CUTTING & GLUING MADE SIMPLE in this week’s ART ADVENTURE

SKETCHBOOK COVER DESIGNS-
We record our progress with lines, shapes and pictures throughout the semester in our sketchbooks. Today we decorated them by “shopping” for colors we liked and patterns/ textures that pleased us. We made choices about what went first, then overlapped: “Larger first/smaller last.”

Cutting made simple:

Child:
Step 1: Act like you’re shaking someone’s hand.

Step 2: Thumb in small hole (top.)Fingers in large hole (bottom.)


Step 3: Alligator eats AWAY from you!


Step 4: “Open shut them” – a song we sing. (Or The alligator is REALLY hungry.)Press forward.

Younger:
Adult: hold the (thin) piece of paper -one hand on each side.
(Watch your fingers!)
Pull apart a bit to make it taught. This helps them be more successful!

Gluing made simple:
(with a brush or a gluestick):
1: take your paper you want to attach.
2: Turn it over.
3: Go around the edges.
4: “Cris-Cross” in the center.
5: Turn it over and attach.

Don’t worry that they turn their scissors “upside-down.” They haven’t stretched their “rotation” muscles yet.

We’re working on it!

Summer Camp 2019 Highlights

JUNE ZOOMED by and we had a BLAST! Check out some of our favorite highlights of this 2019 Art Camp season:

WEEK ONE- June 10 – June 14:

 

“TEAMWORK MADE THE DREAMWORK!”

 
Teamwork and leadership skills shown in our Mosaic Art

Click Image for a VIDEO of our teamwork IN ACTION!!

Great Teamwork during our Stop Motion Animation of our Salt Watercolor Seascape Collage Paintings! Click & scroll to watch our stop motion videos!

Our Art Camp Adventurers (Ages 4-9) demonstrated FANTASTIC teamwork skills!
AND our 9 year olds truly shined with their leadership roles, guiding the 4-5 year olds in grouting their Mosaics!

WEEK TWO- June 24 – June 28:

Exploring SO MANY NEW 

Materials, Artists & ART Techniques!

Food Art Triptych Seascapes! Using Graham Crackers, Icing, Food Coloring & our favorite candies & snacks

Rauschenberg Combines using painting, collage AND sculpture elements using found objects

From using glass paints to a multitude of recycled objects and even candy, Week 2 Camp Adventures was filled with unique materials, techniques, Modern & Contemporary Artists!

Highlighted Artists:
Claude Monet
Julie Mehretu
Jackson Pollock
Robert Rauschenberg
Gustav Klimt
Romare Bearden
Mark Rothko
Cy Twombly
Louise Nevelson
Alicja Kwade

The Holidays makes for creatively delicious ART!

Tis the season! These past 2 weeks have been filled with the holiday spirit….of making ART!

Art Ingredients:
+A spoonful of craft,
+a dash of model magic & wire,
+a sprinkle of collage
+and a heaping amount of creative fun

Mix well to make CCA’s Holiday Ornament making and Collage Christmas Tree Decorating!
Check out our festive Art treats HERE!

From All of us at Claire’s Creative Adventures, wishing you a very Happy Holiday Season & a Happy Art-filled New Year!

Farewell JUNE..HELLLLOO JULY SUMMER ART FUN with Matisse and Bubbles!

Welcome to July and Summertime! Happy 4th! As we all prepare for our BBQ’s, beach time & NYC roof top fun, we are also SO EXCITED about all the Art fun we’re planning for our Fall Season.

Matisse Cutout Inspired Bubble Painting

Want an outdoors art project the whole family can enjoy? Try our Matisse Cutout inspired bubble paintings! A popular project during our summer camps AND our Fall after-school program starting in September! Click HERE for more info on FALL REGISTRATION!

Multi-layered Transparency Bubble Sea Painting: Project Tailored for ALL AGES!

All you need:

different color construction paper

watercolor paper

scissors + gluestick + straws

small plastic containers (to mix your food coloring & bubble solution together!)

food coloring

and of course BUBBLES!

 

1- Mix your favorite color in your bubble solution. Make as many different colors as you like!

2-Using a straw for each color, dip your straw in your “bubble” paint and VERY gently blow through the straw from the other end onto your watercolor paper. (It will take a couple of tries!)

Bubble Painting Fun for both indoors and out!

3-Mix and match “bubble paint” colors!

4- Choose your favorite colors from construction paper and cut out organic shapes!

5-After your “bubble paint” drys, arrange & glue your organic shape “cutouts” onto your “bubble painting”

Summer Camp’s Matisse Cutout Inspired Bubble Sea Paintings!

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JUNE SUMMER CAMP 2018 Week 1 Highlights

Tres Bien Week 1 June Art Campers!

CHECK OUT OUR PROJECTS HERE(click to view)

Or ALL the Creative Camp fun HERE. (click to view)

Be sure to REGISTER here for Our LAST WEEK OF JUNE ART CAMP:- June 25th-29th AM or PM Camps (9:30-12:30am / 1:30-3:30pm)

Enjoy Stop-Motion Animation Videos? LIKE US on FACEBOOK & Watch HERE!

Byzantine Geometric Mosaics in the Arabic Wing @ The Met!

We had a BLAST learning about art history, contemporary artists & even NYC history for this week!

Robert Rauschenberg inspired Combines!

Daily painting, storytelling through collaging, creating art with found objects & other mixed media and even directing, producing AND animating a short stop-motion film, was all in our mix for the week! So PROUD.

Mondrian Color Mixing City Grids and Color Wheels in French

New Friends with Turner Mood Paintings with Greys and Warm Color Underpaintings

 

FOOD ART: Thiebaud and Matisse

From all of us here at CCA, wishing everyone a grateful, filling and very Happy Thanksgiving!

Stay Hungry for ART!

Color, Texture and Illustrations

Last week our Art Adventurers took inspiration from the work of Eric Carle, painting with everything but a paintbrush! Using rollers, scrapers, stamps, sponges, and even toy race cars, we dipped our crazy tools in warm and cool colors to create textures! This week we are cutting these textures to collage our very own illustration.

 

 

 

 

 

What story will each Art Adventurer share in their collaged illustration?

Black History Month Appreciation through Art

In honor of this month, we commemorate Captain Patrice Clarke Washington–  through value study!  Born in the Bahamas in 1961, Captain Washington, is one of the nation’s, and possibly the world’s, first black female commercial airline captains!

TN-Value Study with Color commemorating Airline Captain Patrice Clark Washington for Black History Month

Taking a photo of her, we divided the image, and each Art Adventurer made it their own – following the “code” of values and using a wide variety of materials!  In the end, we brought our pieces together to create this colorful portrait of an inspiring figure who continues to make history.

Art Adventures Goes To MFTA

Our tummies are full, hearts filled with thanks and minds ready for more art! During our Thanksgiving break, the crew here at Art adventures went on an Art field trip to Material for the Arts!  Artist in Residence, Juan Hinojosa shared his creative process with us using the art form of collage. Simply using scissors, glue, and various paper & found objects, we planned, arranged and attached our materials on old LP’s!

What a great idea for future art adventures at home! Fun for the whole family, including the use of dad’s old 70’s & 80’s albums;)
Take a look at our creations HERE!

our collage!  Thanks again Juan!  the crew

Thank you to Material for the Arts and Juan for sharing this experience with us! Be sure to check out Juan’s work in person at his opening Blonde Ambition on December 17th! Click HERE for more info.