Fine Arts

Intended for the studio artist, this class will introduce students to the fundamental principles of color perception and manipulation. As a class, students will discuss the history and science of color and pigment; strategies for approaching color objectively; and its emotive nature and how this can affect comprehension, aesthetic appreciation, and the production of works of art and design. The class will engage in various exercises which will address successful color matching, as well as awareness of inherent interaction between colors. This class is intended for both painters and drawers. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

What to bring: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook. A complete list of suggested materials will be discussed during the first class meeting.

What to Wear: Clothes appropriate for painting; a smock or apron.

Prerequisite: Previous drawing or painting experience.

Please Register Before: September 4

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

  • Register on or before August 18 and save $25.
  • Register for more than one class at a time and receive $25 off each additional class (same-day registrations only).
  • Additional savings. Are you eligible?


Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.

Course Details

CSFA 5111 FA17
Date Start: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Date End: 
Thursday, September 28, 2017
6:30–9:30 p.m
Morrison Building Room M201
Age Group: 
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 16 and above.
Days of Week: 
Previous drawing or painting experience.