Drawing and Painting, School Year Classes

Open to students ages 9-12
Instructor: Alissa McCourt
Term: Spring 2020
Price: $150.00

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, 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 tradition and address how drawing can be used to tell stories and express emotions and ideas.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 29March 21Saturday9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Preston Drum
Term: Spring 2020
Price: $225.00

Experience an MCAD studio class in two-days during this hands-on intensive painting workshop. Over one weekend, students will create a variety of painting projects based on college level methodologies. Projects will focus on painting from observation with forays into color and material experimentation. Additional activities will include: technical demonstrations by the instructor; guest artist lectures; discussions about studio practice and possible careers; as well as an information session with admissions counselors about portfolio development.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 14March 15Saturday, Sunday9:00 a.m.-4:30 pm.m

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

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Joshua Namdev Hardisty
Term: Spring 2020
Price: $225.00

Experience an MCAD studio class in a two-day, hands-on intensive, focusing on learning fundamental approaches to graphic design; creating meaning through the manipulation of visual elements; and establishing basic knowledge in order to pursue graphic design in the future.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 14March 15Saturday, Sunday9:00 a.m.-4:30 pm.m

Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 16 and above
Term: Spring 2020
Price: $60.00

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.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 10April 19Monday, Sundayvaried

Graphic and Web Design, New Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Joshua Namdev Hardisty
Term: Spring 2020
Price: $164.00

Awareness and mastery of the principles of two-dimensional design gives creatives the ability to make their art more powerful. Whether its an experienced artist revisiting the fundamentals or an aspiring designer preparing for school, this class will provide students with an understanding of how to heighten or subdue the sense of movement, depth, and scale in their work.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 10March 2Monday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Photography and Filmmaking, New Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Anna Eveslage
Term: Spring 2020
Price: $205.00

Do you want your photographs to tell a story? The stories a photograph can tell are as varied as the artists who create them. Whether you focus on documentary, tableau, portraiture, or any other subject matter or photographic approach, this class will help you discover the narrative potential of your photographs.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 11March 10Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art, New Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Lafe Smith
Term: Spring 2020
Price: $410.00

Applying fundamental practices of drawing and visual storytelling, students will conceptualize, design, and complete a short story utilizing sequential art. The course focuses on structuring narrative through multiple iterations, including writing; establishing story beats; character development; rough layout; and finished storytelling through illustrations. Lecture and discussion will center on examples from comics, film, and animation, with demos focusing on techniques and best practices.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 11April 14Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Shannon Brunette
Term: Spring 2020
Price: $205.00

Students in this course will develop and refine their observational drawing practice through close examination and drawing of a variety of plant specimens. During five 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 11March 10Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Michael Gaughan
Term: Spring 2020
Price: $410.00

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 11April 14Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Photography and Filmmaking

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Caroline Solomon
Term: Spring 2020
Price: $410.00

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. / Materials fee of $10 and Facilities fee of $25 in addition to course tuition. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 12April 15Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Print, Paper, Bookmaking

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Michael Gaughan
Term: Spring 2020
Price: $246.00

Pop-up books have become elaborate works of art. The books incorporate a variety of techniques in order to create an engaging 3-dimensional work; somewhere between a book and a sculpture. Students in this class will learn the mechanics of making pop-up books, along with ways to utilize techniques like origami, drawing, assemblage and more. The focus of the books will be on a musician or music group. Each student will have the opportunity to research their subject through exploration in MCAD's library.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 12March 18Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Heidi Miller
Term: Spring 2020
Price: $410.00

Graphic design is a marriage of formal aesthetics and communication. Exploring the foundational principles of design, this class examines the fundamental concepts, skills, and knowledge needed in the field of graphic design. Introductory concepts of branding, practical design skills, typography, design history, and composition will be the primary focus. Putting into practice these concepts and principles of design, students will ideate, research, sketch, develop, and create—largely away from the computer.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 12April 15Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Susan Shields
Term: Spring 2020
Price: $410.00

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 $11 in addition to course tuition. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 12April 15Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Peter Steineck
Term: Spring 2020
Price: $205.00

This course is a beginner’s guide to Adobe After Effects. Motion graphics is a storytelling platform, a problem-solving tool, as well as a playful medium meant to reach a target audience. Motion design is one of the fastest growing fields under the graphic design umbrella and is a successful, cost-effective, and popular communication tool that will enhance any designer's skill set. Using graphic form, typography, image, video, and audio students will explore how to effectively communicate through design in time and sequence.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 22March 21Saturday10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art, Graphic and Web Design

