Community Outreach & Engagement

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Saturday Arts Academy

College for Creative Studies, in conjunction with The Detroit School of Arts, Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit, and the Detroit Public School Community District, have developed a unique, creative education opportunity for interested, passionate 6th, 7th & 8th grade students, to explore the arts alongside Detroit’s masterful art educators and teaching artists. Classes are held at the Detroit School of the Arts High School, 123 Selden St., Detroit, MI 48201.

September 28 - June 6
10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

  • Free classes for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students
  • For students with an interest in art education and careers
  • Taught by Detroit's finest educators and artists
  • Transportation is available to DPSCD students

Class Selection

Please choose one class and fill out the Registration/Permission Form completely. If you would like a printable registration form or have any questions please email Eduardo Gonzalez, .

Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit

students performing a play on stage


Explore the foundations of theater performance including articulation, projection and movement all through high energy games, monologues and scenes.

students singing on a stage

Vocal Music

Unlock the power of your voice and sing with more freedom as you improve vocal technique, stage presence and breath management while learning how to take care of your voice.

Detroit School of Arts

students dancing in a dance studio


Explore a variety of dance techniques, styles and genres to unlock the dancer inside.

students in the string section of an orchestra

Instrumental Music

Gain skills in the theory and practice of playing musical instruments towards the goal creating and performing solo and ensemble music.

College for Creative Studies

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Drawing and Illustration

Learn the realistic drawing techniques important for your personal and professional drawing portfolios.

student working on computer

Introduction to Digital and Media Arts

Explore a wide variety of digital imaging programs and applications used to create digital art.


Eduardo Gonzalez