Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15–18
Instructor: Preston Drum
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $294.00

This introductory class is designed to provide an overview of painting fundamentals. Students will be exposed to a variety of approaches and techniques from past to present with a focus on color theory and the act of painting from observation. Instruction will be driven by live demonstrations, lectures and one-on-one coaching, but the majority of this class will consist of studio time. Utilizing water based and acrylic mediums, students will be given the opportunity to explore a range of subject matter and techniques in pursuit of creating finished pieces for their expanding portfolios.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 17July 10Monday, Wednesday9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12

Open to students ages 9-12
Instructor: Anne Sugnet
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $300.00

Create a miniature treehouse, fort, or hideout with hiding places and secret spaces, while learning the basics of making table-top sized sculpture. In this class students will use scrap wood, wood turnings, corks, bottle caps, dowels, string and more to create miniature ladders, slides, pulleys, tunnels and other complex and amazing imaginings. Throughout the week students will learn about contemporary artist Liza Lou, who beaded an entire kitchen with thousands of tiny beads, and sculpture Alexander Calder who created an incredible miniature circus he could carry in a suitcase.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 17June 21Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Pre-College Portfolio Preparation Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15–18
Instructor: Michael Gaughan
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $294.00

The portfolio is the single most important component of an art school application, and colleges across the nation are stepping up their requirements for admission. Most require several observational drawings, or drawings made from what we see, rather than from the imagination or a photograph. This studio drawing class is designed to help motivated visual arts students develop exemplary observational drawings for their portfolios.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 17July 10Monday, Wednesday1:00–4:00 p.m.

Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15

Open to students ages 12–15
Instructor: Robert Algeo
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $294.00

Learn about the expansive and diverse world of comic book stories and drawing styles while learning the fundamental aspects of comic book creation and design. Students will create original characters and storylines and be introduced to the techniques, materials, and disciplines used to create professional comic art. Students will also learn the following skills: Page layout; penciling; lettering; and inking. / Open to students ages 12–15. /  View complete policies here.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 17July 10Monday, Wednesday9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15–18
Instructor: Dennis Lo
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $294.00

In this class, students will examine the skills and concepts necessary to become successful comic artists. Students will look at how comics have changed over the years and discover how truly diverse comic genres can be. Whether superheroes or real-life stories, students will be introduced to the tools and foundations of storytelling that will help them develop their own personal mini-comic to share with their classmates. / Basic drawing skills are strongly recommended. / Open to students ages 15–18.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 17July 10Monday, Wednesday1:00–4:00 p.m.

Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15

Open to students ages 12–15
Instructor: Sam Hoolihan
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $184.00

Photography is an ever expanding and multi-faceted medium. Some early methods have been used for over one hundred years, and are still used today! In this class, students will experiment with alternative techniques such as cyanotypes, photograms, photomontage, and instant film. These processes only require the right mix of chemistry, sunlight, and objects to work! This hands-on class will focus on experimentation, creative thinking, and one's own development of photographic expression. / Materials fee of $30 in addition to class tuition. / Open to students ages 12–15.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 17June 21Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday1:00–4:00 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9

Open to students ages 6-9
Instructor: Jane Meyer
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $300.00

Dive into the strange and wonderful world under the sea! Explore elements and concepts such as primary and secondary colors, contrasting colors, overlapping shapes, 3-dimensional forms, and texture. Students will craft papier mache sculptures of sea creatures, paint wildly colorful scenes of coral reefs, and engineer deep sea exploration submersible. Throughout the week the class will study glass sculptures by Dale Chihuly, sea creature illustrations by Ernst Haeckel and visit the Minneapolis Institute of Art to check out sea-related artworks.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 17June 21Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15–18
Instructor: Dana Cheit
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $257.00

You may love funky t-shirts, posters, magazines, and other graphic materials, but may not quite understand how they are made. This class is the perfect introduction for teens interested in learning more about graphic design. Students will explore image-making, basic typography, and the integration of the two through a series of fun and fast-paced assignments and exercises. All projects will address form, composition, hierarchy, and creativity. Students will develop a design process and a critical visual vocabulary through experimentation, exploration, and group critiques.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 18July 11Tuesday, Thursday1:00–4:00 p.m.

Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15

Open to students ages 12–15
Instructor: Jonathan Herrera
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $257.00

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 to the Minneapolis Institute of Art to see the works of artists covered in the lessons firsthand. / There will be no class on July 4. / Open to students ages 12–15.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 18July 11Tuesday, Thursday9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15

Open to students ages 12–15
Instructor: Dana LeMoine
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $184.00

This class will introduce teens to printmaking and the variety of ways it has been used by musicians and bands over the years. The class will focus on relief and screenprinting techniques. These two techniques have been most utilized by bands to publicize shows, create merchandise, and further the band's artistic vision through album, cd, and cassette covers. Students will be encouraged to create their own designs inspired by their favorite musicians and bands and will have the opportunity to develop and execute their own prints.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 24June 28Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15

Open to students ages 12–15
Instructor: Bridget O'Malley
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $368.00

Students in this class will enjoy learning how to make their own paper and hand bind their own journals and sketchbooks. This multifaceted class will jump-start budding printers, papermakers, and bookbinders! Students will make piles of handmade paper to dye, bind into books, and use for printmaking. By the end, each student will have made a half dozen or more book structures, both traditional and sculptural.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 24June 28Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9

Open to students ages 6-9
Instructor: Jane Meyer
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $300.00

Explore themes of transparency and opacity, and create artwork where secrets are both hidden and revealed. During the week, students will create lift-the-flap hidden picture collages, tunnel books, peep-dioramas, and layered mixed media paintings featuring cellophane and transparencies. The class will focus on color mixing, cutting, gluing, paper folding, overlapping materials, working three-dimensionally, and the how to use space successfully.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 24June 28Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12

Open to students ages 9-12
Instructor: Anne Sugnet
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $300.00

Exploring the magic of printmaking and discover how design, arrangement, repetition and collaboration are used to create unique patterns and prints. Students will create a variety of layered and richly colored projects using combinations of painting and unconventional printing, while experimenting with materials, such as lettuce, pepper, bubbles, water balloons and bubble wrap. Students will also design stamps in different methods, including carving, to adorn artworks.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 24June 28Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12

Open to students ages 9-12
Instructor: Edie McDonald
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $300.00

Pets can be a favorite subject for artists. Have you ever wanted to create a portrait of your pet or favorite animal? In this class students will learn to create portraits of different animals using a variety of materials including charcoal, pen and ink, conte crayon, watercolor, acrylic paint, and color pencil. Students will be encouraged to bring in a photograph of their pet or other favorite animal to use as inspiration and subject matter.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 8July 12Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15

Open to students ages 12–15
Instructor: Erik Johnson
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $184.00

Since the days of MTV and now via channels like Youtube, music videos have grown into short films that bridge together the energy of music with visual narratives. In this dynamic and engaging class, students will learn and practice the three aspects of music video production: pre-production (visual storyboarding); production (cinematography, lighting and directing); and post-production (Adobe Premiere Pro editing software).

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 8July 12Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday1:00–4:00 p.m.

Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15–18
Instructor: Katie Nelson
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $184.00

An introduction to stop-motion animation, covering frame by frame techniques and basic concepts of this traditional and very hands-on style of animation. This is an eye opening experience into a classic technique. 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.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 8July 12Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9

Open to students ages 6-9
Instructor: Jane Meyer
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $300.00

Learn about and engineer artwork that moves! This class will teach students about sculptor Alexander Calder’s large and small-scale mobiles and local artists Dean Lucker and Ann Wood’s kinetic artworks. Discover other examples of art that move during a field trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Throughout the week, students will make mobiles, marble runs, box theaters, tops, and pull-string puppets--all artworks with a moving element! Students will develop their understanding of concepts like balance, variety, and unity.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 8July 12Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12

Open to students ages 9-12
Instructor: Anne Sugnet
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $300.00

Nature can provide amazing inspiration for fashion! This week students will explore fashion and costume designers who draw inspiration from nature, including Julie Taymor who created costumes for The Lion King, and Alexander McQueen, whose stunning creations have been inspired by bird plumage, moth wings, flowers, and snake skin. The young artists will enjoy an inspirational field trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art to examine how artists who work in many mediums incorporate natural elements into their creations.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 8July 12Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18, Pre-College Studio Intensive

Open to students ages 15–18
Instructor: Erin Sandsmark, Instructor: Susan Shields
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $725.00

