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.

The Spring session of the Figure Drawing Co-Op runs through May 7.

Due to the Fourth of July holiday, the Figure Drawing Co-op will not be held on Sunday, July 2 and Monday, July 3.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 5August 13Monday, SundayVaried Times

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12

Open to students ages 9-12
Instructor: Jonathan Maki
Price: $295.00

Let's face it, making portraits is lots of fun! In this exciting week, our young artists will explore what it takes to create a realistic portrait. We'll learn about spacing special features, how to draw realistic looking eyes, and different head shapes. We'll practice drawing using what we learned. Then we'll take it further by applying these ideas into creating sculptural relief portraits out of different mysterious materials! We'll learn from artists such as Frida Kahlo, Chuck Close, and Maurice Blanchot. We'll go to the Minneapolis Institute of Art for more inspiration, as well.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 31August 4Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Erik Johnson, Instructor: Alison Malone
Price: $675.00

This intensive focuses on the Media Arts division, highlighting the majors of Photography and Filmmaking. Students will work in MCAD studios and labs to hone their technical skills and define their point of view. Participants will create advanced projects in both digital photography and filmmaking and build their media arts portfolios using the same state-of-the-art equipment and facilities that MCAD degree-seeking students use. / Students will have a 30 minute campus-based unsupervised lunch. / Materials fee of $5 in addition to class tuition. / Open to students ages 15-18.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 31August 4Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9

Open to students ages 6-9
Instructor: Mary Henry
Price: $295.00

Paper is important in many different forms of art. Paper can be drawn or painted on, folded and altered into a new creation, and cut and pasted to create new compositions. In this camp we'll explore a variety of artworks using paper as our canvas and our building material. We'll take inspiration from Japanese origami, collage makers, and paper artists to create our own paper focused creations. Emphasis will be on innovation, detail, form, composition, and balance.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 31August 4Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Caitlin Wolff
Price: $80.00

This class, designed for those interested in hand-lettering, will teach students the basics of modern calligraphy: writing posture, ink control, and composition. This relaxed studio class will focus on modern calligraphy, meaning that students will experiment with ways to embellish and compose their natural handwriting rather than striving for traditional uniform standards. Students will learn to control the ink so that they gain the ability to write in whichever style feels most natural and appeals to their aesthetic sensibility.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 1August 8Tuesday6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art, Brand New Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Kate Thomas
Price: $48.00

Students in this class will focus on the less formal aspects of calligraphy by experimenting with a variety of pens, markers, and pencils instead of traditional ink and nib. The instructor will provide inspirational tips and tutorials for a wide variety of fun projects and gift ideas, including hand-rendered phrases on paper and enhanced notecards.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 5August 5Saturday9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Fine Arts, Brand New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Mary Leikvold
Price: $80.00

Making monotypes is work that's so engaging it feels like play. In this class students learn how to combine printmaking processes with the spontaneity of collage, painting and drawing to create surprisingly vivid and inventive imagery. Participants create images on plexiglass using ink, stencils, found objects and whatever comes to hand. Using the printing presses the students transfer their images onto paper, modify the original images and print them again. The prints are one-of-a-kind but the process builds on itself and reveals more and more possibilities.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 5August 12Saturday9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18, Pre-College Portfolio Preparation Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Scott Hochhalter
Price: $175.00

The life of an artist is one of ongoing idea and skill development, full of practice, play, and continued refinement. The goal of this class is to expand critique skills, flesh out ideas, make additions and edits to one's portfolio, and gain valuable knowledge about the work of contemporary artists. Critiques and lectures will help high school students think about where ideas can come from for their artwork and how to successfully articulate them to others.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 7August 11Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:30 a.m.-12:30 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 Quark XPress 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
August 7August 9Monday, Wednesday9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Design and Digital Media

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

The demands of commercial design practice can be contradictory: designers want to be exploratory to make sure they’re covering sufficient ground, but at the same time they need to be aware of profit-margins. Designers need the time to come up with good ideas but may be expected to show perfect, polished work at every step of the process. In this class students will learn strategies for exploring more ideas in less time and designing for compressed deadlines. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

What to Bring: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 10August 10Thursday6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Sustainable Design Online

Open to students 18 and over
Instructor: Denise DeLuca
Price: $1,209.00

Economic, environmental, and ethical crises present leaders with new and complex challenges. Effective, resilient, and agile leaders employ a diversity of skills, experience, and resources to respond to humanity's greatest challenges with creative, innovative, and humane solutions. Students build their capacities to become creative leaders and to work constructively as part of dynamic and collaborative teams through the integration of an ecological perspective for their work, organizations, communities, and the planet. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 28December 15Online - AsynchronousOnline

Interactive Design and Marketing Online

Open to students 18 and over
Instructor: James Johnson
Price: $1,209.00

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, 82 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 28December 15Online - AsynchronousOnline

