Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18, Drawing and Painting, Online Classes

Open to students ages 15–18.
Instructor: Susan Shields
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $225.00

In this class students learn to "draw what they see," as they begin to transfer their observations to a two-dimensional picture plane. The instructor will demonstrate how to apply the art elements of line and shape to this process, and will explain how and why it works. Other elements of art such as value (light/darkness) and texture will be added to students’ repertoires, as their skills expand. This course may use a website for figure drawing assignments that will allow access to professional nude models.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 21June 25Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday1:00–4:00 p.m. (Central Time)

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12

Open to students ages 9–12
Instructor: Chelsea Novotny
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $200.00

Discover the wonders of the natural world. Create connections between the five senses, the environment, and hands on art making. Students in this class get creative with inspiration from nature. Students learn how to incorporate natural materials into drawing, painting, and sculpture. Students use leaves, twigs, and grasses for textural elements in their art. Together they discover the ways in which nature is embedded into the artistic process, materials, and their lives. Class time is spent on discussions, demonstrations, outdoor activities, experimentation, and art-making.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 28July 2Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18, Pre-College Studio Intensive, Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 15–18.
Instructor: Anika Schneider
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $450.00

This class focuses on the major of painting. Students work both online and in MCAD's professional and expansive painting classroom to hone their skills and define their creative vision. Using traditional painting media, teens get the chance to explore the wide range of techniques used by fine artists today. Participants work from observation to add advanced work to their portfolios. Open to students ages 15–18. MCAD strictly adheres to these age guidelines and is unable to allow exceptions. / View complete policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 28July 2Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Pre-College Portfolio Preparation Ages 15-18, Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18, Drawing and Painting, Online Classes

Open to students ages 15 and above.
Instructor: Lynda Monick-Isenberg
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $360.00

The portfolio is the single most important component of an art school application. Most colleges require several observational drawings, or drawings made from what we see, rather than from our imagination or a photograph. This online drawing class is designed to help motivated visual arts students develop exemplary observational drawings for their portfolios. Students work with still life, landscape, interior, and figurative subject matter as they explore the fundamentals of a drawing: composition, line, structure, value, and expression.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 5August 8OnlineOnline

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9, Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12, Online Classes, Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 6–12
Instructor: Anne Sugnet
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $125.00

Bring your ideas to life while learning new drawing techniques and skills. Dive deeply into the thrilling world of drawing, taking inspiration from artists contemporary to classical. Students will learn and practice the essentials of drawing; line, shape, value, proportion, and composition to make exciting drawing projects large and small. This class will also explore and experiment with a variety of drawing materials, such as pencils, colored pencils, drawing markers, watercolors and charcoal, along with a couple of non-traditional drawing materials. / Open to students ages 6–12.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 6July 9Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00–11:00 a.m. (Central Time)

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes, New Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $246.00

Over the years the Procreate app has become more and more sophisticated and an industry standard for digital illustration and graphic design. This course will cover the basics of drawing with Procreate on ipad.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 7August 11Wednesday, Online6:30–9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18, Animation, Online Classes

Open to students ages 15–18.
Instructor: Katie Maren Nelson
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $225.00

This class is 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 shares behind-the-scenes videos of animations that use stop-motion animation techniques. Students 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 12July 16Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (Central Time)

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12

Open to students ages 9–12
Instructor: Brenda Butler
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $200.00

Students in this class learn a traditional paper construction technique each day--origami, pop-up, cutting, and folding paper templates. Students watch short videos of paper artists working and view photographic examples of unique paper sculptures. Students may wish to work large or small. They may choose to create architectural sculptures based on the human made world using geometric forms or design and create organic work inspired by the natural world. Students are encouraged to think about paper sculpture as a stand-alone work of art and as wearable art, like costume or jewelry.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 12July 16Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18, Pre-College Studio Intensive, Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 15–18.
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $450.00

In this one-week studio intensive, participants are taught the necessary skills to develop short form comics. The class covers storytelling, character and environment development, penciling, inking, and production. The final goal will be a mini-comic anthology of the student’s work. / Students will have access to Adobe Creative Cloud software throughout the class. / Open to students ages 15–18. MCAD strictly adheres to these age guidelines and is unable to allow exceptions. / View complete policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 12July 16Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9, Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12, Online Classes

