Courses

Discover the magic of glass! Learn to make sculptural forms and objects out of hot, molten glass. No experience necessary.


June 17-21, 2024, C*117
Paint a picture using fundamental painting techniques and non-toxic materials. Students may select their own subject matter or work from a still life that is provided. Students will visit the Detroit Institute of Arts to find inspiration for their own work.


June 17-21, 2024, B*304
Learn the various elements that make up a graphic novel and web comic such as story, framing, movement, image content, and text. Traditional and digital tools will be used to create various layouts.


June 17-21, 2024, W*206
Create your own character for a game or animation in three dimensions. Learn the basics of Blender, a powerful 3D design tool that is used by the gaming, animation and film industries.


June 24-28, 2024, W*003
Create images that tell a story! Using Wacom tablets and pens, create a series of digital paintings of your chosen subject matter to include in your portfolio.


June 24-28, 2024, W*009
Learn animation fundamentals. Develop and enhance your hand-drawing techniques and apply your skills to computer animation software.


June 24-28, 2024, W*008
ONLINE. Create your own characters and the world they live in. Draw your characters with a variety of facial expressions, poses, outfits, environments and more. Hand drawn and digital materials will be used.


June 24-28, 2024, ONL
ONLINE The class will cover the essential drawing, sketching, and rendering skills automotive designers need to demonstrate their vision. Students will create a concept vehicle for the year 2050.


June 24-28, 2024, ONL
Learn the art of screen printing and use your own design to create multiple prints! Create a series of works on paper for your portfolio and a hand printed t-shirt!


July 8-12, 2024, B*208
Capture the vibrant people and places of Detroit such as Eastern Market and the Dequindre Cut. Experiment in CCS state of the art photo studios. Learn to enhance your images in the digital dark room using Adobe Photoshop®.


July 8-12, 2024, W*013
Hit the road with a set of watercolors and paint the town. Learn the basics of watercolor painting while visiting some of the coolest places in Detroit and around campus.


July 8-12, 2024, W*313A and W*313B
Create your own cartoon characters and the world they live in. Draw your characters with a variety of moods, facial expressions and dynamic gestures using a digital tablet and pen.


July 15-19, 2024
Working from clothed models, students will learn the fundamental techniques to draw the human figure more realistically. This class will also sketch at the Detroit Institute of Arts.


July 15-19, 2024, W*213
Learn essential metalsmithing techniques to create wearable works of art. Explore casting and etching as well as develop patinas for your unique jewelry pieces. Basic metals and supplies will be provided.


July 15-19, 2024, B*211
Learn the basics of wheel throwing and hand building to create your own functional and decorative ceramics. Students will create multiple pieces and explore different glazing techniques.


July 22-26, 2024, C*110
Focus on the essential skills needed to create more realistic portraits such as proportions, line, and lighting. Students will work from a live, clothed model during parts of the course and visit the Detroit Institute of Arts.


July 22-26, 2024, W*213
Learn the basics of graphic design software such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign for both print and web design applications.


July 22-26, 2024, W*015
Tour some of Detroit's most beautiful buildings and learn about Detroit's architectural history. Students will create interior and exterior drawings and models based on their inspiration. LOCATION: TAUBMAN CENTER


July 29, 2024 to August 2, 2024, T*911A
Bring a screenplay, video game concept or animated series idea to life by envisioning sets, props, characters and/or special effects. Create artwork that demonstrates your vision in two dimensions.


July 29, 2024 to August 2, 2024, W*206 and W*013
Experiment with "digital screen printing" to create works on paper that incorporate both hand-drawn and digital elements into perfectly imperfect layers of color and texture. LOCATION: TAUBMAN CENTER


July 29, 2024 to August 2, 2024, T*606
Design, sew and walk away wearing your own handcrafted leather sneakers. Students will learn basic shoe making skills including construction, lasting and industrial sewing. No previous experience necessary. LOCATION: TAUBMAN CENTER


July 29, 2024 to August 2, 2024, T*913A
Design your own simple garment. Learn how to draft a flat pattern using your measurements and properly cut fabric. LOCATION: TAUBMAN CENTER


July 29, 2024 to August 2, 2024, T*913B
Create the next Fortnite® using CCS' state-of-the-art facilities. Explore the process of making role-playing video games, from ideation and story development to creating a basic map using Unreal Engine®.


July 29-30, 2024, W*010
Present your best portfolio for college admissions to maximize your scholarship potential. Select a drawing piece to focus on throughout this class with coaching from a professional instructor. Students may bring their portfolio to the first and last day of class to receive professional guidance.


July 29, 2024 to August 2, 2024, W*211 and W*213