Cubist Wood Sculptures

2017 Art Adventures: Visiting Artist Series- silkscreen printmaking

The Importance of STEAM in every child’s education

As we prepare for our Fall 2019 school art year, we are coming across many articles  regarding STEAM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, ART & Math). The integration of the Arts in our current education system is so vital in children’s needs.


Here is an interesting read that further discusses STEAM.

Preserving the Early Excitement of STEAM


Art Adventures believes in it. Thats why we incorporate this in our after school art league programming.

JOIN US for our FALL 2019 season. We’re so excited to make art together with you!

SUMMER FOOD ART is our FAVORITE & YUMMIEST kind of ART!

A Fun & Yummy Food Art Project to make together this summer! All you need to build your seascape are: graham crackers, white frosting (vanilla is our favorite!), food coloring and your favorite candies and snacks

Choose your sea color, add desired drops of food coloring to frosting, & mix

Spread onto your Graham Crackers.  Mix as many sea color combinations as you like!

Sprinkle crumbled graham crackers as sand.  Decorate your seascape scene with your favorite candies and snacks!