This class focuses on 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 will be used in this class. / Students will have a 30 minute campus-based unsupervised lunch.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 8July 12Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m

Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15, New Classes

Open to students ages 12–15
Instructor: Rachael Bonebright
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $294.00

Explore the diverse concepts, mediums, and formats in mainstream and indie comics. Comic art traditionally tells a sequential story; design, drawings, and writing are put together in a specific order for the purpose of graphic storytelling. More and more, artists are pushing the boundaries of traditional comics by questioning the structural characteristic of comic books and narration. In this class, students will focus on exploring, experimenting and developing a personal method of creating and storytelling.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 15August 7Monday, Wednesday9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15–18
Instructor: Carey Dean
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $184.00

This course is an introduction to color theory and application for teens interested in pursuing art or design in college or perhaps as a career. Students will gain an understanding of the elements of color through acrylic painting exercises, presentations, discussions, and a field trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art. This course will include color mixing and identification; fundamental and experimental applications; color harmonies and schemes; as well as the emotional impact and illusionistic qualities of color.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 15July 19Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12

Open to students ages 9-12
Instructor: Jonathan Maki
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $300.00

Artists have the ability to create amazing places through their artwork, whether these are beautiful real landscapes or fantastical worlds that live only in the imagination. Visualize real and imagined places, and learn how to create these places through drawings, paintings, collages, and sculptures. Discover artists like Heather Galler, who creates vibrant, whimsical, and patterned “landscape” paintings, and David Hockney, whose landscapes have a touch of the surreal. These artists share that an image of a landscape can be based on our own personal and unique vision.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 15July 19Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Pre-College Portfolio Preparation Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15–18
Instructor: Preston Drum
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $294.00

The portfolio is the single most important component of an art school application, and colleges across the nation are stepping up their requirements for admission. Most require several observational drawings, or drawings made from what we see, rather than from the imagination or a photograph. This studio drawing class is designed to help motivated visual arts students develop exemplary observational drawings for their portfolios.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 15August 7Monday, Wednesday1:00–4:00 p.m.

Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15–18
Instructor: Carey Dean
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $184.00

Many painting experts believe that learning the techniques of watercolor as a foundation to painting can give students much deeper understanding when working with opaque oil or acrylic paints. This high school level watercolor class is specifically tailored to meet the needs of teen artists, with the mindset that watercolor can be both an extension of drawing and a foundation for other painting mediums. Students will learn essential skills needed to gain a full understanding of watercolor painting, including control and familiarity with the medium.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 15July 19Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday1:00–4:00 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9

Open to students ages 6-9
Instructor: Edie McDonald
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $300.00

Nature can provide amazing inspiration for artwork! In this mixed-media class students will learn how to look to the natural world as they draw, paint, sculpt, and more. Time will be spent outside looking at nature, searching for materials for art making projects and using plants and insects as subjects for drawings, paintings, collages, and masks. Students will create sketchbooks, visit the Minneapolis Institute of Art for a nature in art scavenger hunt and look at contemporary artists who explore the natural wonders of the world in their art.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 15July 19Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Kara Gregory
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $294.00

Dive into the expansive world of printmaking using MCAD’s state of the art printshop. Produce prints while learning and exploring various techniques; relief, etching, mono printing, and screenprinting. Students will learn safe printmaking practices, how to properly use printshop equipment, translate a drawing or idea into a print and learn color and ink mixing techniques. The class will include demonstrations and time for creating and printing. Students will also contribute to a collaborative artist book and will design a t-shirt to print and take home!

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 16August 8Tuesday, Thursday1:00–4:00 p.m.

Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15

Open to students ages 12–15
Instructor: Erin Sandsmark
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $294.00

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 composition, measuring, and color theory will be introduced. In addition to studio work, students will be exposed to various painting styles and histories through lectures and a visit to the Minneapolis Institute of Art. The class will be introduced to terms commonly used to discuss art, and will learn the value of group critique. This class will use water-based paint.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 16August 8Tuesday, Thursday9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15–18
Instructor: Lafe Smith
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $294.00

Characters are essential to making a successful story. Students in this class will observe and discuss ways in which artists and authors establish characters in visual media, including film, animation, comics, and games. The class will feature discussion of character development, writing and drawing exercises, and incorporate visual and informational research. Students will learn different methods of character design through style, materials and storytelling methods, create illustrations from sketch to finish and produce a character portfolio.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 16August 8Tuesday, Thursday1:00–4:00 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9

Open to students ages 6-9
Instructor: Mary Henry
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $300.00

Enjoy this weeklong camp focused on fiber arts and discover new ways to incorporate yarn, textiles and fabric into a variety of artworks. Students will learn various techniques, such as weaving, sewing and fabric dyeing to create soft pillowy sculptures, woven hangings and wearable bandanas and scarves. Students will take a trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art to look at ancient and modern tapestries and explore different textile practices from around the world. Throughout the week students will take inspiration from fabric artists, such as influential fiber artist Lenore Tawney.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 22July 26Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18, Pre-College Studio Intensive

Open to students ages 15–18
Instructor: Debra Lawton, Instructor: Alison Nowak
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $714.00

In this week-long Intensive, high school students will explore the majors of graphic design and illustration. Graphic design and illustration are used in tandem to convey concepts and communicate ideas. Students who excel in both areas of study are some of the most sought-after in the design world. Using traditional methods along with the latest software, teens will get the chance to work on real-world projects similar to those given to designers and illustrators today. Participants will also work hands-on to create work that will add depth and variety to their portfolios.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 22July 26Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12

Open to students ages 9-12
Instructor: Jonathan Maki
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $300.00

Something fishy is going on around here! In this deep-sea inspired class students will dive into drawing, painting and sculpting and learn more about life underwater. The week will start by exploring artworks by artists such as Robert Wyland, who uses his life-size paintings of whales and other sea creatures to raise awareness around environmental issues, Japanese artist Hokusai who is most well known for his woodblock print of the Great Wave off of Kanagawa, and of course Henri Matisse, with his stylized depiction of goldfish.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 22July 26Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9

Open to students ages 6-9
Instructor: Mary Henry
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $300.00

Gaze up into the sky and dream about what lies beyond the stars in this Outer Space inspired class. Students will learn about color, form, and texture while creating galaxies of planets, stars, rocket ships, and even life-size alien creatures! Start the week with an inspiring tour of the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Students will experiment with oil pastels, paint, and playful mixed media such as fabric, buttons, beads, and more to collaboratively create a truly astronomical outer space installation.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 29August 2Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15

Open to students ages 12–15
Instructor: Andi Fink
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $184.00

Typography is the art of manipulating the visual form of language to enrich and control the meaning. In elementary school, students learn to read and understand letterforms, but what about the way they look and feel? Discover how different styles of typography evoke emotions, establish a mood and change an interpretation. In this introductory course, students will study, name, and evaluate the characteristics of letterforms and observe typography in everyday life.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 29August 2Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday1:00–4:00 p.m.

Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18, Pre-College Studio Intensive

Open to students ages 15–18
Instructor: Robert Algeo, Instructor: Katie Nelson
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $725.00

In this weeklong intensive, high school students will explore the majors of comic art and animation. Comic art and animation share a common language and some techniques, but each offer unique artistic opportunities and challenges. In this class students will engage in hands-on demonstrations and assignments, and participate in class discussions designed to hone their skills, ideas, and critical thinking skills.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 29August 2Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12

Open to students ages 9-12
Instructor: Jonathan Maki
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $300.00

Become a confectioner in this fun filled week of art inspired by candy and other sweet treats. Students will use both traditional and more out of the ordinary art materials to create drawings, paintings, and sculptures that revolve around goodies and desserts. Learn about and explore the work of artists such as Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, who created the sundae-inspired Spoonbridge and Cherry in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, and Wayne Thiebaud, who is known for his eye-catching paintings of candy, cupcakes, and other confections.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 29August 2Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18, Pre-College Studio Intensive

Open to students ages 15–18
Instructor: Erik Johnson, Instructor: Chelsea Reeck
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $725.00

This intensive focuses on the media arts division, highlighting the majors of photography and filmmaking. Students will work in MCAD studios and labs to hone their technical skills and define their point of view. Participants will create advanced projects in both digital photography and filmmaking and build their media arts portfolios using the same state-of-the-art equipment and facilities that MCAD degree-seeking students use. / Students will have a 30 minute campus-based unsupervised lunch. / Materials fee of $5 in addition to class tuition. / Open to students ages 15–18.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 5August 9Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12

