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Photo Set

On Monday, March 17th, students in one of our youth photography programs experimented with creating works of art out of green food for St. Patrick’s day. When everything was said and done, they were encouraged to take the remaining foods home to eat.

Photo Set

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.

Photo Set

DNAW students are working on a number of projects. The theme this year is “reimagining drawing and painting.”


Students are weaving two identical images together. Each image was
rendered in a different material, cut into a warp and a weft, and then
woven together.


Another project is the transparency paintings where students
deconstruct an image into layers. Students work from a photo and use
different materials to transfer parts of the image onto a layer of
acetate. Once the contours, highlights, and shadows are rendered , the
acetate is assembled to create the final image.


Students are also working on creating scratch board drawings. The
cover a paper with a heavy layer of crayon in a bright design. Once
this is complete , a coating of tempera paint and dish soap is painted
on top. Because of the wax and the dish soap in the paint, the paint
doesn’t hind with the paper, but rather sits in top of the crayon.
When dry, students scratch the image into the surface of the paint to
reveal the crayon underneath.


After these projects are completed, students will devise a plan for a
self directed project. They will create a sketch, meet with
instructors, and choose materials.

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Michigan Chronicle - DTE Energy Foundation Announces Winners of Its Summer Jobs Program Video Contest

"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.

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Join us Thursday, July 18th from 2:30-4pm in celebration of what our students in the Detroit Neighborhood Arts Workshop Summer Art Intensive program accomplished!