Paintable You PM

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 5-8

Use yourself as inspiration for a week of creative discovery! Students will select a famous portrait painting and become that image by drawing, painting, and photo-collaging themselves into a compelling likeness of the master painting.

Students will learn how to merge observational and imaginary drawings of themselves into colorful and robust larger-than-life pop-out self-portraits. Their personal paintings will straddle the world between two and three dimensions.

For ideas, we’ll access MCAD’s extensive art library to look at portraits by artists Frida Kahlo, Chuck Close, Alice Neel, Vermeer, Van Gogh, and others. Young artists will also draw, paint, and collage on paper surfaces as they explore their favorite places, things, and ideas.

Focus will be on drawing, observation, experimentation, personal expression, brushstrokes, rhythm, color relationships, composition, and paint handling. On Friday, we’ll celebrate the students and their artwork with a group exhibition! en awed and inspired by this same phenomenon!

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 12
Dates: Jul. 21 – Jul. 25
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Mary Henry
Main Building 148
Non-Credit Tuition: $150.00

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