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!

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!

Museum Art History: Watch how over a Million Spiders spun a silk cape!

“In 2009, what is believed to be the world’s largest and rarest piece of cloth made entirely from the silk of the golden silk orb-weaver was exhibited at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. It is said to be the “only large piece of cloth made from natural spider silk existing in the world today.” It is a breathtaking textile and the story of its creation is fascinating.” –Ancient Origins

Watch how 1.2 million Madagascar Golden Orb Spiders spun the silk for a golden cape that took eight years to complete!

Then read and view more photographs of the Golden Cape here and read quick facts here!

Come on a museum tour with us in the fall and learn more about art history!

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!

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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!

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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.)