Fine Arts

Drawing from the Collection is a class that will teach students to develop a research-based drawing practice, which will inform and inspire the creative process no matter the student’s profession or experience level. This 5-week course is a way to see and practice drawing from specimens of botanical studies to small animals. The class will visit locations to study specimens and have specimen brought into class to refine observational drawing skills. This course will connect you with your own hand and your own ability to observe and study details of a given subject. The Drawing as Research course is a great way to refine how you see with a more focused lens, to use drawing as a way to explore and learn about the world around us. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

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

Prerequisites: Previous drawing or painting experience.

Please Register Before: September 1

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

Class Savings

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


Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.

Course Details

CSFA 1150 FA17
Date Start: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Date End: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
6:30–9:30 p.m
Morrison Building Room M205
Age Group: 
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 18 and above.
Days of Week: 
Previous drawing or painting experience.