Posts Tagged: Art Education in Detroit

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On Saturday, February 22nd we held our yearly mid-year faculty meeting! During the morning our new hires presented how their classes have been going throughout the semester. They later had lunch, joined by teachers who have been with CAP for some time.

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Our elementary students are learning some cool techniques. From sketching, to then making clay sculptures and finally topping if off with learning how to dye to make shibori/tie-dye prints.

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Some of our Art and Gardening students went on a field trip to check out the Oakland Community Garden in Detroit’s Northend October 22nd.

Jerry Hebron gave them a tour through the garden highlighting the stone cistern, recycled metal sunflower, and murals that depict the communities past and present artists. She explained the importance of the rainwater barrels, heat trapping hoop-house, and community house which shares a meeting room and open kitchen to those in the community. After the tour, students covered a newly planted garlic bed in straw and danced on the outdoor stage.

Before returning to school, they got into a circle and shared why they love art and gardening and one thing they learned that day.

Their responses/reflections included:

  • 'I didn't know that a pile of leaves will eventually turn into soil'
  • 'I learned that hay has seeds and straw does not'
  • 'I learned that you have to cover garlic in straw to keep it warm in the winter'
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These images are from the final exhibition for our program at Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church’s summer camp. Students learned about fashion illustration and made their own jewelry, wallets, and handbags.

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This summer, we employed 11 students through Detroit’s Summer Youth Employment program to work with CAP Faculty member, Joye Ofei, in Brightmoor. The students have come a long way since the last update on their mural project and it’s looking great!

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This summer, we employed 11 students through Detroit’s Summer Youth Employment program to work with CAP Faculty member, Joye Ofei, in Brightmoor. The students sketch out ideas and little doodles for the mural they’ve been working on all summer.

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We’re looking for part-time artist-educators to teach art&design classes in after-school programs across Detroit.


To apply for Fall 2013, please email a 1pg cover letter and 1pg resume to CAP Coordinator, Lynn Blasey at lblasey@collegeforcreativestudies.edu no later than August 15th 2013.