5 Reasons Art is Important to Me:

Did we say 5? We just couldn’t stop there! Check out what our Art Adventurers are saying about Art after taking part in our after school programs/ tours.

Seeing is believing! Let’s get inspired together. Join us in an Art Adventure (with proration) or for a $45 trial class! (Class Schedules)

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General Inquiry / Create Your Own Class

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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Art Adventures @ The METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART this week at CCA!

We’re taking our Art Adventure, Studio, and Mini’s classes to the Met this week! Its all about exploring all the different art movements, forms, processes and cultures that the museum has to offer while creating fun and exciting art projects ….in front of famous ART!

This adventure brings us to a few spots @ The Met:

Example of an Adire Eleko Patterned Cloth

The art of Africa with our 5-7 year old classes, which also coincides with our in-class project inspired by the Adire Eleko textile Art of Yorubaland!

 

Ellsworth Kelly, Spectrum V @ The Met!

The Modern Wing with our 2-4 year olds classes, exploring color, shape, and line!

and some new exhibits just opened with our older Studio class!

We can’t wait to see what our Art Adventurers create at The Met! Stay tuned.

In the meantime, see some past Museum Tours with CCA HERE!

 

2018 NEW YEAR AND STUDIO GUGGENHEIM TOUR

The Holidays and 2017 flew by with so much art at CCA! We have a lot to be thankful for… Wishing everyone a great start to 2018 and may it be filled with exciting new Creative ADVENTURES!  CLICK HERE for 2018 SPRING NEW classes &  tours!

Art and China after 1989:Theater of the World Exhibit @ the Guggenheim

Studio Adventures Pastel Drawing from our Tour at the Guggenheim

Check out more of our DEC. 2017 Adventures with our Studio class at the Guggenheim! HERE

Happy Art-making in the New Year!

ActiveAdventures YOU Create Choose Day / Time


 

Would you like to create your OWN Group Art Adventure Classtime?  Click “Pre-Register”and tell us more!

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 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.  Semesters generally run 12-16 weeks.  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.)

 

As inspired by the works of Pop Artist Roy Lichtenstein and Comic book artists from around the world, check out our original comic strips!

Thank you again to our visiting artist, Jaye Collins for showing our Art Adventures Studio all about this style and drawing techniques!

 

 

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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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!