Blast from the Past:

CCA ‘s repeat attendance enabled us to search for brand new art to teach each year. In January 2011, we explored exciting ways that regular old paper can be transformed into fantastic art. We studied a variety of artists and their techniques including: Mia Pearlman, Andrea Dezsö and Betrice Coron. Here you see the first stage of our cut paper mobiles project inspired by Mia Pearlman. Students each made at least two drawings with one featuring curvy shapes and one with angle shapes. The next step was to cut out some of the shapes created. Choosing which shapes to cut out, which to leave and just how much negative space to keep around the shapes were important decisions each student had to make about their artwork.The next phase included assembling the pieces into a paper mobile. Here are some end results!

Hello June! It’s Summer Camp season- NEW format NEW dates NEW camp

You shared your heart, we listened and heard you! CCA is taking an extra week to bring all your needs in our online summer camp series!

In collaboration with Central Art Studio’s Mary Ellen Bryan, we present Virtual DanceArt Camp:
Wake up to fascinating stories about a penguin and a polar bear with a message of kindness, love and community.
Move, stretch, dance out side every day with Ms Mary Ellen.
Create characters and scenes from the story with Ms. Claire.
Build your own confidence through developing your own creative ideas.
Soar to new heights as you dance and tell the story with your body through movement.

The entire schedule is flexible and tailored to your needs to entertain your beautiful child. 

REGISTER TODAY!

Ages 3.5-8

Week 1 Begins June 22nd

Art Kits mailed to you (Register EARLY -to receive before camp start!)

Weekly Camps:  June 22-June 26June 29-July 3July 6-July 10

QUICK GLANCE:

Monday-Thursday

Daily 3 hr+ videos to experience at your own pace and time schedule– story-time, music, movement- dance + yoga, drawing, character puppet-building, French+Spanish!

Daily LIVE-STREAM 30 min. check-ins with us for an Art share and questions

Fridays LIVE-STREAM DESIGN YOUR OWN SET  with Ms Claire! + Final Performances

We can’t wait to adventure with you!

❤️ Stay Safe, Healthy & Creative

Spring 🌸 2020 Finale + UPCOMING SUMMER ☀️ ART CAMP online

For our final Spring Studio Art Adventures Online, we returned to artist, Jonathan Lev’s studio!

Sharing his latest LIFE-SIZE charcoal drawings, he gave us more art technique secrets when drawing a 3D object onto a 2D surface.  We worked through many art challenges to understand how to capture perspective, locate our light source and show depth using our value scale. WATCH HERE on our youtube channel!


Thank you again, Jonathan!  Check out more of his inspiring work HERE!

WANT to LEARN MORE DRAWING TECHNIQUES?

JOIN US THIS SUMMER ☀️  WITH JONATHAN IN OUR:

Tweens & Teens SUMMER Drawing ✍️  Programs CLICK FOR MORE

ART ADVENTURES IS ON YOUTUBE!

Art Adventures Live Online is taking it up a notch…with our new & improved youtube channel & tutorials.

Show some virtual ❤️! Click and subscribe.

ALSO COMING SOON….. ☀️ JUNE-JULY ART ADVENTURES for 3-8’S, TWEENS & TEENS! INQUIRE FOR MORE

❤️💜  Stay Healthy & Creative,

🎨 Claire’s Creative Adventures

Visiting Artist, Jonathan Lev on Art Adventures Live + Springtime Exploration of Flowers

April Showers are in full swing during this last week’s online (3-5’s) classes. Art Adventures, Rendez-vous (art and French) and Mini’s Adventures celebrated May flowers early with our Spring Scene-Building collages! We learned all about making “Pictures” with Shapes (first) followed by the line families (“Bigger first, Smaller last”) bringing life to our silhouetted animals with “inside lines,” while providing stems to our garden of tulips.

 

Older students in our Studio Adventures took a virtual tour with guest artist, Jonathan Lev !

We were so excited to join Jonathan in his grand studio where he shared some of his work, favorite art materials and even a sneak peek into his current larger-than-life-sized astronaut portrait! As a talented charcoal portraitist (located in LIC) he also gave us inside techniques in using charcoal, pencils and erasers when drawing with values to build 3D objects in our very own “Cezanne” still life.  (A free “how-to” video will soon be made available.)


Thank you, Jonathan!  Check out more of his inspiring work HERE!

 

 

A special Thank you to all our parents out there!

With all of the current news, we know how overwhelming it must be for parents. Life has brought many challenging twists and turns.

SO from all of us, we want to say

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU 🙏 for being AMAZING!

We ❤️ you for ALL that you do.

Let’s continue to work together to bring heART 💜 💙 💛 ❤️ 💚 into your homes and extra creative sunshine ☀️  with Spring 🌸 Art Adventures Live Online

♥️ Claire’s Creative Adventures

Virtual Art 🎨 Shows in our Live Online Claires Creative Adventures!

Studio Art Adventures Ages 8-11s: silly face designs for our DIY face masks

Rendez Vous Class Age 3-4s: Collaborating together in our abstract line game to each create unique abstract drawings.

A great way to collaborate and continue learning how to take turns while sharing our ideas and art: Virtual Art shows. Stay connected with your loved ones by creating art and sharing.

Some at home art activities to download & print!

Happy Art-making! Stay healthy in body & mind. ❤️

apART 💜together: joining the virtual movement to stay creative AND connected

An official welcome to our first online zoom classes! Our Spring 2020 Art Adventures has taken us to the virtual world this week.

Here, we learn how to use a Zoom class! We played fun interactive games finding our mute button to make group Zoom classes easier to take turns.

 

We also collaborated together in our abstract line game, created a meditation guided landscape drawing using 4 lines and drew our version of the corona virus.

Abstract Line Game

Landscape Drawing

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our studio classes took it to the next level also learning how to create a transfer drawing.

 

What a fun + educational filled virtual day sharing art AND our new art spaces!

See more at our ONLINE GALLERY

Stay Healthy, Stay Creative!

Did you ever notice how the Corona Virus looks like a Crunch Berry?

Loads of praise to my co-teacher, Jen & visiting artists Ellen, Natalie and Laura who made these past fearful 3 weeks a HUGE success for kids!

Not only did we pack up our SPRING BREAK into daily ART KITS (& delivered) we had our 1ST ZOOM SPRING ART CLASSES!  WOW it is a new territory, but EVEN THE ADULTS HAD FUN!

Here’s some of our findings:

YES it’s true, this little guy looks like a CRUNCH BERRY.  Let’s treat it the same. Capt’n Cook knew it was Fun for kids (to draw… look at the colors!) and better to digest it than to breathe it

Learning how to draw Spheres, we noticed the “3 Top” protrusions that look like cauliflower.

 

 

 

We’ll assume it’s friends are also far, far away in another galaxy in outer space!

 

 

After “Finding our Mute” button to make group Zoom classes work, Students had fun with these Abstract line games, Landscapes in 4 easy lines + Learning from the Corona Virus.  #powertothechildren