Favorite 2020 Kid’s Activities & Highlights? We did it… Together.

The past year has been challenging but we have been able to grow in so many new ways.  Congratulate yourself for making it through this year! We couldn’t have made it without you, extraordinary parents! 

Thank you for continuing to enrich our community with your remarkable dedication to CCA’s mission and values. A year-in-review of some of our favorite moments helps us to focus on the positive, during this up & down rollercoaster of a year! Enjoy!

Making a Jeff Koons with plasterwrap and balloons

Favorite 2020 Kid’s Activities & Highlights @ Claire’s Creative Adventures?  

Toured the Metropolitan Museum of Art with all classes (2.5-10’s) to see the amazing exhibit Making Marvels, the Science and Splendor at the Courts of Europe and making clocks (pre-Covid19) 

-In March, smoothly transferred all programs online without missing a class, keeping sane with empowerment and humor… starting with creating the virus as a Pac-Man & a Crunch Berry! “Crunchatize me Captain!” 

-Age-appropriated ART KITS grew to include all of the unique materials we would have used at school, shipped to each new home… including STEAM projects, like how to make your own Lava Lamps and snow!

Jonathan Lev was a visiting artist to our Art Adventures STUDIO Online Class where students 8-15 years learned how to draw landsccapes, architecture, perspecitve and portraits, including virtual studio tours of contemporary artists!

-Partnered with Central Studios (STL) to bring to life Penguins, Polar Bears, and Mermaids with 2D drawings, 3D set constructions, movement and dance for summer’s debut of DanceArt Camp (via Zoom) with fully-packed, weekly art kits

Built our famous snow globes  

Explored Chinese Art using new art materials: Bamboo brushes, ink and rice paper

-Celebrated Holi week and created our own colored paints 

 -Dove into color mixing with transclucent vellum and Elmer the Elephant in Mini-Art Adventures

-Created a stain glass mosaic for Mother’s Day 

Made our very own 2D-3D FROZEN translucent collage posters in Art Adventure Class

-Made haunted houses, painted foam skulls and bones, and created spooky necklaces in our FREE Halloween Kids Art Event! (in collaboration with Blue Bus Project held at the Culture Lab in Long Island City)

-Designed and Celebrated a 5 and 3 year old unicorn and construction birthday party during Covid-19

-Toured the newly-opened Metropolitan Museum of Art this fall with families:  2 boys, ages 8 & 11 with their grandparents, metal embossing + projects exploring Impressionism and color theory!

Be ready 2021, we are coming for you with new joy and inspiration in our hearts!  

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WILLIAM WEGMAN’S PAINTS!  VARIOUS FIELD TRIPS ARE INCLUDED IN OUR SEMESTER.

(1 hour, 30 min.) (Min. 4/ Max 12)

This studio class is a place for students to use the artistic process as a means to make choices to express who they are as individuals.

Students are introduced to modern and contemporary artists using a wide variety of media and techniques including: paint, specialty pencils, pastels, charcoal, blending tools, clay, wood, plaster, wire, fabric, stop-motion animation and more.  Students also learn techniques to recreate what they see through live model drawing (clothed) and still life.  There will be a focus on portfolio building for older students.  Please visit the Art Adventures page for more information.

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. Students take 2 trips to U.E.S. galleries and Museums during the semester to be inspired in their own processes.  Visiting contemporary artists also share their techniques in this class.  Sketchbooks are kept in class to reinforce topics and to record development throughout the year.

Click “Pre-Register” to enroll, or to inquire about a class!  (Curriculum builds each class.)

(16 Weeks)  January: 30   February: 6,13,20,27   March: 5,12   (Off March.19, 26)   April: 9,16,23,30  May: 7,14,21,28 (Curriculum continues with the Summer Semester directly thereafter.)

Expired10-14 years/ Art Adventures Studio / Wednesdays 4:50-6:05pm Spring

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

(1 hour, 15 min.)  (Min. 5/ Max 12)

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, stop-motion animation, 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. Children go on a trip to a NYC museum or gallery each semester. FRENCH vocabulary is added throughout class.

This class will have a longer class time and will be introduced to more advanced techniques and art vocabulary related to elevated media such as a variety of higher-end artist pencils, pastels, charcoals, canvas & paints intertwined with the use of the above media exploration.

Class size is limited to 12 children. 

Click “Pre-Register” to enroll, or to inquire about a class!   (Curriculum builds each class.)

(15 Weeks)   February: 5,12,19,26,   March: 4,11   (Off March.18, 25)   April: 8,15,22,29    May: 6,13,20,27 (Curriculum continues with the Summer Semester June 8- July3.)  Apply for an INTERNSHIP!

