Slime Artwork

How to age-appropriate Slime?  We believe one medium can be ameliorated to multi-level learning through creative programming…. And here’s how! 

While the mixture of the Slime is the same, the Art Challenges we present are not. 

Combining museum-inspired work with an art education for any age- with keen age-appropriated challenges is what makes this curriculum unique.  While making art, children are inspired by the art of NYC and the world, even recognizing major artists and styles at ages 3 & 4 years old. 

For example, when Joseph Cornell exhibited at the Met., Claire knew this was a great opportunity to keep her slime-crazed students happy– by having them design apothecary-style Joseph Cornell boxes with a wide array of high-end papers and materials, including chalkboard paper and white acrylic markers to write their own French words.  Then she took them to the museum. 

Assemblage Art: Joseph Cornell-Inspired Shadow Boxes 

Using found objects & a decoupage technique, students made shadow boxes for their slimes(!) with an apothecary look, a signature aspect of Assemblage artist Joseph Cornell. Assemblage Art is a form of sculpture comprised of any organic or man-made material/ found objects & assembled together to create a piece based on each child’s choices and personalities. We brainstormed, collected, arranged and layered to visualize aspects of ourselves and to construct a memory in a box.  

Students’ addition of white charcoal pencil, Chinese ink, brushes, calligraphy, letters and words (also French!) helped us to also discover the fun in designing their shadow boxes! 

Fall Classes are Upon Us: Inquire Now 

Or Read more about our Growing Class Offerings:  

Art Adventure (Ages 3 to 8), Rendezvous: (Art, French and Lunch): (Ages 3 to 5), Art Adventures Studio: (Ages 9 and up), DanceArt Expression: (Ages: 3-8), Drawing Adventures: (with Jonathan Lex and various professional local artists): (Ages 9-12) & (Ages: 13-15), Music Adventures (Ages: 2-3), Music & Art Adventures (Ages: 2-3), Global Adventures (Ages: 5 and up), Social Justice Art History Class: (Ages: 10-15), Digital Photography and Social Media Class with Social Justice (Ages: 10 to 15), Monthly Art Workshops for Parents & Children (Featuring Visiting Artists), Bubbs Ross: Painting (and tasting) for Adults. 

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

2020 Class Inspiration

We know there are a lot of activities for your children and are excited to make Art Adventures, an early enrichment league, on the top of their list.

 

What do we have in store? Learning from the masters, Multi-cultural art and Contemporary Artists. Children will learn how to paint, draw, sculpt, mosaic, work with plastics, wood, metal and wire.

 

As well as ART IN THE PARK this spring and a little French along the way!

Each class will take a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art per semester for a Museum Adventure.

 

New to Art Adventures? CCA (Claire’s Creative Adventures) programs have a 3:1 or even 2:1 student-teacher ratio, myriad material exploration, optional French, as well as lunch & art + after-school programs since 2001 @ All Souls Church.

Join us! Register Today. Proration available.

 

Staying in the City for Spring Break? We’re having a Spring Break Art Adventure Camp!

Having a stay-cation this spring? GREAT NEWS! Spring Break Art Camps are BACK!

Magnet Metallic Sculpture (Ages 7+)

Daily Painting as inspired by a contemporary or modern Artist (Ages 4+)

Bonsai Cherry Blossom Tree Wire Sculptures (Ages 5+)

 

JOIN US during your spring break in March for our art enrichment camp

 

Geometric Glass Mandala Art Terrarium (Ages 5-7)

DETAILS:

WHEN:
Camp Session 1: March 16th- March 20th
Camp Session 2: March 23rd – March 27th
Time: 930am – 1230pm
Where: All Soul’s Church
Ages: 5 – 10

CLICK HERE to Save your spot!!

EXCITING NEWS ! CCA is BEST in Education AND Tours for 2019

CCA was NOMINATED in 2019 for

BEST in Education & BEST in Tours

For the 7th consecutive year!

Epic Abstraction with Jackson Pollock’s Drip Paintings exploring abstract expressionism, material use, balance and composition with Ages 6-9

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT THESE PAST 19 YEARS IN BUSINESS!

Happy NEW DECADE! What’s NEW for CCA in 2020

Wishing you all a very Happy & Creative New Year!

Check out what’s new for CCA in 2020:

$45 TRIAL CLASSES always available for new students. SREAD THE WORD!

SPRING ART ADVENTURES BEGIN FEB.2020

STUDIO ART ADVENTURES NEW CLASSES ADDED

PARENT-CHILD SATURDAY WORKSHOPS

GROWN UPS ONLY ART ADVENTURES

 

November means Museum Art Adventures!

For our first museum tour this new school year, we traveled to the Guggenheim Museum of Art!

Our Art Adventurers viewed the Guggenheim’s Artistic License & Basquiat exhibitions exploring lines, shapes and symbols, oh my!

 

It was all about abstract modern and contemporary art reviewing

our forms & sculptures with Giacometti;

 

geometric shapes, lines and patterns with Louise Nevelson; negative space, balance & color with Louise Bourgeois;

 

 

and finally, use of symbols, words and emotions with Basquiat.

 

See More of our Art Adventures to the Guggenheim HERE!

Costume, Art and Social Justice…Sunday Reads

With costumes on our minds and art in our souls, we spend time thinking about the benefits these elements have outside of just aesthetics and fun.

For our Sunday reads, we look into the work of Nick Cave for inspiration on artistic costumes with a message of social justice and love for all.

 

Check out this New York Times article for more about

Nick Cave’s Soundsuits and his other art projects

 

Welcome Back to School! Fall ART is in the air and in our minds

While the unofficial end to summer has waved goodbye, our art waves are still vibing strong for this Fall 2019. We are surfing down memory lane in preparation for an artistically exciting upcoming season!

Here are some favorites of our past fall art adventures! #SeriousThrowbackThursday time

There is still time to REGISTER! DON’T WAIT. Our Art Adventures starts in less than 2 WEEKS! Click HERE for more

Fall 2014. Studio Art Adventures: Plein Air Pastel Drawing exploration

2014. Art Adventures (Ages 4-5) Thanksgiving Mural Fun

2015 Art Adventures. Modern Art Tour at Metropolitan Museum of Art

2016 Studio Art Adventures: Kinetic Magnet Metal Sculptures

2015. Art Adventures (Age 3-4) Eye Spy… Art AND Science

2016 Rendez Vous Art Adventures (Ages 4-5): Mosaic Art

2016. Art Adventures. The Night Before Christmas wink

2018. Mini’s Art Adventures (Age 2-3): Slime Making

2017 Art Adventures. Faith Ringgold Storyquilts

2018. Art Adventures. Jackson Pollock Drip Paint Pants

2018. Studio Art Adventures: Value Study Charcoal Winter Landscapes

2018. Art Adventures: Picasso inspired Cubist Wood Sculptures

2017 Art Adventures: Visiting Artist Series- silkscreen printmaking

Fall ART Classes to encourage AND motivate…

Everyone needs support, especially when trying new things.

REGISTER TODAY for CCA’s Art enrichment kid’s league starting this September!

BROWSE ALL FALL 2019 CLASSES NOW

We boast confident, happy & excited children leaving our studio after each class.

What can your child develop?

Parents are often skeptical to over-schedule their children in the fall.  School teachers warn parents to keep extra classes to a minimum during transitions.

We find, however, that CCA’s art classes are an exception. Why?

Because they are child-directed. They focus on exploration, as well as whatever is going on that day with each student, and acts as a supportive therapy in their schedule versus an extra “activity.”

Our studio is a place where children can rest from their busy schedules, receive individualized attention and to express themselves with or without words.