Teen Painting

Art and Design Classes for Kids and Teens

This class is designed as a fun and exciting path to lead younger artists toward a better understanding of the basic concepts, techniques, and materials used in contemporary painting. Formal elements such as line, shape, value, texture, and color will be introduced, as well as issues dealing with content and meaning, or "what to paint."

Students will learn how to translate ideas from memory, sketches, and found materials into finished paintings. In addition to studio work, students will explore various painting styles and histories through slide talks and a museum visit to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. The class will be introduced to terms used in the discussion of visual art and will learn the value of both group and individual critiques.

Teen painters will use water-based paints, which will be introduced in class and can be purchased after the first day of the class along with other art materials. / Students should expect to spend about $100 on supplies (not included in tuition).

What to Bring: A pad of drawing paper or sketchbook (no smaller than 8 x 10") and a pencil. / A complete list of suggested materials list 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 9369
Dates: Jul. 7 – Jul. 30
Monday, Wednesday
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Shannon Brunette
Morrison Building M215
Non-Credit Tuition: $280.00

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