Inspirations for Fall

Art classes inspire and give new meaning to life!

We are able to express joy and pain about life experiences and events through artwork. For example, Autumn de Forest, 13 years old, “created a painting commemorating the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings” which she showcased at the Park West Gallery VIP Event at the Ritz-Carlton in Boston in 2005. She took the dark and painful event of the Boston Bombing and created a piece to remember those lost.  She started painting when she was five years old and since has created beautiful masterpieces inspired by Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.

Read more about Autumn de Forest in the “Autumn de Forest wows collectors in Boston” article.

And

Watch a short interview: 17-year-old prodigy Autumn de Forest’s amazing career- New Day Northwest 

Inquire more about our Art Adventure Classes for Fall 2020 today!

Ackerman creates Tiny Food Art, can you?

Creating art brings peace and relaxation to the body and mind, when times are uncertain or when the mind is troubled by the worries of the world.

Read how Rebecca Ackerman created tiny food clay art to cure her pandemic anxiety!

PC: NY Times

Create with us in the Fall!

More about Claire’s Art Adventures:

We believe that learning to think creatively is necessary to everyone’s development. Our program is designed to reach all intelligences, to go beyond school curricula to demystify art, artists and their processes with exciting advanced materials. Located at All Souls Church, Art Adventures is an inclusive hands-on children’s art league that teaches art not just as a pastime, but as a means of individual expression. Children leave with confidence as they develop the courage to tackle the “artistic problems” we introduce. While exploring contemporary, modern and multicultural art, children learn to overcome obstacles, master triumphs and revel in the excitement over newfound ways to use myriad mediums!

Visiting artists are also invited throughout the year to share their unique perspectives. One Museum or gallery visit is included each semester for ages 4 and up. Art Adventures Studio classes visit museums and galleries more frequently. Although semester enrollment is offered, our curriculum will span the entire year. Languages are also an important part of learning about the world! We offer Art and French classes where French is introduced throughout the art processes.

Topics include:

Modern & Contemporary artists, Multicultural arts & multi-media exploration! Tailored curriculum means new ideas and applications including classical self-portraits, line, shape and color studies & landscapes… However, here are some unique favorites along the way: Magnetic sculpture, Plaster hand casting, Pollock in the park, Wayne Thiebaud and Claes Oldenburg pop-art food sculpture, Louise Nevelson and Giacometti sculptures, Calder mobiles, stabiles and circuses, Lichtenstein patterns, African masks, cloths and mud painting, Batiking, Encaustics, Egyptian art, Japanese fish prints, Chinese calligraphy, storytelling, World Arts and so much more… mostly because processes are child-directed or reflect the museums we visit!

Inquire more about it, today!

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

That’s a wrap Spring 🌸 2020! Coming Soon: SUMMER ☀️ 2020 ART ADVENTURES Online CAMP

We did it! Congrats to all our Art Adventurers and parents for taking this very different creative adventure with us this spring. See our 2019-2020 art year in action: HERE 

Art 🎨  is strength and healing. Keep making art and staying creative this summer! ❤️ 

See you for our very special online editions of SUMMER ART CAMP! 5 WEEKS STARTING JUNE 15th!

DANCE-ART CAMP in collaboration with Central Studio Academy to bring storytelling through DANCE, MUSIC, LANGUAGE AND ART in our weekly camp sessions

 

TWEENS & TEENS DRAWING PROGRAMS with guest artist, Jonathan Lev! A bi-weekly upper level drawing curriculum age appropriated: 

Pre-Masters Drawing: Ages 9-12

Masters Drawing: Ages 13-15

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Teacher Appreciation Month’s Top Pick: Jen May

Ms. Jen’s contribution to CCA children (and many more schools) is greatly valued and appreciated.  Her warmth, patience, compassion and the sharing of her unique projects have inpsired many classes and so many children (The art of Mosaics, Gustav Klimt, Dale Chihuly, Philip Haas and so many more.)

For her skillful talents as a teacher and artist, and on behalf of parents, children and CCA…. We say THANK YOU MS. JEN!  You truly are amazing.  We ❤️ you!

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

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!

Hey Grown-ups! Kids cooped up inside?

Help us keep Art Education thriving by designating a creative space @ home for your little Art Adventurer! Try out this fun activity to help get you started!

Stay Healthy & Creative! Check out more on our Flickr