Open to students ages 6–12
Instructor: Jonathan Maki
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $125.00

Students will explore all things that fly and flutter, from insects to dragons to planes. Students will study art from medieval times, as well as artists such as Leonardo da Vinci and Rene Magritte. They'll paint and draw amazing worlds that play with the illusion of movement. Students will learn assemblage techniques to construct and experiment with art that can fly. / Open to students ages 6–12. Younger students may need assistance from an adult. MCAD strictly adheres to these age guidelines and is unable to allow exceptions.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 12July 16Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00–11:00 a.m. (Central Time)

Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15, Photography and Filmmaking, Online Classes

Open to students ages 12–15.
Instructor: Sam Hoolihan
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $225.00

From still lifes to selfies, portraits to panoramas, photography requires a trained eye and technical skills. Pick up tips and tricks from an experienced photographer. Students will experiment with tools, techniques, and materials with guidance and inspiration from photographers from different time periods. Whether you’re just getting started or you’re a seasoned shutterbug, be inspired by traditional and contemporary photo professionals, creative thinking, and your own photographic expression. / Open to students ages 12–15.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 12July 16Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday1:00–4:00 p.m. (Central Time)

Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18, Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 15–18.
Instructor: Lafe Smith
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $360.00

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

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 13August 5Tuesday, Thursday1:00–4:00 p.m. (Central Time)

Drawing and Painting, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Susan Shields
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $205.00

This class will examine the genre of portraiture across art history, as it provides an introduction to multiple and varied ways to approach the portrait in the studio. Students in this class will learn how to achieve accuracy with regards to proportion, and how to document a degree of "likeness" of the sitter. The instructor will teach students how to succeed at capturing the subject's essence through the use of gesture, shadow-shapes, skull studies, and structural shapes, using various mediums.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 13August 10Tuesday, Online6:30–8:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: David Farr
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $35.00

Knowing how to correctly use style sheets and master pages within Adobe InDesign saves time, reduces errors, and is a must when creating long documents. This class will concentrate on these advanced features in demonstrating how to create a multiple page book or magazine layout. / Each student will have access to Adobe Creative Cloud software throughout the class. / Open to students ages 16 and above. View complete policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 13July 15Tuesday, Thursday, Online6:00–7:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Print, Paper, Bookmaking, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Dana LeMoine
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $35.00

Coptic stitch is a non-adhesive binding structure that allows students to build up a large block of pages to create something like a journal. This binding uses stitches to create the spine, and in this class that spine will be left open to showcase the beautiful handwork. One of the main reasons this binding form is so popular is because it allows the book to open completely with no wasted space. / Open to students ages 16 and above. View complete policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 15July 15Thursday, Online6:30–9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9, Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12, Online Classes

Open to students ages 6–12
Instructor: Anne Sugnet
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $125.00

Do you like absurdity and like to laugh? This week will tickle funny bones and light up imaginations. As artists and storytellers we’ll get to make the impossible happen! We will take inspiration from Surrealist artworks and author-illustrators like Dr. Seuss, Mo Willems (Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus) and Minnesota based author Peter Pearson, who wrote and illustrated the fantastically wacky, How to Eat an Airplane.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 19July 23Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00–11:00 a.m. (Central Time)

Family Workshops, Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12, Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9, Online Classes

Open to students ages 6–12 and their families.
Instructor: Mary Henry
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $125.00

Get ready to explore the outdoors in this environmental themed art camp! Adults and kids willl take inspiration from the natural spaces nearby to create nature based art. Learn about observational drawing, study patterns that exist in nature, and create sculptures from natural objects. Students will create a nature journal to record their observations over the weekend. / Open to students ages 6–12 and their families/caregivers. MCAD strictly adheres to these age guidelines and is unable to allow exceptions. Tuition is per family.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 24July 25Saturday, Sunday10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (Central Time)

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9, Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12, Online Classes

Open to students ages 6–12
Instructor: Anne Sugnet
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $125.00

Students will explore color through painting and other complementary media, inspired by the wonder of nature's myriad color and patterns. Throughout the week, skills related to painting, drawing, color-mixing and color-blending will be taught, with an emphasis on the joy and discovery of hands-on experimentation.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 26July 30Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00–11:00 a.m. (Central Time)

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9

Open to students ages 6–9
Instructor: Alonzo Pantoja
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $200.00