Open to students ages 9-12
Instructor: Anne Sugnet
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $300.00

Studio Kids is very excited to be partnering with the University of Minnesota’s Raptor Center this week! Each morning an Interpretive Naturalist from the center will bring one or two live raptors to MCAD to observe, learn about, and draw. Explore and capture the characteristics and movements of the birds, while learning about essential drawing strategies: contour, continuous line and gesture drawing. Discover several different fun media to draw with and see how they differ in their effects: drawing pencils, charcoal, ink, colored pencils and perhaps watercolors.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 5August 9Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15

Open to students ages 12–15
Instructor: Alissa McCourt
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $184.00

Using charcoal, graphite, and ink, students will focus on the expressive side of drawing through collaborative projects and abstract drawing exercises as they learn scale, value, mark making, shape, and the role of composition in the perception of a piece of art. The instructor will also address how drawing can be used to tell stories through discussions, demonstrations, and assignments. Students will view and discuss work by artists who have used drawing as a means to express emotions and ideas.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 5August 9Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12

Open to students ages 9-12
Instructor: Melanie Mozingo
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $300.00

Bring ideas to life while learning new drawing techniques and skills. Dive deeply into the world of drawing, exploring the work of artists from classical to contemporary, with a field trip to the nearby Minneapolis Institute of Art. Students will learn and practice the essentials of drawing; line, shape, value, proportion, and composition to make exciting drawing projects large and small. The class will explore and experiment with a variety of different materials, such as markers, India ink, charcoal, watercolors, colored pencil, along with non-traditional drawing material.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 5August 9Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9

Open to students ages 6-9
Instructor: Mary Henry
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $300.00

Studio Kids is very excited to be working with the University of Minnesota’s Raptor Center this week!  Each day a special guest bird from the Raptor Center will be on campus for live-drawing and art making opportunities and information sessions, including Q&A. With the magnificent guest birds, students will focus on studying the birds, capturing the birds’ movements, and creating artwork in response to these creatures of flight! Students will create drawings and moving sculptures, as they learn about line, form, and how to convey motion.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 5August 9Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Robert Algeo
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $99.00

This course introduces the fundamental language of the web: HyperText Markup Language (HTML). We explore how the web works, tags, links, images, lists, tables, forms, web standards (old, new, and evolving), directory structure, wireframing, web development best practices, and lay the foundation for further web development in the next course, Web Development Basics: CSS. This five week online course is a blend of tutorials, readings, development projects, and online discussion. The class is geared toward the beginning to intermediate web developer or designer.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 22February 24Online - AsynchronousOnline

Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 16 and above
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $50.00

Throughout the year, Continuing Education sponsors the Figure Drawing Co-op, open drawing sessions 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. / Open to students ages 16 and above. / View complete policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 11May 5Monday, Sundayvaried

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Lisa Troutman
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $403.00

This course will provide students with an introduction into the exciting world of digital illustration utilizing the powerful industry standards – Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Students in this class will explore a wide range of techniques which include creating vector illustrations, integrating traditional line art, and developing digital painting skills in Photoshop. Students will learn how to take an idea from sketch to screen, using digital tools and techniques to produce professional and dynamic digital illustrations.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 11April 15Monday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Shannon Brunette
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $121.00

Students in this course will develop and refine their observational drawing practice through close examination and drawing of a variety of plant specimens. During three visits to the University of Minnesota's College of Biological Sciences Conservatory, the class will have the opportunity to create studies varying from timed observational contour drawings to fully formed experimentations. This course will provide an excellent opportunity for students to develop and enhance their ability to observe and study the details of a given object.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 12February 26Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Michael Gaughan
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $403.00

People are drawn to watercolors due to their vibrant, delicate, and luminous qualities. Students in this class will work from observation, photographs, and their imaginations to create translucent works using this versatile medium. Students will learn traditional and non-traditional approaches to watercolor painting, including how to transfer an existing drawing into the base for a painting, and how to execute washes and blends.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 12April 16Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Phil McCollam
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $403.00

