Art Adventures is taking over the Guggenheim!

We are starting off 2019 with ART, ART & more ART:

Learning about, surrounding ourselves with & creating ART…@ the Guggenheim!

For the next 2 weeks of January we are taking our Art Adventures on a Museum Adventure: exploring the ‘out of this world’ art of Hilma af Klint.

  • Learn about Abstraction, Art Concepts & Klint
  • Practice using various drawing media and papers
  • Start your own Sketchbook!
    (all materials provided)

Curious about Klint or the Guggenheim?

Sign Up today for one of our tour dates. Invite your friends! Form a Group. We’re excited to take this creative adventure with you!

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Our January Winter Break Art Camp @ the Guggenheim

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)

 

 

Warmer weather means Summer Art for CCA!

While NYC finally enjoys this warmer Spring weather this April, CCA already has summer on our minds! 2018 Art Adventures June Summer Camps that is.

Past June Summer Camp Highlights

Take a peek at fun past years of our weekly Summer Art Camp in June. Rich in Contemporary, Modern & Multicultural Art, diverse materials & inspiring art processes

3 weeks of fun at All Souls Church, the outdoor courtyards and Fridays  at The Metropolitan Museum of Art!

Sign up for one or more weeks:  
June 11-15 / June 20-22 / June 25-29
Age groups: Late 3-6′s/ 7-11′s
Monday – Friday
Mornings : 9:30am – 12:30 pm (Children bring a packed, nut-free lunch.)
Afternoons : 1:30-3:30 pm

Class size is limited to 10 children – So don’t wait!  

#THIRSTYforARTThursdays

Gallery Tour with our Girl Scouts of Long Island City

Ms. Claire led Girl Scout Troop 4740 from Long Island City with Troop Leaders Mildred & Luciana Lamberto through the Plaxall Gallery, sharing what it means to be an artist and how to approach making art!

Several LIC artists also shared their processes, from scultpure, dioramas to paintings, including hers -while they were working in their artist studios made available by LIC-A, the Plaxall Gallery and Edjo Wheeler 

(click links for more info on LIC-A, Plaxall Gallery & Edjo)

(Click HERE for more images of our fun gallery tour day!)

All Souls Church

Details

Venue Phone: (646) 755-7733

Venue Website:

Claire’s Creative Adventures, located at All Souls Church for 17 years, engages ages 2 and up with outstanding art projects, fun parent/child workshops.

Location

Address:
1157 Lexington Avenue, Leonard Room, New York, New York, 10075, United States

The Cubists are leaving! Join the final Met Cubism Tours: Pres. Day Weekend. Ages 4 and up!

Cubism:  The Leonard A. Lauder Collection
What a delight for our Art Adventures Classes
& We want to share it with you!
This exhibit will close Feb. 16th, so join us next Friday-Monday to experience why these pieces have so much to offer for kids!
 
Ages 4-12 will be engaged by age-appropriate eye-spies and collage-making
While vicariously learning about the origins of collage, 3D forms and hidden meanings…
Museum Adventures @ Met:
 Ages 4 and up!
Braque 
Tours:
(Times are flexible with 3 or more students)
 
Friday, Feb. 13th:  4pm
Saturday, Feb. 14th:  10:30am
Monday, Feb. 16th:  10:30am & 1:30pm
Museum Adventures are 1 hour 15 min. tours led by Claire Munday.  $85 for Parent and Child.  Learn More.

 

Preparing Children for an Art Museum

There is a lot of feedback on how to do this, but the best way that takes the least time is to hire a professional!  Armed with more than pencil and paper, CCA tours engage and enlighten with myriad materials…. And show how to do it on your own.  For more info on taking your little one:  http://arts.gov/art-works/2014/preparing-children-art-museums

CCA tip:  Make it a Child-Directed trip-  Ask Museum Adventures for the Family!these questions about each piece they are drawn to:

What materials is it made from?
How do you think they did it?
Guess what the artist was thinking when they made it?
What do you like?
What do you not like?
How would you make your own version?

 

If you’re nervous about bringing more than a pencil & paper, make a list of what your child needs to make their own version, go together to get the supplies and follow it up at home.

Imagine how excited they will get about art.  And the interest they will have on their next visit!

Sol LeWitt Wall Drawing @ the Met with Art Adventures

We were lucky enough to watch this incredibly detailed process on and Art Adventures summer camp tour, by happy accident.  I’ve attached a link to the process if you are not familiar with his work, his instructions or his new Wall Drawing #370 at the Met!

http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2014/sol-lewitt?vid=d3effc67-5076-4d64-8125-7490cdbb704f

Sol LeWitt wall drawing #340

 

 

 

 

We were there on days 10-14, when they were “inking” in the black.  The crew walked us through the process, showed us their materials, the written instructions (this was cool) and were fabulous with the kids and their questions! (and ours:) 2014-06-20 10.41.22

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.