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
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
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SLIME recipe (for 1 container of slime):
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).
• Mix ingredients in order with hands until done (WIPE HANDS)
• Put into jar with label- NAME your slime!
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”
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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!
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.