Welcome Back Afterschool Art Week

Claire’s Creative Adventures is officially starting our after school arts enrichment classes this week!
Week 1 we’re diving right into Memories, Art AND Science!

Fall 2015 Art Adventures experimenting with science AND art!

closeup of a Summer Memory

Haven’t Heard about Art Adventures?

Our programs have nurtured and challenged thousands of children on the UES over the past 20+ years.
We know there are a lot of activities for your children and want to make Art Adventures on the top of their list!

CCA classes have a 3:1 teacher-student ratio, myriad material exploration, optional French, as well as lunch & art + after-school programs for Ages 2-14.

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CCA Fall Schedule 2018

We’re looking forward to many enriching activities this fall!

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What To Do With ALL Of That Candy? Candy Mosaic Collages!

Window Mosaic Pumpkin Candy Collage

 

Holiday Pumpkins provide a unique opportunity for our introduction to the art of Mosaics… as well as the idea of recycling candy!

Students this week will follow Contour Lines to create shapes, explore line families and “See-Through” or Negative Shapes. They also practiced Unity and Variety,  the cornerstone to making elevated art, as well as practice patterns in this Fall Window Mosaic.   Wait until the light shines through!

ActiveAdventures YOU Create- Choose Day / Time


 

Would you like to create your OWN Group Art Adventure class time?  Click “Pre-Register”and tell us more!  Don’t have a group?  No problem… Let us know days & times you are (your child is) available.

Children are introduced to modern and contemporary artists and diverse cultures using a wide variety of media and techniques including: paint, clay, wood, plaster, papier-mâché, wire, fabric, sun prints, dioramas, recyclables and more!

Myriad museums and galleries of NYC provide us with ample ideas from which to create, keeping our curriculum current with the art world of today. Parents are invited to join us on a trip to a NYC museum or gallery each semester. French may be added to any class or workshop upon request!

Click “Pre-Register” to tell us about YOUR adventure!

Minimum 4 children/ Maximum 12 children. *Pickup or drop-off is available for All Souls School only.  Workshops are generally on Saturdays.  Semesters run 9-16 weeks (Proration available.)  All registrations and payments are due prior to class attendance.

*Class Requests must be at least 1-2 weeks in advance.  (All Days/Times are based on availability and are not guaranteed.)

 

Cartooning Class with Mackenzie Younger

Visiting artist Mackenzie Younger demonstrates the basic elements of cartooning with Art Adventures Studio students!  After learning silhouettes, characters, friends and foes, backgrounds and thought bubbles, students tried their hand at their own cartoons…

“Mr. Mack” has published his own children’s book as well as shows his work in NYC.

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Happy Mother’s Day! Chihuly-Inspired Macchia (spotted) Bowl For MOM

Art Adventurers had a ball making these organic and colorful forms based on Glass Artist Dale Chihuly’s works!

To see more of Chihuly’s amazing pieces…visit:  www.chihuly.com

 

Parent-Child Workshop: Clay Animal Sculptures

Wish you could sculpt your favorite animal?  Does your child love playing with clay?
Learn easy techniques to take what’s in your imagination and make it 3D!

Children and adults will leave with their own sculptures and fun memories of making art together!  Register by Friday, April 18th.

Ages 6 and up.  $75pp.  Limited to 6.
Class is held at All Souls Church from 4pm-5:30pm.  1157 Lexington Avenue btw. 79th and 80th Streets.

Cy Twombly- Who Knew?

Children’s art tours with Museum Adventures @ the Metropolitan Museum of Art inspire everyone around them, making them look further into the pieces we do!  The children were drawn to a Cy Twombly and took it upon themselves to go to find the hidden marks and letters for which he is known.  Excited to see our Cy Twombly activity mural in Art Adventures provide the stimulation and connection!

Cy Twombly good ad pic

Acting Adventures’ ALL ABOUT ACTING final performances were laugh-out-loud fun!

Join us for a NEW 12-week session with Television & Stage actor Dina Comolli in the driver’s seat!  She’s F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S.

2/21/2015 through 5/23/2015

Visit www.ClairesCreativeAdventures.com/register for more info.

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