January Wishes and Colorful Wonders

January is always thrilling and exciting as we cast our sites on new things ahead! Here’s a few art projects to keep your kids dreaming, wishing and motivated to continue new art projects through the end of January!

Wishing Wand
Supplies: Cardstock Contact paper, Scissors, Assorted Sequins and Glitter, Lours, Marker, Stick/Dowel, Pencil, Ribbon or Wired Garland


Cut out two stars with Cardstock Paper, then take the contact paper and cut it out two times. Make them the size of the star. ****Leave enough room so that the contact paper can be glued to the star later. Decorate one of the contact paper with assorted sequins and glitter lours. Then glue the edges of the contact paper together. Finally, glue the contact paper to the edges of the star. If you have any edges of the contact paper that extends outside of the star then just cut around and re-glue the edges. Last but not least, Set Goals and Resolutions: Write around the outside of the star goals and things to look forward to. 
For example:“FRONT: In 2021, I want to create, earn a new belt, go to the beach. BACK: Learn to read, illustrate, start eating dessert after breakfast.”
-New Years Centerpiece and Wishing Wand, Dancers4Life

Alcohol Ink Coasters  

  • 4 tile coasters (the non-porous and shiny kind 🙂  
  • Ranger Alcohol Inks ( several colors of choice)  
  • Rubbing Alcohol  
  • Felt  
  • Black Paint  
  • Mod Podge Glue ( or glue of choice)  
  • Paint brushes  
  • Wax paper or something to protect you work surface ( these inks stain…trust me – I learned the hard way !)   
  • Spray Sealer 

First, lay down wax paper on the table, then place the coasters on top. The wax paper will protect the table from spilled paint staining the table. Second, use a paint brush to rub the alcohol on the coasters. Third, place the colors in order of what you want to use first. Then start dropping the paint on the coasters. If you have any white spots then just add more color to it. Fourth, paint the sides black or any color of your choosing. Fifth, cut squares out of black felt. Leave it until you coat the bottom of the coaster with mod podge or glue. Then you can stick the felt to the bottom. Finally, use the spray seal over the paint side and allow it to dry overnight. Enjoy your finished colorful art project!  

-PC and Project: Instructables Living 

Fun Facts about Alcohol Ink!

Alcohol inks are an exciting new medium in the art world that allow a free flow of expression with a variety of techniques. Artists who specialize in alcohol inks have developed styles that range, from representational art that captures the natural world, to abstract art specializing in serene and gilded designs.

“The powerful punches of color, use of non-absorbent surfaces, and ability to maintain a clean seal with resin have allowed alcohol ink art to captivate a wide range of art enthusiasts. This artwork is a beautiful way to decorate your walls, as well as all manner of household objects. Alcohol ink artists are famous for their versatility in substrates, as they paint glass vases, jewelry and metals, and functional wooden pieces. No matter what substrate they drop their ink onto, the pieces always come out looking stunning.”

Louise Christian uses alcohol inks to paint natural scenes, such as forests, trees, flowers, and mushrooms. Her painting range from impressionistic to realistic. Her techniques make use of bold, bright colors and unique textures. To create her full desired vision, she mixes the media by drawing over her paintings with ink pens.”

-PC and Article: Artists Who are Famous for Using Alcohol Ink, Smart Art Box, 2019

Contact us about our art classes to keep your kids busy throughout the year!

ActiveOnline Art Story Adventures!


ALL NEW exciting online Creative Arts program for ages Late 3-9’s!  Sign up now for your 1st Week’s trial: Virtual and Live Classes with all your child needs from our all-inclusive ART KITS!

Keep your kids creating all-week-long with 3D set-building, crafts, drawing & painting animals, reading, virtual travel and more… Children become a master of their worlds through exciting Live Weekly Engagement classes (with Pre-recorded extra engagement, to use anytime you need:)  (Pre-recorded-only option coming soon.) 

Walk through the snowy unknown and shadowy ice valleys with tales of friendship.  Your adventurer reads/is read to, draws and goes on Art Adventures with Claire, along with illustrated books.

