Teen Painting

Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 11-14

This class is designed as a fun and exciting path to lead younger artists toward a better understanding of the basic concepts, techniques, and materials used in contemporary painting.

Formal elements such as line, shape, value, texture, and color will be introduced, as well as issues dealing with content and meaning, or “what to paint.” Students will learn how to translate ideas from memory, sketches, and found materials into finished paintings. In addition to studio work, students will explore various painting styles and histories through slide talks and a museum visit to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

The class will be introduced to terms used in the discussion of visual art and will learn the value of both group and individual critiques. Teen painters will use water-based paints, which will be introduced in class and can be purchased after the first day of the class along with other art materials.

What to Bring: A pad of drawing paper or sketchbook (no smaller than 8 x 10”) and a pencil. / Students should expect to spend about $100 on supplies (not included in tuition). / A complete list of suggested materials list will be discussed during the first class meeting.

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 continuing_education@mcad.edu or call 612.874.3765.

Course Details

Course Number: CST 9369
Dates: Jul. 13 – Aug. 5
Monday, Wednesday
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Susan Shields
Morrison Building Room M205
Non-Credit Tuition: $280.00

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