• The Creative Arts Academy of the Quad Cities
    Davenport Community Schools
    306 W. River Drive, 2nd Floor
    Davenport Iowa 52801
    (563) 723-5350

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    CAA 6th Grader Walks Away with First Place Award in Playwriting Festival

    6th grader Jazzelle Subcliff was honored Saturday, February 2nd at the QC Theatre Workshop’s annual 2019 Susan Glaspell Playwriting Festival. This festival honors local and national playwrights with a focus on strong female characters. The categories include National Playwriting, Local Playwriting, and Local Youth (under 18) Playwriting.
    Jazelle’s play entitled, “Royalty: An Inside to Teen Lives” was chosen by a committee of play readers.
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    CAA Visual Arts Teacher Works on New Figge Installation

    Creative Arts Academy Staff Highlight

    Why Strangers. 
    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

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    Auditions Updates

    Auditions for Friday, January 25 are CANCELED due to cold weather. 

    Auditions will still be held on SATURDAY, JANUARY 26! If you are unable to attend auditions due to weather – please contact Lea Rhodes at (563) 723-5350 as soon as possible!

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    CAA Central High School Students Make 2019 Kennedy Honor Orchestra

    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!

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    Thank you to Kelly Rundle & Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films for their visit to the 7th grade Communication & Media Arts Enrichment class to share their artistic process on producing and directing documentary films.
    The 7th graders are currently working on a project around unsung heroes.
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    Fashion Shoot Workshop


    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

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    Giant Advent Windows Make Headlines!

    You can read the entire article by Dispatch-Argus reporter Jonathan Turner hereRead more