DNAC at Detroit Community High School
Saturdays from 11am-2pm
classes will resume Saturday, January 5th
We hope to see YOU tomorrow at Detroit Community High School for the first Detroit Neighborhood Arts Corps (DNAC) class of the 2012-2013 academic year!
Saturdays from 9am-1pm
For questions or more information, call CAP Assistant Director, Education & Outreach, Larry Lunsford at 313-664-1550
Here is an update from one of our Cohort G: Future Detroit programs:
This class’s approach is to have each student build their downtown “block” and the final blocks will be assembled together to complete the Future Detroit. (The blocks are pizza boxes that house the components of the projects in progress and will serve as the ground once students are ready to assemble.)
Water color painting and 3D model building are some of the many techniques taught to the students that are in the process of constructing a 3 dimensional city of Detroit. Students first chose a building of their choice, which lead to a discussion of why they chose what they did and what else a city will need to function. They then began to create their cities using various materials.
The Fall 2012 DNAC (high school) program flier is out! Please feel free to share and distribute far and wide. We’re pumped about the new location (Detroit Community High School) and excited about the opportunities the new year brings!
Saturdays starting October 20th
Detroit Community High School
12675 Burt Road, Detroit
call Larry Lunsford for more info 313-664-1550
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
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.