Interactive Design and Marketing Online

Open to students 18 and over
Instructor: Li Zeng
Price: $1,209.00

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 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 28December 15Online - AsynchronousOnline

Interactive Design and Marketing Online

Open to students 18 and over
Instructor: Ashby Utting
Price: $1,209.00

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. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Prerequisite: Web Development: HTML + CSS.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 28December 15Online - AsynchronousOnline

Interactive Design and Marketing Online

Open to students 18 and over
Instructor: Erika Hutchings
Price: $1,209.00

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. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 28December 15Online - AsynchronousOnline

Interactive Design and Marketing Online

Open to students 18 and over
Instructor: James Johnson
Price: $403.00

This course introduces the fundamental language of the web: HyperText Markup Language (HTML). We explore how the web works, tags, links, images, lists, tables, forms, web standards (old, new, and evolving), directory structure, wireframing, web development best practices, and lay the foundation for further web development in the next course, Web Development Basics: CSS. This five week online course is a blend of tutorials, readings, development projects, and online discussion. The class is geared toward the beginning to intermediate web developer or designer.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 28October 1Online - AsynchronousOnline

Creativity and the Humanities Online

Open to students 18 and over
Price: $403.00

It is often assumed that only professional artists and illustrators can draw well. However, if concerns about artistic quality are eliminated, drawing or sketching can become a powerful communication tool. For example, a quick sketch may more effectively communicate complicated ideas than a one-thousand word document. Designers and non-artists in every discipline and profession use quick sketching under numerous circumstances and for a variety of purposes, such as brainstorming, idea creation and recording, problem solving, selling ideas and communicating visually with clients.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 2November 5Online - AsynchronousOnline

Interactive Design and Marketing Online

Open to students 18 and over
Instructor: James Johnson
Price: $403.00

This is the second course in the Web Development Basics series. In this course, students build on their understanding of HTML, and use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to create well crafted web pages. Topics include: CSS selectors and properties, fonts and typographic treatment, colors, divs and spans, floats, layout, and positioning. This five week online course is a blend of tutorials, readings, development projects, and online discussion. The class is geared toward the beginning to intermediate web developer or designer; students are assumed to have a strong fluency with HTML.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 2November 5Online - AsynchronousOnline

Pre-College Portfolio Preparation Ages 15-18, Creativity and the Humanities Online

Open to students 16 and over
Instructor: Michaela Chorn
Price: $280.00

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 online drawing class is designed to help motivated visual arts students develop exemplary observational drawings for their portfolios.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 2November 5Online - AsynchronousOnline

Design and Digital Media Online

Open to students 18 and over
Instructor: Colin O'Neill
Price: $403.00

Mechanics are the working parts of a game system. Whether on a screen or on a table, all games have rules and logic that make the game fun and challenging. In this course, students analyze and implement a wide range of the interactive components of game design. This course takes an in-depth look at what makes a game a game, and how to best approach player interaction for any given concept. Through demonstrations and discussion, students explore the vast possibilities to consider as they construct their own game structure. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 2November 5Online - AsynchronousOnline

Design and Digital Media Online

Open to students 18 and over
Instructor: Erika Hutchings
Price: $806.00

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 2December 15Online - AsynchronousOnline

Interactive Design and Marketing Online

Open to students 18 and over
Instructor: James Johnson
Price: $403.00

This is the third course in the Web Development Basics series. In this course, students expand on their understanding of HTML and CSS, laying a foundation for more advanced development work. Students will build towards professional-grade front-end web development. Topics include: advanced layout and positioning, source control using Git and Github, modular CSS, and basic interativity with JavaScript. Students complete a large development project for their portfolio. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
November 6December 5Online - AsynchronousOnline

Design and Digital Media, Brand New Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Heidi Miller
Price: $161.00

Visual branding is a critical area of competence for any designer, and a useful area of knowledge for entrepreneurs, marketers, and other professionals. Students in this class will create a cohesive identity system ”for a real or fictional company” including a logo, brand assets, and mockups. Through sketching the realization of ideas using the Adobe Creative Cloud products, and structured critiques, the course will explore conceptual literacy, unifying factors in systems design, and the golden rules of logo design. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 5June 26Monday6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art, Brand New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Jaime Anderson
Price: $161.00

Editorial Illustration is an exciting market for illustrators, offering the opportunity to create visual imagery for a variety of newspapers and magazines. The illustrator's ideas are the driving force in this work, engaging the viewer and propelling them into the world of the story. Through presentations and demos, students will learn about contemporary illustrators, experiment with materials and techniques, and gain an understanding of what it’s like to work with an Art Director.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 5June 26Monday6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Sarah Wieben
Price: $363.00

