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!

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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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Happy Mother’s Day! Chihuly-Inspired Macchia (spotted) Bowl For MOM

Art Adventurers had a ball making these organic and colorful forms based on Glass Artist Dale Chihuly’s works!

To see more of Chihuly’s amazing pieces…visit:  www.chihuly.com

 

Acting Adventures’ ALL ABOUT ACTING final performances were laugh-out-loud fun!

Join us for a NEW 12-week session with Television & Stage actor Dina Comolli in the driver’s seat!  She’s F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S.

2/21/2015 through 5/23/2015

Visit www.ClairesCreativeAdventures.com/register for more info.

See for yourself:  View the Acting Album2015-01-31 14.36.22

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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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.

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:

Learning through the 4 Tempraments

Visiting artist Gosha (http://www.FineArtsandYoga.com) taught us so much about what it means to be Sanguin, Choleric, Melancholic and Phlegmatic- very new concepts to all of us!  Each one is different, has a different color and how each difference relates to physical traits in the face.  Our students were able to try the Blue and Green- which made some of them choleric not to finish them all!

A big THANK YOU to Gosha whose patience and energy are always welcome!

Please visit her website to learn more about art, yoga and the perfect combination of the 2.

Tours and workshops your child will surely enjoy!

Alexander Calder Stabiles New York City is an amazing resource for modern and contemporary art! As a fine artist, as well as an art teacher of children for 15 years, I have found the question, “What is Art?” a never-ending one.  Hence my goal- to demystify artists and their processes in language children can understand and adults can use.  Art-making is full of choices, which builds a stronger child having made them.  I founded Claire’s Creative Adventures over 12 years ago to explore the processes of artists which children may encounter in museums, galleries, or on a walk and to have the tools to decipher and imagine what the artists are thinking.  Developing these critical thinking skills and imagination is paramount to a well-rounded child who may approach all of their endeavors with such joy and confidence as they do art!

Becoming a learner with your child can be a stimulating experience!  In these workshops and tours, adults learn age-appropriate art language and directed questions as well as techniques artists use to create.

Upcoming Museum Adventures Tours:

December 6th, 2013  Impressionism for Kids and Families. (Register by Dec. 3rd.  Limited spaces.)  Ages 6-12 years.
1:30-2:45pm/ 3:45-5pm

January 10th, 2014  Line, Shape and Balance. Create a Calder and David Smith, exploring texture & line with metal & wire.  (Register by Jan. 7th.  Limited spaces.) Ages 3-12 years.
1:30-2:45pm/ 3:45-5pm

@ The Metropolitan Museum of Art  (This is a private group.)

        • 1.25 Hours of specialized museum time for children ages 3 -12 (3-9 kids at a time.)
        • Unique take-home tour art projects with a wide variety of materials and a gift bag.
        • Tour artist & leader for the adventure!
        • Includes multiple projects with myriad materials and a tote bag.

2 Parent-Child Workshops:

Dec. 7th Parent-Child Venetian Mask-Making, create a disquise for NYE!  (Register by Dec. 4th.  Limited spaces.) Ages 5-12 years.

Create the perfect disguise for any party or just to decorate and hang!  During this class, these striking Venetian masks will become colored, adorned with myriad feathers and jewels and able to wear!  Both parent and child will make their own mask.

Jan. 11th Parent-Child DALI Clock-Making in Metal!  (Register by Jan. 8th.  Limited spaces.) Ages 6-12 years.

Join Artist Claire Munday to create your very own Dali-inspired functioning clock! Using embossing techniques on metal, clocks will be designed and constructed to reflect the “melting” of Dali’s works.

@ All Souls Church, 1157 Lexington, 10075