Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9

Open to students ages 6–9
Instructor: Jane Meyer
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.

Pre-College Portfolio Preparation Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15–18
Instructor: Michael Gaughan
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
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
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 Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15

Open to students ages 12–15
Instructor: Sam Hoolihan
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 Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12

Open to students ages 9–12
Instructor: Anne Sugnet
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 Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15–18
Instructor: Sarah Wieben
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 Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15

Open to students ages 12–15
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 Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15–18
Instructor: Debra Lawton
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 Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15

Open to students ages 12–15
Instructor: Dana LeMoine
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: Jane Meyer
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
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
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 Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12

Open to students ages 9-12
Instructor: Anne Sugnet
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 6-9

Open to students ages 6–9
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
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
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
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 Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15

Open to students ages 12–15
Instructor: Caitlin Skaalrud
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 Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12

Open to students ages 9–12
Instructor: Jonathan Maki
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
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

Open to students ages 15–18
Instructor: Preston Drum
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
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: Cameron Browne, Instructor: Alison Nowak
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 9-12

Open to students ages 9–12
Instructor: Jonathan Maki
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 Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9

Open to students ages 6–9
Instructor: Mary Henry
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 Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15

Open to students ages 12–15
Instructor: Neal Peterson
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 Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9

Open to students ages 6–9
Instructor: Mary Henry
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
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 Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18, Pre-College Studio Intensive

Open to students ages 15–18
Instructor: Erik Johnson, Instructor: Chelsea Reeck
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: Caitlin Skaalrud
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 Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12

Open to students ages 9–12
Instructor: Anne Sugnet
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 Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15–18
Instructor: Carey Dean
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
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.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9

Open to students ages 6–9
Instructor: Mary Henry
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
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: Alissa McCourt
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.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Price: $50.00

Throughout the year, Continuing Education sponsors the Figure Drawing Co-op, open drawing sessions for anyone interested in drawing from the live nude model.

While an MCAD staff member is present to facilitate, there is no instruction provided. / No discounts or coupon codes may be applied to the purchase of a Co-op pass.

Spring Schedule
February 5–May 6

Sundays, 1:00–5:00 p.m. Mondays, 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Due to Spring Break, the Figure Drawing Co-op will not be held on March 11, or 12. It will also not be held Sunday, March 18.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 5May 6Monday, Sundayvaried

Graphic and Web Design Online

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Erika Hutchings
Price: $806.00

This class introduces individuals with little or no design background to the graphic design practice. Students work both on and off the computer to complete assignments that explore basic 2D communication principles integrating color, shape, texture, typography, and photography to build a visual language.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 19May 8Online - AsynchronousOnline - Asynchronous

Photography and Filmmaking

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Anna Eveslage
Price: $121.00

In this hands-on course students will learn how to photographically document artwork for their portfolios. Lighting and capture techniques for both 2-D and 3-D works will be explored through guided demos and in-class shooting using the student's own work as subject matter. File preparation for both digital and print will be covered alongside a few basic photoshop techniques. Some experience with Digital SLR capture and Photoshop are helpful, but not required. Each student will have access throughout the class to a lab workstation equipped with the latest software.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 22March 8Thursday6:30–9:30 p.m.

Photography and Filmmaking

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Galen Fletcher
Price: $220.00

This course will demonstrate best practices for Epson archival printing. Students will learn the workflow from image preparation to final output. Along with making prints, the course will include demonstrations on screen calibration, paper profiles, and the Epson software. Participants will leave with the necessary knowledge to make quality prints using Epson printers. Each student will have access throughout the class to a lab workstation equipped with the latest software. / Materials fee of $15 in addition to class tuition. / The class will have a one-hour lunch break each day.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 24February 25Saturday, Sunday9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Photography and Filmmaking

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Erik Johnson
Price: $220.00

Stories shape our culture and define who we are, and motion pictures (film and video) are more prevalent today than ever before. Digital video can be an effective medium for delivering, shaping, and sharing stories. This class will provide a hands-on experience with digital storytelling and is perfect for anyone interested in a challenging but fun introduction to video production and editing utilizing Adobe Premiere Pro nonlinear video editing software. Motion picture and sound will be incorporated to produce a digital masterpiece.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 10March 11Saturday, Sunday9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Shannon Brunette
Price: $202.00

This course will focus on experimentation as the key to exploring the boundaries of drawing. Building on observation and abstraction skills, students will explore using unconventional materials as a way to examine the possibilities of mark-making, space, and surfaces. Spontaneity and improvisation are the methods of exploration in the creation of mixed media drawings. Emphasis will be placed on examining the relationship between how drawings are made and what they potentially express.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 13April 10Tuesday6:30–9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Susan Shields
Price: $202.00

This 5-week course embraces brevity and spontaneity as a skill-building means to the creation of fresh and compelling portraits which stand on their own merits. Students will engage in portrait drawing from live models, using conventional drawing mediums such as charcoal, conte crayon, and graphite, as well as charcoal dust, monochromatic oils, erasers, inks, brushes, sticks, fingers, rags, clay, and Q-tips.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 13April 10Tuesday6:30–9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Preston Drum
Price: $202.00

From the windows of a corner store to the walls of the Walker Art Center, sign painting can be found everywhere. While historically artisans have honed their craft by way of apprenticeship, students in this 5-week course will explore the time-honored craft by designing and painting their own signs. This class will delve into the history of sign painting for inspiration and survey examples from the contemporary resurgence of the art form.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 14April 11Wednesday6:30–9:30 p.m.

Photography and Filmmaking

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Anna Eveslage
Price: $202.00

In this introductory level course, students will explore the foundations of digital SLR photography. Perfect for students who would like to learn about best practices in digital photography, this course will cover the basics of capture including manual exposure as well as lens choice and composition. Students will also have the opportunity to explore file management and basic post-processing techniques using Adobe Lightroom and Bridge. Most coursework will be conducted through in-class demos and activities, but students will also be encouraged to shoot independently outside of class.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 15April 12Thursday6:30–9:30 p.m.

Design and Digital Media

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: David Farr
Price: $240.00

This advanced class will explore the features of Adobe InDesign for use in making complex documents such as newsletters, books, or magazines. The class will highlight some of InDesign's most important features in the course of demonstrations: proxies for placed graphic files; colors and swatches; the paragraph composer; text on a path; layers; transparency effects; libraries; and graphics linking; in addition to Adobe's Opentype font format. Most importantly, students will learn how to use InDesign's master pages feature.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 17March 18Saturday, Sunday9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

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

Open to students ages 15–18
Instructor: Galen Fletcher
Price: $205.00

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

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 17March 18Saturday, Sunday9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Photography and Filmmaking

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Chelsea Reeck
Price: $121.00

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

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 17March 31Saturday9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Fine Arts, School Year Classes, Pre-College Studio Intensive

Open to students ages 15–18
Instructor: Preston Drum
Price: $205.00

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

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 17March 18Saturday, Sunday9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Melodee Strong
Price: $161.00

Gouache is a popular water-based medium used in contemporary illustration and design. Like watercolor, gouache can be challenging to those new to the medium. In this course, we will work through some of the more difficult aspects of painting with gouache, and cover skills and techniques used when applying gouache into an illustration. Weekly illustration assignments will be given to provide time to practice and apply using techniques demonstrated in class. Sketching and ideation will also be expected each week in developing concepts and compositions for illustration assignments.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 21April 11Wednesday6:30–9:30 p.m.

Design and Digital Media

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Neal Peterson
Price: $161.00

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 explore different 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 creating individual projects through experimental, analog materials, and computer-based typesetting.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 21April 11Wednesday6:30–9:30 p.m.

Design and Digital Media

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Joshua Namdev Hardisty
Price: $30.00

Good project management helps creatives work more efficiently (and profitably) by allowing them to do higher quality work under pressure. It is also a powerful tool for the creative process that can help alleviate creative block and other forms of "stuckness." In this one-night workshop, students will gain an introductory knowledge of project management and how to apply it without having to learn new software or purchase costly apps. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

What to bring: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 22March 22Thursday6:30–9:30 p.m.

Design and Digital Media

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Lindsay Nohl
Price: $161.00

This four-week class challenges individuals looking to expand their knowledge of pattern making and surface design by taking their designs from paper-to-print, and learning techniques for creating repeating patterns in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. This class will address methods for how to design for color separations; working with color ways in artwork; and discussing some of the industry standards for creating patterns for printing on fabric and paper.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 24April 14Saturday9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Sustainable Design Online

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Taryn Mead
Price: $403.00

Nature offers boundless inspiration for sustainable design, but how do we access the wealth of biological information available and apply it effectively to design? This course provides an introduction to the tools and principles of biomimicry, a new discipline that emulates nature's best ideas and blueprints in order to solve human design challenges.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
April 2May 8Online - AsynchronousOnline - Asynchronous

Graphic and Web Design Online

Open to students ages 18 and above
Price: $403.00

 

This is the third course in the Web Development Basics series. In this course, students expand on their understanding of HTML and CSS, laying a foundation for more advanced development work. Students will build towards professional-grade front-end web development. Topics include: advanced layout and positioning, source control using Git and Github, modular CSS, and basic interativity with JavaScript. Students complete a large development project for their portfolio. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
April 2May 8Online - AsynchronousOnline - Asyncronous

