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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9

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

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

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

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12

Open to students ages 9-12
Instructor: Brenda Butler
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $300.00

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

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

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9

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

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

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

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12

Open to students ages 9-12
Instructor: Teresa Cox
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $300.00

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

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

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

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

This class focuses on the majors of drawing and painting. Students will work in MCAD's professional and expansive drawing and painting classrooms to hone their skills and define their creative vision. Using traditional drawing and painting media, teens will get the chance to explore the wide range of techniques used by fine artists today. Participants will work from observation to add advanced work to their portfolios. / Professional nude models will be used in this class. / Students will have a 30 minute campus-based unsupervised lunch.

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

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18, Animation

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

An introduction to stop-motion animation, covering frame by frame techniques and basic concepts of this traditional and very hands-on style of animation. This is an eye opening experience into a classic technique. The instructor will share behind-the-scenes videos of animations that use stop-motion animation techniques. Students will dig into the fundamentals of animation by learning about frame rate and basic animation principles, such as squash and stretch, ease-in/ease-out, anticipation, and more.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This class is designed as a fun and exciting path to lead younger artists toward a better understanding of the basic concepts, techniques, and materials used in contemporary painting. Formal elements such as composition, measuring, and color theory will be introduced. In addition to studio work, students will be exposed to various painting styles and histories through lectures and a visit to the Minneapolis Institute of Art. The class will be introduced to terms commonly used to discuss art, and will learn the value of group critique. This class will use water-based paint.

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

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

Open to students ages 15–18
Instructor: Joshua Namdev Hardisty, Instructor: Alison Nowak
Term: Summer 2019
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 22July 26Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12

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

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

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

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12

Open to students ages 9-12
Instructor: Brenda Butler
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $300.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have fun while learning the challenging skill of drawing from observation. Short drawing exercises will give students the confidence and ability to tackle more finished works of art. Lessons will incorporate a variety of materials and genres such as still life, portraiture, and landscape. For inspiration, students will view and discuss drawings by well-known artists through in-class discussions and mini-field trips to the Minneapolis Institute of Art to see the works of artists covered in the lessons firsthand. / There will be no class on July 4.

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

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12

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

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

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

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12

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

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

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

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9

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

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

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

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Drawing and Painting

Open to students age 16 and above
Term: Summer 2019
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 age 16 and above. / View complete policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 3August 11Monday, Sundayvaried

Art Educator Workshops, Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Shannon Brunette
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $250.00

This workshop 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 will 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 24June 28Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Professional Development and Liberal Arts

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Michael Gaughan
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $35.00

You may truly appreciate art, but at the same time feel intimidated, confused, or inarticulate when talking about it with others. This class is designed for those who have ever found themselves saying things like:

"I know what I like when I see it, but it's hard to describe."
"I don't know if this is even good or not."
"I love art, but I find it difficult to tell where things belong in history, or to which genre."

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 27June 27Thursday6:00-9:00 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Diana Green
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $202.00

The graphic memoir is a specific type of graphic novel. Through a combination of discussion, lecture, handouts, and exploration of existing graphic memoirs, learn to structure and script a story detailing one aspect of your life. An ability to draw and an understanding of the comic form are helpful but the emphasis will be more on writing than about art. During the class, have the opportunity to share work with fellow students and receive valuable feedback.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 8August 5Monday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Ken Korth
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $403.00

This is the second course in the Web Development Basics series. In this course, build on your understanding of HTML, and use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to create well crafted web pages. Topics include: CSS selectors and properties, fonts and typographic treatment, colors, divs and spans, floats, layout, and positioning. This five week online course is a blend of tutorials, readings, development projects, and online discussion. The class is geared toward the beginning to intermediate web developer or designer. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 8August 9Online - AsynchronousOnline

Game Design, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Colin O'Neill
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $403.00

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

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 8August 9Online - AsynchronousOnline

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students age 16 and above
Instructor: Andi Fink
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $81.00

Learn how to scan high resolution images of hand lettering and use Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator to edit out any imperfections and digitize the work. Discover easy techniques for removing background textures, editing out blemishes, and re-composing individual words and letters while preserving the texture of ink on paper to add versatility to compositions. Please note, this course does not teach hand lettering skills, but digital skills to take hand lettering pieces from paper to online.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 9July 16Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Joshua Namdev Hardisty
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $35.00

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, 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. / View complete policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 10July 10Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Print, Paper, Bookmaking, New Classes

Open to students age 16 and above
Instructor: Bridget O'Malley
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $202.00

