& Design

Art and cultural enrichment provide opportunities for self-expression, collaboration, project based-child centered learning. CAN Art & Design operates at Mitchell Elementary, as well as CAN's Green Baxter Court, Hikone, and Bryant Community Centers. This program aims to give children creative skill sets to inquire, design, build and connect with their broader community.


Students have participated in projects like building shelters for feral cats, creating solar light murals, building mosaic living walls, and more!


Online registration is only for the program at Mitchell Elementary School.


The CAN Art & Design program at Mitchell Elementary operates in 8-week sessions: Fall, Winter, & Spring.


The CAN Art & Design program at Bryant, Hikone, and Green Baxter Court is ongoing.

Program Details​​


  • Age requirement: Participant is in the 4th grade



  • Program Dates: 

    • Mitchell Program: The CAN Art & Design program operates in 8-week sessions by season (Fall, Winter, Spring); participants only need to register once a year to participate in all seasons.

  • Days & Times: 

    • Thursdays, 4:00-5:30pm in the Mitchell Elementary Art Room


  • Qualifications: Participants must attend Mitchell Elementary School and be recommended by their classroom teacher or principal. There are limited openings, so a spot in the program is not guaranteed.

Programs & Services

Program Registration

Additional Websites

CAN Washtenaw

Community Action Network website

CAN Academy

Online training & resource hub for CAN staff, interns, and volunteers

CAN Mission Statement

Community Action Network partners with children, youth, and families from under-resourced Washtenaw County neighborhoods to create better futures for themselves, and improve the communities in which they live.

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