Illustration and Comic Art Online

Open to students 18 and above
Instructor: Caitlin Skaalrud
Price: $403.00
Comics Crash Course is a primer of the fundamental skills necessary for creating comics. Students will be guided to a working knowledge of crafting and producing comics, as well as mentored on how to develop their own creative voice. Weekly readings, technical demonstrations, and critiques of smaller assignments will supplement the completion of a short form comic over the five weeks.
Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
April 2May 8Online - AsynchronousOnline - Asynchronous

Game Design Online

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Colin O'Neill
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. We will work through existing projects and heavily modify them to create original work.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
April 2May 8Online - AsynchronousOnline - Asynchronous

Illustration and Comic Art Online

Open to students 18 and above
Instructor: Ulana Zahajkewycz
Price: $403.00

Through words and image, posters have the unprecedented ability to influence the masses. As an art form and a medium for communication, posters are uniquely effective at expressing ideas, raising awareness, and inspiring change. This course will focus on the application of the poster in service of the "greater good"to speak out in protest, plead for tolerance, invite action, and sway public opinion.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
April 2May 8Online - AsynchronousOnline - Asynchronous

Design and Digital Media

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Joshua Namdev Hardisty
Price: $30.00

Creative block, self-doubt, and procrastination are often seen as obstacles, but what if they're actually symptoms of a larger problem? This class works with the idea that when an artist's working methods are out of sync with their beliefs, the above problems are not only a symptom, they are an expected outcome. In this one-night workshop, students will examine the stumbling blocks in their creative process; identify when and how they work best (and produce their best work); and see how to get their creative methods and beliefs about creativity in alignment with each other.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
April 5April 5Thursday6:30–9:30 p.m.

Photography and Filmmaking

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Zoey Melf
Price: $134.00

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

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
April 7April 14Saturday10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Creativity and the Humanities

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Shannon Brunette
Price: $68.00

This class is designed to offer a comprehensive introduction to research and strategic planning techniques for artists. The instructor will address questions such as: What makes a compelling artist statement? How do you write a residency proposal? Through lecture, discussion, collaboration, and sharing, students will explore creative ways to advance and promote their art practice from residency opportunities to using social media for promotional purposes.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
April 7April 7Saturday10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Michelle Lee Lagerroos
Price: $81.00

A monotype results from a painting or collage done on a surface. Paper is placed over the image and it all passes through a printing press. The results are surprising and fun. The process combines the spontaneity of painting with the structure and deliberation of printmaking. The process is enjoyable and freeing for everyone, from beginners to experienced artists. In this workshop, participants will learn the basics, and then experiment and explore the medium under the guidance of an experienced monotype artist and teacher. No previous experience required.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
April 7April 14Saturday9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Art Educator Workshops

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Bridget O'Malley
Price: $250.00

Produce your own prints in MCAD's beautiful and expansive printmaking studio and spend a week of your own studio time on technical investigation and personal exploration. This week-long workshop for art educators will include demonstrations of intaglio, embossing, relief printing, and monotype printmaking techniques.

Learn intaglio processes on copper and plexiglass plates, including drypoint and etching; experiment with embossing, chine-collé, and experimental plate printing; and discover the monotype process, including how to print by hand and with a press.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 18June 22Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Art Educator Workshops

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: David Farr
Price: $250.00

This class will focus on learning the mechanical operations of a Digital SLR (Single Lens Reflex) camera. Educators will apply their new photography skills and formulate projects and assignments for high school students. The photographic medium is seemingly redefined every year and digital photography has become an inescapable reality in terms of artistic practice and personal documentation. Though the endless streams of technical jargon can be intimidating, the medium remains, at its core, the manipulation of light.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 18June 22Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Art Educator Workshops

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Michelle Brost
Price: $250.00

Bring your imagination to life in Animation for Art Educators! This course is designed to get art teachers back into the studio and provide some ideas for new lessons to take back into the classroom. Multiple forms of animation will be explored, including no-tech, low-tech, and high-technology options. Students will create their own finished animations that include flip-books, zoetropes, stop motion animation, and even some computer generated animation.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 25June 29Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Art Educator Workshops

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Shannon Brunette
Price: $250.00

This class is geared towards adventurous individuals eager to explore new creative terrain and the art educator who wants to expand the way they think about drawing. The class will consider the criteria for successful experimental work and look at contemporary artists using experimental drawing as their primary artistic practice. Drawing will be considered as a mode of discovery and creativity. Experimentation will be key to exploring the parameters of drawing.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 25June 29Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Sarah Wieben
Price: $403.00

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! / Materials fee of $5 in addition to class tuition. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 5April 9Monday6:30–9:30 p.m.

