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!

Chinese New Year: Year of the Pig… & Calligraphy Art for Art Adventures!

Last Week was Chinese (Lunar) New Year! We celebrated by sculpting a pig with air dry clay, painting with acrylics, then exploring Chinese Ink, Iridescent Watercolor paints & Bamboo brushes to create beautifully balanced abstract Calligraphy paintings! Practice, Practice, Practice was the name of the game when using our Line & Shape Families to create with the ink.

Let is Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow….in your Artwork!

We are quickly approaching our Spring Semester @ CCA! So for our last full week of January, we continue to let the Winter season inspire our Art Adventures- creating Snowscape Value paintings with our 5-7yo Art Adventures

Art Adventures Snowscape Value Painting

..and Snow(wo)man Clay Sculptures with Found Objects for our Mini Art Adventures!

Our Mini’s Class Snowman Clay Sculptures

Whether it’s the weather, nature, found objects or other Artists….Anything can inspire Art Making! See MORE WINTER SNOW ART FUN HERE! 

And check out what we’re about by clicking HERE! or visiting us in the classroom!

Swedish Clay Cookie Stamps & Holiday Cardmaking!

Getting into the holiday spirit with cookies, we used this age-old Swedish tradition of making specialty designs in clay as an indicator of what store, (or in this case, what child) the cookies came from! We first created a sphere with air-dry clay (found at craft & art stores), flattened it and added a coil handle with slip (water + clay.) After several days the clay was dry, then we brushed them with flour to press into a simple sugar cookie recipe and baked to show off our designs while making our holiday cards!  Just roll the cookie dough into small balls, dust with flour and press! (Bake as instructed per recipe.)

TN-completed clay stamp designs TN-Olivia and Miss Claire TN-stamping our sugar cookies TN-swedish stamp sugar cookies

Check out more with Clay Stamps HERE!

From all of us here at Art Adventures, wishing everyone a very Happy Holiday and New Year! Keep making ART and see you next year!