Fine Arts

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Price: $50.00

Throughout the year, Continuing Education sponsors the Figure Drawing Co-op, open drawing sessions for anyone interested in drawing from the live nude model.

While an MCAD staff member is present to facilitate, there is no instruction provided. / No discounts or coupon codes may be applied to the purchase of a Co-op pass. 

SUMMER SCHEDULE

June 6-August 7

Sundays, 1:00-5:00 p.m. / Mondays, 7:00-9:00 p.m. 

There will be no Drawing Co-Op on either July 3 or July 4

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 6August 7Monday, SundayVarious Times

Brand New Classes, Fine Arts

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Kathleen Scott
Price: $117.00

Marbling is a beautiful art form that has been practiced for centuries all over the world. In this three week course, students will learn to create visually stunning prints created by the manipulation of pigments floating on water. Although seemingly complex, these techniques can be utilized by anyone to create beautiful images no matter their skill level.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 27August 10Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Design and Digital Media

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: David Farr
Price: $240.00

Whether you are new to page-layout software or are a graphics professional familiar with QuarkXPress or Apple's Pages software, this introductory class will provide the groundwork for creating print-ready documents of professional quality using the Adobe page-layout program, Adobe InDesign. Students start by exploring InDesign's work area: the tools, menu commands, and palette before learning the basics of the application: setting up documents; formatting text and manipulating objects; defining colors; and using swatches.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 30July 31Saturday, Sunday9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (with a one hour lunch break)

Design and Digital Media, Brand New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Joshua Namdev Hardisty
Price: $30.00

You can't remove subjectivity from the design process. It will always be a human activity full of interpreting intents, translating ideas, and the influence of personal aesthetics. And no matter how clear the conversation is between a client and a designer about a project, there is still a gulf between talking about making something and actually making it. This subjectivity is what makes design special but it's also what makes the design process so potentially frustrating.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 9August 9Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Creativity and the Humanities

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Michael Gaughan
Price: $25.00

This class will build upon the foundation established in How to Talk About Art, or previous art or art history courses, and develop it further. During this engaging and entertaining evening students will discuss, critique, debate, and engage with other critically-thinking art lovers. The instructor will guide students in establishing their own scaffolding for developing and articulating individual and personal reactions to artworks.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 11August 11Thursday6:00-9:00 p.m.

Interactive Design and Marketing Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Norman Cuano
Price: $1,170.00

Have you ever used a website or app that makes it hard to do what you want? This course explores the UX Design process and leverages it to bridge the gap between functionality and aesthetics, creating a better experience for your users. Guided by user-centered design processes, students design visual and experiential systems for web and mobile apps that are shaped by such things as stakeholder interviews, requirement gathering, usability testing, competitor benchmarking, and analytics.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 29December 16Online - AsynchronousOnline

Interactive Design and Marketing Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Ashby Utting
Price: $1,170.00

In this course students expand on HTML and CSS skills by bringing projects to life with JavaScript and JavaScript libraries. These languages are used as the vehicle to add interactive and rich experiences to websites. Topics include: fundamental programming concepts, best practices for interactive development, coding for interactive design, JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, and related technologies. 

Prerequisite Course: Web Development: HTML and CSS

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 29December 16Online - AsynchronousOnline

Sustainable Design Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Timothy McGee
Price: $1,170.00

In this foundational course students are introduced to hands-on and holistic approaches to sustainability. This course covers current sustainability frameworks, principles, and materials assessments, as well as the history and logic behind them, providing students with useful research tools to apply to the ever-changing demands of sustainable design, business, development, and policy-making. 

Required Hardware: Computer with internet access; digital camera or scanner.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 29December 16Online - AsynchronousOnline

Sustainable Design Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Wendy Jedlička
Price: $1,170.00

We handle packages every day and they account for a third of our waste stream. Using the format of a product-repositioning study, students in this course examine the core ideas of consumer perception and market triggers, material selection, environmental impact, and long-term strategic thinking. By the end of this course, students are able to maximize a package's appeal while minimizing environmental impact. 

