Academy students joined with Central High School students to experience the Andrew Collins Trio. Showcasing a popular collision of bluegrass, folk, jazz, classical and swing – not to mention a dizzying number of instruments onstage – the Andrew Collins trio shared their talents with CAA and Central music students. The multiple award winning trio are also experienced educators and work with the community while they are touring. Read more
News, Events, and Announcements
Vera French hosted their gala event, Unmasking Mental Health, on Saturday, October 28th. This event is a masquerade event to raise funds for various mental health programs. Creative Arts Academy Visual Art and Communication/Media Art students partnered with Vera French to create masks for event attendees as part of the masquerade theme. Read more
The Bucktown Revue and the Hilltop Campus Village held a fundraiser for the Creative Arts Academy at the new Central Performing Arts Center. The Bucktown Revue is a live music and humor variety show in the spirit of the Grand Ole Opry and A Prairie Home Companion. The show featured the talents of local singer-songwriters (Lewis Knudsen, Angela Meyer and Frankie Joe Wilderman,) the vocal quartet 3 to Blame and QC teens Alexa Mueller and Sophia Pike – among many others and raised more than $2,000 for the Academy. Read more
On October 24 the Creative Arts Academy hosted Fall Fest – their annual celebration showcasing student work during the first half of the year. Students spent the first nine weeks of classes creating and mastering the pieces that were exhibited at Fall Fest.
This year’s event was held at the Figge Art Museum with more than 400 attendees present. Read more
A piece of artwork created by the CAA 8th Grade Class was awarded first place honors during the 3rd annual Student Art Contest known as Graffiti for Good. Graffiti for Good is part of an anti-bullying initiative presented by QC United. The artwork was displayed at the 4th Annual “Pete’s Awesome CommUNITY Party” on Sunday, October 22nd. Read more
Joint Initiative for Village Advancement
The CAA PTA welcomes Mhisho Vuong as the PTA president for the 2017 – 2018 school year.
- Schools and employers rank a degree in the arts among the most significant indicator of a job candidate’s creativity and innovation skills.
- Creativity is one of the top three personality traits most important to career success, according to U.S. employers.
- 85% of people said creative thinking is critical for problem solving in their career.