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

Parent-Child Workshop: Clay Animal Sculptures

Wish you could sculpt your favorite animal?  Does your child love playing with clay?
Learn easy techniques to take what’s in your imagination and make it 3D!

Children and adults will leave with their own sculptures and fun memories of making art together!  Register by Friday, April 18th.

Ages 6 and up.  $75pp.  Limited to 6.
Class is held at All Souls Church from 4pm-5:30pm.  1157 Lexington Avenue btw. 79th and 80th Streets.

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!

William Wegman Studio Visit

We were sooo excited to meet the dogs, but seeing Bill’s paintings were a real treat!  Catch our crew in his studio…

Honored to be invited, Bill was amazing with the kids…Who said it was the best studio visit ever!

 

 

Venetian Mask Making Parent-Child Workshop March 1

Venetian Mask 1

Create the perfect disguise for any party!  Italian mask-making is a unique art, and carefully planned with lots of fun materials.

During this class, you will you will design, paint, and adorn your very own striking Venetian mask with fancy jewels & exotic feathers, right along with your child.  Male masks will also be available.

Saturday, March 1st, 2014
Ages 5 and up.
4-5:30pm
$75 pp
@ All Souls Church
1157 Lexington @ 80th Street

Spaces limited.  Register now

 

Gallery Tours and Classes This Winter and Spring!

Thank you Lauren Pohl, Founder of Kid’s Central Station for highlighting our programs with Yahoo Finance!

We loved how it turned out!

We loved how it turned out!

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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

How do you go from an example of Venice to this?

Venetian Example with boatMariella and Suzanne

In our Venice Mini-Set Building Parent-Child Workshop Saturday, students learned exactly that.  Artist Cliff Gokenbach showed us how…

Check out the slideshow below, to see how it was done. Some students are already working on their next city dioramas at home!

(We love it when parents become learners with their children:)  Way to go Mariella!

And a great big THANK YOU to Cliff!

 

 

Venice Awaits! Join us for 2 upcoming Parent-Child classes featuring Venetian style…and art making!

Venetian Mini-Set 2

Venetian Mini-Set

Don’t wait! This Saturday, 4pm @ All Souls Church features movie mini-set building with Cliff Gokenbach, scenic painter extraordinaire who is great with kids! We’ll make a mini- set each to take home as well as learn about this industry’s art-making opportunities. Great for ages 6 and up.  Register on our site.

Saturday, DECEMBER 7th: VENETIAN MASKS! 4-5:30pm

Get ready for New Year’s Eve Adults! You too can come create a gorgeous disguise (or scary!) with your child. Register early, limited spaces.

Venetian Mask

Homemade Costumes: Parents Who Went the Extra Mile!

Jack’s fascination with transportation left his parents in a difficult situation.  Are front-loaders sold at costume shops?  WW1 fighter planes?

My mother used to sew our costumes, but who does that anymore?  Well, you don’t necessarily have to… These creative parents decided to BUILD them. Cardboard is easily found, but as Jack’s parents concluded, making correct armholes so that Jack could maneuver his candy-gathering was of utmost importance.

Way to go Jack for being relentless in your costume dreams! … and he’s only 6! Perhaps the fact that Jack’s dad worked for the MTA had something to do with it?

By the way, these costumes even articulate!  I’m so excited to see this year’s costume:  The Intrepid!