Required Software: Microsoft Word and photo editing software.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 29December 16Online - AsynchronousOnline

Fine Arts, Creativity and the Humanities Online

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Ricardo Bloch
Price: $1,170.00

Books can provide all makers an exploration of image, text, and materials. Artists' books as a medium allows for pushing boundaries and expanding the definition of what a book is-whether it be graphic or conceptual, handmade or printed, narrative or stream-of-consciousness, photocopied or collaged, political or autobiographical, analog or digital. In this course theme-based projects are instigated by the instructor with media and materials selected by the student.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 29December 16Online - AsynchronousOnline

Interactive Design and Marketing Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: James Johnson
Price: $1,170.00

In this course students learn how to create visually appealing, well-organized web pages using HTML and CSS, the fundamental languages for creating content and style on the web. The course begins with HTML, and students are introduced to tags, links, lists, tables, forms, web standards (old, new, and evolving), and the foundation of web-page construction. Then, using CSS, students apply style sheets to HTML, using fonts, colors, divs, spans, layout, and positioning to create a well-crafted web page. The course is geared toward the beginning to intermediate web developer or designer. 

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 29December 16Online - AsynchronousOnline

Design and Digital Media

18+
Price: $1,170.00

Because the outlines of the profession continually change, the graphic designer must know how to integrate an understanding of visual literacy with broad-based cultural knowledge. This seminar examines the theoretical basis of graphic design, defining basic concepts and vocabulary used within the profession, such as information architecture, pattern-recognition, grids, proportion, rhythm, sequence, and gestalt.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 29December 14Monday, Wednesday6:30-9 p.m.

Design and Digital Media

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Erika Hutchings
Price: $780.00

This class introduces individuals with little or no design background to the graphic design practice. Students work both on and off the computer to complete assignments that explore basic 2D communication principles integrating color, shape, texture, typography, and photography to build a visual language. Essential skills in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator that support the task of each assignment will be taught through weekly tutorials.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 10December 16Online - AsynchronousOnline

Creativity and the Humanities Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Shannon Brunette
Price: $275.00

Grantwriting for Artists will begin to build your professional materials for applying to grants and other art-related opportunities. The course will look at the specifics of requests for proposal; including how to review all aspects of a given application process and guidelines provided by the organization leading the call for proposals. The individual artist voice is critical to this process; the artist/student will be expected to make initial project narratives, artist statements and proposal drafts intended for a particular opportunity.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 10November 11Online - AsynchronousOnline

Design and Digital Media

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Colin O'Neill
Price: $390.00

Students apply the fundamentals of game development to an original concept of their own creation. More creative than technical, this course considers approaches to character development, game challenges and strategy integration, and player engagement. Student build a game pitch document through discussion, analysis, and play. This course is geared for the aspiring designer or casual enthusiast whether console, card, or table top, and will include interviews with professional game writers, designers, and tournament players. / Open to students ages 16 and above. 

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 10November 11Online - AsynchronousOnline

Design and Digital Media, Photography and Filmmaking

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Josh Quigley
Price: $234.00

During this class, students will explore the procedures involved in creating exhibition quality photographic images from ideation to execution. 

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 6July 18Monday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Sarah Wieben
Price: $351.00

This introductory class is tailored to those who have never painted and who are ready to take the plunge. Students will use oil paint to learn basic techniques of this expansive medium. The fundamental elements of color, color theory, design, form, and content will be explored through studio work, demonstrations, and slide lectures. This is a welcoming and engaging studio-based class; come ready to paint on the first night! / There will be no class on Monday, July 4. / Materials fee of $5 in addition to class tuition. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 6August 8Monday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Interactive Design and Marketing Online

