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!
Professional tools, materials, techniques and new skills awaits…
- Architecture! (learning the in’s and out’s of 1-point and 2-point perspective plus more!)
- Portraits! (building a face in simple steps)
A great way to collaborate and continue learning how to take turns while sharing our ideas and art: Virtual Art shows. Stay connected with your loved ones by creating art and sharing.
Some at home art activities to download & print!
Happy Art-making! Stay healthy in body & mind. ❤️
For our first museum tour this new school year, we traveled to the Guggenheim Museum of Art!
Our Art Adventurers viewed the Guggenheim’s Artistic License & Basquiat exhibitions exploring lines, shapes and symbols, oh my!
It was all about abstract modern and contemporary art reviewing
our forms & sculptures with Giacometti;
geometric shapes, lines and patterns with Louise Nevelson; negative space, balance & color with Louise Bourgeois;
and finally, use of symbols, words and emotions with Basquiat.
See More of our Art Adventures to the Guggenheim HERE!
We can’t get enough of this Summer Sunshine! That just means time for more en plein air art. But where to start?
1. Choose your medium. Pencil? Pastels? Watercolor?
2. Pick your favorite outdoor spot (don’t forget water & sunscreen!).
3. And CREATE SOME ART
Want some more drawing or painting pointers? Try to spot one of our teaching artists at the park or beach…OR EVEN BETTER, JOIN US in the Fall!
This September, take part in our Youth Arts Enrichment League after school with various modern, contemporary, multicultural art classes for ages 2-14.
We will give you step by step instruction in what it takes to draw or paint landscape art …
….& SO MUCH MORE!
VISIT our GALLERY to see our past Art Adventures in Action!
Happy Summer Art-Making!
These past two weeks took us on an Art Adventure exploring new mediums! We were introduced to acrylic gel medium to transfer printed images from a newspaper and onto our acrylic paintings. We also got a sneak peek/ mini- intro to gold leaf and the process of gilding!
Our Adventurers exhibited so much patience in the paper removal process!
Tres bien! Our results are worthy of a gallery display. Visit our GALLERY here!
Chalk Pastels may seem intimidating, but fear not! Just stick to your values & everything will work out just fine.
Watch our process in learning chalk pastel drawing techniques!
AND check out more Art Adventure class project photos HERE
We’re taking our Art Adventure, Studio, and Mini’s classes to the Met this week! Its all about exploring all the different art movements, forms, processes and cultures that the museum has to offer while creating fun and exciting art projects ….in front of famous ART!
This adventure brings us to a few spots @ The Met:
The art of Africa with our 5-7 year old classes, which also coincides with our in-class project inspired by the Adire Eleko textile Art of Yorubaland!
The Modern Wing with our 2-4 year olds classes, exploring color, shape, and line!
and some new exhibits just opened with our older Studio class!
We can’t wait to see what our Art Adventurers create at The Met! Stay tuned.
In the meantime, see some past Museum Tours with CCA HERE!
Last week was all about Cave Art! This two day project included creating stamps from model magic and drawing with new materials. Exploring lines and shapes and even tracing our hands with craypas and pastels. Our Mini Adventurers finished the day “painting” cave art animals with natural elements: