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

  • News, Events, and Announcements

    New Website!

    We’re CREATIVE and we want our website to be as well. Pop on over to our new website here! Read more

    Slam, Bam, Poetry Jam

    Creative Arts Academy 6th and 8th Grade Heritage students get to try their hands at poetry – with the help of a professional poet and teacher. Sudlow & CAA teacher Natasha Waite met and invited Toney Jackson to work with her Creative Arts classes on their poetry unit.  

    Toney Jackson began performing in the spoken word/‘open mic’ scene he helped to foster at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.  Since then, he has been recognized by the Academy of American Poets, won several poetry slams, and been a featured reader, performer, and workshop leader, at schools, theatres, and other venues across the country. Read more

    New School Schedule Starts Monday, March 4

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    Artist Talk

    March 14 Artist Talk 
    6:30 p.m.
    Figge Art Museum

    Join artist and Creative Arts’ Visual Arts teacher Heidi Hernandez as she introduces her installation and shares her artistic process.

    Happy hour menu and cash bar start at 4 p.m. Admission is free.

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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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