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Ashby Utting
Price: $390.00

This course introduces the fundamental language of the web: HyperText Markup Language (HTML). We explore how the web works along with tags, links, images, lists, tables, forms, web standards (old, new, and evolving), directory structure, wireframing, and web development best practices. We also lay the foundation for further web development work and for those wishing to take the next course, Web Development Basics: CSS. This five week online course is a blend of tutorials, readings, development projects, and online discussion.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 6July 8Online - AsynchronousOnline

Fine Arts, Creativity and the Humanities, Photography and Filmmaking

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Emily Hoisington
Price: $1,170.00

The visual journal can be a place of exploration that is portable, economical, and inter/cross-disciplinary. In this courses, students create daily journal entries that can include but are not limited to drawings, paintings, collages, digital renderings and photography, paper engineering, and written observations. Each journal's overall form can be conventional or that of an artist's book, website, or blog.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 6August 12Online - AsynchronousOnline - Asynchronous

Creativity and the Humanities, Fine Arts

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Jessica M. Dandona
Price: $1,170.00

In this course students critically examine the cultural meanings of representations of the body in art and visual culture. Organized in roughly chronological order, the course comprises a series of case studies in the history of representation of the body in art, science, and popular culture. Some of the topics that may be addressed are: the classical nude found in Greek sculpture, female saints‚ mystical visions of the body, photographic pornography and fetish fashion designs, aesthetic dismemberment of the body in modern and contemporary art, the transgendered body, and cyber bodies. This course is taught as a seminar with some lecture. Sessions include a mix of lecture and discussion. Students take midterm and final examinations and complete research assignments. Prerequisite: Introduction to Art and Design: History 2

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 6August 12Online - AsynchronousOnline

Interactive Design and Marketing Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Norman Cuano
Price: $1,170.00

This course introduces students to an overview of the interactive world by immersing them in current technologies and trends. Aspects of design, development, and marketing converge to illustrate the workflow process of interactive projects. The project management skills covered in this course guides students from the ideation process to project launch. A review of the career paths possible in the field of interactive prepare students for later courses in the program.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 6August 12Online - AsynchronousOnline - Asynchronous

Interactive Design and Marketing Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Price: $1,170.00

This course introduces users to design options outside of the web space. As interactive concepts move beyond the computer and into everyday experiences, technology allows us to engage and interact with users in ways never imagined. Possibilities include data visualization, native applications, generative art and 3D. Students will learn how to weave interactivity with visualization through a variety of media.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 6August 12Online - AsynchronousOnline

Creativity and the Humanities, Brand New Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Daniel Halsey
Price: $25.00

Permaculture is a designed process based on whole systems thinking and reflective patterns found in nature. Join us for an intensive introduction to permaculture principles, ethics, lifestyle, and sustainable practices. Students in this class will dig deep and discuss the needs, goals, and design options of an ecologically sustainable lifestyle. See actual working models of permaculture while defining your own adaptations for future resiliency. Presentations and discussions will show the skills that make for sustainable food production and resource independence.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 7June 7Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Carrie Hartman
Price: $312.00

Capture a child's imagination with original artwork while learning the tricks of the illustration trade. During this class, students will explore the wide range of children's book illustration, from traditional to contemporary. Students will learn what makes a children's book unique; how to communicate through illustration; and how to conceptualize and storyboard ideas. The instructor will also demonstrate a variety of materials that can be used to illustrate a book.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 7July 26Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Photography and Filmmaking

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Paul Phillips
Price: $221.00

In every sport, there are moments of power, grace, and transition, many of which go unnoticed by spectators. A successful sports photograph achieves a delicate balance between storytelling and art.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 7June 28Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Photography and Filmmaking, Brand New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Josh Quigley
Price: $312.00

If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera. 

