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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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You’re invited to the Dedication of AAA Pocket Park! (Corner of Burt Road and Lyndon)

Sunday, August 4, 2013 4:00 - 7:00PM

Free - Refreshments will be served

We will be dedicating our new park AAA Pocket Park and the two new park statues “Mood Swing” by Tim Nichols and “Obelisk” by Chazz Miller.

In addition to the dedication of the park and two incredible art pieces there will be a youth performance concert featuring D.A.N.C.E (an award winning children’s/youth dance company and mentoring program), Detroit Youth Choir (a local citywide youth, drama and performance choir) and Kameron Johnson and Jazz Quintet (This young man has already achieved fame by performing with some of the greatest jazz artists in the world).

This is another special day for the residents of Brightmoor and the Brightmoor Community Center. Please RSVP your attendance as we will have reserve seating for our invited guests. AAA Pocket Park is a private park owned and managed by the Brightmoor Community
Center. The park is designed to provide both a place of serenity for residents and a small gathering venue for special community events.

Join us as we launch our “New Beginnings” at the Brightmoor Community Center. To  RSVP or for more information please call 313-531-0305. Thank you in advance for  your support and we look forward to your presence and our New Beginning.

Free Community Concert Hosted by Jamii Tata, The Detroit Youth Choir, D.A.N.C.E, Kameron Johnson and Jazz Quartet

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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!

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Visual Artist & Beat Boxer - Stevie Soul is both.

We’re proud to have him as one of our teaching artists working in visual arts programs across Detroit.

Check out this article about Stevie by CBS Detroit:

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2013/05/20/detroit-proud-stevie-soul/#.UZ5ADW3lFjc.twitter

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Are you an artist? Do you have teaching experience & a passion for Detroit youth?

Apply now to join Community Arts Partnerships (CAP)! To apply, email your 1pg cover letter & 1pg teaching resume to Lynn Blasey, CAP Coordinator, at lblasey@collegeforcreativestudies.edu

We’re accepting applications now and will review over the summer for August interviews in preparation for our intense training in September.

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Doodle of the week from a student in our program at Palmer Park Preparatory Academy in Detroit.

To submit your own artwork, email a .jpg image, description and any other information you’d like to us at cap@collegeforcreativestudies.edu

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We’re back and hope everyone had a restful break!

Our advanced Saturday programs (DNAW & DNAC) start back up THIS Saturday, January 5th and the rest of our programs start back up next week - January 7th, 2013.

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DNAC at Detroit Community High School

Saturdays from 11am-2pm

classes will resume Saturday, January 5th

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You’re invited!

Brightmoor Community Center Student Art Exhibition
Thursday, December 13, 2012
3-5pm

<complimentary refreshments will be served>

after the exhibition, we encourage everyone to head over to the Brightmoor Alliance Meeting at Leland Baptist church at 5:30pm