Posts Tagged: Sculptures

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Everyone had a blast over at Brightmoor for the last major exhibition of the season! The artwork and show was awesome thanks to our CAP teachers and students! We look forward to more shows to come!

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Everyone had a blast over at Brightmoor for the last major exhibition of the season! The artwork and show was awesome thanks to our CAP teachers and students! We look forward to more shows to come!

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Check out the amazing work these students did at Intersections!

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The Intersections exhibit was today! Students learned about and celebrated influential African Americans including Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. Some of the artwork in the class will serve as inspiration for large scale sculptures in a nearby park!

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DNAC students working on hand sculptures

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DNAC at Detroit Community High School

Saturdays from 11am-2pm

classes will resume Saturday, January 5th

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The students at Brightmoor made life sized sculptures of a Masai family this summer.

"There can be no doubt that the traditional way of life of the present day Masai is
coming to an end and it would be unwise to suggest that a pastoral existence on the slopes of Mount Meru in East Africa is an ideal to which all nations should aspire. Yet in their self-sustaining use of the environment, the Masai pastoralists embodied values which could serve as a model for a developed world heedlessly plundering natural resources at a frightening and progressive rate.”
- AFRICA: A Continent Revealed, Rene Gordon, St Martins Pr, 1993, p.186

  • First, students viewed a miniature “Masai” doll and other pictures of Masai families.
  • Then they took measurements from a large-scale painting of the doll.
  • Next, they decided the typical “Masai” pose that will best achieve effective balance and stability.

Working in groups, students worked on sections of the first figure - some worked on head, stand, body, etc… In the end, the various parts were assembled to make the final, life sized sculptures.

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DNAC students hard at work, completing projects that will be showcased at their exhibition on the last day of class.

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At the Matrix Center DNAW East students are working with all kinds of cool materials such as: wax, wood, glass tiles, yarn, acrylic paint, etc.!