-Lewis Hine

Roland Barthes once said: "It has been said that all the greatest photographers are mythologists." As image-makers we have the ability to create worlds and redefine truths, all through the prism of our camera. Utilizing lighting, movement, time, costumes, characters, and locations you can lead a viewer to your distinct vision. Throughout this course we will learn the different ways to manifest your imagination by employing the uniqueness of photography and terrestrial props.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 7July 26Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Kathleen Scott
Price: $195.00

Drawing is a skill that anyone can learn! Developing the ability to draw from observation trains the eye and hand and opens a world of creative possibilities. This class is designed to offer a comprehensive introduction to the techniques, tools, and vocabulary associated with drawing as a medium. Students will learn the basic elements of drawing, such as line, value, texture, and shape, while also being conscious of the overall composition of the piece. 

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 7July 5Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Sarah Wieben
Price: $390.00

Abstraction. What does that term mean exactly? Students in this class will collectively examine this question while they work through a variety of approaches to abstract painting in oils. Instructor-led demonstrations will be geared toward providing the students with both a jumping off point-meant to address how one begins making abstract work as well as encouragement of the student's further development toward creating their own, unique artistic style of painting and visual language.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 7August 9Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Anders Nienstaedt
Price: $390.00

This is a self-driven class that explores the basics of contemporary furniture design and fabrication. Each student will be able to design and construct a piece of furniture using MCAD's wood shop. Class discussions will focus on materials, tools, design and techniques that will aid in the conceptualization and completion of a one-of-a-kind piece of furniture. 

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 7August 9Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Michael Gaughan
Price: $312.00

People are drawn to watercolors due to their vibrant, delicate, and luminous qualities. Students in this class will work from observation, photographs, and their imaginations to create translucent works using this versatile medium. Students will learn traditional and non-traditional approaches to watercolor painting, including how to transfer an existing drawing into the base for a painting, and how to execute washes and blends.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 8July 27Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Design and Digital Media

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Neal Peterson
Price: $390.00

In this introductory-level course, students will explore how typography is used to communicate effectively within the field of graphic design. While building a basic vocabulary of terms and processes, students will explore different topics ranging from formal usage to typography as art. Class periods will include studio time, discussions, and critiques appropriate to the projects throughout the course. 

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 8August 10Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Brand New Classes, Design and Digital Media

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Nicholas Pope
Price: $234.00

Visual novels are similar to graphic novels or comic books, except they are digital and interactive, much like a choose-your-own-adventure video game with different endings stemming from a reader's choices. This course will familiarize students with ideas and tools necessary for creating an interactive digital fiction game with an original story, characters, locations, dialogue, and a variety of endings. The course will focus on a variety of traditional drawing techniques as well as digital media, including Photoshop and Tyranobuilder Visual Novel Studio.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 9July 14Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Susan Shields
Price: $390.00

The act of drawing from the live human form can feel intimidating. The key to success lies in a sound understanding of the creative problem-solving process, in combination with an acknowledgment and recognition of one's own "creative DNA." To aid in these endeavors, this class balances studio exercises with supplemental discussions, presentations, readings, and a field trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 9August 11Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Design and Digital Media

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Neal Peterson
Price: $390.00

Graphic design is everywhere. From T-shirts to posters, traffic signs to logos, graphic design is used to visually communicate an idea, a message, or a statement. Students in this class will explore graphic design as a practice and learn to put to work the concepts and principles of design. Hands-on, in-class exercises, and real world, structured assignments will immerse students in the elements of graphic design, including typography, layout, color, and graphic form.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 9August 11Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Mary Leikvold
Price: $390.00

This class is designed for printmakers interested in exploring and refining their creative and technical skills. No beginning instruction will be offered; the class is intended for intermediate and advanced students only. Students may work in any of the following processes, but must be proficient in at least one: screenprinting, relief, intaglio, lithography and/or digital printmaking. Selected demos will be offered, along with individual tutorials as needed. Sessions will also include informal dialogues, large and small group critiques, and studio time.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 9August 11Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Design and Digital Media

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Maranatha Wilson
Price: $195.00

