Story Adventures Programming

What is it? A Social Emotional Learning program based in visual arts,cultural exploration, literature and dance!


What will my child be doing? Diving into a new story adventure every month. Creating the characters and sets in the story through visual art classes. Moving their body and developing a love of movement and coordination through dance technique videos. Building confidence through art, theater and musical games. 


What will I gain?
Art heals and unites. The Story Adventures program builds the language of resilienceempowers kids with character, gains conflict resolution problem-solving skills along with a love for literature, art skills, fantasy and travel!


How do I access the program?
 Create a schedule that works best for your family’s needs. Live zoom classes are available once a week for students to create it together!  All pre-recorded drawing videos are available through Google classroom, accessible anytime. Exercise is also included through story-related movement and dance videos!


Watch your child’s eyes light up as they receive exciting CCA Art Kits,filled with art studio materials that will last for years. Hearts will soar as your child creates amazing art projects. Share joy in your entire household when you have an alternative to screen time. If you need to make a call or get work done, put on a Story Adventures video to keep your child moving and creating!

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“She seriously loves it all… the art and the dancing! This is a great program. She is dancing all over the house.” Theresa’s mom Alison“Lilah’s “favorites” are; getting the boxes delivered, unpacking all the art supplies, Using watercolor pencils, I really know how to draw penguins and whales now and all the characters in the book.” –Lilah’s mom Brina 

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!  

Happy Kwanzaa!

Kwanzaa means first fruits of the harvest!

Thankful for the harvest this year has blessed us with. Food to fill our stomachs and time to spend with our loved ones whether near or far!

“Everyone can use these [explained] principles below…to be a better human being!”

-(What is Kwanzaa and How is it Celebrated?, Inside Edition: Youtube) 

Seven principles of Kwanzaa are Umoja: Unity, Kujichagulia: Self Determination, Ujima: Collective Work and Responsibility, Ujamaa: Collective Economics, Nia: Purpose, Kuumba: Creativity, Imani: Faith.  

Kwanzaa Kinara  

Supplies: Paper Plate, Markers, Scissors, Construction Paper, Popsicle Sticks and Glue.  

Watch the step-by-step video on how to color around the edges of the plate in a fun, colorful pattern; write the holiday greeting, cut slits in the paper plate, color the craft sticks, cut out Kwanzaa candle flames and glue the candles to the paper! 

Click Here to Watch!

Again Happy Kwanzaa and may the year be prosperous!

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!