Art + Electronics=Fun

Dear Parents, 

With CCA, screen time in 2021 may surprise you! Videos which encourages Imagination and exercise + Quality Art Materials, for your ‘At-Home’ Art Studio!  Weekly live engagement classes (optional) will keep your kids active and inspired to work each week…OFFLINE!   

Meeting and drawing our favorite penguin, Sweet Scarlett and the animals she encounters, travelling the world. Building icy coves & igloos in the South Pole  Even make-your-own snow STEM activities! Kids draw each animal family, various scenes, landscapes, igloos and lots, lots more! Each week is filled with new ideas to start them off running and creating, even after class- all week long. They’ll love using their hands, brains and bodies in Story Adventures: An interactive 3-D Art Adventure kids watch, learn to create & build themselves while reading and hearing stories of friendship adventures across many countries and cultures. 

This class takes off February 1, 2021. Virtual Live & In-Person classes begin February 4 @ All Souls Church, 1157 Lexington Avenue on the UES of NYC!

Register ASAP: Click Here to receive your Art Kit in time for virtual classes!

 Try the 1st week and recieve your Wk. 1 Art Kit, including all art tools below!

Story Adventures Programming

What is it? A Social Emotional Learning program based in visual arts,cultural exploration, literature and dance!


What will my child be doing? Diving into a new story adventure every month. Creating the characters and sets in the story through visual art classes. Moving their body and developing a love of movement and coordination through dance technique videos. Building confidence through art, theater and musical games. 


What will I gain?
Art heals and unites. The Story Adventures program builds the language of resilienceempowers kids with character, gains conflict resolution problem-solving skills along with a love for literature, art skills, fantasy and travel!


How do I access the program?
 Create a schedule that works best for your family’s needs. Live zoom classes are available once a week for students to create it together!  All pre-recorded drawing videos are available through Google classroom, accessible anytime. Exercise is also included through story-related movement and dance videos!


Watch your child’s eyes light up as they receive exciting CCA Art Kits,filled with art studio materials that will last for years. Hearts will soar as your child creates amazing art projects. Share joy in your entire household when you have an alternative to screen time. If you need to make a call or get work done, put on a Story Adventures video to keep your child moving and creating!

Sign up and Register Now!

“She seriously loves it all… the art and the dancing! This is a great program. She is dancing all over the house.” Theresa’s mom Alison“Lilah’s “favorites” are; getting the boxes delivered, unpacking all the art supplies, Using watercolor pencils, I really know how to draw penguins and whales now and all the characters in the book.” –Lilah’s mom Brina 

Happy New Year! The Best has yet to come in 2021!

For those days when it’s too cold for kids to play outside, I’ve amassed a hyper-creative library of activities that will keep students entertained and educated Claire and CCA want to spend time with your children this winter in the arts & literacy series Story Adventures They’ll find a renewed sense of excitement for learning in 2021 through arts and crafts, imaginary travel and even physical activities that give that (seemingly endless) energy a place to go.  I’ll be sure to include some activities for parents to do as well – after all, we all need a creative and physical activity break!

Your child will be an active participant!   I’m sure it has been reassuring to you to know you were able to enjoy your own time while they were with me in class – doing what you need to do so you can come together as a family later.  Each week, a new Story Adventure will provide that time for you- by keeping your child interested, occupied and intrigued as the stories unfold.  In the first book, Claire will introduce your children to the Empire Penguins in the South Pole, where two very different friends, a penguin named Scarlett and a polar bear named Polie first meet.  

Literacy meets art in an interactive 3-D Art Adventure kids create and build themselves while reading along with (or being read to) stories of friendship, adventure and different cultures.   We journey along with 1 illustrated book per month, plus CCA’s fun-filled Art Kits providing everything for your child. 

With so many materials and choices provided, they can only be successful! Your child will be occupied and intrigued while spending up to 3 hours per week, learning new fine and gross body skills, memory exercises, languages and cultures while expanding important artistic horizons this year.  Older students become illustrators and inventive craftsmen, while younger students create willingly and freely whatever they choose to make.  

Work at your own pace and time of day convenient for your family. We have a suggested time schedule to help frame your week’s activities. All materials are mailed out to you prior to start. Virtual Fun is provided through Google Classroom and one optional 45 minute online live-stream session each week (recorded and uploaded for busy schedules.)  We even provide administrative assistance, so that your child’s experience is first class.

CCA will release these new live and online classes January 18th. Claire will engage and interact with your children both online and @ All Souls Church. Kids ages 3.5- 9 years will be stimulated by creative new ideas and achievements that they will be excited to share with their family and friends!

JOIN US FOR AN INCREDIBLE YEAR; START YOUR 1ST WEEK TRIAL BEFORE JAN. 16TH AND SEE FOR YOURSELF:)

Click Here to Learn More!