This introductory-level workshop teaches the basic techniques of motion graphics through the use of programs utilized by design and animation companies worldwide: Adobe After Effects. Motion graphics is a storytelling platform, a problem-solving tool, as well as playful medium meant to reach a target audience. It is one of the fastest growing fields under the graphic design umbrella and is a successful, cost-effective, and popular communication tool that will enhance any designer's skill set.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 11July 9Saturday9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Design and Digital Media, Photography and Filmmaking

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Erik Johnson
Price: $240.00

Stories shape our culture and define who we are and motion pictures (film and video) are more prevalent today than ever before. Digital video can be an effective medium for delivering, shaping, and sharing stories. This class will provide a hands-on experience with digital storytelling and is perfect for anyone interested in a challenging but fun introduction to video production and editing utilizing Adobe Premiere Pro nonlinear video editing software. Motion picture and sound will be incorporated to produce a digital masterpiece.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 11June 12Saturday, Sunday9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (with a one hour lunch break)

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Sarah Wieben
Price: $260.00

Painting outdoors is a great way for artists to get out of the studio and reconnect with the natural environment. In this on-location class, students will learn the essentials of landscape painting while enjoying all that summer has to offer. Students will begin by considering how to best approach the landscape as a subject in order to identify a compelling composition. Next, they will learn how to mix a color palette suitable for expressing the fugitive elements of the landscape, such as light and movement.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 11July 2Saturday9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (with a one hour lunch break)

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Michelle Lee Lagerroos
Price: $234.00

Screenprinting is a direct printmaking technique that builds images from layers of color and can be used to create everything from custom silkscreened T-shirts to one-of-a-kind posters to fine art prints. And did we mention that it's FUN?! This course will focus on the basics of screenprinting, and students will explore a combination of stencil, hand-drawn, painted, photographic, and computer-generated techniques in order to complete multiple screenprints.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 11July 16Saturday9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Fine Arts, Photography and Filmmaking

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Kathleen Scott
Price: $117.00

Students in this workshop will learn about the cyanotype process, one of the first photographic processes from the 1840's. The cyanotype process produces beautiful blue images and doesn't require a darkroom or enlarger, just sunlight and water. Students will be given some background about the history of alternative processes, and cyanotypes in particular. During the first class session, students will apply sensitizer to paper to make solargrams. During the second class, the focus will be on making digital negatives and creating prints made from images brought from home.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 11June 25Saturday9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Art Educator Workshops

Ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Holly Thorstad
Price: $250.00

This course is designed to get art educators back into the studio and provide ideas for lessons to take back into the classroom on the topic of animation. Multiple forms of animation will be explored that include no-tech, low-tech, and high-technology options.

What to Bring: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook, USB drive, blank CD, or cloud storage option for saving work. Art Educator Workshops are not eligible for the early or multiple class registration discounts.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 13June 17Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9 a.m.-5 p.m. (with a 1 hour lunch)

Art Educator Workshops

Ages 18 and above
Instructor: Shannon Brunette
Price: $250.00

This class is geared towards adventurous individuals eager to explore new creative terrain and the art educator who wants to expand their thinking of drawing. The class will consider the criteria for successful experimental work and look at contemporary artists using experimental drawing as their primary artistic practice. Drawing will be considered as a mode of discovery and creativity. Experimentation will be key to exploring the parameters of drawing.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 13June 17Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9 a.m.-5 p.m. (with a one-hour lunch break)

Creativity and the Humanities, Brand New Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Daniel Halsey
Price: $25.00

Permaculture is a designed process based on whole systems thinking and reflective patterns found in nature. Join us for an intensive introduction to permaculture principles, ethics, lifestyle, and sustainable practices. Students in this class will dig deep and discuss the needs, goals, and design options of an ecologically sustainable lifestyle. See actual working models of permaculture while defining your own adaptations for future resiliency. Presentations and discussions will show the skills that make for sustainable food production and resource independence.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 14June 14Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Theresa Akers, Instructor: Meagan Miller
Price: $312.00

