Happy New Year! The Best has yet to come in 2021!

For those days when it’s too cold for kids to play outside, I’ve amassed a hyper-creative library of activities that will keep students entertained and educated Claire and CCA want to spend time with your children this winter in the arts & literacy series Story Adventures They’ll find a renewed sense of excitement for learning in 2021 through arts and crafts, imaginary travel and even physical activities that give that (seemingly endless) energy a place to go.  I’ll be sure to include some activities for parents to do as well – after all, we all need a creative and physical activity break!

Your child will be an active participant!   I’m sure it has been reassuring to you to know you were able to enjoy your own time while they were with me in class – doing what you need to do so you can come together as a family later.  Each week, a new Story Adventure will provide that time for you- by keeping your child interested, occupied and intrigued as the stories unfold.  In the first book, Claire will introduce your children to the Empire Penguins in the South Pole, where two very different friends, a penguin named Scarlett and a polar bear named Polie first meet.  

Literacy meets art in an interactive 3-D Art Adventure kids create and build themselves while reading along with (or being read to) stories of friendship, adventure and different cultures.   We journey along with 1 illustrated book per month, plus CCA’s fun-filled Art Kits providing everything for your child. 

With so many materials and choices provided, they can only be successful! Your child will be occupied and intrigued while spending up to 3 hours per week, learning new fine and gross body skills, memory exercises, languages and cultures while expanding important artistic horizons this year.  Older students become illustrators and inventive craftsmen, while younger students create willingly and freely whatever they choose to make.  

Work at your own pace and time of day convenient for your family. We have a suggested time schedule to help frame your week’s activities. All materials are mailed out to you prior to start. Virtual Fun is provided through Google Classroom and one optional 45 minute online live-stream session each week (recorded and uploaded for busy schedules.)  We even provide administrative assistance, so that your child’s experience is first class.

CCA will release these new live and online classes January 18th. Claire will engage and interact with your children both online and @ All Souls Church. Kids ages 3.5- 9 years will be stimulated by creative new ideas and achievements that they will be excited to share with their family and friends!

JOIN US FOR AN INCREDIBLE YEAR; START YOUR 1ST WEEK TRIAL BEFORE JAN. 16TH AND SEE FOR YOURSELF:)

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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!

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!

DRAWING Camp resumes this Monday!

Professional tools, materials, techniques and new skills awaits…

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UPCOMING THEMES:

  • Architecture! (learning the in’s and out’s of 1-point and 2-point perspective plus more!) 
  • Portraits! (building a face in simple steps)

 

Virtual Art 🎨 Shows in our Live Online Claires Creative Adventures!

Studio Art Adventures Ages 8-11s: silly face designs for our DIY face masks

Rendez Vous Class Age 3-4s: Collaborating together in our abstract line game to each create unique abstract drawings.

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. ❤️

November means Museum Art Adventures!

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!

Outdoor Art Adventures to take this SUMMER

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

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

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!

Spring 2019 Met Tour- Graphite pencil Tree Value Study (Ages 6-8)

Happy Summer Art-Making!

Exploring New Mediums: Image Acrylic Transfer Painting

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!

PASTELS MADE EASY: How to draw a Legume with pastels

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