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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPRING HAS SPRUNG FOR ART IN THE PARK

What a beautiful week to make art in the park…Central Park! We made like an Impressionist and went en plein air for our 6-9’s Art Adventures.

Our challenge: to paint a landscape outside using a combination of 3 materials- pencil, craypas AND watercolor.

We practiced some tree drawing techniques: the Y technique- drawing branches in the shape of Y’s!

We learned different techniques in watercolor & wax resist with craypas

 

and background, mid-ground and foreground to capture a more realistic landscape

A Spring Day for Slime

The day FINALLY arrived: slime day. For part 2 of our Joseph Cornell inspired Assemblage Art Apothecary Shadow Boxes- we created our slime jars to fill our shelves

CLICK to see THIS 2 week Project HERE

SLIME recipe (for 1 container of slime):
Ingredients:
1 Whole bottle of glue (clear or white)
2 drops of Food Coloring ONLY
1/4 TSP of Baking Soda
Mix with LG. Popsicle Stick.
1 “Squirt/Glob” Shaving Cream ONLY
1 Squirt Saline Solution
A Tiny Bit of Baby Oil (Makes Stretchy).
Directions:
• Mix ingredients in order with hands until done (WIPE HANDS)
• Put into jar with label- NAME your slime!

TEXTURE REMEDIES:
If too “Striated”: Add more SALINE.
If Too “Sticky”: Add more Baby Oil (Makes Stretchy- VERY LITTLE!!!)
If you add too much shaving cream: Slime is too Creamy /“Loose”

It’s the “GOLD TALK” of the town! “Klimt Yourself” Saturday 4/13 Parent-Child Workshop

HURRY HURRY HURRY 1 WEEK LEFT BEFORE OUR GOLD LEAF FLIES AWAY!

JOIN US AS WE CREATE GUSTAV KLIMT INSPIRED GOLD LEAF STAINED GLASS PORTRAITS

LIMITED SPACE. MAKE ART TOGETHER WITH YOUR BUDDING ARTIST. REGISTER NOW

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Oren’s CCA Student Art Show Part Deux @ 79th & Lex!

New artwork is NOW on display at Oren’s Coffee Shop on Lexington Ave. between E 79th & E 80th Street (in the UES) for CCA’s rotating Student’s Art Exhibition!

Be sure to stop by, grab a coffee or tea and check out the beautiful artwork created throughout this school year.

Again, a very special thank you to Oren’s and Oren’s Manager- Jasmin for allowing CCA to continue our revolving exhibition of student artworks!

IN CCA TODAY: SNOW DAY ART DAY @Art Adventures!

The Winter Snow was our theme this week for Art Adventures: From Salt dough Snow Mama & her babies (with our 2-5 year old classes) to Winter Wonderland Salt Watercolor Landscape exploration (our 8-11 year old class)! It was a fun snow art day for all ages.