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Katya Oicherman
Term: Spring 2020
Price: $205.00

Patterns are important elements of design and art. The ability to design beautiful and balanced patterns is a valuable addition to the skillset of any art and design practitioner, from fine artist to fashion or graphic designer. This studio class offers an opportunity to learn creative pattern design techniques, develop personal visual language and get to know how patterns are designed for different uses. Through observation and photography the students will discover motives and rhythms all around them and learn how to transform them into an up-to-date collection of repeating patterns.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 26March 25Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: David Farr
Term: Spring 2020
Price: $240.00

Whether you are new to page-layout software or have used other software packages to create your documents, 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 29March 1Saturday, Sunday9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: David Farr
Term: Spring 2020
Price: $35.00

Beginners of Adobe Lightroom spend about 75% of the time 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. / Each student will have access throughout the class to a lab workstation equipped with the latest software or can use their own laptop with Lightroom version 2018 or later. / Open to students ages 16 and above. / View complete policies.

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

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Diana Green
Term: Spring 2020
Price: $205.00

Students in this class will learn various approaches to, and strategies of, comic book writing. The script is the bridge between writer, artist, editor, and publisher. Students will learn to script for both themselves, and for editors, in a variety of formats and house styles. Creation of scripts for different companies and for online publication will be discussed.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 18April 15Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Photography and Filmmaking

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Zoey Melf
Term: Spring 2020
Price: $137.00

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 4April 11Saturday10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: David Farr
Term: Spring 2020
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. The class will also explore retouching and color-correction, two tasks beginning users are always anxious to jump in and try.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
April 4April 5Saturday, Sunday9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9

Open to students ages 6-9
Instructor: Mary Henry
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $300.00

Create your own custom clothing at this wearable art inspired camp! Students will learn how to do Shibori indigo dyeing, screenprinting, embroidery and will even create a custom hat! The focus will be on pattern and shape as students decorate their own t-shirts and totes. The class will take a field trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art to explore how artists creatively make their own wearable art. On the final Friday we’ll have a fashion show to show off our unique and inspired wearable creations! / Open to students ages 6-9.

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

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

Open to students ages 12-15
Instructor: Roshan Ganu
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $225.00

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. MCAD strictly adheres to these age guidelines and is unable to allow exceptions.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 15July 2Monday, Wednesday9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: John Bivens
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $300.00

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. / Open to students ages 15–18.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 15July 8Monday, Wednesday1:00-4:00 p.m.

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

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Preston Drum
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $300.00

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 15July 8Monday, Wednesday9:30 a.m.-12:30 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: Susan Shields
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $300.00

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 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.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 15July 8Monday, Wednesday1:00-4:00 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12

Open to students ages 9-12
Instructor: Anne Sugnet
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $300.00

Do you love to paint?  Do you want to learn more about painting? Discover the joy and power of rich and brilliantly-hued colors through painting. Students will pour, brush and layer to create a variety of big juicy paintings that include images and symbols important to each young artist. For inspiration, the class take a field trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art and learn how painters like contemporary artist Squeak Carnwath and Post-Impressionist Pierre Bonnard use color, visual rhythm, and varying brush strokes.

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

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

Open to students ages 12-15
Instructor: Chelsea Reeck
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $188.00

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 15June 19Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday1:00-4:00 p.m.

Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18, Sculpture and Furniture

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Jerod Jenkins
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $188.00

This class offers high school students a chance to use a state-of-the-art wood shop while learning basic woodworking techniques. Each student will have the opportunity to construct a project out of wood. Class discussions will focus on materials, tools, design, and techniques. Students will select one pre-designed projects to complete; a step stool or keepsake box. Projects must be completed within the class timeframe. Students are not allowed in the shop outside of class time. / 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 15June 19Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Dana Koehler
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $300.00

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 16July 9Tuesday, Thursday1:00-4:00 p.m.

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

Open to students ages 12-15
Instructor: Michael Gaughan
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $300.00

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 a field trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art to see the works of artists covered in the lessons firsthand. / Open to students ages 12–15.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 16July 9Tuesday, Thursday9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9

Open to students ages 6-9
Instructor: Jane Meyer
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $300.00

Maps can be considered works of art. This week explore many kinds of maps, both realistic and fantastical, from early examples of cartography to more modern day examples like Google Earth! Students in this class will create their own maps using a variety of materials and processes including collage, painting, and printmaking. The focus of the class will be on symbolism, line, texture, color, and imagination. The week will include a mini-field trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art to view a variety of artworks that feature maps.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 22June 26Monday, 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 2020
Price: $300.00

