Apr 26, 2011


CAP just wants to remind you all that classes resume this SATURDAY, APRIL 30.

For those of you in DNAC, we will meet at the library one last time to complete the mural, not at CCS as we had previously discussed.

We're excited to see you all this weekend!

Apr 19, 2011

Just a Reminder...

There will be NO classes this Saturday, April 23. All classes will resume the following weekend, April 30, 2011.

A note to DNAC students: We will meet at the Redford Library on April 30 for one last session to complete the mural.

See everybody on the 30th!

DNAC Mural Update: April 19, 2011

“Today, the majority of my work focused on the grass. Mrs. Holley, Mr. Nivek, and I worked together to make the grass look more realistic. It definitely helped me grow as a painter, as I learned new techniques from these master artists. I learned how to manipulate the paint with my brush according to where I was painting. I had to take a few aspects into consideration: like the reduction of detail that comes with distance and how to apply it. I also had to think about the light source and how things will be darker the farther they are from the sun.

I’ve known Mrs. Holley for a while. She has been my art teacher for years. So, we resonated pretty well as teacher and student on this painting.”

-Jonathan D

DNAC Mural Update: April 19, 2011

“I’ve learned how to paint wings. First, you lay out the shape of the wings. Make sure you don’t use white first. After that, use dark colors and then lighter ones. Then, use dry brush strokes for each feather. Lastly, stagger the feathers rather than stack them in one spot.

I think we are doing a great job on this. It really is looking good. I like the whole mural, from the tree to the ships in space. There is nothing I would take out. Also, it has been a great learning experience for me and the other students in this program.”

-Nicholas McCauley

DNAC Mural Update: April 19, 2011

“Today I learned how to ‘mask’ things off and the ‘dry brush’ painting technique. They’re both really easy to do, though masking things off takes forever!

I’ve discovered that working in the same corner of the mural can be hard, but it’s doable, and it’s really cool looking when everyone’s in there working on it together. I am proud of what I’ve helped with because I didn’t think I could paint well, but all the teachers helped a lot. I think the mural is going to look really awesome when it’s all finished, we’re an awesome team together.”

-Lauren Benson

DNAC Mural Update: April 19, 2011

“This entire process has been a great learning experience for me. I have learned several things, from using a projector to transfer images to new painting techniques. No doubt, this whole experience will help further me in my career as an artist.

In my opinion, the mural is going well. All of us artists work well together and every day we make progress. The process is a bit slow, but as we move along, things are getting better. I cannot wait to see the mural when it is complete!”

-Kelli O’Neal

DNAC Mural Update: April 19, 2011

“While working today, I didn’t necessarily learn any new techniques, though in some ways rediscovered how to blend acrylic paint. Paint should always be wet while blending to achieve clean blending. Clean blending is very crucial to giving a sense of dimension and depth. “

Working with others is always an interesting experience because of the nature of art itself. Art is about expression. One’s personal expression is fairly easy, but group expression has to do with commonly shared experiences and feelings. Finding the answer with others is very fulfilling.”

-Alijah D

DNAC Mural Update: April 19, 2011

"I discovered that working with others does not inhibit thought processes as one might think. You still have the freedom to paint your own area and, overall, each person has their strengths and it makes painting easier and faster. If you make a mistake and don’t notice, team members and teachers may notice.

I think the mural is coming along great. Usually I am very picky, but I think it has a finished feeling. I am very proud because I think the things I’ve helped out on do not look out of place."

-Eduardo Gonzalez