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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.

Tuesday, Thursday
Jun 14 - Jul 7
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
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Learning to draw is the basis of many other kinds of artistic creation. In this class we will learn and practice important concepts such as line, shape, value, proportion, contour, and gesture as we make exciting drawings throughout this class. We'll also play some drawing games and take a field trip to the nearby Minneapolis Institute of Art to dive into some of the works of art there that feature drawing.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Jul 5 - Jul 8
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
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Have you marveled at the mountains of Mars, fawned over the flower fields in Fairyland, or wondered at the wacky waves of Waterworld? Have you ever imagined faraway places no one has seen? Well, in this class you will use paint and other colorful media to create those places. We will be inspired by artists Charles Burchfield and Yves Tanguy. We will learn color mixing, how to create the illusion of form and space on a two-dimensional surface, and using our imaginations. The week will include a mini-field trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art to view some landscapes in the collection.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Jul 18 - Jul 22
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
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Have you marveled at the mountains of Mars, fawned over the flower fields in Fairyland, or wondered at the wacky waves of Waterworld? Have you ever imagined faraway places no one has seen? Well, in this class you will use paint and other colorful media to create those places. We will be inspired by artists Charles Burchfield and Yves Tanguy. We will learn color mixing, how to create the illusion of form and space on a two-dimensional surface, and using our imaginations. The week will include a mini-field trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art to view some landscapes in the collection.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Jul 18 - Jul 22
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
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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.

Thursday
Feb 11 - Apr 14
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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Throughout the year, Continuing Education sponsors the Figure Drawing Co-op, an open session 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.

Spring Schedule:  

January 24-May 9

Sundays, 1:00-5:00 p.m. / Mondays, 7:00-9:00 p.m. 

/ Drawing horses and easels are available.

Monday, Sunday
Jan 24 - May 9
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This class is designed to provide students with the fundamental tools necessary to render the challenging, yet infinitely rewarding subject of the human figure in oil paint. Students will begin by identifying the gesture in short poses, then progress on to exploring anatomy and the underlying structures of the figure. They will then approach planar modeling and how to seek out color relationships via color temperature zones. In doing so, they will transition from simple gestures towards creating a compelling likeness of the model.

Wednesday
Feb 10 - Apr 13
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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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.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Jul 18 - Jul 22
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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Through the hands-on use of Adobe Photoshop, students will learn the basics of the application beginning by familiarizing themselves with the tool palette and menus; exploring floating panels; and learning their options in regards to each tool. Students will be introduced to the paths, channels, and layers floating panels. Much of the work will revolve around these features, as a fundamental understanding of these are necessary for any user.

Saturday, Sunday
Feb 13 - Feb 14
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (with a one hour lunch break)
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Join us for a super fun week as we play with ideas about fashion, expressing ourselves, and our ideas of what’s interesting, cool, strange or stylish. We’ll make artistic outfits–complete with outrageous sculptural headpieces, hats, and wigs using cardboard, paper, paints, and found objects. Instead of fabric, we’ll be creating with our own hand-painted paper, chock-full of our own colorful patterns.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Jul 25 - Jul 29
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
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