This group mural was created by students during the culminating event celebrating Black History Month at the Henry Ford Academy School for Creative Studies. It took the students 1.5 hours to complete from start to finish. During performances by other student groups, our students worked on the mural outside the view of the audience. When the performances were complete, the 20’ moveable wall was turned around for all to see. It was received with an audible gasp of wonderment and amazement at what the students had just completed. The mural has since been sealed and will be wrapped in plastic to preserve the student work.
Michigan Chronicle - DTE Energy Foundation Announces Winners of Its Summer Jobs Program Video Contest
Aug. 16, 2013 DTE Energy Foundation Announces Winners of Its…
"Detroiters Richard McCall, 17, and Elijah Ramey, 16, won first- and second-place awards respectively. Both of the short videos captured the gratifying experience of helping to paint a mural in the middle of Detroit’s Brightmoor community. McCall and Ramey were employed by the College for Creative Studies over the summer as part of the Grow Detroit’s Young Talent program."
In addition to creating award-winning short videos, our students transformed the building you see in the background from a burnt-out abandoned eye-sore into a 360degree mural they designed themselves. You can see it for yourself at the corner of Lyndon & Burt in Detroit’s Brightmoor Neighborhood.
- 6 months ago
- 7 months ago
This summer, we employed 11 students through Detroit’s Summer Youth Employment program to work with CAP Faculty member, Joye Ofei, in Brightmoor. As you can see, they’ve cleaned up the area and gotten a great start on the mural portion of their project.
Stay tuned for more updates and pictures of their progress!
The North East Guidance Center (NEGC) partnered with the Community Arts Partnerships (CAP) office at the College for Creative Studies (CCS) to produce a number of murals at their site. CAP faculty -Joye Opoku Ofei, KT Andresky, and Art Turner worked with local Middle School students to design and fabricate a series of mural panels that have been installed around the North east Guidance Center.
Students will work with professional artist/teacher Lynn Spanke. Ms Spanke has a background in education, painting, drawing, and murals. She will work with students to design and fabricate a series of mural panels painted on plywood panels to be installed in various locations. Mural themes and images will be developed with students and principals at the facility. Panels will be fabricated, painted, and installed to last as an indoor project. Finished murals will have the look and feel of youth art.
- 1 year ago
The image in the article includes the mural high school students apart of our Detroit Neighborhood Arts Corps (DNAC) program created last year at the Redford Branch Library. Students worked with local Detroit artists to create a whimsical and literacy inspired mural.
Below is an excerpt from the article:
"McDonald’s has come up with a new “happy meal.” It’s helping children fill up on reading.
McDonald’s Books & Backpacks program offers local grade school children incentives for checking out books and runs through the end of 2012. It is designed to encourage reading and build on the reading skills children acquire in school. McDonald’s extended the program to eight libraries in five additional communities throughout metro Detroit.
The new participating libraries include the City of Eastpointe Memorial Library, Harper Woods Public Library, Oak Park Public Library, Pontiac Public Library, the four Ypsilanti District Library branches and its bookmobile. The McDonald’s Books & Backpacks program was first introduced in June 2010 in partnership with Detroit Public Library and all of its branches.”