Fine Arts

Beginning to intermediate level classes in drawing, painting, printmaking, paper, furniture, and more. Experiment freely in our facilities and under the guidance of our instructors.

In this fun, hands-on workshop, students will learn how to combine printmaking with the spontaneity of collage, painting, and drawing to create inventive and surprising imagery.

Saturday
Sep 19 - Sep 19
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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If you love printmaking, you'll love this class. It offers intermediate and advanced printmakers the chance to work in an open and collaborative learning community with instruction from a skilled printmaker, while using some of the best printmaking facilities in the Midwest. Select demonstrations will be offered along with individual tutorials, as needed. Sessions will also include informal dialogues, large and small group critiques, and studio time. The learning environment is collaborative and relaxed.

Thursday
Sep 10 - Nov 12
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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Paper can be created and modified into amazing three-dimensional sculptural structures. Working in MCADs Papermaking Studio, students in this class will be introduced to techniques for working with both Eastern and Western fibers to make three-dimensional work. Students will have access to fibers including cotton, abaca, and flax and will learn to use plaster molds to create paper forms and volumes, as well as flexible molds which can be used to manipulate paper into a variety of shapes.

Saturday
Oct 10 - Oct 24
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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This intensive drawing workshop is designed to help motivated high school students, adults, and transfer visual arts students develop exemplary drawings for their portfolios. Students will work with still life and figurative subject matter as they explore the fundamentals of a good drawing: Composition, structure, value, line, and expression. In addition, students will gain knowledge of a larger "art vocabulary" for critique and discussion.

Wednesday
Oct 21 - Oct 28
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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This class is an introduction to the key techniques and objectives of portraiture. Many beginning painters start out learning the fundamentals of painting through working from the still life, but soon have a desire to move on to more challenging subjects, such as painting people. The first step in a successful figure painting is the ability to paint a portrait.

Tuesday
Sep 8 - Nov 10
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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