Graphic design is everywhere. From t-shirts to posters and logos to websites, graphic design is used to visually communicate an idea, a message, or a statement. Students in this class will explore graphic design theory and learn to put into practice the concepts and principles of design.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 13April 17Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting, New Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Jonathan Aller
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $403.00

Portrait painting is one of the most difficult things to paint. Creating a simplified process allows students to begin a painting with confidence. Having this understanding gives students the freedom to take portraiture into a contemporary format and make it their own. This class will examine portrait painters from different genres and see the evolution of this genre over time. By investigating an assortment of styles that are prevalent in portraiture such as impressionistic, naturalistic, and realism, the class will unpack what makes a successful portrait.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 13April 17Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Alison Nowak
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $403.00

This dynamic class will introduce students to illustration materials and techniques, conceptual approaches to image making, and will address practices relating to the business of illustration. Illustration is essential to the success of the editorial, advertising, publishing, and product packaging industries. The creative process will be discussed, from creating initial sketches to undergoing final illustration critiques.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 13April 17Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Susan Shields
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $403.00

In this class, students will be introduced to basic elements of drawing, such as line, value, texture, and shape. Students will study perspective and build skills for the successful transference of three-dimensional observation to a two-dimensional picture plane. Emphasis will be placed on observational drawing of large still lifes, live models, and small organic specimens and objects. Students will engage in multiple experimental drawing techniques using a variety of drawing media. / Materials fee of $5 in addition to course tuition. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 13April 17Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Cameron Browne
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $202.00

There is magic in making your drawings move. Learn how to combine illustration techniques and methods of animation to tell a story, communicate a concept, or embellish an image. Illustration combined with motion has never been more pervasive in film, advertising, and publications. This course is a great opportunity to learn the basics of animation in Photoshop as well as develop techniques for traditional and digital illustration for screen. / Each student will have access throughout the class to a lab workstation equipped with the latest software. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 14March 14Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Photography and Filmmaking

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Caroline Solomon
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $403.00

This course is an introduction to black and white photography as a creative medium. The emphasis is on aesthetic, technical, conceptual, and historical concerns in photography. Instruction will include presentations covering basic camera operations and image processing skills in the darkroom. The assignments will direct students toward the development of personal expression and seeing photographically. / This class will not meet on March 7. / Materials fee of $10 and Facilities fee of $50 in addition to course tuition. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 14April 25Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Print, Paper, Bookmaking, New Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Bridget O'Malley
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $81.00

This class will teach students how to make paper suitable for use with letterpress printing. The focus will be on small editions of consistent sheets made from plain and colored cotton abaca and flax fibers. This class is designed to broaden a student’s experience in the printshop, by adding handmade paper to their repertoire. Letterpress with Polymer Plates is another course being offered this spring. Students who enroll in both Papermaking for Letterpress and Letterpress with Polymer Plates will receive a package deal.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 16February 23Saturday10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: David Farr
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $240.00

Whether you are new to page-layout software or are a graphics professional familiar with QuarkXPress or Apple's Pages software, this introductory class will provide the groundwork for creating print-ready documents of professional quality using the Adobe page-layout program, Adobe InDesign. Students start by exploring InDesign's work area: the tools, menu commands, and palettes before learning the basics of the application: setting up documents; formatting text and manipulating objects; defining colors; and using swatches.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 16February 17Saturday, Sunday9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Robert Algeo
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $403.00

This is the second course in the Web Development Basics series. In this course, students build on their understanding of HTML, and use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to create well crafted web pages. Topics include: CSS selectors and properties, fonts and typographic treatment, colors, divs and spans, floats, layout, and positioning. This five week online course is a blend of tutorials, readings, development projects, and online discussion. The class is geared toward the beginning to intermediate web developer or designer. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 25April 7Online - AsynchronousOnline

Print, Paper, Bookmaking

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Dana LeMoine
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $322.00

Explore the art of letterpress printing in this hands-on class. Introductory letterpress skills and terminology will be explored by taking students through the basics of how to use a Vandercook press, including set up, registration, and clean up. This class will focus on photopolymer plates to create a wide range of image possibilities including, but not limited to, type. Students will work in MCAD's expansive state-of-the-art printshop to create a variety of prints throughout the run of the class. Please note that metal and wood type will not be used in this class.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 2April 20Saturday1:00-4:00 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: David Farr
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $240.00

Through the hands-on use of Photoshop, students will learn the basics of the application: using the tool palette and menus, exploring floating panels and their options in relationship to each tool.

