We continue to prepare for this Fall and our Summer tours by taking a trip to the Guggenheim this weekend to see the current exhibit on Giacometti. (click for more info on the exhibition)!
While mostly known for his sculptures, Giacometti was also a prominent Painter AND Printmaker. Who knew! He experimented & created multiple prints starting with wood etching with his father, Giovanni Giacometti (well known Swiss Impressionist Painter) when he was still a schoolboy!
A super educational retrospective and must see before it closes on September 12th!
FUN GIACOMETTI FACT: Ever notice how shadows are long and thin? Many of Giacometti’s sculptures are actually from his observation of the shadow!
We highly recommend visiting. Can’t make it with the family? Leave it to us to give your little Art Adventurer a tour!
Don’t miss this fun and exciting exhibition full of art learning opportunities for your little artist! We are pumped to share our sculpture and drawing projects with you.
Take this Museum Trip with Us!
or Join us for our Fall classes where we take many of our project inspiration from our Museum exploration!
Our Giacometti inspired Halloween Face Sculptures during our Fall Programs! (Click image for Fall Art Adventure Programs!)
Giacometti’s The Nose 1947-49 (click for more info on Giacometti)
While NYC finally enjoys this warmer Spring weather this April, CCA already has summer on our minds! 2018 Art Adventures June Summer Campsthat is.
Past June Summer Camp Highlights
Take a peek at fun past years of our weekly Summer Art Camp in June. Rich in Contemporary, Modern & Multicultural Art, diverse materials & inspiring art processes
3 weeks of fun at All Souls Church, the outdoor courtyards and Fridays at The Metropolitan Museum of Art!
Sign up for one or more weeks: June 11-15 / June 20-22 / June 25-29 Age groups: Late 3-6′s/ 7-11′s Monday – Friday
Mornings : 9:30am – 12:30 pm (Children bring a packed, nut-free lunch.)
Afternoons : 1:30-3:30 pm
Class size is limited to 10 children – So don’t wait!
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!)
There is a lot of feedback on how to do this, but the best way that takes the least time is to hire a professional! Armed with more than pencil and paper, CCA tours engage and enlighten with myriad materials…. And show how to do it on your own. For more info on taking your little one: http://arts.gov/art-works/2014/preparing-children-art-museums
CCA tip: Make it a Child-Directed trip- Ask these questions about each piece they are drawn to:
What materials is it made from?
How do you think they did it?
Guess what the artist was thinking when they made it?
What do you like?
What do you not like?
How would you make your own version?
If you’re nervous about bringing more than a pencil & paper, make a list of what your child needs to make their own version, go together to get the supplies and follow it up at home.
Imagine how excited they will get about art. And the interest they will have on their next visit!
We were lucky enough to watch this incredibly detailed process on and Art Adventures summer camp tour, by happy accident. I’ve attached a link to the process if you are not familiar with his work, his instructions or his new Wall Drawing #370 at the Met!
We were there on days 10-14, when they were “inking” in the black. The crew walked us through the process, showed us their materials, the written instructions (this was cool) and were fabulous with the kids and their questions! (and ours:)
And for lending us your trust, becoming self-confident individuals, working together and having incredible ideas with which to work! We celebrate your uniqueness, your effort, focus and of course- sense of humor! Have a great summer.
Cliff taught us that through learning how to transfer from any photograph or drawing, then using Sharpees, washes and values, students re-created Venice complete with poles and Gondola! Model Magic for the tops of the poles made it pop!
And so did mom! Venice Set Building Parent-Child Workshop Saturdays, lead by Cliff Gokenbach