Drawing Fundamentals

Art and Design Classes for Kids and Teens

Students in this class will have fun while learning the challenging skill of drawing from observation. Short drawing exercises will give students the confidence and ability to tackle more finished works of art.

Lessons will incorporate a variety of materials and genres such as still life, portraiture, and landscape. For inspiration, students will view and discuss drawings by well-known artists through in-class discussions and mini-field trips next door to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts to see firsthand the works of artists covered in the lessons.

What to Bring: 18 x 24" pad of drawing paper; HB pencil; eraser. / Students should expect to spend about $60 on supplies for this class (not included in tuition). / A complete list of suggested materials will be discussed during the first class meeting.

Students must be eleven years, and not older than fourteen years of age, on the first day of class. View complete policies here.

Class Scholarships and Savings

/ Financial-need scholarships available for teens ages 12-14 residing in Minneapolis proper. Learn more and apply online.
/ Register for more than one class at a time and receive $25 off each additional class (same day registrations only).


Contact MCAD Continuing Education at continuing_education@mcad.edu or call 612.874.3765.

Course Details

Course Number: CST 9378
Dates: Jun. 10 – Jul. 3
Tuesday, Thursday
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Michael Gaughan
Morrison Building Room M109
Non-Credit Tuition: $280.00

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