Imagine, create, and explore the wonderful art of puppet making with the use of felt, basic hand sewing techniques, and color to assemble and personalize hand puppets. Projects for this class will include drawing sketches of puppets students want to create, creating different accessories (hats, glasses, pins, etc) for the puppets, making an illustration book of the puppets’ story. / Open to students ages 6–9. MCAD strictly adheres to these age guidelines and is unable to allow exceptions. / View complete registration policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 26July 30Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: David Farr
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $35.00

If you are new to Adobe Lightroom, you will find that much of your time is spent in the Develop Module. Learn how to process and develop photos using the panels, brush tools, film strip, and presets within this most important module of Lightroom. / Each student will have access to Adobe Creative Cloud software throughout the class. / Open to students ages 16 and above. View complete policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 27July 29Tuesday, Thursday, Online6:00–7:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15, Drawing and Painting, Online Classes

Open to students ages 12–15.
Instructor: Alissa McCourt
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $225.00

Using charcoal, graphite, and ink, students in this class 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 addresses how drawing can be used to tell stories through discussions, demonstrations, and assignments. Students view and discuss work by artists who have used drawing as a means to express emotions and ideas.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 2August 6Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (Central Time)

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9, Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12, Online Classes

Open to students ages 6–12
Instructor: Anne Sugnet
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $125.00

Join us for this thrilling week! Each morning, an Interpretive Naturalist from The University of Minnesota’s Raptor Center will introduce one or two live raptors (or birds of prey) for us to observe, learn about, and draw. Raptors are carnivorous birds and have existed in some form for 50 to 75 million years. Wow!

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 2August 6Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00–11:00 a.m. (Central Time)

Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18, Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 15–18.
Instructor: Robert Algeo
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $225.00

Learn about the history and foundations of web design, and explore how to actually implement those designs through web development. Students gain both conceptual knowledge, like information architecture, graphic design, and principles of typography, as well as learn concrete technical skills like file management, code editing and usability testing. Throughout the course students learn not just what a well-designed site looks like, but how to use the actual development technologies needed to bring those designs to life as functional websites.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 2August 6Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday1:00–4:00 p.m. (Central Time)

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

Open to students ages 15–18.
Instructor: Katie Maren Nelson
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $450.00

In this weeklong intensive, high school students explore the animation major. In this class, students engage in demonstrations and lectures while working independently on assignments designed to hone their skills, ideas, and critical thinking skills. This class offers an introduction to hand-drawn animation, covering basic techniques and concepts. Students use aspects of Adobe Photoshop and After Effects to bring their animations to life.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 2August 6Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Andi Fink
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $82.00

This introductory workshop will outline the basics of creating illustrated letterforms and simple but effective typographic composition. Class sessions will be composed of group demonstrations covering basic letter anatomy, stylistic exploration, composition, techniques, and tools. There will be structured time for students to ask questions and receive feedback.  There will also be opportunities for individual student and instructor meetings to further discussion and feedback. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 5August 12Thursday, Online6:30–9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Print, Paper, Bookmaking, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Dana LeMoine
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $35.00

Being able to put artwork into a bound form is a valuable tool for many artists. Whether a sequential series, a collection of similar works, or just to keep work safe, there are many reasons artists have done this throughout time. Although there are many ways to bind artwork, a single-signature is a simple form that is easy to work with and does not require a large amount of artwork to feel complete. The hard cover over the binding is a great way to keep artwork clean, damage free, and ready to share or ship if necessary.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 12August 12Thursday, Online6:30–9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Pre-College Portfolio Preparation Ages 15-18, Drawing and Painting, Online Classes

Open to students ages 15 and above.
Instructor: Lynda Monick-Isenberg
Term: Fall 2021
Price: $360.00

The portfolio is an important component of an art school application. Most colleges require that portfolios include several observational drawings, or drawings made from what we see, rather than from our imagination or a photograph. This online drawing class is designed to help motivated visual arts students develop exemplary observational drawings for their portfolios. Students will work with still life, landscape, interior, and figurative subject matter as they explore the fundamentals of a drawing: composition, line, structure, value, and expression.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
November 1December 10OnlineOnline

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Alex Mitchell
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $410.00