Look for the tallest mountain to climb or raging rivers to swim across. Discover when love and courage unite, they are unstoppable. Children unlock their own courageous and loving superpowers through a season of reading, drawing  characters and creating their own 3D sets!  And, if they like to move, dance or play theater games- it’s all here!

 

  • Live Online art classes with exciting Art Kits, mailed in advance.
  • 45 Min.-1 hour Weekly Live & Zoom Art Classes with Claire Making Sets & Crafts from Kits!
  • Additional Animal Drawing & Painting “How-to” Videos to sharpen skills, challenge + engage independantly.
  • Our 1st month’s story begins January 18, 2021 (weekly online content delivered to your email) with 4 weeks of content & classes per book.
  • $97= 1st week introductory trial offer with 1st week’s Art Kit delivered in advance.
  • Google Classroom
  • Easy to follow (Admin. assistance also available:)
  • Optional Saturday AM Check-ins for Art Shares of their new drawings and sets with family and friends at the end of each week…Live on Zoom! (20 min.)
  • Book NOW to get your 1st week’s ART KIT!  

This is a Monthly series/ 1 book a month/ content delivered weekly.  

Missed a class?  No problem!  All art-making videos are in Google classroom and live class recordings will be made available, for when your child is ready.

$97= 1st week introductory trial offer with 1st week’s Art Kit delivered in advance

$291 for the remaining 3 weeks.  $388/mo.  *Sibling discounts available.

 

Does your child like to be active?

Storybook-inspired Movement & Dance recordings are also Included in the weekly experience!  (for Live class subscribers)

Charlotte on Zoom, dancing to imaginative choreography of the stories.

 

Reading, Storytelling & Imaginary Travel

  • Daily Virtual Art Adventures content: Abstract Line Game warm-ups, Character-Drawing, Painting
  • French & Spanish Practice
  • Daily Exercise: Various forms of Dance, Music & Movement
  • Including: 
    • Art Kits (Tailored to each story & creatively engaging, even after class)
    • Weekly live engagement- to keep students inspired and motivated.
    • (Optional) Share your masterpieces (& dance routines) with family and friends at the end of each week!
  • ART KITS CONTAIN:  (In Live classes, Claire will show you how to use your materials)
    • An all-inclusive “Toolkit”: Dry erase markers & roll, all ready to go, to get started right away
    • Watercolor pencils, brush, sponge to turn your drawings into paintings, just like that!
    • Pencil, glue dots, glue stick, index cards, popsicle sticks & surprises.
    • + Weekly diverse crafting materials, to build the 3D Scenes, Set & Characters!

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WILLIAM WEGMAN’S PAINTS!  VARIOUS FIELD TRIPS ARE INCLUDED IN OUR SEMESTER.

(1 hour, 30 min.) (Min. 4/ Max 12)

This studio class is a place for students to use the artistic process as a means to make choices to express who they are as individuals.

Students are introduced to modern and contemporary artists using a wide variety of media and techniques including: paint, specialty pencils, pastels, charcoal, blending tools, clay, wood, plaster, wire, fabric, stop-motion animation and more.  Students also learn techniques to recreate what they see through live model drawing (clothed) and still life.  There will be a focus on portfolio building for older students.  Please visit the Art Adventures page for more information.

Myriad museums and galleries of NYC provide us with ample ideas from which to create, keeping our curriculum current with the art world of today. Students take 2 trips to U.E.S. galleries and Museums during the semester to be inspired in their own processes.  Visiting contemporary artists also share their techniques in this class.  Sketchbooks are kept in class to reinforce topics and to record development throughout the year.

Click “Pre-Register” to enroll, or to inquire about a class!  (Curriculum builds each class.)

(16 Weeks)  January: 30   February: 6,13,20,27   March: 5,12   (Off March.19, 26)   April: 9,16,23,30  May: 7,14,21,28 (Curriculum continues with the Summer Semester directly thereafter.)