Expired4-6’s Art Adventures / Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 pm Spring

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Great for Siblings!

(1 hour)  (Min. 5/ Max 12)

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 vocabulary is included throughout the class.

*Pickup or drop-off is available for All Souls School/Church programs only.

5% Discount for All Souls School Children & Siblings!

Click “Pre-Register” to enroll, or to inquire about a class!  (Curriculum builds each class.)

(15 Weeks)   February: 5,12,19,26,   March: 4,11   (Off March.18, 25)   April: 8,15,22,29    May: 6,13,20,27 (Curriculum continues with the Summer Semester June 8-July 3.)

Expired3-5 years / Rendezvous (Art, Lunch (French) / Wednesdays 12-1:30pm Spring

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(1 hour, 30 min) (Min. 4/ Max 12)

In addition to Art Adventures, this fun lunch group will engage in playful directed conversation practicing art (& *French)vocabulary and phrases, encourage children to interact as a group, learn sharing and turn taking with an emphasis on social development and responsibility. *French vocabulary is added to any Rendezvous class upon request.

Students will take a trip to a NYC museum or gallery each semester. Lunch is either before or after art depending on class time. Children bring a NUT-FREE packed lunch.

Class size is limited to 12 children.

*Pickup or drop-off is available for All Souls School & Church programs only.

5% Discount for All Souls School Children & Siblings!

Click “Pre-Register” to enroll, or to inquire about a class!  (Curriculum builds each class.)

(15 Weeks)   February: 5,12,19,26,   March: 4,11   (Off March.18, 25)   April: 8,15,22,29    May: 6,13,20,27 (Curriculum continues with the Summer Semester June 8- July3.)

Expired2–3 years w Adult/ Mini-Art Adventures / Wednesdays 10:15-11:15am Spring

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(1 Hour) Age group: 2–3 years with Adult. (Min. 3/ Max 6)  (Simple French is included.)

The Curriculum is responsive to the developmental needs of each age group, carefully tailored and ever changing to suit the children’s interests.  Instead of rushing  children through activities, they are given ample opportunity to be active collaborators in the design of their class. Using a wide range of interesting art materials such as clay, wire, eyedroppers, diverse painting tools and techniques (to name a few) children explore, identify and reinforce language, colors, shapes, numbers while practicing motor skills and appropriate art language in a fun and nurturing environment. Adults engage in this class while learning techniques to foster the joy of learning art as well as age appopriate art language.  Each class begins with our unique group “sticky mural” decoration, with thematic items changing each week. Song and storytelling are included in this comprehensive class.  Through all of our activities, our goal is to promote confidence through choice-making as well as the freedom of self-expression while applauding and encouraging each stage of development.

Class size is limited to 12 participants/ 6 children.

5% Discount for All Souls School Children & Siblings!  New students: $45 Trial classes available.  (Proration may also apply to start date.)

Click “Pre-Register” to enroll, or to inquire about a class!  (Curriculum builds each class.)

(16 Weeks)  January: 29   February: 5,12,19,26,   March: 4,11   (Off March.18, 25)   April: 8,15,22,29    May: 6,13,20,27 (15 Weeks)   February: 5,12,19,26,   March: 4,11   (Off March.18, 25)   April: 8,15,22,29    May: 6,13,20,27 (Curriculum continues with the Summer Semester June 8-July 3.)

Expired4-6’s / Art Adventures / Tuesdays 3-4pm Spring

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(1 hour)  (Min. 5/ Max 12)

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 vocabulary is included throughout the class.

*Pickup or drop-off is available for All Souls School/Church programs only.

5% Discount for All Souls School Children & Siblings!

Click “Pre-Register” to enroll, or to inquire about a class!  (Curriculum builds each class.)

(15 Weeks)   February: 4,11,18,25   March: 3,10,31   (Off March.17, 24)   April: 7,14,21,28    May: 5,12,19,26 (Curriculum continues with the Summer Semester June 8-July 3.)

Expired7-10 years / Art Adventures Studio / Tuesdays 4:30 – 5:30pm Spring

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(1 hour)  (Min. 4/ Max 12)

STUDENT ART EXHIBITION!  Empowering students to exhibit, CCA coordinates art shows to display their work.  Next exhibition:

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, stop-motion animation, 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!

Class size is limited to 10 children.

5% Discount for siblings!

Click “Pre-Register” to enroll, or to inquire about a class!  (Curriculum builds each class.)

(15 Weeks)   February: 4,11,18,25   March: 3,10,31   (Off March.17, 24)   April: 7,14,21,28    May: 5,12,19,26 (Curriculum continues with the Summer Semester June 8-July 3.)

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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.)