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!

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!

9/11 Memoire

09/11/2001

I was taking part in The Skyline Project, where I was invited by the Manhattan Yacht Club to paint the skyline from their barge, located just off of Ellis Island, next to the Statue of Liberty, to capture the view of the towers and downtown Manhattan from the water. I had just a few final touches, to finish this painting of what I believe to have been the last plein-air painting of the World Trade Towers (it has since perished in a fire.)

As 9/11 is also my birthday; I had also decided to have “A New York Moment” on that fateful Friday night, by inviting friends to the towers’ lounge and restaurant on the top floor of tower #2…. before all of our lives changed that day. 

I wrote home, “It is true what the reports are saying about New Yorkers; They are coming together as an unbelievable force of humanity with their determination and love for each other and their city being the prevailing feeling here.”

Love to all who are suffering today. We will continue to overcome.

CCA will be closed today in honor of those lives lost. #RichieSalnardi❤️

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!

Summer Time Blast: Art, Art and more Art!

Summertime Blast: Build purposeful memories in this last month of Summer! Go to the ocean, take creative selfies, build sandcastles, and eat lots of ice cream! 

To find the pearls in life’s ocean, you have to venture out far past the shore. -Author Unknown

Since we live so close to the ocean, why not learn from it and paint it with watercolors? Bring the ocean to life with your imagination; add fish, cityscapes, surfers or….

Oceans represent at times calmness and peace while at other times, chaos and turbulence. It is large in size and seems to have no end in sight. The ocean is filled to the brim with different species of animals!

Los Angeles Ocean GIF by merylrowin - Find & Share on GIPHY

View this article to learn how to draw watercolor animals with crayons and watercolors! You can even download templates of the animals here.

Still not sure how to keep your kids busy in the fall? FALL in LOVE with ART Classes!

Keep having a blast this summer! Be sure to join us this fall! (Ages 3-15)

How can I stay creative & make art this summer… indoors, outdoors… by the pool… where-ever?!

Stay creatively engaged & inspired ANYTIME, ANYWHERE with ANYONE

ALL SUMMER long at DanceART Camp!

ages: late 3 – 9

SIGN UP TODAY!

 

 

EVERY camper RECEIVES:

+an exciting ART KIT related to our fun travel-filled stories
 
+access code to DanceART Camp’s GOOGLE CLASSROOM
 
+Hours & hours of DIY dance, theater AND ART activities available online 24/7 for you this summer
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

“How to Draw” videos
Simple French learning @ lunch
Exercise classes
Dance routines
..and so much more!