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en plein air drawing in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art! (Spring 2019- Met Tour)

(1 hour, 15 min.)  (Min. 5/ Max 12)

Children are introduced to modern and contemporary artists and diverse cultures using a wide variety of media and techniques including: paint, clay, wood, plaster, papier-mâché, wire, fabric, stop-motion animation, recyclables and more! Myriad museums and galleries of NYC provide us with ample ideas from which to create, keeping our curriculum current with the art world of today. Children go on a trip to a NYC museum or gallery each semester. FRENCH vocabulary is added throughout class.

This class will have a longer class time and will be introduced to more advanced techniques and art vocabulary related to elevated media such as a variety of higher-end artist pencils, pastels, charcoals, canvas & paints intertwined with the use of the above media exploration.

Class size is limited to 12 children. 

Click “Pre-Register” to enroll, or to inquire about a class!   (Curriculum builds each class.)

(15 Weeks)   February: 5,12,19,26,   March: 4,11   (Off March.18, 25)   April: 8,15,22,29    May: 6,13,20,27 (Curriculum continues with the Summer Semester June 8- July3.)  Apply for an INTERNSHIP!

Expired4-6’s Art Adventures / Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 pm Spring

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Great for Siblings!

(1 hour)  (Min. 5/ Max 12)

Children are introduced to modern and contemporary artists and diverse cultures using a wide variety of media and techniques including: paint, clay, wood, plaster, papier-mâché, wire, fabric, sun prints, dioramas, recyclables and more! Myriad museums and galleries of NYC provide us with ample ideas from which to create, keeping our curriculum current with the art world of today. Parents are invited to join us on a trip to a NYC museum or gallery each semester!  FRENCH vocabulary is included throughout the class.

*Pickup or drop-off is available for All Souls School/Church programs only.

5% Discount for All Souls School Children & Siblings!

Click “Pre-Register” to enroll, or to inquire about a class!  (Curriculum builds each class.)

(15 Weeks)   February: 5,12,19,26,   March: 4,11   (Off March.18, 25)   April: 8,15,22,29    May: 6,13,20,27 (Curriculum continues with the Summer Semester June 8-July 3.)

Expired3-5 years / Rendezvous (Art, Lunch (French) / Wednesdays 12-1:30pm Spring

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(1 hour, 30 min) (Min. 4/ Max 12)

In addition to Art Adventures, this fun lunch group will engage in playful directed conversation practicing art (& *French)vocabulary and phrases, encourage children to interact as a group, learn sharing and turn taking with an emphasis on social development and responsibility. *French vocabulary is added to any Rendezvous class upon request.

Students will take a trip to a NYC museum or gallery each semester. Lunch is either before or after art depending on class time. Children bring a NUT-FREE packed lunch.

Class size is limited to 12 children.

*Pickup or drop-off is available for All Souls School & Church programs only.

5% Discount for All Souls School Children & Siblings!

Click “Pre-Register” to enroll, or to inquire about a class!  (Curriculum builds each class.)

(15 Weeks)   February: 5,12,19,26,   March: 4,11   (Off March.18, 25)   April: 8,15,22,29    May: 6,13,20,27 (Curriculum continues with the Summer Semester June 8- July3.)

Expired3-5 years / Rendezvous (Art, Lunch (French) / Wednesdays 11:30-1pm Spring

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(1 hour, 30 min) (Min. 4/ Max 12)

In addition to Art Adventures, this fun lunch group will engage in playful directed conversation practicing art (& *French)vocabulary and phrases, encourage children to interact as a group, learn sharing and turn taking with an emphasis on social development and responsibility. *French vocabulary is added to any Rendezvous class upon request.

Students will take a trip to a NYC museum or gallery each semester. Lunch is either before or after art depending on class time. Children bring a NUT-FREE packed lunch.

Class size is limited to 12 children.

*Pickup or drop-off is available for All Souls School & Church programs only.

5% Discount for All Souls School Children & Siblings!

Click “Pre-Register” to enroll, or to inquire about a class!  (Curriculum builds each class.)