Decorate the great outdoors with sculpture, furniture, or kinetic work while learning the foundations of metalworking and welding! Art and furniture created for outdoor environments are built to withstand the open air and weather the elements. This class will focus on the basics of cold forming and welding, with open ended projects meant to incorporate additional artistic processes such as furniture design, sculpture, and kinetics purely for outdoor enjoyment. Students will have access to 3D Shop when other classes are not in session (3D Shop is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 15August 3Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Design and Digital Media

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: David Farr
Price: $240.00

Through the hands-on use of Adobe Photoshop, students will learn the basics of the application beginning by familiarizing themselves with the tool palette and menus; exploring floating panels; and learning their options in regards to each tool. Students will be introduced to the paths, channels, and layers floating panels. Much of the work will revolve around these features, as a fundamental understanding of these are necessary for any user. 

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 18June 19Saturday, Sunday9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (with a one hour lunch break)

Art Educator Workshops

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Bridget O'Malley
Price: $250.00

Produce your own prints in MCAD's beautiful and expansive printmaking studio and spend a week of your own studio time on technical investigation and personal exploration. This week-long workshop for art educators will include demonstrations of intaglio, embossing, collagraph, and monotype printmaking techniques.

Learn intaglio processes on copper plates, including drypoint and etching; experiment with embossing, chine colle, and collagraph printing; and discover the monotype process, including how to print by hand and with a press.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 20June 24Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9 a.m.-5 p.m. (with a one-hour lunch break)

Art Educator Workshops

Ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Erik Johnson
Price: $250.00

Stories shape our culture and define who we are and motion pictures (film and video) are more prevalent today than ever before. Digital video can be an effective medium for collecting, delivering, and sharing stories. This class will provide a hands-on experience with digital storytelling and video production that will include pre-production, interviewing techniques, voice-over narration, lighting, sound, and editing resulting in a personal short video story. No prior experience with video production is required but it is helpful to be familiar with Mac OS X.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 20June 24Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9 a.m.-5 p.m. (with a one hour lunch break)

Creativity and the Humanities, Brand New Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Daniel Halsey
Price: $25.00

Permaculture is a designed process based on whole systems thinking and reflective patterns found in nature. Join us for an intensive introduction to permaculture principles, ethics, lifestyle, and sustainable practices. Students in this class will dig deep and discuss the needs, goals, and design options of an ecologically sustainable lifestyle. See actual working models of permaculture while defining your own adaptations for future resiliency. Presentations and discussions will show the skills that make for sustainable food production and resource independence.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 21June 21Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Design and Digital Media, Brand New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Joshua Namdev Hardisty
Price: $30.00

How does a traditional design studio use Silicon Valley ideas like Growth Hacking and Lean Development to make posters for art exhibitions? What is Product/Market Fit and how does an art school teacher use it to plan assignments?

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 21June 21Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Lucinda Naylor
Price: $156.00

This fun, on-location class offers beginning to intermediate-level students an opportunity to sketch together outdoors, in parks, gardens, and other unique urban locales in Minneapolis, while learning the techniques to capture,in drawing, the people, environment, architecture, and oft-missed nuances of the visual landscape. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Prerequisites: Previous drawing experience helpful, but not required.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 25July 16Saturday9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Creativity and the Humanities, Design and Digital Media, Brand New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Nick Zdon
Price: $234.00

While the term 'Graphic Design' was not coined until 1922, the practice of solving communication problems is as old as civilization. This course will follow the story of design from the development of writing, all the way to the present day implications of the internet.

