Art Educators & Counselors

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The health and safety of the CCS community is our top priority, and we continue to take steps to reduce risk. One of the best ways to prevent the spread of viral illness is to minimize the circumstances in which individuals may interact and transmit disease. As a result CCS is canceling the Summer Institute for Art Educators.

Summer Institute for Art Educators

CCS’ Art Educators Summer Institute is an intense, immersive and exciting exploration that recharges your creativity and reminds you of what it feels like to be an artist and a student.

Attendees will develop work for a professional portfolio, and earn SCECH, all within the only US City of Design - Detroit.

Designed by art educators for art educators, this week-long, hands-on experience is led using principles of “design thinking” and encourages discovery through experimentation, research and exploration. Select from three multi-disciplinary projects that combine traditional art-making materials and methods with new tools and technologies using CCS’ innovative studios and facilities.

How do you use Virtual Reality to create a glass or pewter sculpture? How do you blend brush and pen techniques with Photoshop or Illustrator to create a poster on a state-of-the-art printer? Moreover, how do you create a brand, design a product and then create the product using lasers? These are just some of the challenges that await participants in the Summer Institute.

At the end of the week, educators will display their work in our Valade Family Gallery.

The Summer Institute includes:

  • Classroom materials
  • Apartment-style housing at no extra cost
  • Up to 30 State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECH) Points
  • CCS President’s Breakfast
  • Valade Gallery Exhibition and Strolling Dinner
  • Additional evening studio hours
  • Optional Careers in Art and Design presentation

*Option to live on campus in the newly renovated Art Centre Building includes a single bedroom in a shared apartment-style suite with common living room and kitchenette at no extra cost

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