(15 Weeks)   February: 5,12,19,26,   March: 4,11   (Off March.18, 25)   April: 8,15,22,29    May: 6,13,20,27 (Curriculum continues with the Summer Semester June 8-July 3.)

Expired2–3 years w Adult/ Mini-Art Adventures / Wednesdays 10:15-11:15am Spring

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(1 Hour) Age group: 2–3 years with Adult. (Min. 3/ Max 6)  (Simple French is included.)

The Curriculum is responsive to the developmental needs of each age group, carefully tailored and ever changing to suit the children’s interests.  Instead of rushing  children through activities, they are given ample opportunity to be active collaborators in the design of their class. Using a wide range of interesting art materials such as clay, wire, eyedroppers, diverse painting tools and techniques (to name a few) children explore, identify and reinforce language, colors, shapes, numbers while practicing motor skills and appropriate art language in a fun and nurturing environment. Adults engage in this class while learning techniques to foster the joy of learning art as well as age appopriate art language.  Each class begins with our unique group “sticky mural” decoration, with thematic items changing each week. Song and storytelling are included in this comprehensive class.  Through all of our activities, our goal is to promote confidence through choice-making as well as the freedom of self-expression while applauding and encouraging each stage of development.

Class size is limited to 12 participants/ 6 children.

5% Discount for All Souls School Children & Siblings!  New students: $45 Trial classes available.  (Proration may also apply to start date.)

Click “Pre-Register” to enroll, or to inquire about a class!  (Curriculum builds each class.)

(16 Weeks)  January: 29   February: 5,12,19,26,   March: 4,11   (Off March.18, 25)   April: 8,15,22,29    May: 6,13,20,27 (15 Weeks)   February: 5,12,19,26,   March: 4,11   (Off March.18, 25)   April: 8,15,22,29    May: 6,13,20,27 (Curriculum continues with the Summer Semester June 8-July 3.)

Expired4-6’s / Art Adventures / Tuesdays 3-4pm Spring

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(1 hour)  (Min. 5/ Max 12)

Children are introduced to modern and contemporary artists and diverse cultures using a wide variety of media and techniques including: paint, clay, wood, plaster, papier-mâché, wire, fabric, sun prints, dioramas, recyclables and more! Myriad museums and galleries of NYC provide us with ample ideas from which to create, keeping our curriculum current with the art world of today. Parents are invited to join us on a trip to a NYC museum or gallery each semester!  FRENCH vocabulary is included throughout the class.

*Pickup or drop-off is available for All Souls School/Church programs only.

5% Discount for All Souls School Children & Siblings!

Click “Pre-Register” to enroll, or to inquire about a class!  (Curriculum builds each class.)

(15 Weeks)   February: 4,11,18,25   March: 3,10,31   (Off March.17, 24)   April: 7,14,21,28    May: 5,12,19,26 (Curriculum continues with the Summer Semester June 8-July 3.)

Expired7-10 years / Art Adventures Studio / Tuesdays 4:30 – 5:30pm Spring

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(1 hour)  (Min. 4/ Max 12)

STUDENT ART EXHIBITION!  Empowering students to exhibit, CCA coordinates art shows to display their work.  Next exhibition:

Children are introduced to modern and contemporary artists and diverse cultures using a wide variety of media and techniques including: paint, clay, wood, plaster, papier-mâché, wire, fabric, stop-motion animation, dioramas, recyclables and more! Myriad museums and galleries of NYC provide us with ample ideas from which to create, keeping our curriculum current with the art world of today. Parents are invited to join us on a trip to a NYC museum or gallery each semester!

Class size is limited to 10 children.

5% Discount for siblings!

Click “Pre-Register” to enroll, or to inquire about a class!  (Curriculum builds each class.)

(15 Weeks)   February: 4,11,18,25   March: 3,10,31   (Off March.17, 24)   April: 7,14,21,28    May: 5,12,19,26 (Curriculum continues with the Summer Semester June 8-July 3.)