Plaster mixing and pouring into forms with our students for a Rachael Whiteread-esque sculpture of negative space!

Through understanding negative space, students begin to “see” the inside spaces… whether it is sculptural, or between the lines for better drawing skills.

CCA 2015 News and Upcoming Events:

New Classes For Ages 3-16.  Spring Registration Extended Through 1/23.

1. Spring Semester begins Feb. 3.   Register Now:   Class Times   Registration Information   Class Descriptions

2.  All About Acting Class Performance Jan. 31st @ 1:30pm-  RSVP to see this performance and experience the class.  Come and enjoy our final performance sharing of level one All About Acting class with Dina. Young Actor’s will perform short scenes and finesse you with some comedy improvisation. Bring friends, it’s guaranteed to delight!

3.  Spring Acting begins Feb. 21st  (12 weeks.)  Register now-Feb. 6th.

4.  Parent/Child Jan. 24th Workshop @ 4pm:  Experience India w. Indian Arts: Henna, Sound Bowls, Mandalas, Music, Yoga and more! Join myself and special guest Truike, Founder of Children of the Ganges.

Visit our GALLERY for action-packed art-making!

Art! Acting! New Fall Classes Your Child Will Love!

Fall registration is underway…So Pick a CLASS & TIME for your child or school group and Register by September 5th!  Located at All Souls Church (Lex. and 80th) Art Adventures leads small groups, 4-10 kids at a time, in what we firmly believe is the “Best Art Program in the City.”

Art is from 2-12’s/ Acting for up to 16 years.

Take a Peek!

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Sol LeWitt Wall Drawing @ the Met with Art Adventures

We were lucky enough to watch this incredibly detailed process on and Art Adventures summer camp tour, by happy accident.  I’ve attached a link to the process if you are not familiar with his work, his instructions or his new Wall Drawing #370 at the Met!

http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2014/sol-lewitt?vid=d3effc67-5076-4d64-8125-7490cdbb704f

Sol LeWitt wall drawing #340

 

 

 

 

We were there on days 10-14, when they were “inking” in the black.  The crew walked us through the process, showed us their materials, the written instructions (this was cool) and were fabulous with the kids and their questions! (and ours:) 2014-06-20 10.41.22

Cindy Sherman-Inspired Project

What fun we had!  This day was no easy feat.  First, character studies… then Camera, Lights, Costumes, Facepainting Designs, Props, Attitude- ACTION!  http://jessewinter.com/ and http://faceartbymelissa.com/ Helped to make this day possible.  Thank you for a great collaboration and results!

For the complete Cindy Sherman Photoshoot, visit:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/clairescreativeadventures/sets/72157625809460174/ and ENJOY!

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Thank You Students For An Incredible Year!

And for lending us your trust, becoming self-confident individuals, working together and having incredible ideas with which to work!  We celebrate your uniqueness, your effort, focus and of course- sense of humor!  Have a great summer.

William Wegman Studio Visit

We were sooo excited to meet the dogs, but seeing Bill’s paintings were a real treat!  Catch our crew in his studio…

Honored to be invited, Bill was amazing with the kids…Who said it was the best studio visit ever!

 

 

Yayoi Kusama Infinity Rooms Inspired Children From 3-8 Years!

 

Love is Calling INFINITY ROOM

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love Is Calling @ David Zwirner’s Gallery in Chelsea this past fall featured illuminated inflated tentacle-like forms that reflected forever.  Check out our versions of these Suessical-esque worlds:

Happy Passover w. Elijah’s or Miriam’s Cup

While Elijah’s Cup is the 5th untouched cup of wine,  Miriam’s Cup is for water from each guest’s cup to celebrate the crossing of the Sea of Reeds.  It was said that Moses’ sister lead the women in dance and song with tambourines when they safely reached the other side.

Elijah's cupIn the spirit of Passover and the Seder meal, Children designed their own versions of Elijah’s or Miriam’s Cup exploring the art of Decoupage (A French word using the process of a glue mixture over papers and tissues.)  To cut, in French, is “Couper” explaining the cutting of the papers before applying them.

Then we decorated freely with jewels to make the special cups stand out at any Seder Meal!

Other versions may include Sculpey or glass paints.