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DNAC at Detroit Community High School

Saturdays from 11am-2pm

classes will resume Saturday, January 5th



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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FLASH BACK Thursday!

Here are some of the many masks that our students at University Prep Science & Math Middle School made during the 2011-2012 academic year.

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Our Cohort G - Future Cities (Future Detroit) classes are coming along well. With just a couple weeks left of Fall semester, 3D models are coming together in our programs across Detroit and the finishing touches are being added.


Students at the NE Guidance Center worked hard from August - October on large scale sculptures that are getting installed today! Check them out in person by visiting the site near 13031 Chandler Park Rd. Detroit, MI 48213


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

Detroit Community High School
12675 Burt Rd.
Detroit, MI 48223

For questions or more information, call CAP Assistant Director, Education & Outreach, Larry Lunsford at 313-664-1550

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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.)

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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

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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

  • First, students viewed a miniature “Masai” doll and other pictures of Masai families.
  • Then they took measurements from a large-scale painting of the doll.
  • Next, they decided the typical “Masai” pose that will best achieve effective balance and stability.

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.