Fine Arts

Learning from the Masters II: The Second Most Influential Painters of the 20th Century is a class designed to take your painting skills to the next level by studying the work of some of the greatest, and most influential, painters of the 20th century. Learning by imitation is a well-established tradition in art education and challenges the student to think outside their own box and painter's skill set. Classroom painting practice will be enriched by art history lessons aimed at deepening our understanding of the artists, their methods, techniques and concepts. An instructor led tour of the Minneapolis Institute of Art will be organized to discuss and view in person the works covered in class. / Materials fee of $5 in addition to class tuition. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

What to Bring: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook. Two sheets of 22 x 30" Arches cover white paper; one 18 x 24" drawing board (or larger); one 32 oz. container of acrylic gesso; gesso brush; roll of white artist's tape; one 32 oz. container of Gamsol odorless mineral spirits; 12 x 16" pad of disposable palette paper; cloth rags; one 37ml oil paint tube each of Phthalo green and Alizarin crimson; two metal palette knives. A complete list of suggested materials will be discussed during the first class meeting. What to wear: Clothes appropriate for messy creativity. Class will start painting on the first day.

Prerequisite: Previous drawing or painting experience. Beginning Painting class or equivalent experience.

Please Register Before: August 31

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

2D 9339 FA17
Date Start: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Date End: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
6:30–9:30 p.m
Main Building Room 300
Age Group: 
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 16 and above.
Days of Week: 
Previous drawing or painting experience. Beginning Painting class or equivalent experience.