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 July 3. / Materials fee of $5 in addition to class tuition. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 5August 7Monday6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Photography and Filmmaking

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Stephanie Colgan
Price: $363.00

This course is an introduction to photo editing using Adobe Bridge, Lightroom, and Photoshop. Historical and contemporary art themes such as surrealism and appropriation will fuel our foray into the technical aspects of The Digital Darkroom. Students will learn how to utilize Bridge and Lightroom to properly download, archive and organize their RAW images, and will learn how to make global corrections using these programs. Students will then learn how to utilize the myriad tools of Photoshop in order to accomplish their creative goals.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 6August 8Tuesday6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Carrie Hartman
Price: $322.00

Capture a child's imagination with original artwork while learning the tricks of the illustration trade. During this class, students will explore a 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 6August 1Tuesday6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Anders Nienstaedt
Price: $363.00

Students in this self-driven class will explore 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. The 3D shop will be open for students to work on their projects Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. / There will be no class July 4.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 6August 8Tuesday6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Sarah Wieben
Price: $363.00

Students in this class will collectively examine the concept of abstraction in art 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 6August 8Tuesday6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts, Brand New Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Edie Overtuf
Price: $161.00

Relief printmaking methods have a rich history, and through this course students will learn details of that history while developing skills through hands on exercises. In this course students will focus on woodcut relief processes, and will complete three projects to gain proficiency with the materials. The course will be administered through slide presentations, process demonstrations, and peer/individual critiques in small groups.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 6June 27Tuesday6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Theresa Akers, Instructor: Meagan Miller
Price: $403.00

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 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 7August 9Wednesday6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Cameron Browne
Price: $202.00

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.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 7July 5Wednesday6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts, Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Alison Nowak
Price: $403.00

This dynamic class will introduce students to illustration materials and techniques and conceptual approaches to image making. The creative process will be discussed, from creating initial sketches to final illustration critiques. Lectures on contemporary illustrators and trends will help broaden students' understanding of the field and its role in editorial, advertising, publishing, and packaging industries. Assignments are designed to help students gain an understanding of where, when, and how illustration is used, and to develop the skills needed to create successful illustrations.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 7August 9Wednesday6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Design and Digital Media

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Julie Longo
Price: $403.00

Graphic design is everywhere. From t-shirts to posters and logos to websites, graphic design is used to visually communicate an idea, a message, or a statement. Students in this class will explore graphic design theory and learn to put into practice 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 8August 10Thursday6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Susan Shields
Price: $403.00

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 8August 10Thursday6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Caitlin Skaalrud
Price: $403.00

This course is an exploration and foundational course in the concepts, capabilities of form, and the construction of visual narratives – also known more commonly as comics or "graphic novels." Students will explore their ideas for using images and text in narratives, mastering new materials, and learning production standards and basic structures and styles of comics.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 8August 10Thursday6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Design and Digital Media

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

Get past getting lucky. Learn how to come up with great ideas consistently. This class introduces idea-generating methodologies with real world examples as well as frameworks for research strategies and getting past creative block. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

What to Bring: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 8June 8Thursday6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Mary Leikvold
Price: $403.00

This class offers intermediate and advanced printmakers the chance to work in an open and collaborative learning community with instruction from a skilled printmaker -- using some of the best printmaking facilities in the Midwest. Selected demos are offered, along with individual tutorials as needed. Sessions will also include informal dialogues, large and small group critiques and studio time. The learning environment is collaborative and relaxed. Experienced students may work in screenprinting, intaglio, relief, letterpress and/or digital printmaking.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 8August 10Thursday6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Design and Digital Media

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Arlene Birt
Price: $202.00

Enter the world of infographics. Learn what kind of graph to use in which scenario and how to present information in a way that is relevant for consumers. Students will learn about the growing field of information design. By the end of the course, you will have created your own infographic on a topic of your choice. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Prerequisite: Previous drawing and graphics software experience helpful, but not required.

What to Bring: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook, and a laptop.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 8July 6Thursday6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Michelle Lee Lagerroos
Price: $282.00

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. This course will focus on the basics of screenprinting. Students will explore a combination of stencil, hand-drawn, painted, photographic, and computer-generated techniques in order to complete multiple screenprints. Through demonstrations, handouts, and informal critiques, the instructor will provide an overview of what one can achieve with screenprinting.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 10July 22Saturday9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Lucinda Naylor
Price: $161.00

This fun, on-location class offers 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. Prerequisite: Previous drawing experience helpful, but not required. This is a beginning level class. No experience required.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 10July 1Saturday9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Sarah Wieben
Price: $366.00

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 10July 8Saturday9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Photography and Filmmaking

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Sam Hoolihan
Price: $121.00

Students in this workshop will learn about the cyanotype process, one of the first photographic processes, originally developed in the 1840s. 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 10June 24Saturday9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Design and Digital Media

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Julie Longo
Price: $202.00

During this five-week course, students are introduced to Adobe Illustrator, a powerful vector image creation program, which is a staple for professional designers everywhere. After becoming familiar with the Illustrator's user interface, students will go on to learn step-by-step how simple it is to create complex vector shapes using the tools available within Illustrator. Students will learn to apply and work with color, create shading effects, draw objects with the shape tools, and how to master the all-important pen tool.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 14July 12Wednesday6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Jim Keefe
Price: $245.00

Have you thought about making your own comic, but weren't sure how to begin? In this class, students will examine the skills and concepts necessary to become successful comic artists. They will look at how comics have changed over the years and discover how truly diverse comic genres can be. Whether you love superheroes or real-life stories, you will be introduced to the tools and foundations of storytelling that will help you develop your own personal mini-comic to share with your classmates. / Basic drawing skills are strongly recommended. / There will be no class on 7/3.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 19July 12Monday, Wednesday1:00-4:00 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12

Open to students ages 9-12
Instructor: Anne Sugnet
Price: $295.00

What's your favorite animal? A panda? A puppy? A puma? Inspired by ancient cave paintings (of panthers, bears, hyenas, and rhinoceroses); intricately colored Mexican animal sculptures from Oaxaca; and contemporary animal portraits; we'll spend the week learning and making art about animals. We'll make cool sculptures using scrap wood, sticks, and bark, and create some crazily-colorful paintings using inventive materials and techniques.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 19June 23Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Art Educator Workshops

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Bridget O'Malley
Price: $275.00

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, relief printing, and monotype printmaking techniques. Learn intaglio processes on copper and plexiglass plates, including drypoint and etching; experiment with embossing, chine-coll, and experimental plate printing; and discover the monotype process, including how to print by hand and with a press.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 19June 23Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9

Open to students ages 6-9
Instructor: Jane Meyer
Price: $295.00

If you love cats, this camp is pawsitively purrfect! Inspiration for our creations will come from famous artists such as Theophile Steinlen, Andy Warhol, Wanda Gag, Paul Klee, Clare Turlay Newberry, and a trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art to see works that feature felines. Fat cats, crazy cats, curious cats...we will make them all using drawing, painting, collage, and sculpture techniques. We will create both from observation and our imaginations.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 19June 23Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15

Open to students ages 12-15
Instructor: Jim Keefe
Price: $245.00

Students in this class will learn about the expansive and diverse world of comic book stories and drawing styles, while learning the fundamental aspects of comic book creation and design. They will create original characters and story-lines and be introduced to the techniques, materials, and disciplines used to create professional comic art. Students will also learn the following skills: Page layout; penciling; lettering; and inking. / There will be no class on 7/3. / Open to students ages 12-15. / View complete policies here.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 19July 12Monday, Wednesday9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Art Educator Workshops

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: David Farr
Price: $275.00

This class will focus on the creative possibilities within digital photography. For most teachers, updating skill sets can be a challenge, both technically and creatively, with the evolving state of hardware, software, and students' growing abilities. IIn this workshop, participants will explore the advances made within the two main digital imaging programs: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom, as well as develop creative and engaging assignments for a wide range of high school classrooms.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 19June 23Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15

Open to students ages 12-15
Instructor: Sam Hoolihan
Price: $175.00

Photography is an ever expanding and multi-faceted medium. Some early methods have been used for over one hundred years, and are still used today! In this class students will experiment with alternative techniques such as cyanotypes, photograms, photomontage, and creating photographs on different surfaces (such as fabric, wood, and more). These processes only require the right mix of chemistry, sunlight, and objects to work! This hands-on class will focus on experimentation, creative thinking, and one's own development of photographic expression.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 19June 23Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday1:00-4:00 p.m.

Pre-College Portfolio Preparation Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Preston Drum
Price: $245.00

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.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 19July 12Monday, Wednesday1:00-4:00 p.m.

Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Kate Thomas
Price: $245.00

You may love funky t-shirts, posters, magazines, and other graphic materials, but may not quite understand how they are made. This class is the perfect introduction for teens interested in learning more about graphic design. Students will explore image-making, basic typography, and the integration of the two through a series of fun and fast-paced assignments and exercises. All projects will address form, composition, hierarchy, and creativity.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 20July 13Tuesday, Thursday1:00-4:00 p.m.

Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15

Open to students ages 12-15
Instructor: Carey Dean
Price: $245.00

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, portraiture, and landscape. For inspiration, students will view and discuss drawings by well-known artists through in-class discussions and mini-field trips next door to the Minneapolis Institute of Art to see firsthand the works of artists covered in the lessons.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 20July 13Tuesday, Thursday1:00-4:00 p.m.

Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Carey Dean
Price: $245.00

This beginning painting class is designed to give the motivated visual arts student an overview of painting fundamentals. Students in this course will learn basic color theory and applications, a variety of painting approaches and techniques as well as exposure to artists from past to present. Instruction will include painting demonstrations, in-class discussions and one-on-one assistance and encouragement.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 20July 13Tuesday, Thursday9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Fine Arts, Brand New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Shannon Brunette
Price: $161.00

Students in this course will develop and refine their observational drawing practice through close examination and drawing of a variety of plant specimens. During four Saturday visits to the University of Minnesota's College of Biological Sciences Conservatory and Como Park Conservatory, the class will have the opportunity to create studies varying from timed observational contour drawings to fully formed experimentations.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 24July 15Saturday10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Art Educator Workshops

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

This class is geared towards adventurous individuals eager to explore new creative terrain and the art educator who wants to expand their way of thinking about 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 26June 30Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9

Open to students ages 6-9
Instructor: Jane Meyer
Price: $295.00

Before there were museums, a few fortunate people collected treasures from nature, historical artifacts, and art objects for their own amusement. This week, you'll construct your own compartmental chest and fill it with treasures that you create! Students will make their cabinet a uniquely personal, three-dimensional, and interactive self-portrait. We'll look at many cool examples of cabinets of curiosities from the past, as well as contemporary artists' versions. We'll use a variety of materials, such as wood, paint, papers, found objects, wire, cardboard, and much more.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 26June 30Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15

Open to students ages 12-15
Instructor: Erik Johnson
Price: $175.00

Since the days of MTV, music videos have grown into short films that bridge together the energy of music with visual narratives. In this dynamic and engaging class, students will learn and practice the three aspects of music video production: pre-production with visual storyboarding, production with cinematography, lighting and directing and post-production using Adobe Premiere Pro editing software. Each of these three steps will provide students with hands-on experience covering all the roles of a music video production team. / Materials fee of $25 in addition to class tuition.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 26June 30Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday1:00-4:00 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12

Open to students ages 9-12
Instructor: Anne Sugnet
Price: $295.00

Do you like to paint and experiment with colors, shapes, and textures? Join us for a fun week of exploring paint and painting processes. We'll go beyond the brush to pour, layer, glaze, squeegee, sponge, scrape, dot, and stamp with paint! We'll make luminous, colorful paintings with interesting layers, visual rhythms, and varied textures, letting our processes guide us. We'll even perform some cool experiments using paint, including combining it with bubbles!

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 26June 30Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15

Open to students ages 12-15
Instructor: Pamela Carberry
Price: $175.00

This class will introduce teens to the expansive world of printmaking. Artists have been using printmaking processes to create beautiful works of art for centuries, but it is not necessary to be a master printer to follow in their footsteps. MCAD's professional printshop will be open for exploration this summer. Working one-on-one with our instructor, students will discover how printmaking can be molded to express their individual artistic visions.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 26June 30Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Art Educator Workshops

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Holly Thorstad
Price: $275.00

Bring your imagination to life in Animation for Art Educators! This course is designed to get art teachers back into the studio and provide some ideas for new lessons to take back into the classroom. Multiple forms of animation will be explored, including no-tech, low-tech, and high-technology options. Students will create their own finished animations that include flip books, zoetropes, stop motion animation, and even some computer generated animation.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 26June 30Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Design and Digital Media

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

Create dynamic and bold posters using the bare essentials of graphic design: words and letters. Then heighten their impact and meaning with imagery and texture. / Open to students ages 18 and above. Prerequisite: Working knowledge of Mac OS X, InDesign, and Illustrator.

What to Bring: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook; laptop computer equipped with Adobe Creative Cloud software (either Adobe Illustrator or Adobe InDesign).

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 29June 29Thursday6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12

Open to students ages 9-12
Instructor: Jonathan Maki
Price: $177.00

Let's bug out and make some art inspired by insects and aliens! What if insects were what we saw when we went to alien planets? What if aliens were the insects we see everyday? If you were to create an insect or an alien, what abilities would it have? Would it create something sweet like honey? Or would it bite us like a mosquito? In this class artists will be able to explore these ideas through learning about insects anatomy and how they live.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 5July 7Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9

Open to students ages 6-9
Instructor: Mary Henry
Price: $177.00

A line is a dot that went on a walk... but in this drawing inspired camp, we'll take our dot out to run a marathon! During this 3-day extravaganza, we'll look at straight, curvy, zigzagged, and wiggly lines, and at how we can create both realistic and abstract artworks using this very important element of art. We'll experiment using a variety of fun art materials, like graphite, pens, and paint while drawing creative and imaginative compositions.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 5July 7Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Pamela Carberry
Price: $242.00

