Illuminated Illusions PM

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 5-8

Has your child ever made bunny, puppy, or even monster hand shadows against their bedroom wall with the help of the bedside lamp? It can be fun to think about the fact that many artists have been awed and inspired by this same phenomenon!

This week, students will explore shadows and illumination, and how to use these ideas to create awesome works of art. The ancient art of shadow puppetry, as well as contemporary art works by artists such as Christian Boltanski and Tony Oursler, will serve as inspiration.

Students will create their own shadow puppets and images on transparencies that will be projected in large size on the wall. The focus of the learning will be on concepts of opacity and translucency, overlapping, repetition, color, and storytelling.

The week will include a mini-field trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts to view art works that feature digital illumination and projection. At the end of the week, families and friends will be invited to view the students’ magical presentation of shadow and light.

Students must be at least five years of age, and have attended kindergarten, prior to the first day of their class. View complete policies here.

Morning before-care (8:00-9:00 a.m.) and afternoon after-care (3:00-5:30 p.m.) arranged through the Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) are available to students enrolled in an MCAD class. Spend the entire day on our shared campus and register your child for a theater class at the CTC and a visual arts class at MCAD! Note: An MCAD Teaching Assistant will escort your child to and from the CTC in between classes. Questions about payment, registration, and cancellation can be directed to the CTC.

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: CSK 0214 10
Dates: Jul. 14 – Jul. 18
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Jane Meyer
Main Building 148
Non-Credit Tuition: $150.00

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