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Creative Arts Academy Staff Highlight
By Heidi Hernandez
CAA 6th – 8th Grade Visual Arts teacher Heidi Hernandez is currently hard at work on her Figge Art Museum Installation.
The piece expresses the importance of listening and conversations among people. Inspired by StoryCorps, this exhibit invites the viewer to harvest the stories that exist in our community and become more connected to others through spoken words. Read more
Congrats to Brighton Hall and Sarelle Fredenburg, both 9th grade Creative Arts Academy students, for making this year’s Kennedy Honor Orchestra. They were selected from more than 300 students representing 40 schools in Iowa. Their dedication and hard work will culminate in a performance in Cedar Rapids on Saturday, March 2nd. Read more
Students from the 6th grade Communication and Life Skills class explored the art of soapbox speeches! Four students from the class were selected to present to their peers and invited audience!
On Friday, January 11, the Creative Arts Academy hosted the Central High School Advanced Photography class for their first Fashion Shoot Workshop. CAA teacher Clint Balsar utilized authentic Project-Based Learning to fully immerse the students into the excitement (and hard work) of hosting a fashion shoot. This type of project is an endeavor as it requires a great deal of additional planning, time, and resources. Read more