Students in Comics Crash Course will learn the fundamental skills necessary for creating comics. Students will be guided to a working knowledge of crafting and producing comics, and will be mentored on how to develop their own creative voice. Weekly readings, technical demonstrations, and critiques of smaller assignments will supplement the completion of a short form comic over the five weeks. Topics covered will include craft and production, drawing, 2D art principles, narrative structure and concepts, critical thinking, and industry and publishing. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 7July 11OnlineOnline

Drawing and Painting, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Kelsey King
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $205.00

In this course students will explore different digital painting techniques including a variety of blending techniques, working from grayscale to color, and utilizing different color blending modes. All paintings will be based on observation, and each week will focus on a different subject matter including still life, landscapes, figures and portraits. Lectures will focus on painting skills needed for each of these subjects and how those skills can be applied digitally. A brief introduction to Photoshop and basic tools will be covered for those not familiar with the program.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 8July 6Tuesday, Online6:30–9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: David Farr
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $35.00

Retouching and color-correcting images are two tasks beginning users are always anxious to learn as soon as possible. This class will present the most-used tools and techniques to do these tasks quickly with a high degree of ease and precision. / Each student will have access to Adobe Creative Cloud software throughout the class. / Open to students ages 16 and above. View complete policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 8June 10Tuesday, Thursday, Online6:00–7:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Diana Green
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $205.00

The graphic memoir is a specific type of illustrated narrative designed to share a personal story. Through a combination of discussion, lecture, handouts, and exploration of existing graphic memoirs, learn to structure and script a story detailing one aspect of your life. An ability to draw and an understanding of the comic form are helpful but the emphasis will be more on writing than about art. During the class, students will have the opportunity to share work with one another and receive valuable feedback from their peers and from the instructor. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 10July 8Thursday, Online6:30–9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Drawing and Painting, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Anika Schneider
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $205.00

This course will give students tools to enhance storytelling within figurative painting. Students will investigate narrative figure painting by studying historical and contemporary paintings in order to develop new strategies in their own paintings. Through discussions and brief writings students will learn to define their own allegorical and conceptual goals. The instructor will address how students can push their painting approaches with subtractive and additive processes, color, and new visual hierarchies in order to create evocative visual narratives.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 10July 8Thursday, Online6:30–9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15, Print, Paper, Bookmaking

Open to students ages 12–15.
Instructor: Bridget O'Malley
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $180.00

Students in this class enjoy learning how to hand bind their own journals and sketchbooks. Students will learn a variety of folded structures (accordion fold, petal fold, secret mystery page, and blizzard books) and more complex bindings, multi-section sewn books. By the end, each student will make a half dozen or more book structures, both traditional and sculptural. / No previous experience required. / Open to students ages 12–15. MCAD strictly adheres to these age guidelines and is unable to allow exceptions.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 14June 17Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday1:00–4:00 p.m.

Pre-College Portfolio Preparation Ages 15-18, Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18, Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 15–18.
Instructor: Michael Gaughan
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $360.00

The portfolio is the single most important component of an art school application. Most colleges require several observational drawings, or drawings made from what can be seen, 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. Students work with still life, landscape, interior, and figurative subject matter as they explore the fundamentals of a good drawing: composition; structure; value; line; and expression.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 14June 24Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday1:00–4:00 p.m.

Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18, Pre-College Studio Intensive, Graphic and Web Design

Open to students ages 15–18.
Instructor: Andi Fink
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $450.00

In this week-long Intensive, high school students explore the major of graphic design. Using traditional methods along with the latest software, teens get the chance to work on real-world projects similar to those given to designers today. Participants also work hands-on to create work that adds depth and variety to their portfolios. / Students will have access to Adobe Creative Cloud software throughout the class. / Open to students ages 15–18. MCAD strictly adheres to these age guidelines and is unable to allow exceptions.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 14June 17Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15, Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18, Print, Paper, Bookmaking, Online Classes

Open to students ages 12–18.
Instructor: Kara Gregory
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $210.00

In this course, students move away from computer based processes and learn to use low-tech, down and dirty screenprinting techniques that can be replicated at home with relatively little equipment and fast clean-up. Students discover the exciting creative medium that is screenprinting. Students learn how to create stencils for screenprinting to print posters and t-shirts while learning about positive and negative space.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 14June 17Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday1:00–4:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9, Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12, Online Classes, Animation