Students in this class will learn different animation techniques, from zoetropes to stop motion animation. Students will develop characters, sets and stories in this week long class. They will be guided through the creative process of producing an animation short. A portion of each day the class will explore the history of animation, learn about famous animators and meet a working animator. Family and friends are invited to enjoy the animations created by the students at a screening on Friday afternoon. / Open to students ages 9-12.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 22June 26Monday, 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 2020
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
June 22June 26Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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

Open to students ages 12-15
Instructor: Kara Gregory
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $188.00

Throughout history artists have examined the space beyond the earth, reflecting on the relationship between humans and the universe.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 22June 26Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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

Open to students ages 12-15
Instructor: Bridget O'Malley
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $375.00

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. The class will also experiment with several simple printmaking techniques, including relief printing, stencil printing, and more, designed to quickly get text and images onto the pages.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 22June 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 2020
Price: $240.00

Rock out in this class when making art inspired by the music we love. Jam out while learning about different artists who created work about music, such as Peter Max, Picasso, Kandinsky, Andy Warhol, and more. Students will learn painting techniques and use them to achieve the essence of music through a variety of projects. Use sculptural techniques to design musical instruments, and learn and use illustration techniques to create album covers, and much more! The class will take a trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts to see where artists go to get inspiration.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 29July 2Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9

Open to students ages 6-9
Instructor: Jane Meyer
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $240.00

We’ve got a soft spot for fuzzy, squishy, huggable, adorable MONSTERS! This class will offer students a chance to use their imaginations and some basic sewing skills to create their own monster-inspired stuffed creatures. Students in this class will learn about the contemporary art work of Uglydoll creators David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim, and soundsuit creator Nick Cave. Students will explore concepts such as overlapping, texture, exaggeration, and humor while creating three-dimensional soft sculpture.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 29July 2Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9

Open to students ages 6-9
Instructor: Jane Meyer
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $300.00

What do soup cans, comics, American flags, and bananas have in common? Pop Art! This week students will learn about this art movement of the 1960s that challenged the definition of art by taking common mass-produced objects and turning them into art. Students will make prints inspired by Andy Warhol, paintings inspired by Wayne Thiebaud, comics-style portraits inspired by Roy Lichtenstein, and larger than life sculptures inspired by Claes Oldenburg.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 6July 10Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Carey Dean, Instructor: Avigail Manneberg
Term: Summer 2020
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. / This class will have a 30 minute unsupervised lunch break. / Materials fee of $100 in addition to class tuition.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 6July 10Monday, 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: Alissa McCourt
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $300.00

Builders, dreamers, and young artists will engage in the design cycle as they plan, create, and problem solve their own sculptural creations in a collaborative studio environment. Students will work with different materials, including cardboard, wire, found materials, paint, twine, and fabric. Students will explore multiple methods of attaching, connecting, and building while investigating themes of architecture, machines, and personal expression. A fun field-trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art is planned to experience the diverse and wonderful world of sculpture.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 6July 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: Anne Sugnet
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $300.00

This will be a super fun week celebrating what it means to be a girl and exploring ideas of self-expression. 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, nail guns and other tools needed for construction under the helpful supervision of the MCAD shop staff.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 6July 10Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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

Open to students ages 12-15
Instructor: Erik Johnson
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $188.00

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 6July 10Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday1:00-4:00 p.m.

Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18, Animation

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Katie Maren Nelson
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $188.00

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 6July 10Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Carey Dean
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $188.00

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 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 13July 17Monday, 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 2020
Price: $300.00

Students in this class will 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 will focus on exploring, experimenting and developing a personal method of creating and storytelling.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 13August 5Monday, Wednesday9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9

Open to students ages 6-9
Instructor: Alissa McCourt
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $300.00

Where do artists get ideas and what do they draw? In this class, students will work in a studio environment, where they are encouraged to make choices, ask questions, and take ownership of their learning journey. Students will engage in a wide range of both guided and independent drawing activities exploring how to draw realistically, comics and characters, expressing emotion, and how artists come up with ideas. We will experiment with a variety of fun art materials, like graphite, pens, paint, and some unexpected ones to achieve some exciting results.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 13July 17Monday, 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 2020
Price: $300.00

Zoom away into the unknown! In this class, students will explore and create different modes of transportation. What would a race car of the future look like? How would you design your own spaceship? What kinds of worlds could futuristic vehicles transport us to? Pushing the boundaries of imagination, students will create spaceships, cars, trains, boats, and more while also constructing fantasy landscapes for our vehicles to travel across. For inspiration, students will dive into the work of artists such as Vincent Van Gogh, Mobius, Roger Dean, and others.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 13July 17Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Carey Dean
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $188.00

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 13July 17Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:30 a.m.-12:30 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: Preston Drum
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $300.00

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 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.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 13August 5Monday, Wednesday1:00-4:00 p.m.

