Fine Arts

This class is designed to offer a comprehensive introduction to the tools, techniques, vocabulary, and the creative possibilities of drawing. Students in this class will learn the basic elements of drawing, such as line, value, texture, and shape to capture and record the multi-dimensional world and create visually stimulating compositions.

This five-week session, which is the first of two parts, will focus on gesture drawing, visual mapping, planar analysis, light and shadow, and value and shading. Emphasis will be placed on observational drawing of still life situations enhanced by a variety of experimental drawing techniques. Perspective and a multitude of visual measuring techniques will be explored as strategies for seeing and drawing. Students will also learn to use and manipulate a variety of drawing media. This is the first part of a two-part series, but each section may also be taken as a stand alone class. Register for Part II and save. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

What to Bring: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook; soft vine charcoal (large pack of medium size), graphite pencils (2H, 2B, 4B,), pink pearl eraser, 24 x 36" newsprint pad, and white masking tape. A complete list of suggested materials will be discussed during the first class meeting.

What to Wear: Comfortable clothes for messy creativity.

Register Before: June 1

If the minimum enrollment is not met by the deadline above, the class will be canceled on this date. Registration will remain open after this date if the minimum enrollment has been met.

Class Savings


Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.

Course Details

CSFA 1010 SU17
Date Start: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Date End: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Morrison Building Room M109
Age Group: 
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 16 and above.
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