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!

Let’s Smash the Coronavirus …with ART! DIY Coronavirus Piñata

If you’ve already seen this NYTIMES ARTICLE , you’re probably wondering, how can we do this at home?!

Here are the steps & materials you will need to feel the satisfaction, power and outdoor fun!




balloon, news paper (cut into strips), equal parts flour + water,  toilet paper tubes, tissue paper (optional), paint, scissors, glue (hot glue gun works great!) heavy string or fishing line (to hang)

coronavirus pinata example taken from the NY Times article


1- Blow up a balloon

2- Cut newspaper into strips (both long and short)

3- Mix equal parts (1:1) water : flour in a bucket (this will be your papier-mâché mix)

4- Dunk newspaper strips in papier-mâché mix one at a time & spread over balloon.

5-Cover your whole balloon until you no longer see your balloon.

6- Let dry

7- Glue (hot glue works best) toilet paper rolls around your papier-mâché balloon (these will be the red spike proteins that stick out of the coronavirus!)

8- Paint your papier-mâché coronavirus !

9-  Take a pin/needle & poke through the papier-mâché to POP your balloon

10- Grownups, Cut a small hole in your papier-mâché to fill your coronavirus with some treats! Then re-cover your hole with tape + paint

11- Tape string or fishing line  for hanging

Voila! You now have yourself a Corona virus Piñata!

Happy Quarantine Art Making!

Stay Safe, Healthy & Creative! ❤️