Art Practice

Art Practice takes a broad perspective on the work and identity of artists, from the studio artists’ ability to produce meaningful works of art, to the role of artists as cultural producers, arts advocates, community builders, and innovators in a range of creative fields.

CCS Art Practice students build conceptual and critical skills that focus on materials, form, content, history, theory and process. With the freedom to create a customized path suited to particular strengths and interests, supported by individual mentoring with outstanding faculty, students are equipped to make choices that will prepare them to be versatile and nimble in an ever-changing world. Art Practice students work within and between the areas of Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Print media, Video/Digital media, Installation, and Performance. Students have access to some of the finest resources in the country, including the latest technologies in 3-D modeling and printing, an expansive printmaking area, state of the art wood and metal shops, a digital print studio, and a fully functioning foundry.

Beginning Fall 2020, our newly renovated Sculpture area will provide increased workspace and new equipment that will enhance students’ ability to make significant 3-D work. Art Practice seniors and juniors have semi-private studios with 24 hr access- which allows for the development of a signature body of work as professional artists. Students begin to exhibit their work locally in the vibrant art scene in Detroit and are exposed to a global network of artists and creative professionals, who provide significant models of successful careers as artists, creative entrepreneurs, educators and more.