Starts in the paper studio, moves to the printshop and ends at the bindery as you explore different aspects of printmaking. During the first two classes, make unique and colored papers to be printed on. In the printshop, carve images into linoleum blocks, ink them up and print on the newly created handmade paper during week three and four. The last week will be spent binding the prints into sweet little booklets. / Facilities fee of $38 and materials fee of $30 in addition to class tuition.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 10August 7Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students age 16 and above
Instructor: David Farr
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $35.00

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

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 11July 11Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students age 16 and above
Instructor: Peter Steineck
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $202.00

This course is a beginner’s guide to Adobe After Effects. Motion graphics is a storytelling platform, a problem-solving tool, as well as playful medium meant to reach a target audience. It 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
July 13August 10Saturday9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting, New Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Susan Shields
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $202.00

Part art history survey, part studio practice, this course highlights the gravity of gesture in figurative art.  Explore the the topic of the cultural "anatomy" of gesture by researching some prominent art historians such as Kenneth Clark, Jan Bremmer, Christopher L.C.E. Witcombe and Mary Garrard. Stance, gait, proportions, as well as glances and gestures of head and hands will be studied throughout art history. Hone your figurative skills in drawing, painting, and sculpting live models in both classical and modern poses. / Materials fee of $20 in addition to class tuition.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 13August 10Saturday1:00-4:00 p.m.

Print, Paper, Bookmaking

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Mary Leikvold
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $269.00

Learn the basics of the time honored medium of intaglio etching, or hone your printmaking skills and explore new possibilities in intaglio. Begin with basic line etching, and then explore techniques for introducing color and texture into line etchings. There is a wealth of intriguing techniques for experimentation in this class: aquatint provides soft tones; sugar lift etching can afford the etcher a flowing line; chine-collé is a delightful collage technique. You may take on multiple plate etching for full color etched prints.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 13August 10Saturday12:30-4:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Heidi Miller
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $161.00

Visual branding is a critical area of competence for any designer, and a useful area of knowledge for entrepreneurs, marketers, and other professionals. In this class create a cohesive identity system—for a real or fictional company—including a logo, brand assets, and mockups. Through sketching the realization of ideas using the Adobe Creative Cloud products, and structured critiques, the course will explore conceptual literacy, unifying factors in systems design, and the golden rules of logo design. Expect to spend at least 3 hours working outside of class each week.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 17August 7Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Professional Development and Liberal Arts

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Shannon Brunette
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $35.00

This workshop will assist in building professional materials for applying to grants and other art-related opportunities. Examine the specifics of requests for proposals; including how to review all aspects of a given application process and guidelines provided by the organization leading the call for proposals. The individual artist’s voice is critical to this process; students will be expected to make initial project narratives, artist statements, and proposal drafts intended for a particular opportunity.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 18July 18Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students age 16 and above
Instructor: Andi Fink
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $121.00

This class, designed for those interested in hand-lettering, will teach the basics of modern calligraphy: writing posture, ink control, and composition.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 23August 6Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting, New Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Ellen Mueller
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $121.00

This workshop is designed as a brief survey of some of the origins, theories, processes, and manifestations of walking as art. Read, watch, and discuss perspectives on walking-based projects. Using this information as a springboard, complete walking exercises, and execute an original walking projects. / Open to students ages 18 and above. / View complete policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 27August 10Saturday1:00-4:00 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students age 16 and above
Instructor: David Farr
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $35.00

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

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 1August 1Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Joshua Namdev Hardisty
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $35.00

Every designer feels like they should refresh their portfolio but it can be difficult to know what to make or where to start. This hands-on workshop will help you identify where you want to go professionally and then to figure out how to expand projects in your current portfolio to meet that goal. By leveraging what you’ve already done you will be able to radically transform your portfolio without the pressure of trying to come up with new projects.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 7August 7Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: James Johnson
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $410.00

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

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 26September 29Online - AsynchronousOnline

Drawing and Painting, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Amy Sands
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $1,230.00

See. Examine. Draw. Explore the microscopic world of plants and insects from direct observation through a lens and from rich, scientific, online databases of digitally captured magnifications. In this class, students explore the relationship between art and science through the close examination of botanical and insect life. The observed information is transformed into large- and small-scale drawings in a variety of media. Topics include natural formations of pattern, metamorphosis, artists who integrate science and art, and building a series of related works.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 26December 13Online - AsynchronousOnline

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Ana Llorente
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $1,230.00

Because the outlines of the profession continually change, the graphic designer must know how to integrate an understanding of visual literacy with broad-based cultural knowledge. This seminar examines the theoretical basis of graphic design, defining basic concepts and vocabulary used within the profession, such as information architecture, pattern-recognition, grids, proportion, rhythm, sequence, and gestalt.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 26December 13Online - AsynchronousOnline

Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Taryn Mead
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $1,230.00

In this course students learn how to abstract functional strategies from nature to apply to the process of innovative design. This project-oriented studio course covers core biological principles, astounds students with the wealth of design solutions available in nature, and provides numerous case studies of innovative designs inspired by natural models. Overall, this course provides powerful metaphors and methods for looking to nature as model, mentor, and measure in our designs. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 26December 13Online - AsynchronousOnline

Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Curt McNamara
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $1,230.00

We are transitioning from the age of design for the part to the age of design for the whole. Systems thinking, languages of design, and product life cycles are integrated and they form the solid foundation for innovative products. This course provides students with the tools required to succeed in today's dynamic market and a world of uncertainty. Actionable theory is absorbed through market-specific projects. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

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Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 26December 13Online - AsynchronousOnline

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: James Johnson
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $410.00

This is the second course in the Web Development Basics series. In this course, build on your understanding of HTML, and use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to create well crafted web pages. Topics include: CSS selectors and properties, fonts and typographic treatment, colors, divs and spans, floats, layout, and positioning. This five week online course is a blend of tutorials, readings, development projects, and online discussion. The class is geared toward the beginning to intermediate web developer or designer. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 30November 3Online - AsynchronousOnline

Game Design, Online Classes

Open to students age 16 and above
Instructor: Colin O'Neill
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $410.00

Mechanics are the working parts of a game system. Whether on a screen or on a table, all games have rules and logic that make the game fun and challenging. In this course, analyze and implement a wide range of the interactive components of game design. This course takes an in-depth look at what makes a game a game, and how to best approach player interaction for any given concept. Through demonstrations and discussion, explore the vast possibilities to consider as you construct your own game structure. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 30November 3Online - AsynchronousOnline

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Ashby Utting
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $410.00

Web Development: PHP and MySQL will take students beyond the what is visible in their web browser's front end displays by exploring and experimenting with the back-end, server-side technologies of PHP and MySQL. Learn how to develop dynamic, programmatic web sites using PHP, discover how to access, display, and work with data contained within MySQL databases, and develop form-focused user experiences that allow you to read and write information into your database. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 30November 3Online - AsynchronousOnline

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Erika Hutchings
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $820.00

This class introduces individuals with little or no design background to the graphic design practice. 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. Essential skills in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator that support the task of each assignment will be taught through weekly tutorials.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 30December 13Online - AsynchronousOnline

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Annelise Capossela
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $410.00

As media increasingly moves from print to digital and web-based, limited motion illustration is becoming a staple skill. This introductory course will introduce animation as the artist's and illustrator's tool. Through discussion of motion's uses, settings, and methods of storytelling, gain a proficiency in animating illustrative work - broadening your professional practice and skill set. With guided lesson and studio work time, explore fundamental motion principles and software necessary for creating looping GIFS, animatics, animated logos, and simple shorts.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 30November 3Online - AsynchronousOnline

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: James Johnson
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $410.00

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

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
November 4December 13Online - AsynchronousOnline

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Ashby Utting
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $410.00

Web Development: WordPress will acclimate students to developing and designing within the Wordpress content management system. Using contemporary development techniques and workflows, create professional-caliber Wordpress themes. Leverage technologies like PHP, MySQL, SFTP, Docker, and Git to create robust, secure, and scalable Wordpress sites, while also learning how to express your ideas through both design and content.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
November 4December 13Online - AsynchronousOnline

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students age 16 and above
Instructor: Alex Mitchell
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $410.00

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

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
November 4December 13Online - AsynchronousOnline

Print, Paper, Bookmaking

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Michelle Lee Lagerroos
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $242.00

Screenprinting is a direct printmaking technique that builds images from layers of color and can be used to create everything from custom silkscreened T-shirts to one-of-a-kind posters and fine art prints. And did we mention that it’s FUN?! This course will focus on the basics of screenprinting. Explore a combination of stencil, hand-drawn, painted, photographic, and computer-generated techniques in order to complete multiple screenprints.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 3July 8Monday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Sarah Wieben
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $403.00

This introductory class is tailored to those who have never painted and who are ready to take the plunge. 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.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 3August 5Monday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Matthew Luken
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $242.00

Introduction to 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. Learn about and participate in testing sessions to help grasp the idea and simplicity of thinking about the end user first.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 3July 8Monday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design, New Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Kevin Bongers
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $242.00

Explore the role prototyping plays in influencing the user experience. Learn about different ways to prototype, from basic paper models through light digital solutions. In addition to creating prototypes, learn how to manage the user testing of prototypes and how to capture and interpret user feedback.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 3July 8Monday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students age 16 and above
Instructor: Cameron Browne
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $403.00

