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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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Our DNAW EAST students hard at work!

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The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Congratulations to 2 of our DNAW East students!

Silver Key: Naomi Cook, 7th Grade “My Mind’s Kaleidoscope” color pencil and ink on paper
Honorable Mention: Matthew Lewis, 9th Grade “Inky” ink on paper

More information about the SE Michigan Region for Wayne & Oakland Counties:

The Southeastern Michigan Region of the Scholastic Art Awards is sponsored by the College forĀ  Creative Studies and supported by volunteer art teachers in Wayne and Oakland Counties. This region receives over 4,000 works of art and almost 300 portfolios from middle school and high school students, which are then adjudicated and selected for Honorable Mentions, Silver and Gold Key Awards, American Vision nominations, and Best of Show Portfolios. The art exhibit and opening ceremony are held annually at the College for Creative Studies. Approximately 1,000 works of art are displayed in this exhibit throughout all four levels of the Walter B. Ford II Building.


Exhibition Dates: 2/17/2013 - 3/8/2013
Sunday, February 17 through Friday, March 8, 2013

College for Creative Studies
Walter B Ford IIĀ Building, Ford Campus
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
12:00 - 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

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

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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.


This week’s Doodle of the week comes all the way from the Dreamworks Animation in California.

Zoro Rodriguez is a Character Artist at Dreamworks Animation. You can find more of his work on his Facebook Fan Page:

To submit your own doodles - please email a .jpg and any accompanying information to cap <at> collegeforcreativestudies <dot> edu

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DNAC at Detroit Community High School

Saturdays from 11am-2pm

classes will resume Saturday, January 5th


Doodle of the Week!

To submit your own doodles, please email a .jpg to cap<at>collegeforcreativestudies<dot>edu



DNAC (high school program) has a new time: 11am-2pm

We’re still at Detroit Community High School located at 12675 Burt Rd (2.5 blocks South of I-96 between Evergreen & Outer Drive)

DNAC = Detroit Neighborhood Arts Corps

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DNAW East takes place every Saturday from 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM!