Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9

Open to students ages 6–9
Instructor: Mary Henry
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $295.00

Students will take to the great outdoors to study plants and animals in this camp! During this fun, outdoorsy class, we will use line, shape, color, and observation to create plant and animal inspired watercolor paintings and block prints. We'll also use sunlight and water to create light sensitive images based on a super old type of photography called cyanotypes. We'll study artists that use flora and fauna in their artwork and visit the Minneapolis Institute of Art to see some nature-inspired art in person.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 23July 27Monday, 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: Jonathan Maki
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $295.00

Come fly away with us in this class that will certainly get you soaring. Explore all things that fly and flutter, from birds to biplanes. We will study artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Rene Magritte, and others, then paint and draw amazing worlds that play with the illusion of movement. Students will learn assemblage techniques to sculpt and experiment with art that can float in the air using cardboard and found objects. We will take a trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art to see where artists go to get their high-flying inspiration.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 23July 27Monday, 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 2018
Price: $700.00

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
July 30August 3Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

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

Open to students ages 15–18
Instructor: Katie Nelson, Instructor: Caitlin Skaalrud
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $700.00

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 abilities.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 6August 10Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15–18
Instructor: Carey Dean
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $180.00

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
August 6August 10Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15–18
Instructor: Carey Dean
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $180.00

Many painting experts believe that learning the techniques of watercolor as a foundation to painting can give a student much deeper understanding, versatility, and ultimately success later on when dealing with opaque mediums such as oil or acrylic. 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.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 6August 10Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday1:00–4:00 p.m.

Pre-College Portfolio Preparation Ages 15-18, Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15–18
Instructor: Michael Gaughan
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $220.00

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 our 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 18July 11Monday, Wednesday1:00–4:00 p.m.

Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15

Open to students ages 12–15
Instructor: Jim Keefe
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $220.00

Students in this class will 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. They 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. / There will be no class on 7/2 and 7/4. / Open to students ages 12–15.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 18July 11Monday, Wednesday9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15–18
Instructor: Jim Keefe
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $220.00

Have you thought about making your own comic, but weren't sure how to begin? 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 your classmates. / Basic drawing skills are strongly recommended. / There will be no class on 7/2 and 7/4.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 18July 11Monday, Wednesday1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12

Open to students ages 9–12
Instructor: Anne Sugnet
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $295.00

Improve your drawing skills in order to express yourself and bring your ideas to life! Throughout the week, we will dive deeply into the world of drawing, exploring the work of artists from classical to contemporary, including Rembrandt, Mary Cassatt, and more 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.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 18June 22Monday, 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: Jane Meyer
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $295.00

Step right up for a carnival of captivating color. This class offers students a broad spectrum of creative possibilities while teaching them the science of color mixing and composition. We'll look at expressive paintings by Georgia O'Keeffe, Wassily Kandinsky, and Pablo Picasso. Students will explore concepts such as primary and secondary colors, complementary colors, warm and cool colors, tints and shades, and expressive colors while they draw and paint a variety of frame-worthy masterpieces including a painting on canvas.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 18June 22Monday, 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: Preston Drum
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $220.00

This beginning painting class is designed to give the motivated visual arts student an overview of painting fundamentals. Students in this course will learn basic color theory and applications; a variety of painting approaches and techniques; and gain exposure to artists from past to present. Instruction will include painting demonstrations, in-class discussions, and one-on-one assistance and encouragement. Students will have the opportunity to explore a variety of subject matter and painting methods, giving them a solid foundation from which to build on.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 19July 12Tuesday, Thursday9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15–18
Instructor: Debra Lawton
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $220.00

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 19July 12Tuesday, Thursday1:00–4:00 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9

Open to students ages 6–9
Instructor: Jane Meyer
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $295.00

The art of puppetry will guide our work and play this week. Students will develop characters and then create hand puppets, rod puppets, and finger puppets using paper, fabric, papier mache, paint, and assorted other materials. We will look at the work of Jim Henson and traditional rod and shadow puppets from India and Indonesia. We'll take a walk over to the Minneapolis Institute of Art to look at artwork in their collection for ideas for puppet personalities and details. In addition to developing visual art skills, students will also practice performing art skills.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 25June 29Monday, 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 2018
Price: $295.00

Why do artists so often use food as a subject for their artwork? Let's find out! In this class we will create a delicious banquet of sculpted food and expressive food-based paintings! We will be inspired by pop-artist Claes Oldenburg, who with his wife Coosje van Bruggen, created the Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture, as well as contemporary painters Wayne Thiebaud and Joel Penkman, who are known for their mouth-watering paintings of pies, cakes, ice cream, and more.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 25June 29Monday, 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: Bridget O'Malley
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $360.00

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 of the class, each student will have made a half dozen or more book structures, both traditional and sculptural.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 25June 29Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15

Open to students ages 12–15
Instructor: Dana LeMoine
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $180.00

This class will introduce teens to the expansive world of printmaking. MCAD's professional printshop will be open for exploration this summer, where students will discover how printmaking techniques and methods can be utilized to express their individual artistic visions. Students will be inspired and informed while learning screenprinting, relief, monoprinting, and etching techniques. They will also have the opportunity to develop and execute their own prints.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 25June 29Monday, 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: Edie McDonald
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $295.00

If your child loves to draw or has expressed a desire to draw things the way they really look, this will be the perfect class! Students will spend time drawing both inside and outside this week, with a focus on the natural world and drawing from direct observation. We will experiment with a variety of fun art materials, like graphite, pens, paint, and some unexpected ones to achieve some exciting results. Each day a special guest bird from The Raptor Center will stop by for a live-drawing session and a brief Q&A.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 9July 13Monday, 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 2018
Price: $180.00

Since the days of MTV and now via channels like Youtube and Vimeo, 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 with visual storyboarding; production with cinematography; lighting and directing; and post-production using Adobe Premiere Pro editing software. Each of these three steps will provide students with hands-on experience covering the roles of a music video production team.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 9July 13Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

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

Open to students ages 15–18
Instructor: Carey Dean, Instructor: Susan Shields
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $700.00

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 9July 13Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15–18
Instructor: Katie Nelson
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $180.00

This class will offer an introduction to stop-motion animation, covering frame by frame techniques and basic concepts of this traditional and very hands-on style of animation. 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 9July 13Monday, 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: Anne Sugnet
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $295.00

Studio Kids is very excited to be collaborating with the University of Minnesota's The Raptor Center! Each morning an Interpretive naturalist will bring a live eagle, owl, hawk, falcon, or vulture to MCAD for students to observe, learn about, and draw. In addition, we will examine, study, and sketch raptor bones, feathers, and eggs and play some fun raptor-related games. Throughout the week, we will take inspiration from historical and contemporary drawings of animals, especially birds, including the work of John James Audubon.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 9July 13Monday, 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: Jonathan Maki
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $295.00

Zoom away into depths unknown and explore what it might be like in outer space. We will use our imaginations to think about the different ways that people can fly into outer space; how to create artwork that feels cosmic inspired; and what it would be like to move around in zero gravity. In this star-studded class, students will create space-inspired artworks while learning different painting techniques, and sculpting with wood and found objects.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 16July 20Monday, 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: Jane Meyer
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $295.00

This week, students will learn about and make magnificent mosaics! We'll look at ancient Greek and Roman tiled floors and walls as well as contemporary two-dimensional and three-dimensional mosaics for inspiration. Students will make their own paper mosaics, button and bead mosaics, and glass tile mosaic planters and wall hangings. Students will build their understanding of art concepts such as warm and cool colors, contrast, and radial symmetry. We'll also take a trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art to look at examples of mosaics in their collection.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 16July 20Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Pre-College Portfolio Preparation Ages 15-18, Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15–18
Instructor: Preston Drum
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $290.00

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 our 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 16August 8Monday, Wednesday1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15

Open to students ages 12–15
Instructor: Erin Sandsmark
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $290.00

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 17August 9Tuesday, Thursday9:30 a.m.–12:30 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 2018
Price: $700.00

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 23July 27Monday, 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: Mary Henry
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $295.00

Let the wild rumpus begin! In this class, young artists will learn about the basics of character development, such as personality, motivation, and backstory, and use their creativity and storytelling abilities to come up with ideas for silly and goofy monsters. We will focus on color, shape, textures, and proportions, and experiment with a variety of different art making materials as we create mixed media creatures. We'll also turn ourselves into a kooky monster by making our own monster masks!

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 30August 3Monday, 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: Jonathan Maki
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $295.00

Celebrate the wonderful world of pets and the joy they bring to our lives! During this class, we will spend the week learning and making art about the animals we love; cats, dogs, fish, gerbils, and more. Students will explore different art media to celebrate, imagine and create pets and their homes using cardboard, acrylic paint and oil pastels. We will study artists such as Paul Klee, Sandy Skoglund, and Oaxacan art (animal wood carvings). We will take a field trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art for a glimpse into animal-themed art in the galleries.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 30August 3Monday, 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 2018
Price: $295.00

Join us for a super fun week celebrating what it means to be a girl and exploring ideas of self-expression. We will discuss and journal about issues, joys, and concerns specific to girls. During the week, everyone will construct a wood toolbox for treasures, collections, art supplies, or anything you like. Each student will have a blast safely using hammers and other tools needed for construction and adding embellishments and designs.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 6August 10Monday, 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 2018
Price: $295.00

Students in this class will learn the fundamentals of drawing: line, color, and shape to create funky and playful patterns. Students will repeat those patterns on paper and fabric through the exploration of printmaking. Learn the basics of relief printmaking and screenprinting with scratch foam boards, screens and found objects (egg cartons, string and leaves). Students will study artists like Andy Warhol, MC Escher, and other contemporary artists, as well as take a trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art to hunt for patterns.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 6August 10Monday, 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: Jonathan Maki
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $295.00

What would your ideal house look like? How would you design your dream bedroom or other rooms? This class will have young artists planning, designing, and constructing imaginative maps, miniature models and dream houses. Students will strengthen their illustrative and imaginative abilities as they work with paint, cardboard and found objects. A field trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art during the week will give extra inspiration while studying artists David Stabley, Marc Chagall, and architecture and interior design.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 6August 10Monday, 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: Sam Hoolihan
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $180.00

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, and photomontage. 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 18June 22Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday1:00–4:00 p.m.

Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15

Open to students ages 12–15
Instructor: Jonathan Herrera
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $220.00

Students in this class will 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 next door to the Minneapolis Institute of Art to see firsthand the works of artists covered in the lessons.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 19July 12Tuesday, Thursday9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15

Open to students ages 12–15
Instructor: Caitlin Skaalrud
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $290.00

Build on the skills learned in the Comic Book Creation 1 class with this follow-up class! Students will take what they learned and apply it by looking deeper into the diverse world of comics and exciting, alternative formats of storytelling. By working through speed sketching exercises and relevant assignments, students will learn how to produce comics at a faster pace, allowing them to create even more original characters and storylines to match their quick imaginations.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 16August 8Monday, Wednesday1:00–4:00 p.m.

Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15

Open to students ages 12–15
Instructor: Neal Peterson
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $180.00

Graphic Design has long been used to visualize music. From album covers to gig posters to concert t-shirts, these works of art are more than just marketing pieces for musicians; they represent the sound and emotion of a recording or concert. Students in this introductory-level course will explore typography and image-making with Adobe Photoshop to create an album cover based on their favorite band or musician. The class will also include a history of album cover design, a sampling of gig posters, and creative activities intended to link the audible and visual.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 23July 27Monday, 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: Alissa McCourt
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $180.00

This class will focus on the expressive side of drawing in its many forms. Using charcoal, graphite, and ink, students will work on collaborative projects and abstract drawing exercises as they learn scale, value, mark making, shape, and composition's role 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 6August 10Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:30 a.m.–12:30 a.m.

Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 16 and above
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $50.00

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO FIGURE DRAWING CO-OP JULY 1-2.

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. / View complete policies here.

SUMMER SCHEDULE: 

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 18August 12Monday, Sundayvaried

Photography and Filmmaking, New Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Sam Hoolihan
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $175.00

In this workshop, participants will learn the art and craft of hand-making 16mm films on black and white reversal film. The course will cover camera options, film stock choices, exposure, lenses, and how to process the film by hand. Students will also learn how to load, focus, run, maintain and operate the H16 Bolex Reflex camera. Participants will spend the first day shooting several rolls of film in collaboration. The second day will cover hand-processing in the darkroom, along with editing options and presentation.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 21July 22Saturday, Sunday10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art, Graphic and Web Design

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Andi Fink
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $81.00

