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!
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!
The entire schedule is flexible and tailored to your needs to entertain your beautiful child.
Week 1 Begins June 22nd
Art Kits mailed to you (Register EARLY -to receive before camp start!)
Weekly Camps: June 22-June 26 / June 29-July 3 / July 6-July 10
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
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
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!
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
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. ❤️
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.
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!
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!