Open to students ages 6–12
Instructor: Edie McDonald
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $125.00

Bring your imagination to life, create, produce and direct your own Stop Motion film! Learn stop motion animation techniques, develop characters, sets, storyboards, and stories in this week long class. Students learn to set up an animation station at home and are guided through the creative process of producing a short animation film. / Open to students ages 6–12. Younger students may need assistance from an adult. MCAD strictly adheres to these age guidelines and is unable to allow exceptions.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 14June 17Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday9:00–11:00 a.m. (Central Time)

Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15, Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 12–15.
Instructor: Roshan Ganu
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $360.00

Learn about the expansive and diverse world of comic book stories and narrative styles while learning the fundamental aspects of story building and comic book layout. Students will create original characters and storylines and be introduced to the techniques, materials, and disciplines used to create professional comic art and picture books. Students will also learn the following skills: storyboarding; lettering; and inking. / Open to students ages 12–15. MCAD strictly adheres to these age guidelines and is unable to allow exceptions.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 15July 8Tuesday, Thursday9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (Central Time)

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9

Open to students ages 6–9
Instructor: Jane Meyer
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $200.00

In this class, students make art focusing on the subject of YOU! Students will not just be focusing on what they look like, but create art to tell a bigger story about their style, hobbies, pets, favorite places, and more. Students will learn both 2-D and 3-D techniques, while using a wide variety of materials to create both from observation and their imaginations. Students learn from famous self-portrait artists like Vincent Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, Chuck Close, and Kehinde Wiley. / Open to students ages 6–9. MCAD strictly adheres to these age guidelines and is unable to allow exceptions.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 21June 25Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18, Pre-College Studio Intensive, Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 15–18.
Instructor: Brian Britigan
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $450.00

In this week-long intensive, high school students explore the major of illustration through both online and on-campus activities. Bridging the gap between artistic expression and real-world applications, students learn the methods that contemporary illustrators use to create eye-catching images for books, magazines, posters, and products. Assignments and in-class activities focus on visual storytelling, working collaboratively, and channeling creativity on a deadline.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 21June 25Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12

Open to students ages 9–12
Instructor: Jonathan Maki
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $200.00

Let's face it, making portraits is lots of fun! In this exciting week, students will explore what it takes to create a realistic portrait. We'll learn about spacing facial features, how to draw realistic looking eyes, and different head shapes. We'll practice drawing using the new skills and dive deeper by applying these ideas into creating sculptural relief portraits out of different mysterious materials! We'll learn from artists such as Frida Kahlo, Chuck Close, and Kara Walker. If possible we'll go to the Minneapolis Institute of Art for more inspiration, as well.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 21June 25Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15, Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 12–15.
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $225.00

Have fun while learning the challenging skill of drawing from observation. In this class short drawing exercises give students the confidence and ability to tackle more finished works of art. Lessons 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 and move outdoors for nature drawing if weather permits. / Open to students ages 12–15. MCAD strictly adheres to these age guidelines and is unable to allow exceptions.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 28July 2Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday1:00–4:00 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9

Open to students ages 6–9
Instructor: Alissa McCourt
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $200.00

This course empowers artists to investigate the power of storytelling through drawing and mixed media. Artists will engage in different strategies and methods of storytelling, from personal narrative to absurdist imaginings, to comics. Through short writing activities, games, and collaboration, artists will take ownership of their learning journeys and make choices to develop their own unique style. Using a variety of drawing and collage materials, artists will build skills and investigate new possibilities in creative expression. / Open to students ages 6–9.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 28July 2Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Lucinda Naylor
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $164.00

This fun, on-location class offers students at all skill levels an opportunity to sketch together outdoors and at unique urban locales in Minneapolis, while learning the techniques to capture the people, environment, architecture, and nuances of the visual landscape. Students will learn or refine basic drawing techniques at the beginning of each class and the instructor will provide individual instruction through the class. Each class will meet at a different urban location in Minneapolis that pairs best with the topics of the day.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 10July 31Saturday9:00 a.m.–noon

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9

Open to students ages 6–9
Instructor: Jane Meyer
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $200.00

Fairies, unicorns, sea monsters, mermaids, dragons, and fantasy fauna that have not yet been discovered will be the focus of this fun class! Students exercise their amazing imaginations while they draw, paint and sculpt imaginary creatures. For inspiration, the class explores medieval tapestries, illustrations by Maurice Sendak, and Chinese ink paintings. We focus on texture (both visual and actual), color, and form to make our fantasy creatures seem real. / Open to students ages 6–9. MCAD strictly adheres to these age guidelines and is unable to allow exceptions.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 12July 16Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18, Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 15–18.
Instructor: Chelsea Novotny
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $225.00

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

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 12July 16Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday1:00–4:00 p.m.

Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15, Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 12–15.
Instructor: Rachael Bonebright
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $225.00

Students in this class 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 characteristics of comic books and narration. In this class, students focus on exploring, experimenting and developing a personal method of creating and storytelling.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 12July 16Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday1:00–4:00 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12

Open to students ages 9–12
Instructor: Jonathan Maki
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $200.00

Students will get hooked while diving into drawing, painting, and sculpting, while learning about life underwater. The class will start the week by looking at artworks by artists such as Robert Wyland, Hokusai, and Henri Matisse who all created fantastic underwater worlds. If possible, students will visit the Minneapolis Institute of Art to get inspiration for their bubbly works. The class will make observational drawings of sea life, paint swimmers, and sculpt our own sea creatures using fabric, embossing metal, and other fun and funky materials. / Open to students ages 9–12.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 19July 23Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9

Open to students ages 6–9
Instructor: Jane Meyer
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $200.00

Have you marveled at the mountains of Mars, fawned over the flower fields in fairyland, or wondered at the wacky waves of the waterworld? Have you ever imagined faraway places no one has seen? Well, in this class you get to create those places in paint and other colorful media. We will take some inspiration from Paul Gaugain, Charles Burchfield, and Yves Tanguy. The focus is on color mixing, showing the illusion of form and space on a 2-dimensional surface, and imagination. / Open to students ages 6–9. MCAD strictly adheres to these age guidelines and is unable to allow exceptions.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 19July 23Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12

Open to students ages 9–12
Instructor: Melanie Mozingo
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $250.00

Through this class co-offered by MCAD and the Bakken Museum, students will learn and apply the design thinking process to design, develop and effectively prototype a product to solve a real world problem. Experiential and hands-on learning activities will empower students to become innovative thinkers and problem solvers. Students and educators will brainstorm, conduct research, create prototypes and explore two-dimensional and three-dimensional design solutions. With their new knowledge, students will plan, build and test with guidance.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 26July 30Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15, Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 12–15.
Instructor: Erin Sandsmark
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $225.00

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 are introduced. In addition to independent studio work, students will be introduced to various painting styles, art history, terms commonly used to discuss art and learn the value of group critiques. This class uses water-based acrylic paint. / Open to students ages 12–15.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 2August 6Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday1:00–4:00 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9

Open to students ages 6–9
Instructor: Alonzo Pantoja
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $200.00

Have fun exploring and learning about the art of Piñatas.This class will use a variety of materials such as paper, cardboard, paint, and yarn to construct a one of a kind Piñata. Projects for this class will include drawing sketches of the Piñatas students want to create, assembling three dimensional sculptures using Piñata making techniques (painting, staining paper, glueing, taping, etc), and consideration for what to put inside. Students will also learn a brief history of Piñatas. / Open to students ages 6–9.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 2August 6Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12

Open to students ages 9–12
Instructor: Brenda Butler
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $200.00

This class will focus on soft sculpture creatures! Young artists will invent their own beasties and create them as soft sculpture. The focus of this class will be stitching and sewing construction. Students will design creatures, draw pattern templates, cut, stitch, stuff, and embellish. Each day simple sewing techniques will be introduced to students, from simple to complex stitches and embroidery. Time is given in class to design beasties and students are supported in translating their two-dimensional designs into three-dimensional soft sculptures.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 2August 6Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9, Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12, Online Classes, Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 6–12
Instructor: Alissa McCourt
Term: Summer 2021
Price: $125.00

Using charcoal, graphite, and ink, students will focus on the expressive side of drawing through collaborative projects and abstract drawing exercises. Students will begin learning foundational skills and concepts, such as scale, value, mark making, shape, and the role of composition in the perception of a piece of art. The instructor will expand beyond the traditional and address how drawing can be used to tell stories and express emotions and ideas.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 21June 25Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00–11:00 a.m. (Central Time)