Nathalie Djurberg Animal Sculptures

Nathalie Djurberg animal sculpture required many steps!  Thinking about a skeleton inside of a sculpture to keep it strong, which shape to make it and which animal to build!  With the use of armature wire, aluminum foil, plaster wrap and paint, these are our amazing creatures that took 3 weeks!

We also made Murakami inspired projects in honor of Mother’s Day. Take a look:

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Color Theory at the Met with Museum Adventures!

This past Friday at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum Adventures explored Color Theory through the work of Robert Ryman, Rothko, and Josef Albers.

Take a peek…

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Alina Szapocznikow Body Sculptures

Using alginate and plaster to explore negative space, to see humor in art using body parts and learning an extreme amount of self control, students were challenged to create a hand gesture and hold it for up to 10 min. as the alginate mold was created.
Check out the results of the first part of this project:

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Join CCA This Summer!

Happy May Day! Summer will be here before you know it. Join CCA this year for June Art Adventures Summer Camp and experience contemporary art in a whole new way.

Our camps engage and inspire through exciting hands-on creative activities and material exploration! With this longer time spent, there is ample time to dive into learning and fun through art and the artists of NYC.

Monday-Thursday is at All Souls Church with daily easel painting + inspiring 2D & 3D larger scale art processes, free choice art stations, group murals and directed sketching time for older kids. They work on several pieces per day, with varying mediums.  Fridays are at the Met.

Click here to join today!

Chuck Close at the Met Week 3

Pop Art Food Party at All Souls!

Create food art inspired by Wayne Thiebaud and Claes Oldenburg at your next birthday party!  Our recent birthday party at All Souls Church was so much fun, and the kids made fun and tasty-looking pop art food sculptures.

To book your own party, e-mail us at claire@clairescreativeadventures.com.

Yummy ice cream

Looks tastyGood enough to eatBig smileStory time!

 

Murals are always funI know the answer!

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Sand painting with Art Adventures Studio

Inspired by the work of sand painter, Joe Mangrum and Navajo healing rituals, children designed their own sand paintings using concentric circles, organic and geometric forms.

To see Joe’s work, visit his website www.joemangrum.com or find him daily in Union Square or Washington Square Park.

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Sand painting with Art Adventures

Inspired by the work of sand painter, Joe Mangrum and Navajo healing rituals, children designed their own sand paintings using concentric circles, organic and geometric forms.

To see Joe’s work, visit his website www.joemangrum.com or find him daily in Union Square or Washington Square Park.

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Studio Visit with Grimanesa Amoros

Wow! Grimanesa Amoros: Beauty, Bubbles, Light, Lines & Fun!

Grimanesa Amoros

On my always engaging tour today with Riva Blumenfeld of http://www.blumenfeldfineart.com/.

Mrs. Amoros took the time to take us on a journey through bubble islands, lines of lights and even into Times Square’s installation for the Armory show (Did you see it?)

These pieces made me feel extra serene, relaxed and even tickled somehow!

Now I’m working on a kid-friendy version- So watch our Art Adventures, here comes more fun!

Check out her work: http://grimanesaamoros.com

Gutai Artists Explored in Art Adventures class!

Experimenting with myriad materials, destruction- and it’s beauty- was our focus last week on canvases based on the Guggenheim Gutai exhibition… Children of all ages and adults should reserve now to see the Guggenheim’s Gutai show with us!

Call 646-755-7733 or visit www.ClairesCreativeAdventures.com/MuseumAdventures

 

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Improv Wall Painting with Basquiat

Students were inspired by Basquiat’s loose, free- style improvisational paintings to paint with repetition of lines and shapes as well as using words and symbols.  A friend of Andy Warhol, Basquiat was different from graffiti artists because his words had a higher meaning than just a name on the side of a building.  He described his work, “I cross out words so you will see them more; the fact that they are obscured makes you want to read them.”

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