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.

CCA Philosophy

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CCA Fall Schedule 2018

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

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UpcomingMid 3-4 years / Rendezvous (Art, Lunch (French) / Thursdays 11:45am-1:15pm


(1 hour, 30 min) (Min. 4/ Max 12)

In addition to Art Adventures, this fun lunch group will engage in playful directed conversation practicing art (& *French)vocabulary and phrases, encourage children to interact as a group, learn sharing and turn taking with an emphasis on social development and responsibility. *French may be added to any Rendezvous class upon request.

Students will take a trip to a NYC museum or gallery each semester. Lunch is either before or after art depending on class time. Children bring a packed lunch.

Class size is limited to 12 children.

*Pickup or drop-off is available for All Souls School & Church programs only.

5% Discount for All Souls School Children & Siblings!

Click “Pre-Register” to enroll, or to inquire about a class!  (Curriculum builds each class.)

(16 weeks) Sept. 20,27    Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25    Nov. 1, 8, 15  (Off 11/22) 29    Dec. 6, 13, 20 (Off 12/27 & 1/3 Winter Break)   Jan. 10, 17, 24

Upcoming2–3 years / Mini-Art Adventures / Wednesdays 11:45-12:30pm


(45 min.) Age group: 2–3 years with Adult. (Min. 3/ Max 6)

The Curriculum is responsive to the developmental needs of each age group, carefully tailored and ever changing to suit the children’s interests.  Instead of rushing  children through activities, they are given ample opportunity to be active collaborators in the design of their class. Using a wide range of interesting art materials such as clay, wire, eyedroppers, diverse painting tools and techniques (to name a few) children explore, identify and reinforce language, colors, shapes, numbers while practicing motor skills and appropriate art language in a fun and nurturing environment. Adults engage in this class while learning techniques to foster the joy of learning art as well as age appopriate art language.  Each class begins with our unique group “sticky mural” decoration, with thematic items changing each week. Song and storytelling are included in this comprehensive class.  Through all of our activities, our goal is to promote confidence through choice-making as well as the freedom of self-expression while applauding and encouraging each stage of development.

Class size is limited to 12 participants/ 6 children.

*Pickup or drop-off is available for All Souls School/Church programs only.

5% Discount for All Souls School Children & Siblings!

Click “Pre-Register” to enroll, or to inquire about a class!  (Curriculum builds each class.)

(16 weeks) 9/19, 26    10/3,10,17, 24, 31   11/7, 14 (Off 21), 28    12/5,12, 19 (Off 12/26, 1/2)    1/9,16,23

Upcoming3-5 years / Rendezvous (Art, Lunch (French) / Tuesdays 12-1:30pm


(1 hour, 30 min) (Min. 4/ Max 12)

In addition to Art Adventures, this fun lunch group will engage in playful directed conversation practicing art (& *French) vocabulary and phrases, encourage children to interact as a group, learn sharing and turn taking with an emphasis on social development and responsibility. *French may be added to any class upon request.

Lunch is either before or after art depending on class time. Children bring a packed lunch. Students will take a trip to a NYC museum or gallery each semester.

Class size is limited to 10 children.

*Pickup or drop-off is available for All Souls School/Church programs only.

5% Discount for All Souls School & siblings!

Click “Pre-Register” to enroll, or to inquire about a class!  (Curriculum builds each class.)

(16 weeks) 9/18, 25    10/2,9,16,23,30    11/6,18 (off 20),27    12/4,11, 18 (off 12/25, 1/1)    1/8,15,22 

UpcomingMid 3-5 years / Rendezvous (Art, Lunch (French) / Wednesdays 10:50-12:20pm


(1 hour, 30 min) (Min. 4/ Max 12)

In addition to Art Adventures, this fun lunch group will engage in directed conversation practicing (*French) art vocabulary and phrases, encourage children to interact as a group, learn sharing and turn taking with an emphasis on social development and responsibility. *French may be added to any Rendezvous class upon request.

Students will take a trip to a NYC museum or gallery each semester. Lunch is either before or after art depending on class time. Children bring a packed lunch.

Class size is limited to 12 children.

*Pickup or drop-off is available for All Souls School/Church programs only.

5% Discount for All Souls School Children & Siblings!

Click “Pre-Register” to enroll, or to inquire about a class!  (Curriculum builds each class.)

(16 weeks) 9/19, 26    10/3,10,17, 24, 31   11/7, 14 (Off 21), 28    12/5,12, 19 (Off 12/26, 1/2)    1/9,16,23

Upcoming3-5 years / Art Adventures/ Thursdays 3-4pm


(1 hour)  (Min. 5/ Max 12)

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,  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. Children will also enjoy a Museum Adventure at a NYC museum or gallery each semester.

Class size is limited to 12 children.  

*Pickup or drop-off is available for All Souls School/Church programs only.

5% Discount for All Souls School Children & Siblings!

Click “Pre-Register” to enroll, inquire or book a trial class!  (Curriculum builds each class.)

(16 weeks) Sept. 20,27    Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25    Nov. 1, 8, 15  (Off 11/22) 29    Dec. 6, 13, 20 (Off 12/27 & 1/3 Winter Break)   Jan. 10, 17, 24

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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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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Preparing Children for an Art Museum

There is a lot of feedback on how to do this, but the best way that takes the least time is to hire a professional!  Armed with more than pencil and paper, CCA tours engage and enlighten with myriad materials…. And show how to do it on your own.  For more info on taking your little one:  http://arts.gov/art-works/2014/preparing-children-art-museums

CCA tip:  Make it a Child-Directed trip-  Ask Museum Adventures for the Family!these questions about each piece they are drawn to:

What materials is it made from?
How do you think they did it?
Guess what the artist was thinking when they made it?
What do you like?
What do you not like?
How would you make your own version?

 

If you’re nervous about bringing more than a pencil & paper, make a list of what your child needs to make their own version, go together to get the supplies and follow it up at home.

Imagine how excited they will get about art.  And the interest they will have on their next visit!

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.