CCS offers courses year-round for the high school artist (age 15-19) who wants to explore and develop their talents. Through short courses, weekly studios and summer intensives, you can find out more about various majors, create and refine work for your portfolio, get insights into applying to an art school and meet CCS faculty, staff and students. There are lots of options- choose what’s right for you.

Summer 2014: Create + Connect

for ages 13-18
Monday-Friday, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

June 23 - July 3, 2014

9 sessions: $560

Choose from:

Glass: Slumping and Fusing
Animation: Stop Motion and Clay
Ceramics

For more information contact Precollege and Continuing Studies @ 313.664.7456 or

July 7 - 11, 2014

5 sessions: $349

Choose from:
Sculpture: Metal and Woods
Fashion

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

June 23 - July 3

  1. Glass: Slumping and Fusing
  2. Animation: Stop-Motion and Clay
  3. Ceramics

This fusing and slumping workshop will ask students to design a glass piece that meets a design challenge by exploring basic techniques of working with hot glass. Work in CCS’s state-of-the-art glass studio with an expert glass artist.
No experience necessary.

AVIS 018 PC

Combine story-telling with technology and sculpture. Learn the techniques used to create animated characters and stories. You will design and sculpt your own unique clay characters, develop a narrative, and use storyboards and planning tools to make it all come to life through animation. Come with an idea or story, or develop one while working hands-on in our animation labs.

AVIS 138 PC

Combine hand-building with mold and casting techniques to create multiples that are functional or fine art. Combine 2D design methods to the 3D practice of sculpture, such as line, shape and balance. Work through sketch, design planning and repeat-process, and build phases in preparation for combining multiple pieces into a unified final work.

AVIS 099 PC

July 7 - 11

  1. Sculpture: Metal and Wood
  2. Beginning Figure Drawing
  3. Fashion

Design and build your vision in metal and wood. You will be challenged to combine materials and techniques effectively while getting training and access to the metal and wood production shops. Open to ages 16+ only.

AVIS 129 PC

Working from a clothed model, students will explore drawing techniques that will enable them to better understand and draw the human figure. Emphasis will be placed on design, line, light variations, measurement and alignment procedures and gesture.

ADRW 134 PC

Learn to work with,combine, hand-sew, and create using existing patterns and fabric swatches to create a totally unique Haute Couture look. The focus on Couture will encourage imaginative designs through hand building, sketching and construction processes. Shoe and accessory design challenges and introductions on embroidery, beadwork and knots will help complete each “look”. Parents, please expect your child(ren) to get dirty and have them dress appropriately.

AEXP 079 PC

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