Teen Courses

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Teen Courses (Ages 14-18)

The College for Creative Studies’ art and design programs motivate, stimulate and guide emerging artists and designers toward their creative futures. Courses are designed to give you the experience of a college-level classroom, challenging you to learn new skills.

Middle and high school students who want to learn art and design principles through exciting, project-based courses can explore a variety of creative disciplines, use new technologies and learn in CCS’s world-class facilities. Many students find our courses helpful in creating a high-quality portfolio of work that they can use for application to an art and design college like CCS. Whether you prefer to study during the school year or over the summer, CCS has courses that are sure to fit your needs and schedule.  We offer several workshops, short courses and credit-bearing classes in all of the College’s art and design majors.

Register for Fall Teen Courses

Computer Animation
AGRC 111 A

Create your own animated cartoon! Using Wacom tablets and computers, students will learn the basic skills needed to turn drawings into living motion and produce a short animation. Bring an 8GB USB drive to class.

Saturday, 1pm-4pm
November 2 – December 14, Six sessions
$245
PARC, Plymouth Arts & Recreation Complex


Design Your Dream Car 2D to 3D
AEXP 112 T

Come explore the process of designing a car, from ideation and sketching through rendering in perspective, and learn to create an orthographic view of the design. Students will develop their ideas in a simple 3D format. Materials included.

Saturday, 12pm. — 4 p.m.
September 21 — November 9, Eight sessions
$385 plus $25 material fee
PARC, Plymouth Arts & Recreation Complex


Digital Illustration
AGRC 160 T

Using Wacom tablets or Cintiqs, students will draw images digitally and format their work into posters. Through hands-on assignments, students will learn different digital paint techniques and improve their drawing skills. Bring a 8gb USB drive to class.

Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
September 21 – October 26, Six sessions
$285
Ford Campus, Detroit


Digital Music Video Production

Students will gain hands-on experience as they learn all aspects of the digital video production process. From idea development to editing, they will explore planning, cameras, lighting, sound, shot composition, and editing to create a collaborative short music video. Bring an 8gb USB drive to class.

Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
November 9 – December 14, Five sessions
(No class November 30)
$285 plus $20 for SD card
Ford Campus, Detroit


Drawing for a Winning Portfolio
APRP 100 PCP
APRP 100 T 

The core of a strong art college application is a solid portfolio. Build or enhance your portfolio based on professional critiques and observational drawing assignments. Learn how best to present your talents. Bring your portfolio or examples of your work to the first class. You will draw from a live clothed model during some of the studio sessions. Some materials provided.  You may wish to bring your favorite drawing supplies.

APRP 100 PCP
Saturday, 1pm - 4 p.m.
September 21 – October 26, Six sessions
$245 plus $15 material fee and $25 model fee
PARC, Plymouth Arts & Recreation Complex

APRP 100 T
Sunday, 12 – 4 p.m.
September 29 – October 27, Five sessions
$245 plus $15 material fee and $35 model fee
Ford Campus, Detroit


Fundamentals of Drawing

Both beginners and experienced art students will benefit from focusing on drawing fundamentals. This series is an excellent way to build a portfolio and prepare for college-level art classes. Materials included.

Gesture Drawing
ADRW 168 T

Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
September 21 – October 5, Three sessions
$115 plus $25 model fee
Ford Campus, Detroit

Observational Drawing
ADRW 070 T

Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
October 12 – October 26, Three sessions
$115
Ford Campus, Detroit

Figure Drawing
ADRW 301 T

Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
November 9 – 23, Three sessions
$115 plus $25 model fee
Ford Campus, Detroit


Hand Drawn Animation
WKSH 112 T

Learn animation fundamentals.  Develop and enhance your hand-drawing techniques and apply your skills to computer animation software. Materials included.  Bring a 8gb USB drive to class.

Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
November 9 – December 14, Five Sessions
(No class November 30)
$245
Ford Campus, Detroit


Intro to Photoshop
AGRC 265 A

Learn to use the industry standard for photo image editing.  Students will also learn how to use the tools featured on the software to enhance images and graphic designs. Bring a 8gb USB drive to class.

Saturday, 1 p.m. — 4 p.m.
September 28 — October 26, Five sessions
$225
PARC, Plymouth Arts & Recreation Complex