Science met Art THIS WEEK in our Art Adventures

This week’s #ArtAdventures !! Conducting #Science #Art Experiments and #exploring the depths of the ocean floor in our underwater ocean #dioramas!

All age appropriated for our 2-5yr old art adventurers.

 

Science Meets Art: Ocean Dioramas (Age 3) Click for more images

ATTENTION:: NEW STUDENTS STILL WELCOMED FOR A $45 TRIAL CLASS!!!!

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I wish for.. the whole world to love Art and Painting and Drawing. #ArtsEdWeek

We’re celebrating National Arts in Education Week! Counting down the days until Claire’s Creative Adventures begins our after-school Fall Art program. #BecauseOfArtsEd growing up, we here @ CCA share our passion & love for ALL things ART to enrich & teach children. To build creative confidence, challenge & expand our minds and open the doors to beautiful diversity in every corner of life.

Why Art? “Because Earth without Art would just be Eh”

wishes from a 10yo, as seen @ The Color Factory

Happy Art-Making! And see you on the 1st day of class on Tuesday, 9/18!

 

Summer Art Adventures with Giacometti @ The Guggenheim!

We continue to prepare for this Fall and our Summer tours by taking a trip to the Guggenheim this weekend to see the current exhibit on Giacometti. (click for more info on the exhibition)!

While mostly known for his sculptures, Giacometti was also a prominent Painter AND Printmaker. Who knew! He experimented & created multiple prints starting with wood etching with his father, Giovanni Giacometti (well known Swiss Impressionist Painter) when he was still a schoolboy!

A super educational retrospective and must see before it closes on September 12th!

FUN GIACOMETTI FACT: Ever notice how shadows are long and thin? Many of Giacometti’s sculptures are actually from his observation of the shadow!

We highly recommend visiting. Can’t make it with the family? Leave it to us to give your little Art Adventurer a tour!

Don’t miss this fun and exciting exhibition full of art learning opportunities for your little artist! We are pumped to share our sculpture and drawing projects with you.

Take this Museum Trip with Us!

or Join us for our Fall classes where we take many of our project inspiration from our Museum exploration!

Our Giacometti inspired Halloween Face Sculptures during our Fall Programs! (Click image for Fall Art Adventure Programs!)

 

Giacometti’s The Nose 1947-49 (click for more info on Giacometti)

 

 

“Color” Walk the Town for a fun and educational Family outing in NYC

We took a trip to the Cooper Hewitt this week where they brought color, science & theory to life in their current exhibitions, Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color and The Manhattan Color Walk! Learn all you need to know about color: from color theory used by artists & designers, right down to the chemistry of colors! Then take a walk on the COLOR WALK to see some 265 different colors that make up Manhattan! You even get a cool guide that reveals every individual color corresponding to a specific siting on the streets of this borough. Click to Learn More!

Manhattan Color Walk

We are ALL ABOUT COLOR at CCA! Do I foresee an Art Adventures project in our future Fall program -using a favorite color found in our Art Adventurers neighborhood?! Stay Tuned! And be sure to keep being inspired this summer with great art at museums and all around your neighborhood!

Learning all about the Color Wheel, mixing colors AND colors in French! (click image for more about what we do!)

Summer Camp Color Mixing for our Mondrian City Grid Paintings! (click image for photos of our Summer Camps!)

…and get ready to create this FALL! Click link for more info on our FALL classes! FALL REGISTRATION

Warmer weather means Summer Art for CCA!

While NYC finally enjoys this warmer Spring weather this April, CCA already has summer on our minds! 2018 Art Adventures June Summer Camps that is.

Past June Summer Camp Highlights

Take a peek at fun past years of our weekly Summer Art Camp in June. Rich in Contemporary, Modern & Multicultural Art, diverse materials & inspiring art processes

3 weeks of fun at All Souls Church, the outdoor courtyards and Fridays  at The Metropolitan Museum of Art!

Sign up for one or more weeks:  
June 11-15 / June 20-22 / June 25-29
Age groups: Late 3-6′s/ 7-11′s
Monday – Friday
Mornings : 9:30am – 12:30 pm (Children bring a packed, nut-free lunch.)
Afternoons : 1:30-3:30 pm

Class size is limited to 10 children – So don’t wait!  

#THIRSTYforARTThursdays

UpcomingAdventures YOU Create- Choose Day / Time


 

Would you like to create your OWN Group Art Adventure class time?  Click “Pre-Register”and tell us more!  Don’t have a group?  No problem… Let us know days & times you are (your child is) available.

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 may be added to any class or workshop upon request!

Click “Pre-Register” to tell us about YOUR adventure!

Minimum 3 children/ Maximum 8 children.   Workshops are generally on Saturdays.  Semesters run 9-16 weeks (Proration available.)  All registrations and payments are due prior to class attendance.

*Class Requests must be at least 2 weeks in advance.  (All Days/Times are based on availability and are not guaranteed.)

 

Homemade Costumes: Parents Who Went the Extra Mile!

Jack’s fascination with transportation left his parents in a difficult situation.  Are front-loaders sold at costume shops?  WW1 fighter planes?

My mother used to sew our costumes, but who does that anymore?  Well, you don’t necessarily have to… These creative parents decided to BUILD them. Cardboard is easily found, but as Jack’s parents concluded, making correct armholes so that Jack could maneuver his candy-gathering was of utmost importance.

Way to go Jack for being relentless in your costume dreams! … and he’s only 6! Perhaps the fact that Jack’s dad worked for the MTA had something to do with it?

By the way, these costumes even articulate!  I’m so excited to see this year’s costume:  The Intrepid!

 

 

This Sat. 4pm… Movie Set-Making for Kids and Adults!

Register now: Art Adventures Parent-Child class Sat. Nov. 2nd from 4-5:30 pm. ClairesCreativeAdventures.com

We are so excited to have professional scenic artist Cliff Gokenbach teach us the secrets of how artists create for the movies.  He can’t tell us about the new Spiderman he’s working on, but he can help us make any imaginary set we can dream of!  Here, he’s gone to Venice…

Venetian Mini-Set 2Venetian Mini-Set

Creating the Perfect Disguise at our Venetian Mask Party

At our Venetian Mask Party (great for all ages,) we adorned our own Venetian Masks with jewels, feathers, and so much more.

Take a peek at how we dazzle in our disguises!