During this course, students will learn how to scan high resolution images of hand lettering and will then use Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator to edit out any imperfections and digitize their work. Students will learn easy techniques for removing background textures, editing out blemishes, and re-composing individual words and letters while preserving the texture of ink on paper to add versatility to their compositions. / Open to students ages 16 and above. / View complete policies here.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 2August 9Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design, Photography and Filmmaking

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: David Farr
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $30.00

If you are new to Adobe Lightroom, you will find that 75% of your time is probably spent in the Develop Module. Learn how process and develop photos using the panels, brush tools, film strip, presets, and snapshots within this most important module of Lightroom in one evening. / Open to students ages 16 and above. / View complete policies here.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 8August 8Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Cameron Browne
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $363.00

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. Hands-on, in-class exercises, and real world, structured assignments will immerse students in the elements of graphic design including typography, layout, color, and graphic form.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 4August 6Monday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design, New Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Robert Algeo
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $161.00

Wordpress Website Setup and Design will acclimate students to developing, designing, and prepping content within the Wordpress content management system. Using contemporary development techniques and workflows, students will create professional-caliber Wordpress themes and be exposed to a comprehensive, version-controlled iterative development pipeline. Students will leverage technologies like PHP, MySQl, SFTP, and Docker to create robust, secure, and scalable Wordpress sites, while also learning how to express themselves and their ideas through both design and content.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 4June 25Monday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Sarah Wieben
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $363.00

This introductory class is tailored to those who have never painted and who are ready to take the plunge. Students will use oil paint to learn basic techniques of this expansive medium. The fundamental elements of color, color theory, design, form, and content will be explored through studio work, demonstrations, and slide lectures. This is a welcoming and engaging studio-based class; come ready to paint on the first night! / There will be no class July 2. / Materials fee of $5 in addition to class tuition. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 4August 6Monday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Carrie Hartman
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $322.00

Capture a child's imagination with original artwork while learning the tricks of the illustration trade. During this class, students will explore a wide range of children's book illustration, from traditional to contemporary. Students will learn what makes a children's book unique; how to communicate through illustration; and how to conceptualize and storyboard ideas. The instructor will also demonstrate a variety of materials that can be used to illustrate a book.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 5July 31Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Susan Shields
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $363.00

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. / There will be no class July 4. / Materials fee of $5 in addition to tuition.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 6August 8Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Preston Drum
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $161.00

Don't be misguided, collage is not just about cutting up magazines and newspapers, it is a century old method of exploring complex visual problems. This class will champion the "cut" in lieu of the "line", as students delve into a series of experiments using a combination of self-produced and found collage material. Class will consist of brief lectures, demonstrations, discussions, and abundant studio time, where students will create 2D based compositions with addition and subtraction. Some work outside of class will be necessary to complete projects.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 6June 27Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Michael Gaughan
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $363.00

This class is designed to function as a continuation of an entry level watercolor class such as Introduction to Watercolor. Advanced Watercolor: Mastering the Medium will expand students' beginner level watercolor skills through a rigorous curriculum and one-on-one guidance. Each weekly meeting will include both technical demonstrations of a variety of watercolor techniques, as well as individual critique and instruction. In addition to advanced techniques, there will be a heavy focus on useful and thorough critiques to help students develop their own individual watercolor style.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 6August 8Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: David Farr
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $30.00

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 three-hour class will concentrate on these advanced features in demonstrating how to create a multiple page book or magazine layout. The features taught in this class are some of the most important and least understood within Adobe InDesign. Knowing how to correctly utilize these features will benefit the user in their current job or job transition. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 6June 6Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Photography and Filmmaking

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Caroline Solomon
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $363.00

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. / No class July 4. / 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
June 6August 8Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Photography and Filmmaking, New Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Anna Eveslage
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $363.00

The streets we walk on are rich with imagery that can tell us much about the lives we lead and our relationships to the people and places we pass by every day. From Eugene Atget's images of Paris at the turn of the century to Boogie on the streets of New York today, there is a vast and varied tradition of the street photographer capturing those images to share stories of daily life with the world.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 7August 9Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: David Farr
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $30.00

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. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Prerequisites: Working knowledge of Mac OS X. Experience in Adobe Photoshop is helpful but not required.