Students will be introduced to the paths, channels, and layers floating panels. Much of the work done in Photoshop will revolve around these features, and a fundamental understanding of these concepts are necessary for any user.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 9March 10Saturday, Sunday9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Pre-College Studio Intensive, School Year Classes, Photography and Filmmaking

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Galen Fletcher
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $205.00

Experience an MCAD studio class in a two-day, hands-on intensive. Over one weekend, students will work on a photography project with assistance from instructors, along with demonstrations, guest artist discussions about studio practice and careers, and an information session with admission counselors about portfolio development. This class is an opportunity for young artists to learn and work in an immersive studio class environment. / Open to students ages 15–18. / View complete policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 16March 17Saturday, Sunday9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Photography and Filmmaking

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Chelsea Reeck
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $134.00

Cyanotype, a photographic printing process that results in a cyan-blue print, is the perfect place to start an education in alternative (non-silver) photographic processes. Students in this workshop will learn about the cyanotype process, one of the first photographic processes, originally developed in the 1840s. The cyanotype process produces beautiful blue images that require only sunlight and water. Students will be given some background about the history of alternative processes, and cyanotypes in particular.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 16March 23Saturday10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Pre-College Studio Intensive, School Year Classes, Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Preston Drum
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $205.00

Experience an MCAD studio class in a two-day, hands-on intensive. Over one weekend, students will work on painting projects based on historical art movements or the work of famous artists. Projects may include still life, figurative or experimental assignments with assistance from instructors. Additional activities will include; technical demonstrations, guest artist discussions about studio practice and careers, and an information session with admissions counselors about portfolio development.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 16March 17Saturday, Sunday9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Photography and Filmmaking, New Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Zoe Cinel
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $242.00

The technical aspects of video making can be intimidating: how to adjust the exposure? What is the right resolution? How do I create a narrative from clips? No worries! This class is designed for all aspiring directors, video makers, community organizers, artists, and the curious who want to be introduced to video and editing techniques starting with the most accessible camera: a smartphone! Students will learn how to shoot, edit and share high-quality short video by using exclusively mobile devices and free apps.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 16April 20Saturday1:00-4:00 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: David Farr
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $130.00

If you are new to Adobe Lightroom, you will find that 75% of your time is probably spent in the Develop Module. In this single-evening online workshop, learn how to process and develop photos using the panels, brush tools, film strip, presets, and snapshots within this most important module of Lightroom. / Open to students ages 16 and above. / View complete policies hereThis course will meet online on Wednesday, March 20 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. (CST). There will be no campus-based meeting.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 20March 20Wednesday, Online - Asynchronous6:30-9:30 p.m.

Photography and Filmmaking

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Zoey Melf
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $134.00

The Wetplate Collodion process is the second oldest commercially successful photographic process; its heyday lasted from 1851 until the end of the 19th century. The technique was highly successful worldwide, and enjoyed an especially vibrant life in the United States. The process was long dormant, but has experienced a renaissance in the past few decades. This hands-on workshop will focus on the Tintype version of the Wetplate Collodion process. A Tintype is a photograph made by creating a direct positive on a thin sheet of metal coated with a photographic emulsion.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
April 6April 13Saturday10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Drawing and Painting, Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Alex Mitchell
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $403.00

Artists, designers, and non-artists alike utilize the "napkin sketch"—simple drawings that capture the essence of an idea, illustrate a prototype, or sell a client on the value of your services. This kind of drawing can also facilitate brainstorming, idea creation, and problem-solving both alone or in a collaborative environment. This course will teach students a simple but structured methodology to create simple visual aids, with an eye towards use in entrepreneurial or professional settings. The class will explore how to make a sketch that’s worth a thousand words.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
April 8May 14Online - AsynchronousOnline

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Robert Algeo
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $403.00

This is the third course in the Web Development Basics series. In this course, students expand on their understanding of HTML and CSS, laying a foundation for more advanced development work. Students will build towards professional-grade front-end web development. Topics include: advanced layout and positioning, source control using Git and Github, modular CSS, and basic interactivity with JavaScript. Students complete a large development project for their portfolio. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
April 8May 14Online - AsynchronousOnline