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

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Lafe Smith
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $300.00

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 14August 6Tuesday, Thursday1:00-4:00 p.m.

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

Open to students ages 12-15
Instructor: Erin Sandsmark
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $300.00

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 14August 6Tuesday, Thursday9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15, Graphic and Web Design

Open to students ages 12-15
Instructor: Michael Gaughan
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $188.00

Students in this class will have fun creating their own soda pop, while exploring graphic design, typography, printmaking, packaging, and advertising. Throughout the week, the class will brew different soda pop flavors and then develop the brand look and feel using graphic design elements. Students will invent names for the various flavors, design logos, construct creative packaging and learn how to promote with an advertising plan to sell the fizzy beverages. At the end of the week, family and friends will be invited to a Friday soda pop party!

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 20July 24Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday1:00-4:00 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9

Open to students ages 6-9
Instructor: Mary Henry
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $300.00

Students in this photography and printmaking inspired camp will learn a variety of new and fun ways to make images! The focus will be on the use of light, ink, and creative image making. Students will learn about basic principles of photography while creating their own pinhole camera and will get to see their own photographs get developed in the darkroom. They will also explore making other types of photographic and printed images, such as cyanotypes, sun prints and relief prints.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 20July 24Monday, 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 2020
Price: $300.00

Come take a peek into a mysterious world! In this class students will create surprising worlds, using drawing, painting, and sculptural techniques. Students will learn about the elements of stage design to cut and construct miniature worlds that viewers will peek into, revealing each creator’s imaginative design. Time will be spent learning about landscapes, cityscapes, and other ‘scapes and will piggyback upon the works by artists such as Layla Holzer, Joseph Cornell, and Cally Trench.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 20July 24Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Heidi Miller, Instructor: Alison Nowak
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $725.00

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 20July 24Monday, 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 2020
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. Students will learn how to use simple measuring tools to make proportions as accurate as possible.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 27July 31Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Robert Algeo, Instructor: Katie Maren Nelson
Term: Summer 2020
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 27July 31Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18, Print, Paper, Bookmaking

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Sarah Evenson
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $188.00

In this course, students will 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. Specifically, the class will explore the possibilities of stencil printing, a simple masking process that allows for spontaneity and quick production; and drawing fluid, which can allow for intricate hand drawn line work, text, and textures.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 27July 31Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday1:00-4:00 p.m.

Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15, Graphic and Web Design

Open to students ages 12-15
Instructor: Andi Fink
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $188.00

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 27July 31Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday1:00-4:00 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9

Open to students ages 6-9
Instructor: Mary Henry
Term: Summer 2020
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 information sessions, including an opportunity for questions and answers with one of the raptor handlers. During the visits from the magnificent guest birds, students will focus on studying and drawing the birds, while creating art in response to their shape and form.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 27July 31Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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

Open to students ages 12-15
Instructor: Alissa McCourt
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $188.00

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 3August 7Monday, 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: Mary Henry
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $300.00

Paper is important in many different forms of art. It can be drawn or painted on, folded and altered into a new creation, and cut and pasted to create new compositions. In this camp we’ll explore a variety of artworks using paper as our canvas and our building material. We’ll take inspiration from collage makers and paper artists to create our own paper focused creations. Emphasis will be on innovation, detail, form, composition and balance.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 3August 7Monday, 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: Melanie Mozingo
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $300.00

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. The photography lab at MCAD will provide immersive opportunities to experiment with tools, techniques, and materials with guidance from an experienced instructor and inspiration from photographers from many different time periods. Whether you’re just getting started or you’re a seasoned shutterbug, be inspired by photo pros whose work is on display and by the many views, vistas, and vantage points on the MCAD campus.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 3August 7Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18, Photography and Filmmaking, Pre-College Studio Intensive

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Erik Johnson, Instructor: Chelsea Reeck
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $725.00

This intensive highlights 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. / This class will have a 30 minute unsupervised lunch break. / Materials fee of $5 in addition to class tuition. / Open to students ages 15–18.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 3August 7Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

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

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Robert Algeo
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $188.00

Learn about the history and foundations of web design, as well as explore how to actually implement those designs through web development. Students will 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 will 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 3August 7Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.