What to Bring: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook; USB drive or cloud storage option for saving work.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 13June 13Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Photography and Filmmaking

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Sam Hoolihan
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $202.00

In this class, students will introduce and experiment with new forms of intimacy, narrative, and physicality in photography work through the unique form of the photobook. Students will learn about image capture, editing, sequencing, and the text/image relationship. Printing and binding options, as well as distribution possibilities, will be discussed. Each participant will work through the steps in the process of bringing a series of their photographs into the book form.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 9August 6Monday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Game Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Colin O'Neill
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $403.00

In this course, students build a working video game in the Unity game engine. Much more than a step-by-step tutorial, learners will be able to develop their own mechanics, assets, and aesthetic. The class will work through existing projects and heavily modify them to create original work. Computer experience is important, but no previous game engine experience is necessary. Through video walkthroughs, playtesting, and structured workflow, students bring their ideas to life in a finished, playable product. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 9August 10Online - AsynchronousAsynchronous

Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Susan Shields
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $202.00

Students in this class will focus on drawing the portrait through a traditional, classical lens. Loosely following traditional Atelier methods, in combination with equally successful approaches to observational drawing, students will begin by copying Charles Barques drawings in charcoal, move on to drawing realistic head casts, and finally graduate to working from a live model.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 10August 7Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Erin Sandsmark
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $202.00

In this course, students will dive into the world of art history, utilizing the Minneapolis Institute of Art as a point of inspiration. The focus of the work created in this course will be both drawing and painting, with an option for oil and/or acrylic paints. There is amazing work to discover and explore from the incredible resources in our back yard. A curated list of works and artists from the American Modernism collection at Mia will aid students in finding influences for their work.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 12August 9Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Andi Fink
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $81.00

This class, designed for those interested in hand-lettering, will teach students the basics of modern calligraphy: writing posture, ink control, and composition. This relaxed studio class will focus on modern calligraphy, meaning that students will experiment with ways to embellish and compose their natural handwriting rather than striving for traditional uniform standards. Students will learn to control the ink so that they gain the ability to write in whichever style feels most natural and appeals to their aesthetic sensibility.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 12July 19Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Debra Lawton
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $363.00

In this introductory-level course, students will explore how typography is used to communicate effectively within the field of graphic design. While building a basic vocabulary of terms and processes, students will complete exercises covering topics ranging from formal usage to typography as art. Class periods will include studio time, discussions, and critiques appropriate to the projects throughout the course. The primary focus of the course will be increasing student knowledge of how to work with typography relating to communication, type pairing, hierarchy, and layout.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 5August 7Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design, Illustration and Comic Art, New Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Joshua Namdev Hardisty
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $202.00

The zine has become a dynamic part of contemporary artistic practice. Globally, the explosion of art book fairs is driven by young creators and designers embracing them, but even established artists like Richard Prince have begun producing small editions of cheaply produced artist books. The raw simplicity of the format makes them a perfect channel for exploring new ideas or reframing existing work, while the limited print-runs still give them a covetable vibe. Over the course of five weeks students will develop, edit, design, edit and publish their own artist zine.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 6July 11Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Lucinda Naylor
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $161.00

This fun, on-location class offers beginning to intermediate-level students an opportunity to sketch together outdoors, in parks, gardens, and other unique urban locales in Minneapolis, while learning the techniques to capture the people, environment, architecture, and nuances of the visual landscape. Classes meet on location (including first class). Class only meets at MCAD in case of rain (active raining, not threat of rain, or damp ground). / Open to students ages 16 and above. / View complete policies here.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 9June 30Saturday9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Sustainable Design

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Curt McNamara
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $242.00

Buckminster Fuller was an architect, systems theorist, author, and designer. He is known for inventing the geodesic dome, the Dymaxion car, and many other designs inspired by nature.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 21August 2Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Alison Nowak
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $202.00

Editorial Illustration is an exciting market for illustrators, offering the opportunity to create visual imagery for a variety of newspapers and magazines. The illustrator's ideas are the driving force in this work, engaging the viewer and propelling them into the world of the story. Through lectures on contemporary editorial illustrators and demonstrations of mediums, students will learn about contemporary illustration, experiment with materials and techniques, and practice developing illustrations from thumbnail sketch to final project.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 10August 7Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Print, Paper, Bookmaking

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Bridget O'Malley
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $121.00

This workshop will focus on hand paper making and relief printmaking. The goal is to make paper that is unique in color, texture and shape to each project. The images will be carved on linoleum blocks and printed onto the handmade paper. / Materials fee of $20 and facilities fee of $30 in addition to class tuition.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 21August 11Saturday9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.