This class is designed for individuals who want to learn intaglio and for those who want to refresh their skills. Techniques will be demonstrated at every class session with time afterwards to practice the new skill. Each session will also include informal dialogues, large and small group critiques, work time, and guidance. The learning environment will be collaborative and relaxed. Students may work in the studio outside of class time during printshop hours when other classes are not in session. Students will move from basic line etching to more advanced techniques.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 5August 9Wednesday6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Diana Green
Price: $202.00

The graphic memoir is a specific type of graphic novel. Students will learn to structure and script a story detailing one aspect of the student's life. An ability to draw and an understanding of the comic form are helpful but not required. This course is more about writing than it is about art. The course will be taught through discussion, lecture, shared readings of student work, and explorations of existing graphic memoirs. While there is no required textbook, handouts will be given including a recommended reading list./ Open to students ages 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 5August 2Wednesday6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Design and Digital Media, Brand New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Debra Lawton
Price: $242.00

User Experience (UX) Design will focus on the process of creating designs that take into consideration the user's needs along with content and a client's wants in order to create a product that is successful. This instructor will lead discussions on the importance of preliminary research, testing during the process of developing a design, and how to test and analyze existing designs. Students will conduct testing sessions to help grasp the idea and simplicity of thinking about the end user first.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 6August 10Thursday6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Photography and Filmmaking, Brand New Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Jason Pearson
Price: $242.00

This class will focus on the photographic portrait as a means of personal expression. Historic and contemporary photographers that explore, identity, performance, and politics as they relate to portraiture will be introduced. Students will produce images with six disposable film cameras each week (27 exposures with each camera) to focus on concept and narrative/storytelling rather than the technical aptitudes of a regular film camera.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 6August 10Thursday6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Photography and Filmmaking

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Erik Johnson
Price: $148.00

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
July 8July 9Saturday, Sunday9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15

Open to students ages 12-15
Instructor: Michael Gaughan
Price: $175.00

This class will focus on the expressive side of drawing in its many forms. Using charcoal, graphite, and ink, students will work on collaborative projects and abstract drawing exercises as they learn scale, value, mark making, shape, and composition's role in the perception of a piece of art. The instructor will also address the ability of drawing to tell a story through discussions, demonstrations, and assignments. Students will view and discuss work by artists who have used drawing as a means to express emotions and ideas.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 10July 14Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15

Open to students ages 12-15
Instructor: Bridget O'Malley
Price: $350.00

Students in this class will enjoy learning how to make their own paper and hand bind their own journals and sketchbooks. This multi-faceted class will jumpstart budding printers, papermakers, and bookbinders! Students will make piles of handmade paper to dye, bind into books, and use for printmaking. By the end, each student will have made a half dozen or more book structures (traditional and sculptural).

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 10July 14Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12

Open to students ages 9-12
Instructor: Anne Sugnet
Price: $295.00

Improving your drawing skills can help you to better express yourself and bring your ideas to life! This week, we'll learn and practice key drawing techniques, such as contour and gesture drawing, and we'll work on fun projects that use these skills. Come make exciting traditional and off-the-wall drawings, using heaping doses of imagination and interesting materials. We'll also play some lively drawing games and take a field trip to the nearby Minneapolis Institute of Art to check out some cool drawings. 

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 10July 14Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Katie Nelson
Price: $175.00

This class will offer an introduction to stop-motion animation, covering frame by frame techniques and basic concepts of this traditional and very hands-on style of animation. The instructor will share behind the scenes videos of animations that use stop-motion animation techniques. Students will dig into the fundamentals of animation by learning about frame rate and basic animation principles, such as squash and stretch, ease-in/ease-out, anticipation, and more.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 10July 14Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9

Open to students ages 6-9
Instructor: Mary Henry
Price: $295.00

Do you like to play with your food? Want to make art inspired by food? During this camp we will explore artists obsessed with food and discover ways in which artists use food as their inspiration. Students will get inspired by the detailed artwork of Giuseppe Arcimboldo, use real fruits and veggies to make patterns and prints, and make our favorite foods larger than life! Materials used will be graphite, oil pastel, paint and sculptural materials. The focus this week will be on problem solving, shape and form, color, value, and texture.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 10July 14Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Michael Gaughan
Price: $175.00

Many painting experts believe that learning the techniques of watercolor as a foundation to painting can give a student much deeper understanding, versatility, and, ultimately, success later on when dealing with opaque mediums such as oil or acrylic. This high school level watercolor class is specifically tailored to meet the needs of teen artists. The curriculum is written with the mindset that watercolor can be both an extension of drawing, and a foundation for other painting mediums.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 10July 14Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday1:00-4:00 p.m.

