Month: April 2018

Holacaust Remembrance Includes Student Essays and Visual Art Works

Diane Franken News

Four CAA students were acknowledged for exemplary work submitted to two contests through the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities. “IDA KRAMER CHILDREN OF THE HOLOCAUST ESSAY CONTEST”  The Ida Kramer Children and the Holocaust Essay Contest honors the stories of children who were impacted by the Holocaust. The purpose of the contest is to… continue reading »

“When Fairy Tales Fail, Heroes Prevail” — Students from artsBASICS Schools Write and Perform Their Original Play

Diane Franken News

                     Students from Mr. McCarthy’s “Sudlow Intermediate Players” and the theatre club at the Creative Arts Academy of the Quad Cities delighted an attentive audience in the auditorium of Washington Elementary School for two performances.  The play was written and performed by the students in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade, directed by… continue reading »

artsBASICS Summer Institute Presenter: Melanie Rick from Focus 5

Diane Franken News

 We invite you to…open the link below and observe Melanie Rick, member of Focus 5 and a trained Kennedy Center artist/teacher present some of what was a part of our seminar in June 2017, incorporating drama and given by Sean Layne, the head of Focus 5.  Evaluations from participants from last year were the best we… continue reading »

Art Educators of Iowa “Emerging Excellence Event” Draws CAA Students

Diane Franken News

    Congratulations to CAA middle school students who attended the Art Educators of Iowa, Emerging Excellence Event. This event celebrates and recognizes students’ high achievement in art. During the event, students were interviewed by a trained juror about a piece of their artwork and attend art workshops.   Carson Ford, 6th, Scored 1: Advanced,… continue reading »

CAA Students Chosen to Exhibit for 2018 Youth Art Month Show at Iowa State Historical Building in Des Moines

Diane Franken News

Congratulations to the following students who were selected to be exhibited in the 2018 Youth Art Month Show. Their work will hang among approximately two hundred other pieces of student work from all over the state of Iowa. A reception was held on Saturday, March 24 at the State Historical Building in Des Moines for family and friends… continue reading »

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