We’re celebratingNational Arts in Education Week! Counting down the days until Claire’s Creative Adventures begins our after-school Fall Art program. #BecauseOfArtsEd growing up, we here @ CCA share our passion & love for ALL things ART to enrich & teach children. To build creative confidence, challenge & expand our minds and open the doors to beautiful diversity in every corner of life.
Why Art? “Because Earth without Art would just be Eh”
wishes from a 10yo, as seen @ The Color Factory
Happy Art-Making! And see you on the 1st day of classon Tuesday, 9/18!
One of our many favorite contemporary artists’ work is in town with her MoMA PS1 exhibit at Ft. Tilden! Planning on going to the beach this Labor Day weekend? Go to the Rockaways to check out, Narcissus Garden(click link for more on the exhibit).
A perfect send off to this summer before the school year begins. Closes on Labor Day.
CCA project Highlight: Yayoi Kusama inspired Infinity Room Dioramas!
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)
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
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)
The term Mandala, meaning circle or completion in Sanskrit, carries great symbolism in many world religions and philosophies. In the Art world AND in our classroom, the Mandala can bring on a form of creative therapy.
Our June Summer Camp Adventurers explored Mandalas and created their own version! Using elements found in “nature”, unity and balance were developed both in the art AND in the soul.
If interested in learning more about Mandalas and other forms of Asian Art, be sure to check out the Rubin Museum! And attend their annual block party this Sunday, July 17th, celebrating Nepalese culture as inspired by their recent exhibition: Nepalese Seasons: Rain and Rituals.