Fine Arts, Brand New Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: James O'Brien
Price: $161.00

Dripping paint? Rolling dice? Explore the role of chance in art making. In this class, students will investigate and propose different methods for using chance to create art. Techniques will include drawing, painting, and collage using hand-made and found materials. Students will discover different methods for ceding mechanical control to their medium, as well as explore the use of automatic methods and random selection. Instruction methods will include demonstrations, discussions, and one-on-one work. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 11August 1Tuesday6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Cameron Browne
Price: $202.00

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.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 12August 9Wednesday6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Photography and Filmmaking

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: David Farr
Price: $240.00

This class is for students who wish to learn how to manage their photographic images using each software program in the most efficient way. For instance, with the later versions of Lightroom, many photographers find they no longer need to use Photoshop as they once did, as many of the corrective functions of that program are now built into Lightroom, and Lightroom manages those tasks even better. The first day of the class will address that workflow.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 15July 16Saturday, Sunday9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Fine Arts, Brand New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Mary Leikvold
Price: $121.00

Making monotypes is work that's so engaging it feels like play. In this class students learn how to combine printmaking processes with the spontaneity of collage, painting and drawing to create surprisingly vivid and inventive imagery. Participants create images on plexiglass using ink, stencils, found objects and whatever comes to hand. Using the printing presses the students transfer their images onto paper, modify the original images and print them again. The prints are one-of-a-kind but the process builds on itself and reveals more and more possibilities.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 15July 29Saturday9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15

Open to students ages 12-15
Instructor: Sarah Wieben
Price: $280.00

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 composition, measuring and color theory will be introduced. In addition to studio work, students will be exposed to various painting styles and histories through lectures and a visit to the Minneapolis Institute of Art. The class will be introduced to terms commonly used to discuss art, and will learn the value of group critique. Teen painters will use water-based paint.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 17August 9Monday, Wednesday1:00-4:00 p.m.

Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Michael Gaughan
Price: $675.00

This class focuses on the majors of drawing and painting. Students will work in MCAD's professional and expansive drawing and painting classrooms to hone their skills and define their creative vision. Using traditional drawing and painting media, teens will get the chance to explore the wide range of techniques used by fine artists today. Participants will work from observation to add advanced work to their portfolios. / Students will have a 30 minute campus-based unsupervised lunch. / Materials fee of $100 in addition to class tuition. / Open to students ages 15-18.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 17July 21Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12

Open to students ages 9-12
Instructor: Anne Sugnet
Price: $295.00

Join us for a super fun week as we play with ideas about fashion, expressing ourselves, and our ideas of what's interesting, cool, and stylish. We'll make artistic outfits--using paper, paint, cardboard, and found objects. Instead of fabric, we'll be creating with our own hand-painted paper, chock-full of our own colorful patterns. What will your wearable creation look like? Will it be layered or flowing? Colorful or muted? What would make your heart sing?

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 17July 21Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12

Open to students ages 9-12
Instructor: Jonathan Maki
Price: $295.00

Eeek! They're after us! In this fun and (not so) scary class, students will be able to design and create their own monsters using sculptural techniques as well as drawing, painting, and collage. Besides sculpting monsters we'll also explore and learn the use of scale in art by creating monster paintings in juxtaposition with what we learn about cityscape painting techniques. We'll talk about artists such as Noriyoshi Ohrai, Jim Henson, and other monster artists for movies and tv shows.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 17July 21Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15

Open to students ages 12-15
Instructor: Caitlin Skaalrud
Price: $280.00

Build on the Comic Book Creation I class with this follow-up class! Students will take what they learned and apply it by looking deeper into the diverse world of comics and exciting, alternative formats of storytelling. By working through speed sketching exercises and relevant assignments, students will learn how to produce comics at a faster pace, allowing them to create even more original characters and storylines to match their quick imaginations.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 17August 9Monday, Wednesday1:00-4:00 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9

Open to students ages 6-9
Instructor: Jane Meyer
Price: $295.00

Make a marvelous model! Make a wonderful world! This week we will take three-dimensional landscape modeling to new heights. We'll begin by building up an armature that we'll cover in plaster. Then we'll add paint and details of the natural world, like trees, lakes, rivers, and animals. We will populate our world with human figures and human-made structures like buildings, roads, and bridges. Make yours ultra-realistic and detailed or get creative by putting an imaginative spin on it!

