Upcoming5-8 years / Young Actors Playshop / Wednesdays 3:00-4:00pm


All About Acting-2(1 hour) (Min. 5/ Max 12)

Young Thespians unite! This super charged acting and movement class is powered with creative explorations through fairytales and children’s stories.

With the use of fun improvisational games and techniques; budding Actors will come together and play; becoming familiar with the fundamentals of character development, story structure and boundless creativity.

Imaginations run wild as students are encouraged to collectively re-imagine and re-create their chosen stories in preparation for a Young Actors PlayShop Sharing on the final day of class for an invited audience of family and friends.

Come and join in on the fun!  Led by Dina Comolli.

Dates: Wednesdays  1/31    2/7,14 (off 21),28    3/7,14 (off 21,28)    4/4,11,18, 25      5/2,9,16

Click “Pre-Register” to enroll, or to inquire about a class!

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.

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.

 

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!

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

 

DIY Chritstmas Tree Project for Kids

Picture an outline of a fir tree, star on top, colored in, on poster board or foam core…  Poke holes with a pencil.  Take colored Xmas lights and push through the openings!  Voila!

Make a large tree, and buy the shortest lights:)  Color it in with markers using repeated strokes or scribbles. Have fun with your kids.  Put it in a window.  If you try it, send us pics to post!

 

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!

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This Sat. 4pm… Movie Set-Making for Kids and Adults!

Register now: Art Adventures Parent-Child class Sat. Nov. 2nd from 4-5:30 pm. ClairesCreativeAdventures.com

We are so excited to have professional scenic artist Cliff Gokenbach teach us the secrets of how artists create for the movies.  He can’t tell us about the new Spiderman he’s working on, but he can help us make any imaginary set we can dream of!  Here, he’s gone to Venice…

Venetian Mini-Set 2Venetian Mini-Set