Outdoor Art Adventures to take this SUMMER

We can’t get enough of this Summer Sunshine! That just means time for more en plein air art. But where to start?
1. Choose your medium. Pencil? Pastels? Watercolor?
2. Pick your favorite outdoor spot (don’t forget water & sunscreen!).
3. And CREATE SOME ART

En plein air drawing in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art! (Spring 2019- Met Tour)

Want some more drawing or painting pointers? Try to spot one of our teaching artists at the park or beach…OR EVEN BETTER, JOIN US in the Fall!

This September, take part in our Youth Arts Enrichment League after school with various modern, contemporary, multicultural art classes for ages 2-14.
We will give you step by step instruction in what it takes to draw or paint landscape art …

….& SO MUCH MORE!

VISIT our GALLERY to see our past Art Adventures in Action!

Spring 2019 Met Tour- Graphite pencil Tree Value Study (Ages 6-8)

Happy Summer Art-Making!

Happy Belated Bday to one of our favorite artists: Gustav Klimt!

July 14th wasn’t just Bastille Day (Bonne Fête, France!) but it would have also been Klimt’s 157th birthday! Bon Anniversaire to one of our favorites!

Here are some Art Adventures projects inspired by his art!

(Spring & Summer Camp 2019. Ages 7-10)

SPRING HAS SPRUNG FOR ART IN THE PARK

What a beautiful week to make art in the park…Central Park! We made like an Impressionist and went en plein air for our 6-9’s Art Adventures.

Our challenge: to paint a landscape outside using a combination of 3 materials- pencil, craypas AND watercolor.

We practiced some tree drawing techniques: the Y technique- drawing branches in the shape of Y’s!

We learned different techniques in watercolor & wax resist with craypas

 

and background, mid-ground and foreground to capture a more realistic landscape

Upcoming7-11 years / Art Adventures Studio / Thursdays 4:30-6pm


 

(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.)

It’s the “GOLD TALK” of the town! “Klimt Yourself” Saturday 4/13 Parent-Child Workshop

HURRY HURRY HURRY 1 WEEK LEFT BEFORE OUR GOLD LEAF FLIES AWAY!

JOIN US AS WE CREATE GUSTAV KLIMT INSPIRED GOLD LEAF STAINED GLASS PORTRAITS

LIMITED SPACE. MAKE ART TOGETHER WITH YOUR BUDDING ARTIST. REGISTER NOW

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Exploring New Mediums: Image Acrylic Transfer Painting

These past two weeks took us on an Art Adventure exploring new mediums! We were introduced to acrylic gel medium to transfer printed images from a newspaper and onto our acrylic paintings. We also got a sneak peek/ mini- intro to gold leaf and the process of gilding!

Our Adventurers exhibited so much patience in the paper removal process!

Tres bien! Our results are worthy of a gallery display. Visit our GALLERY here!

Upcoming3-5’s / Art Adventures / Wednesdays 2-3pm


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(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!  FRENCH vocabulary is included throughout the class.

*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 Classes)   September:  18, 25   October: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30   November: 6,13,20   (Off Nov. 27)   December: 4,11,18  (Off Dec. 25 & Jan. 1)   January: 8,15,22

Claire’s Creative Adventures: “It’s so much more than an Art Class!”

Welcome to Fall 2018!  On our agenda these 1st 2 weeks were creative challenges & an artistically-inclined science experiment: Liquid Oceans, Summer Reflection Assemblage boxes  as well as Impasto Painting!  We explored All NEW Art tools, NEW Media & NEW techniques with Modern, Contemporary & Multicultural art.

Redefining EDUCATIONAL ART for EVERY AGE & EVERY Level

“It’s so much more than an art class!” -Daphne (Age 8) on her first day.

That’s right; It’s an ART ADVENTURE!

BOOK NOW (with proration) or JOIN US for a $45 Trial Class to see what we do!

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GENERAL INQUIRY/ CREATE YOUR OWN CLASS

Summer Art Adventures with Giacometti @ The Guggenheim!

We continue to prepare for this Fall and our Summer tours by taking a trip to the Guggenheim this weekend to see the current exhibit on Giacometti. (click for more info on the exhibition)!

While mostly known for his sculptures, Giacometti was also a prominent Painter AND Printmaker. Who knew! He experimented & created multiple prints starting with wood etching with his father, Giovanni Giacometti (well known Swiss Impressionist Painter) when he was still a schoolboy!

A super educational retrospective and must see before it closes on September 12th!

FUN GIACOMETTI FACT: Ever notice how shadows are long and thin? Many of Giacometti’s sculptures are actually from his observation of the shadow!

We highly recommend visiting. Can’t make it with the family? Leave it to us to give your little Art Adventurer a tour!

Don’t miss this fun and exciting exhibition full of art learning opportunities for your little artist! We are pumped to share our sculpture and drawing projects with you.

Take this Museum Trip with Us!

or Join us for our Fall classes where we take many of our project inspiration from our Museum exploration!

Our Giacometti inspired Halloween Face Sculptures during our Fall Programs! (Click image for Fall Art Adventure Programs!)

 

Giacometti’s The Nose 1947-49 (click for more info on Giacometti)

 

 

Celebrating August with a Pop Art Birthday

HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY to Andy Warhol today! Did you know Warhol’s first commission work when he was an early commercial /advertising artist was for Glamour magazine in the 1940’s?!

(Click Image for more Warhol Facts!)

FUN POP ART FACT for August: Warhol was famously known as the “Pope of Pop” & created more than 50 collaborative works with Jean-Michel Basquiat between 1984-1986

CCA is always taking inspiration from Modern & Contemporary Artists in our Art Adventure programs. We love POP ART! Check out past art a la Pop & by liking us on Facebook and Twitter!

Pop Art Self Portraits!

“Pop Art” inspired Masks in one of our Art Adventures program (4-6’s)

We’re “popping” into this final summer month with inspirational art museum adventures (to check out all of the Pop Artists of the 1960’s & 70’s) and big art plans for the fall!