The majority of this course will be lecture based, culminating in a final project presentation. Students should bring a notebook and a pen or pencil to the first course meeting and be prepared to take notes.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 28August 2Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Lisa Loudon
Price: $234.00

Explore the art of letterpress printing in this hands-on workshop. Basic letterpress skills and terminology will be explored. Students will work in our expansive state-of-the-art printshop with handset type and simple imagery, using pressure and relief-printing methods that are centuries old. Students will learn basic press operation and will create a variety of prints on the Vandercook 219 cylinder press. / Students may work in the printshop outside of class time during regular hours and when other classes are not in session.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 5August 9Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Family Workshops, Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 8-11, Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 11-14

Instructor: Leila Enevoldsen
Price: $175.00

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.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 11August 7Online - AsynchronousOnline

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Caitlin Skaalrud
Price: $390.00

Students in Comics Crash Course will learn the fundamental skills necessary for creating comics. Students will be guided to a working knowledge of crafting and producing comics, and will be mentored on how to develop their own creative voice. Weekly readings, technical demonstrations, and critiques of smaller assignments will supplement the completion of a short form comic over the five weeks. Topics covered will include craft and production; drawing; 2D art principles; narrative structure and concepts; critical thinking; and industry and publishing. 

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 11August 12Online - AsynchronousOnline

Fine Arts, Brand New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Kathleen Scott
Price: $78.00

Paper cutting is a versatile art form practiced all over the world. Using simple tools, anyone can create beautiful paper lace, silhouettes, and scenes. In this two-week workshop, students will each create a finished paper cut of their own design. A variety of methods and styles of paper cutting will be introduced. Ways of approaching an image, different tools, and paper choices will also be discussed. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 11July 18Monday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Photography and Filmmaking

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Diana Green
Price: $195.00

The storyboard is the first tool used in applying images to a script. During this class students will learn about the basic mechanics of film and the translation of a script into a storyboard for animation or live-action film. Students will also learn to recognize specific types of shots and editing techniques, understand camera motion and angles, and choose the best of these tools to illustrate a script. The class will be taught through lecture, discussions, handouts, in-class exercises, and the viewing of screened clips from films.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 11August 8Monday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Design and Digital Media, Brand New Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Colin O'Neill
Price: $390.00

Students apply the fundamentals of game development to an original concept of their own creation. More creative than technical, this course considers approaches to character development, game challenges and strategy integration, and player engagement. Student build a game pitch document through discussion, analysis, and play. This course is geared for the aspiring designer or casual enthusiast whether console, card, or table top, and will include interviews with professional game writers, designers, and tournament players. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 11August 12Online - AsynchronousOnline

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Susan Shields
Price: $195.00

This class will provide an introduction to multiple and varied ways to approach the portrait. Students in this class will learn how to achieve accuracy with regards to proportion; how to document a degree of "likeness" of the sitter; and methods for capturing something of the subject's essence. Working in various types of charcoal, the instructor will teach students how to approach these aspects through gesture, shadow, and structural shapes. Students will also learn about color theory and its application to skin tone through lecture, demonstration, and hands-on exercises.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 11August 8Monday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Michelle Lee Lagerroos
Price: $78.00

Making monotypes is work that's so engaging it feels like play! In this short workshop, students will create images on plexiglass using ink, stencils, found objects, and whatever comes to hand and mind. With the magic of presses and serendipity, they will create at least two unique images. This class is perfect for beginners or for artists experienced in any medium who need play time to refresh their vision and generate new ideas. / Materials fee of $25 and facilities fee of $25 in addition to class tuition. / Open to students ages 16 and above

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 11July 18Monday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Brand New Classes, Design and Digital Media

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Joshua Namdev Hardisty
Price: $30.00

The biggest obstacle to creative work is starting. The second biggest? Continuing.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 12July 12Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Kathleen Scott
Price: $195.00

Drawing is a skill that anyone can learn! Developing the ability to draw from observation trains the eye and hand and opens a world of creative possibilities. This class is designed to offer a comprehensive introduction to the techniques, tools, and vocabulary associated with drawing as a medium. Students will learn the basic elements of drawing, such as line, value, texture, and shape, while also being conscious of the overall composition of the piece. 

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 12August 9Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Creativity and the Humanities

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Michael Gaughan
Price: $25.00

There are many people who truly appreciate art, but at the same time feel intimidated, confused, or inarticulate when talking about it with others. This class is designed for those who have ever found themselves saying things like: 

"I know what I like when I see it, but it's hard to describe." 