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 17July 21Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Design and Digital Media

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Neal Peterson
Price: $161.00

A map is more than just a tool to get from point A to B, they can also be amazing works of art.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 18August 8Tuesday6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Design and Digital Media

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Neal Peterson
Price: $161.00

This bootcamp is open to students pursuing graphic design, professionals looking to fine-tune their skills, or hobbyists with a passion for type. In this course, we 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 exercise different topics ranging from formal usage to typography as art. The primary focus of the course will be creating individual projects through both experimental, analog materials and computer-based typesetting.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 19August 9Wednesday6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts, Brand New Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Bridget O'Malley
Price: $121.00

Students in this class will explore the possibilities of surface decoration including: marbling, suminagashi (Japanese style marbling), paste paper, stamp printing, stencil printing, and more to make papers suitable for book covers, greeting cards, wrapping paper, and collage. / Materials fee of $30 in addition to class tuition. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 19August 2Wednesday6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Cameron Browne
Price: $675.00

In this week-long Intensive, high school students will explore the majors of graphic design and illustration. Graphic design and illustration are used in tandem to convey concepts and communicate ideas. Students who excel in both areas of study are some of the most sought-after in the design world. Using traditional methods along with the latest software, teens will get the chance to work on real-world projects similar to those given to designers and illustrators today. Participants will also work hands-on to create work that will add depth and variety to their portfolios.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 24July 28Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12

Open to students ages 9-12
Instructor: Jonathan Maki
Price: $295.00

Something fishy is going on around here! In this amazing class, students will dive into drawing, painting, and sculpting all they know about life underwater. We'll start out this week looking at artworks by artists such as Robert Wyland, Hokusai, and Matisse who all created fantastic underwater worlds. We'll visit the Minneapolis Institute of Art to get inspiration for our bubbly works. We'll make observational drawings of sea life, and sculpt our own sea creatures using fabric, paper mache, and other fun and funky materials.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 24July 28Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9

Open to students ages 6-9
Instructor: Mary Henry
Price: $295.00

Create mysterious and magical suspended and standing forms inspired by animals and plants of the natural world. Students will sculpt and build with branches, twigs, leather, and found objects. We'll look at the artwork of Andy Goldsworthy and other environmental artists. Start collecting branches, twigs, and driftwood to bring to class on the first day. Students will focus on balance, texture, imagination, color, and exaggeration. Students will create their own forest diorama in this class and will also go to the Minneapolis Institute of Art for inspiration.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 24July 28Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15

Open to students ages 12-15
Instructor: Neal Peterson
Price: $175.00

Graphic Design has long been used to visualize music. From album covers to gig posters, these works of art are more than just a marketing piece for musicians, they represent the sound and emotion of a recording or concert. Students in this introductory-level course will explore typography and image-making with Adobe Photoshop to create an album cover based on their favorite band or musician. The class will also include a history of album cover design, a sampling of gig posters, and creative activities intended to link the audible and visual. / Open to students ages 12-15.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 31August 4Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9

Open to students ages 6-9
Instructor: Mary Henry
Price: $295.00

Builders, dreamers, and young artists will draw and then construct their own tree house, temple, or tower influenced by merging nomadic and contemporary culture. Our materials will include branches, twigs, scrap wood, wire, leather, cardboard, metal, twine, and paint. Students will explore various methods of tying, twisting, and attaching elements and will brainstorm solutions to create fanciful structures, with mass, and height.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 7August 11Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Caitlin Skaalrud , Instructor: Katie Nelson
Price: $675.00

In this weeklong intensive, high school students will explore the majors of comic art and animation. Comic art and animation share a common language and techniques, but each offer unique artistic opportunities and challenges. Students will engage in hands-on demonstrations, assignments, and participate in class discussions designed to hone their skills, ideas, and critical thinking skills.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 7August 11Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12

Open to students ages 9-12
Instructor: Jonathan Maki
Price: $295.00

In this class, we will learn tricks for making our own comic art . Throughout the week, we will explore drawing techniques for creating cartoon facial features, as well as techniques for drawing cartoon characters in motion. We will create nearly life-size cartoon characters as well as our own comic strips, while exploring different art media and playing with different materials. We will learn about comic artists that range from Dr. Seuss to Disney. The week will incorporate a trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art to see where comic artists and cartoonists go to get inspiration.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 7August 11Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12

Open to students ages 9-12
Instructor: Anne Sugnet
Price: $295.00

PLEASE NOTE: THIS SECTION OF GIRLS ROCK IS FULL, BUT THERE IS SPACE IN SECTION 2, RUNNING JULY 17-21

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 7August 11Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Creativity and the Humanities Online

Open to students 18 and over
Instructor: Elisabeth Workman Brandt
Price: $1,209.00

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 28December 15Online - AsynchronousOnline

Creativity and the Humanities Online

Open to students 18 and over
Instructor: Murphy Pizza
Price: $1,209.00

By examining myth/ritual and its symbolization process, this course explores the significance of myth - spanning from the ancient Greek stories to modern comics. Anthropological and psychological theories on the origins of mythology are emphasized. Class material utilizes cross-cultural as well as comparative examples from contemporary fine arts and popular culture. Class sessions are a mix of lecture and discussion. This course fulfills the Science and Economic Systems requirement for Humanities and Sciences. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 28December 15Online - AsynchronousOnline

Creativity and the Humanities Online

Open to students 18 and over
Instructor: Amy Sands
Price: $1,209.00

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 28December 15Online - AsynchronousOnline