Design and Digital Media

Starting a new creative project is scary. There is no shortage of excuses (many quite reasonable) as to why you shouldn’t start something today—not enough free time; you haven’t researched it thoroughly, you don’t have time, the new season of Game of Thrones finally came in; you don’t have the right tools, or you can’t afford the right tools. Or, maybe, you don’t have a good enough idea yet. For those brave enough to start there’s another problem: you’re terrible. You might be having fun but you’re frustrated by the fact that you’re not as good as you’d like to be.

Start is one part guide to a pragmatic approach to creative work, one part philosophy on being an artist, and one part antidote to creative block. Students will learn how to start and maintain an art practice that is excuse-proof while getting past creative block. Throughout the evening, the instructor will guide participants through writing and photography exercises designed to expand creative vision. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Prerequisite: Previous graphic design experience necessary.

What to bring: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook; and a digital camera or a phone with a camera.

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Please Register Before: September 11

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

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  • Register for all three Design Innovations courses for $70.
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Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.

Course Details

CSDE 3104 FA17
Date Start: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Date End: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017
6:30–9:30 p.m
Main Building Room 410
Age Group: 
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 18 and above.
Days of Week: 
Previous graphic design experience necessary.