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

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

Update from Claire’s Creative Adventures about the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak:

Update from Claire’s Creative Adventures about the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak:

CCA is continuing to monitor this situation moment by moment.  We will continue to give you updates as quickly as possible.

As our history together has shown, we care just as much about your children as you do.  We ask that if you, your child(ren), anyone in your family and/or household (including staff) is or was feeling sick or unwell, even if it’s unrelated to the coronavirus, to let us know immediately.

The more we are in communication and support each other, the better off we all will be; We are an intimate group of adults and children which must be hyper-aware of how to be together in a safe, healthy and responsible way.  We welcome parental feedback and information at all times.  Please do not hesitate to contact us by email or phone should you have any concerns or information.

Here is some information from the City of New York and CCA to help keep you, your children and our community safe:

  • Until further notice, the Art Adventures Programs & Spring Break Camp is remaining open, and our scheduled programs will remain unaffected through taking detailed and targeted precautionary measures; Bear in the mind that this can change at any minute as more information is provided to us by health officials, local government and/or our facility, All Souls Church.
  • We are working with mandates from the Governor’s Office of New York.
  • A new CCA policy addendum will require anyone attending future CCA classes and camps to answer a list of questions to ensure all students’ health and safety prior to attendance and periodically throughout programs.
  • Parents will decide on whether or not to have their healthy children attend the CCA Spring Break Camp.  You will need to let us know immediately if your child is NOT attending.
  • If you or anyone you know feels in any way ill, for any reason, we cannot have your child attend camp or class.
  • We will remain calm, handling questions from children in an age-appropriate manner.
  • We look forward to proceeding with your child’s Art Adventures fun & creativity, and most importantly, all of our safety.

Parents/Caregivers:

·       If any of the following symptoms have presented themselves in the past 2 weeks (feeling feverish, new on-set of persistent cough, sneezing, runny nose, nasal or chest congestion, sore throat, shortness of breath) you and/or your child may be refused and/or will be sent home upon detection.  Medical confirmation of health via a signature from your doctor/ child’s doctor will be required before entering and/or returning.

·       If any of the above symptoms have presented themselves in the past 48 hours, your child will be refused.  Medical confirmation of health via a signature from your doctor/ child’s doctor will be required before entering and/or returning.

·       A mandatory questionnaire will be made available prior to attendance and periodically throughout the programs.

·       All adults, including caregivers, must be informed and held accountable for understanding the policies and information and follow the same preventative measures for themselves and their children.

Location:

CCA has always paid attention to detail.  We are taking proactive and preventative measures to keep everyone safe.

  • Sterilization of the premises, ourselves and the tools we use and come in contact with, along with full disinfection and maintenance of disinfection of all surfaces, doorknobs, handles, bathrooms & communal spaces.
  • There will be no cross handling of art tools: Each child will receive individual “art toolboxes” for use in camps, sterilized daily.
  • All tools, tabletops, surfaces, doorknobs, handles and chairs will be disinfected prior to each class.
  • In addition, CCA will be implementing a “No Touch Zone.”
  • From entry to departure, all guests will be asked to keep their hands to themselves.

Teachers:

  • Will be following a specific teacher safety protocol, including how to get to and leave from the premises.
  • Will not be allowed to work if any sign of illness.
  • Are required to list all locations of work outside of CCA and report any documented cases of coronavirus therein immediately and prior to work start.

Rest assured we are instituting contact protocols and every measure possible to keep our children healthy.

We want to make sure our stresses don’t get carried onto our children.  With these measures in place, the best thing we can do for children is that they continue to have fun in a relaxed and safe environment.

Spokesman from the Governor’s office of New York with regards to communities and schools:

  • Each community is unique.
  • With limited exposure, some communities will act perhaps differently than communities with wider and larger exposure.
  • We want to have schools remain open, when they cannot work online or telecommute.
  • Children are better off in schools, with the proper safety protocols, given the information provided thus far.
  • In cases where exposure of the coronavirus was found, temporarily closings to clean the schools and then re-opening.
  • You are more likely not to get sick than to get sick.
  • For younger healthy people- think about the same precautions as you would in flu season.
  • Businesses to authorize staggered schedules and not travel during heavy commuter hours if forced to take mass transit.

What else can you do as an attendee?

  • We’re sure you’ve heard all about washing your hands for at least 20 seconds; continue to practice healthy hygienic habits multiple times a day, clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects, both at work and at home (cellphone, door handles, light switches, remote controls, desks, etc.)
  • If you have family or friends who are elderly, have compromised immune systems or chronic respiratory or coronary issues, do not visit them if you feel sick.
  • If you’re feeling at all sick, let us know immediately, and please stay home & rest up!

We are New Yorkers. We will get through this with communication & working together.

This is obviously a situation that’s changing minute by minute, and we want to make sure that the members of our community are aware of both the risks and the preventative measures to take during a public health crisis.

Link to NYC Department of Health
Link to Center for Disease Control & Prevention