Design and Digital Media

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Debra Lawton, Instructor: Matthew Luken
Price: $242.00

User Experience (UX) Design will focus on the process of creating designs that take into consideration the user's needs along with content and a client's wants in order to create a product that is successful. The instructor will lead discussions on the importance of preliminary research; testing during the process of developing a design; and how to test and analyze existing designs. Students will conduct testing sessions to help grasp the idea and simplicity of thinking about the end user first.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 5March 12Monday6:30–9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Cameron Browne
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 presentations and demonstrations, students will learn about contemporary illustrators, experiment with materials and techniques, and gain an understanding of what it's like to work with an art director.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 5March 5Monday6:30–9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Shannon Brunette
Price: $202.00

This course will focus on a variety of methods of drawing from observation. Working from observation to the abstract, students will engage a range of processes using traditional tools and materials in non-traditional ways. In this first 5-week course, perspective and a multitude of visual measuring techniques will be explored as strategies for seeing and drawing.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 6March 6Tuesday6:30–9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Edie Overturf
Price: $202.00

Relief printmaking methods have a rich history. During this course students will learn details of that history while developing skills through hands on exercises. During the course, students will focus on woodblock relief processes, and will complete three projects to gain proficiency with the materials. The course will be taught through slide presentations; process demonstrations; and peer/individual critiques in small groups. This course will begin with basic one color woodcut methods. Students will be shown examples of many different carving techniques.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 6March 6Tuesday6:30–9:30 p.m.

Design and Digital Media

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Neal Peterson
Price: $403.00

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

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 6April 10Tuesday6:30–9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Sarah Wieben
Price: $403.00

This class is designed to provide students with the fundamental tools necessary to render the challenging, yet infinitely rewarding subject of the human figure in oil paint. Students will begin by identifying the gesture in short poses, then progress onto exploring anatomy and the underlying structures of the figure. They will then approach planar modeling and how to seek out color relationships via color temperature zones. In doing so, they will transition from simple gestures towards creating a compelling likeness of the model.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 6April 10Tuesday6:30–9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Cameron Browne
Price: $403.00

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

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 6April 10Tuesday6:30–9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Melodee Strong
Price: $242.00

Acrylic paint is a very versatile and exciting water-based medium, which can be used in endless ways by fine artists and illustrators. In this course, students will learn multiple techniques for using acrylic, all with the end goal of creating stronger, richer illustrations. Instructor-led demonstrations will help students gain a better sense of the tools used in acrylic painting. Students will evaluate various acrylic techniques, and make decisions about which ones are most applicable for their illustration work.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 7March 14Wednesday6:30–9:30 p.m.

Design and Digital Media

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Caitlin Skaalrud
Price: $202.00

This is a class for any writer, artist, or creative looking for advice on self-publishing, feedback on zines and book-making processes, and alternative avenues for getting work "out there." Do you have a memoir you'd like to publish, but want to publish yourself? Do you want to make zines about current events or for personal expression? Do you want to learn to package e-books and PDFs for the internet? This course outlines the current methods of self-publishing.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 7March 7Wednesday6:30–9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Anna Biedenbender
Price: $403.00

Watercolor is a versatile and beautiful medium capable of producing a wide range of immersive and translucent imagery ranging from the loose and expressive to the photorealistic. In this introductory course, students will learn traditional watercolor techniques from washes and blending effects (wet on wet, wet on dry, and dry brush) and also non-traditional approaches (such as salting and splattering). This class will provide an opportunity for students to become comfortable with working with watercolors and gain the skills to be more in control of the medium.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 7April 11Wednesday6:30–9:30 p.m.

Photography and Filmmaking

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Diana Green
Price: $202.00

The storyboard is the first tool used in applying images to a script. During this class, students will learn about the basic mechanics of film and the translation of a script into a storyboard for animation or live-action film. Students will also learn to recognize specific types of shots and editing techniques, understand camera motion and angles, and choose the best of these tools to illustrate a script. The class will be taught through lecture, discussions, handouts, in-class exercises, and the viewing of screened clips from films.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 7March 7Wednesday6:30–9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Sarah Wieben
Price: $403.00

There were many brilliant and talented women painters in the 20th century, but because they were so often undervalued within their own lifetimes, they are conspicuously absent from most survey and studio classes. This course will examine the work and ideas of these devoted painters and bring their genius to life through slide presentations, lectures, and most importantly creating new paintings in MCAD's studio space.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 7April 11Wednesday6:30–9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Susan Shields
Price: $403.00

