Art Adventure (Ages 3 to 8), Rendezvous: (Art, French and Lunch): (Ages 3 to 5), Art Adventures Studio: (Ages 9 and up), DanceArt Expression: (Ages: 3-8), Drawing Adventures: (with Jonathan Lex and various professional local artists): (Ages 9-12) & (Ages: 13-15), Music Adventures (Ages: 2-3), Music & Art Adventures (Ages: 2-3), Global Adventures (Ages: 5 and up), Social Justice Art History Class: (Ages: 10-15), Digital Photography and Social Media Class with Social Justice (Ages: 10 to 15), Monthly Art Workshops for Parents & Children (Featuring Visiting Artists), Bubbs Ross: Painting (and tasting) for Adults.
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!
April Showers are in full swing during this last week’s online (3-5’s) classes. Art Adventures, Rendez-vous (art and French) and Mini’s Adventures celebrated May flowers early with our Spring Scene-Building collages! We learned all about making “Pictures” with Shapes (first) followed by the line families (“Bigger first, Smaller last”) bringing life to our silhouetted animals with “inside lines,” while providing stems to our garden of tulips.
Older students in our Studio Adventures took a virtual tour with guest artist, Jonathan Lev !
We were so excited to join Jonathan in his grand studio where he shared some of his work, favorite art materials and even a sneak peek into his current larger-than-life-sized astronaut portrait! As a talented charcoal portraitist (located in LIC) he also gave us inside techniques in using charcoal, pencils and erasers when drawing with values to build 3D objects in our very own “Cezanne” still life. (A free “how-to” video will soon be made available.)
Thank you, Jonathan! Check out more of his inspiring work HERE!
Ms. Claire led Girl Scout Troop 4740 from Long Island City with Troop Leaders Mildred & Luciana Lamberto through the Plaxall Gallery, sharing what it means to be an artist and how to approach making art!
Several LIC artists also shared their processes, from scultpure, dioramas to paintings, including hers -while they were working in their artist studios made available by LIC-A,the Plaxall Gallery and Edjo Wheeler
(click links for more info on LIC-A, Plaxall Gallery & Edjo)
(Click HERE for more images of our fun gallery tour day!)
The artist known to the world only as CS is a young but proficient painter. With training and inspiration from Claire Munday, his talents have grown significantly this summer. While usually known for his portraits of his family in CT, CS recently decided to build his street cred by using the techniques of Jackson Pollock as he experienced at the LIC Flea & Food Festival.
This most recent work is on its way to Park Avenue in Manhattan for display in an executive office.
We’re excited to be back at the LIC Flea & Food this Sunday, July 14th:
Bring your kids, shop and EAT + create ART with CCA!
Let us inspire your child’s imagination & creativity!
Explore artists from NYC’s Museums!
LIC Flea & Food is an outdoor market open every Saturday and Sunday from 10am-6pm. Over 65 vendors per day include food, fashion, antiques, furniture, vintage items, jewelry and more. Plus music and kids attractions. Located at 5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101.