Educate and Party with ART throughout the year

Labor Day Weekend was our end of Summer celebrating. But we’re celebrating Art ALL YEAR round with our Fall Art Programs and Art Parties! Having a celebration? Make it Art themed with CCA!

Party Project Highlight Theme: Under the Sea Dioramas (click for more on booking a Party Adventure!)

Party Adventure Halloween Edition: Damien Hirst Spooky Skulls

CLICK ON THE SKULLS FOR MORE ARTSY FUN HIGHLIGHTS

& CLICK CLAIRE’S CREATIVE ADVENTURE

to inquire about Parties, Museum Tours AND Fall Art!

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.

Ellsworth Kelly shares with kids color mixing techniques- without one primary color. How? Join a Museum Adventures tour and find out!

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Kidz Central Station’s Lauren Pohl joins us for a Modern Museum Adventure!

Museum Adventures took Lauren Pohl, founder of Kidz Central Station, on a tour for 4-5’s to visit a list of artists tailored to young learners:  Rosenquist, Yves Tinguely, Roy Lichtenstein and Ellsworth Kelly.  In just one tour (at the Metropolitan Museum of Art), we learned about advertising, color and everyday objects (Rosenquist), discovered lines in everyday objects (Tinguely), made lines, dots and patterns (Lichtenstein) and made our very own color wheels and color-mixing window collages (Ellsworth Kelly)!  There wasn’t much time to explore the stop-motion animation of William Kentridge’s installation, Refusal of Time, nor Al Held’s colored shapes… but then again, a good tour knows when to stop, leaving more for next time!  Check it out:

Chagall Teaches Fantasy & Color Mixing!

Cold dreary days looking out of my window inspired the use of vellum and a basic color-mixing lesson using copies of his animals to draw or trace, color and overlay with colorful blues, pinks and yellows to make the secondary colors…

Hey color aficionados- Why is it you can still make a rainbow with pink?!  (Ask Ellsworth Kelly.)

Claes Oldenburg-Inspired Pillows!

While learning about color mixing, 3-8 year-olds have fun constructing colorful stuffed “Soft Sculptures.”  See slideshow:

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

 

Damien Hirst-Inspired Halloween Fun!

I’ve been wanting to do this Damien Hirst kids project for a few years, it just took a while to get it down for both the very young hands to feel successful, as well as to engage older kids. What worked well was that they could add as many details as they wanted, or work for a little while and still have a nice piece to take home. A lot of prep work though! But all worth the excitement it created, and the imaginations it inspired.