Detroit Connections: In the Classroom
Detroit Connections: In the Classroom connects A&D students with elementary school children in Detroit through semester long art projects. This course is a combination of work with children and contextual studies that address issues of education, urban schools, the city of Detroit, and the radical transformation creative projects have on cognitive development in children. Working intensively in Detroit every week, students learn first hand some of the city’s history and contemporary culture with field visits and projects. Planning for and reflecting on class projects, students develop close ties with the children and guide them in creating vibrant projects.