Amazing Architects AM

Art and Design Classes for Kids and Teens

Builders, dreamers, and young artists will draw and then construct their own tree house, temple, or tower influenced by a merging of nomadic and contemporary culture. Our materials will include branches, twigs, scrap wood, wire, leather, cardboard, metal, twine, and paint.

Students will explore various methods of typing, twisting, and attaching elements and brainstorm solutions to create fanciful structure, volume, and height. They’ll also build a low relief sculpture based on the human qualities that buildings have and bring them to life through photographic bits, personal exaggeration, color, and detail.

Focus will be on engineering through problem solving, three-dimensional visioning, visual and physical balance, color relationships, drawing, and sculpture work. The week will culminate in a sharing of ideas and an exhibition of the students’ architectural inventions.

Students must be at least five years of age, and have attended kindergarten, prior to the first day of their class. View complete policies here. 

Morning before-care (8:00-9:00 a.m.) and afternoon after-care (3:00-5:30 p.m.) arranged through the Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) are available to students enrolled in an MCAD class. Spend the entire day on our shared campus and register your child for a theater class at the CTC and a visual arts class at MCAD! Note: An MCAD Teaching Assistant will escort your child to and from the CTC in between classes. Questions about payment, registration, and cancellation can be directed to the CTC. 

Class Savings

/ Register for more than one class at a time and receive $25 off each additional class (same-day, same-family registrations only).


Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.

Course Details

Course Number: CSK 0214 01
Dates: Jun. 16 – Jun. 20
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
9:00 a.m.-noon
Mary Henry
Main Building 148
Non-Credit Tuition: $150.00

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