Pre-College Studio Intensive: Drawing and Painting

Summer Pre-College Studio Intensives Ages 15-18

This class focuses on the Fine Arts division, highlighting 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. / Professional nude models may be used in this class. / Materials fee of $100 in addition to class tuition. 

Prerequisite: Drawing skills recommended.

What to Bring: Sketchbook; pen or pencil; packed lunch. / Most materials will be provided with the materials fee of $100 in addition to class tuition. 

Registration for this class will close on Friday, June 18 at 3:00 p.m.

About Our Precollege Studio Intensives

Week-long Studio Intensives are designed to give high school students ages 15-18 a chance to explore a college-like curriculum in rigorous sessions. Each section introduces topics and processes that MCAD students study while pursuing their undergraduate degrees. Students receive one college credit for successfully completing both classes in a section.

Please note: This is a (1) credit-class. All students registering must take this class for credit. Credits are accepted by other institutions on a case by case basis and are not guaranteed by MCAD. It is recommended that students save syllabi and all evidence of their work. 

Students who successfully complete a Summer Studio Intensive will receive an MCAD undergraduate application fee waiver (value: $50)!

Students must be fifteen years, and not older than eighteen years of age, on the first day of class. View complete policies here.

Class Savings

/ Register for more than one class at a time and receive $25 off each additional class (same-day, same-family registrations only)


Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.

Course Details

Course Number: SE 1500 01
Dates: Jul. 21 – Jul. 25
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (with a half-hour unsupervised lunch)
Morrison Building Room M205
Non-Credit Tuition: $650.00
1 Credit Tuition: $650.00

Registration Details