School Year Classes Ages 12-18

MCAD for Kids school year classes introduce students and families to the world of art and ideas through fun and challenging projects, with topics ranging from painting to photography to portfolio preparation for college-bound 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 and portraiture. / Open to students ages 12-15.

Prerequisites: Previous drawing experience helpful, but not required.

Saturday
Sep 19 - Oct 17
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Students will explore image-making, basic typography, and the integration of the two through a series of fun and fast-paced assignments and exercises. Projects will address form, composition, hierarchy, and creativity. Students will develop a design process and a more critical visual vocabulary through experimentation, exploration, and group critiques. Teens enrolled in this class should expect to work in the MCAD computer labs and to have sketchbook assignments at home. It is not necessary to have Adobe Creative Cloud access outside of class.

Saturday
Oct 17 - Nov 14
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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The portfolio is the single most important component of an art school application, and colleges across the nation are stepping up their requirements for admission. Most require several observational drawings, or drawings made from what we see, rather than from our imagination or a photograph. This studio drawing class is designed to help motivated visual arts students develop exemplary observational drawings for their portfolios.

Wednesday
Sep 9 - Nov 11
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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Look up, look down, treasure is all around. Is a bottle cap beautiful? Are sticks stunning? Leaves are lovely but can refuse really be ravishing? In this online course, child-parent* teams will explore their environments to collect their own "treasures." Teams will work collaboratively to create art out of the objects they find. Weekly projects will introduce teams to the topics of repurposing, recycling, as well as, impermanence and sustainability. The overarching focus, however, will be the child-parent relationship and their collaboration, teamwork and creativity.

Online - Asynchronous
Sep 28 - Oct 25
Online - Asynchronous
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