"I don't know if this is even good or not." 

"I love art, but I find it difficult to tell where things belong in history, or to which genre." 

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 14July 14Thursday6:00-9:00 p.m.

Brand New Classes, Design and Digital Media

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Maranatha Wilson
Price: $195.00

This After Effects for Designers and Illustrators workshop teaches techniques that extend beyond the basics of motion graphics with a concentration on typography, shapes and vector based illustration as well as unique experiments with process, storyboards, effects and photography. A self directed project will take the duration of the class and will help to get a start on portfolio-based work in motion. Motion design is a huge asset to any creative toolbox and it is one of the fastest growing fields along with digital and web design.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 16August 13Saturday9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Bridget O'Malley
Price: $195.00

Paper can be created and modified into amazing three-dimensional sculptural structures. Working in MCAD's Papermaking Studio, students in this class will be introduced to techniques for working with both Eastern and Western fibers to make three-dimensional work. Students will have access to fibers including cotton, abaca, and flax and will learn to use plaster molds to create paper forms and volumes, as well as flexible molds which can be used to manipulate paper into a variety of shapes.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 23August 6Saturday9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (with a one hour lunch break)

Creativity and the Humanities

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Murphy Pizza
Price: $1,170.00

The five senses are the filters through which the physical world enters the artist, but many artists have no idea how they work. This course explores the anatomy, physiology, evolution, and cultural shaping of the sense, with history, science, folklore, and art as guides. Through readings, experience-oriented activities, projects, and guest experts, students develop a heightened sense of how they perceive. This class primarily consists of in-class discussion with some lecture. Students complete examinations as well as write some short and long essays. 

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 29December 16Online - AsynchronousOnline

Interactive Design and Marketing Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Erika Hutchings
Price: $1,170.00

In this course students are introduced to designing for web and screen. This includes web-specific design fundamentals, best practices, and a review of current web design trends. From ideation to client review, students are guided through each step of the design process, including wireframing, use of design tools, and the preparation of a design for client review. Students complete a final web-design project and continue building and refining their web portfolios.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 29December 16Online - AsynchronousOnline

Creativity and the Humanities

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Mary McDunn
Price: $1,170.00

For generations, the transformative and magical powers of traditional folktales and fairytales have defined and shaped identities and character. Indeed, these literary forms have become part of everyday culture. During the semester, students in this course examine why these tales have had such staying power, the controversies that have surrounded them, and how they relate to the historical, political, and social issues of their times.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 29December 16Online - AsynchronousOnline

Fine Arts, Creativity and the Humanities Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Amy Sands
Price: $1,170.00

See. Examine. Draw. Explore the microscopic world of plants and insects from direct observation through a lens and from rich, scientific, online databases of digitally captured magnifications. In this class, students explore the relationship between art and science through the close examination of botanical and insect life. The observed information is transformed into large-and small-scale drawings in a variety of media. Topics include natural formations of pattern, metamorphosis, artists who integrate science and art, and building a series of related works. 

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 29December 16Online - AsynchronousOnline

Creativity and the Humanities

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Norman Cuano
Price: $1,170.00

This course examines through various lenses the ways in which contemporary events circulate in the news, from hard-copy newspapers to online blogs, from trained journalists to eyewitness observers, and from social media venues to emerging media forms. Individuals in this course engage deeply with the local, national, and international news and explore the many sides to contemporary issues, covering a range of events, topics, and regions.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 29December 16Online - AsynchronousOnline

Creativity and the Humanities

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Elisabeth Workman Brandt
Price: $1,170.00

This course investigates the aesthetic issues at the heart of writing as an art in itself. Course topics illuminate the kind of thinking that guides and inspires and require students to develop presentations and to explore creatively. Students engage in deep investigations into the nature of communication and inquiries about the role of language. The class may include trips to and possibly participation in local events to enhance the classroom experience and students' understanding of the creative writing process. 

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 29December 16Online - AsynchronousOnline