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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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

Upcoming10-15 years / Art Adventures Studio / Tuesdays 4:45-6:15pm


 

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

This studio class is a place for students to use the artistic process as a means to make choices to express who they are as individuals.

Students are introduced to modern and contemporary artists using a wide variety of media and techniques including: paint, specialty pencils, pastels, charcoal, blending tools, clay, wood, plaster, wire, fabric, stop-motion animation and more.  Students also learn techniques to recreate what they see through live model drawing (clothed) and still life.  There will be a focus on portfolio building for older students.  Please visit the Art Adventures page for more information.

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. Students take 2 trips to U.E.S. galleries and Museums during the semester to be inspired in their own processes.  Visiting contemporary artists also share their techniques in this class.  Sketchbooks are kept in class to reinforce topics and to record development throughout the year.

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 

UpcomingLate 5 – 8 years / Art Adventures / Tuesdays 5 – 6 (*4:55 P/U)


(1 hour)  (Min. 4/ 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, stop-motion animation, 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!

Class size is limited to 12 children.

*Pick-up or drop-off for All Souls Church/School 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 

UpcomingLate 5 – 8 years / Art Adventures / Thursdays 5 – 6pm (*4:55 P/U)


(1 hour)  (Min. 4/ 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, stop-motion animation, 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!

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

Upcoming2-5’s / Art Adventures / Tuesdays 3-4pm


(1 hour)  (Min. 5/ Max 12)

Siblings welcome! 2 teachers per class to ensure individualized attention (including song, French and stories) 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!

*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) 9/18, 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 

Upcoming3-5’s / Art Adventures / Wednesdays 3-4pm *P/U @ 2:55pm


(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, 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!

*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

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!

Upcoming7-11 years/ Art Adventures / Wednesdays 4:30-5:45pm


 

(1 hour, 15 min.)  (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, stop-motion animation, 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 go on a trip to a NYC museum or gallery each semester. French may be added to any class upon request.

This class will have a longer class time and will be introduced to more advanced techniques and art vocabulary related to elevated media such as a variety of higher-end artist pencils, pastels, charcoals, canvas & paints intertwined with the use of the above media exploration.

Class size is limited to 12 children. 

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