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

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 7April 11Wednesday6:30–9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Caitlin Skaalrud
Price: $403.00

Students in this course will explore the concepts, capabilities of form, and the construction of visual narratives–also known more commonly as comics or graphic novels. Students will investigate their ideas for using images and text in narratives; mastering new materials; and learning production standards and basic structures and styles of comics. The goal is to establish a rudimentary but holistic knowledge of cartooning and publishing, and to identify students' personal goals for expressing themselves through comics.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 8April 12Thursday6:30–9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Susan Shields
Price: $403.00

The act of drawing from the live human form can feel intimidating. The key to success lies in a sound understanding of the creative problem-solving process, in combination with an acknowledgment and recognition of one's own "creative DNA." To aid in these endeavors, this class balances studio exercises with supplemental discussions, presentations, readings, and a field trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 8April 12Thursday6:30–9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Mary Leikvold
Price: $403.00

This class is designed for printmakers interested in exploring and refining their creative and technical skills. No beginning instruction will be offered; the class is intended for intermediate and advanced students only. Students may work in any of the following processes, but must be proficient in at least one: screenprinting, relief, intaglio, lithography and/or digital printmaking. Selected demos will be offered, along with individual tutorials as needed. Sessions will also include informal dialogues, large and small group critiques, and studio time.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 8April 12Thursday6:30–9:30 p.m.

Design and Digital Media

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: David Farr
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 is necessary for any user.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 10February 11Saturday, Sunday9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Dana LeMoine
Price: $322.00

Explore the art of letterpress printing in this hands-on class. Introductory letterpress skills and terminology will be explored by taking students through the basics of how to hand-set type and make photopolymer plates to create images that will enhance type-driven work. The course will also teach students how to use a Vandercook press, including set up, registration, and clean up.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 10March 31Saturday1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Design and Digital Media

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Lindsay Nohl
Price: $161.00

There has been an overwhelming resurgence of traditional media-inspired designs for fashion, home, and apparel. This class will provide participants with a wide variety of techniques for creating complex-seeming pattern types such as tessellations, chinoiseries, paisley patterns, and organic botanicals. The class will discuss classic repeating techniques of designers like William Morris and Josef Frank, as well as dissect more contemporary methods of creating pattern by hand.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 10March 3Saturday9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Photography and Filmmaking

Open to students ages 16 and above
Price: $403.00

All great art has great contrast at its core. Contrast is a meaning and energy generator. Contrast sets up the lexicon of visual metaphors that are the backbone of the visual world. Students will explore types of contrast in composing a shot for film including: light and shadow; scale and proportion; nature and human elements; and many more. Students will discover unique properties from each of these contrasts and how they may show up in unexpected ways and with unexpected meaning.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 10April 14Saturday10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Design and Digital Media

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Joshua Namdev Hardisty
Price: $30.00

What project should you explore next? Creatives grapple with this problem every day. In this class students will learn strategic methods for coming up with the right idea at the right time; how to self-edit; and strategies for staying motivated when there are no external feedback or critiques. The class will be a combination of guided exercise and discussion. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

What to bring: Pen or pencil, notebook or sketchbook.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 15February 15Thursday6:30–9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Bridget O'Malley
Price: $202.00

Paper can be created and modified into amazing three-dimensional sculptural structures. Working in MCAD's papermaking studio, students in this class will be introduced to techniques for working with both Eastern and Western fibers to make three-dimensional work. Students will have access to fibers including cotton, abaca, kozo, and flax and will learn to use a variety of molds and armatures to create paper forms and volumes, as well as flexible molds which can be used to manipulate paper into a variety of shapes.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 17March 17Saturday9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Lafe Smith
Price: $242.00

Characters are essential to making a successful story. In this six-week course, students will observe and discuss ways in which creators establish characters in visual media, including film, animation, comics, and games. The course will feature lecture; discussion of character development examples; writing; reference and drawing exercises; and sharing student work. Production of a final character portfolio will include a brief written narrative and illustrations. / Students will have access to a computer lab throughout the course. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 19March 26Monday6:30–9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Meagan Miller
Price: $322.00

Students in this self-driven class will explore the basics of contemporary furniture design and fabrication. Each student will be able to design and construct a piece of furniture using MCAD's wood shop. Class discussions will focus on materials, tools, design, and techniques that will aid in the conceptualization and completion of a one-of-a-kind piece of furniture. The 3D shop will be open for students to work on their projects when other classes are not in session.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 24April 14Saturday9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.