• The Creative Arts Academy of the Quad Cities
    Davenport Community Schools
    306 W. River Drive
    Davenport Iowa 52801
    (563) 328-7201

  • News, Events, and Announcements

    At The CAA’s 2018 Spring Gala students raised around $300 to support Kings Harvest Pet Rescue No Kill Shelter 563 386 3117. Their fundraising efforts included a bake sale and raffle items. These raffle items were ceramics pieces, photography or drawings created by students! Students toured King’s Harvest Animal Shelter and created pieces around the animals they saw. Read more

    Work hard, Play Hard with Game Design

    CAA 6th Grade Communication and Media Arts students displayed their game boards at the CAA’s recent Spring Gala. The students spent a unit learning about the world of game board design. Students used a nursery rhyme as inspiration for the board theme and created their own rules and even created game pieces and board packaging. Read more

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    Communication & Media Arts Students Animate Elementary School Animations

    7th Grade Communication & Media Arts students traveled to Garfield Elementary to share their animated mythical birds and myths. Using Adobe Illustrator and After Effects, students designed and animated birds originally created by 3rd grade art students from Garfield Elementary. 

            

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    Salute to CAA Senior Charlie Balsar

    Charleston Balsar

    North Scott High School Class of 2018 & Creative Arts Academy Communication & Media Arts 
    Summa cum laude

    Attending Columbia College of Chicago
    Cinema Art and Science major
    Accepted into the honors program

    Scholarships
    Columbia College of Chicago – Columbia Scholar Award ($13,000 x 4 years)
    North Scott Music Boosters Scholarship ($500 – 6 recipients)
    Porter-Robinson Family Scholarship ($2,500 – 2 recipients)

    Awards
    National Honor Society
    North Scott Academic Excellence Award (carrying a 4.0 GPA for the 2017-2018 year). Read more

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    Photography Society of America

    Congratulations to CAA/Central 9th grade student Makayla Smith! Smith had her digital image, “Horse And Rider,” accepted into the Photography Society of America’s 2018 Youth Showcase. Her work will be on display at the 2018 PSA Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah from September 30 – October 6. 

    The Photography Society of America’s Youth Showcase is an international competition for students ages 14 – 19 and requires a member to sponsor the students’ work for submission. Read more

    CAA Senior Takes Home Big Scholarships

    CAA/Central Senior Isabelle Kern at the Figge Art Museum

     

    Congratulations to Central and CAA student Isabelle Kern for winning the William Brand Boeshaar Scholarship through the Figge Art Museum. Brand Boeshaar is an extremely competitive scholarship that offers 4 students a $12,000 scholarship spread out over 4 years to pursue a career in art. 

    Isabelle was also awarded a $52,000 scholarship ($13,000 per year) to the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. Read more

    Creative Arts Prepares for Move

     

    New Creative Arts Academy Venue

    After students head home for the summer, the Creative Arts Academy will be making their move to a larger location. This move comes four years after the Academy opened to just more than 50 6th grade and 25 11th and 12th grade students in 2014. Read more