Posts Tagged: high school art class


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.


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!

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We’re  back in the swing of things! Hope to see you at class on Saturday!



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

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The first week of the Detroit Neighborhood Arts Corps (DNAC) program at the College for Creative Studies!

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Fruit Doodles of the week by DNAC students

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Calling all young artists! Registration is open! The art and design classes for Detroit Neighborhood Arts Corps (DNAC), Detroit Neighborhood Arts Workshops (DNAW), and the Brightmoor Community Center will begin in a few weeks. There is no cost to participate.

  • DNAC (high school program) at the College for Creative Studies Taubman Center: 460 West Baltimore. July 9-26, M-Th, 10am-4pm
  • DNAW (middle school program) at the Redford Branch, Detroit Public Library: McNichols & Grand River. July 9-19, M-Th, 10am-4pm
  • Brightmoor Community Center (elementary and middle school program). July 9-August 16, M-Th, 1pm-3pm

For more information or to register: Call Larry Lunsford at (313) 664-1550.


Doodle of the Week!

Here is a doodle by a Detroit Neighborhood Arts Corps (DNAC) student. DNAC classes are held on Saturdays at the College for Creative Studies A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education.

Every week we post a new doodle from one of our programs. If you have one you’d like to share, send it to us at: and check back regularly to see it on our Blog!

Keep an eye out!