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

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 3August 5Monday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Dana Koehler
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $403.00

Learn about illustration materials and techniques, and strengthen conceptual approaches to image making. The creative process will be discussed, from creating initial sketches to final illustration critiques. Lectures on contemporary illustrators and trends will help broaden your understanding of the field and its role in editorial, advertising, publishing, and packaging industries. Complete assignments designed to foster an understanding of where, when, and how illustration is used, and develop the skills needed to create successful illustrations.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 4August 6Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Sarah Wieben
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $403.00

With fellow students, collectively examine the concept of abstraction in art while working through a variety of approaches to abstract painting in oils. Instructor-led demonstrations will be geared toward providing both a jumping off point-meant to address how one begins making abstract work, as well as encouraging further development toward creating a personal, unique artistic style of painting and visual language.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 4August 6Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Matthew Luken
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $403.00

Utilize User Experience (UX) Design practices to conceptualize a mobile app. Explore a variety of techniques and methodology including, but not limited to, wireframing, prototyping, card sorting, and a variety of testing methods. A deeper examination of prototyping tools and testing methods will lead to a stronger understanding of how UX is used in product development and utilized in a variety of settings, such as mobile apps or UI design. Work through testing, designing an app via wireframes, and both paper and clickable prototyping.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 4August 6Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Allegra Lockstadt
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $242.00

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

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 4July 9Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Print, Paper, Bookmaking

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Zach Cramer
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $242.00

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

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 4July 9Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students age 16 and above
Instructor: Carrie Hartman
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $322.00

Capture a child's imagination with original artwork while learning the tricks of the illustration trade. During this class, explore a wide range of children's book illustration, from traditional to contemporary. Learn what makes a children's book unique; how to communicate through illustration; and how to conceptualize and storyboard ideas. The instructor will also demonstrate a variety of materials that can be used to illustrate a book. You will be encouraged to experiment with different media and begin to create your own children's books, from the sketch phase to final illustrations.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 5July 24Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students age 16 and above
Instructor: Joshua Namdev Hardisty
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $363.00

In this introductory-level course, explore how typography is used to communicate effectively within the field of graphic design. While building a basic vocabulary of terms and processes, complete exercises covering topics ranging from formal usage to typography as art. Class periods will include studio time, discussions, and critiques appropriate to the projects throughout the course.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 6August 8Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Susan Shields
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $363.00

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
June 6August 8Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Print, Paper, Bookmaking

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Mary Leikvold
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $363.00

If you love printmaking you’ll love this class. Open Edition offers intermediate and advanced printmakers the chance to work in an open and collaborative learning community with instruction from a skilled printmaker -- using some of the best printmaking facilities in the Midwest. Selected demos are offered, along with individual tutorials as needed. Sessions will also include informal dialogues, large and small group critiques and studio time. The learning environment is collaborative and relaxed.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 6August 8Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting, New Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Erin Sandsmark
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $202.00

Examine gender and sexuality, and how to relate those concepts into a studio drawing and painting practice. Explore through readings femme, female, non binary genders, and the politics of the body with a feminist and intersectional lens. Studio time will be comprised of projects that relate to readings or class discussions. Each project will be based on one particular concept, and will branch off to encompass how each student relates to the reading or concept. Some of the topics that will be explored are: What is intersectionality? What are the modern critiques and definitions of feminism?

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 6July 11Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting

Open to students age 16 and above
Instructor: Lucinda Naylor
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $161.00

This fun, on-location class offers beginning to intermediate-level students an opportunity to sketch together outdoors and other unique urban locales in Minneapolis, while learning the techniques to capture the people, environment, architecture, and nuances of the visual landscape. Classes meet on location at Walker Art Center 6/8/19, Lakewood Cemetery 6/15/19, Mississippi River 6/22/19, and Rose Garden 6/29/19. Class only meets at MCAD in case of rain (active raining, not threat of rain, or damp ground).

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 8June 29Saturday9:00 a.m.-noon

Print, Paper, Bookmaking

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Bridget O'Malley
Term: Free Event
Price: $0.00

Join Continuing Education (CE) at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) for a fun morning of making paper and eating pastries! This free event will introduce you to the art of hand-papermaking and MCAD's papermaking facilities.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 8June 8Saturday9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Sarah Wieben
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $403.00

Painting outdoors is a great way for artists to get out of the studio and reconnect with the natural environment. Learn the essentials of landscape painting while enjoying all that summer has to offer. Begin by considering how to best approach the landscape as a subject in order to identify a compelling composition. Next, learn how to mix a color palette suitable for expressing the fugitive elements of the landscape, such as light and movement.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 8July 6Saturday9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Joshua Namdev Hardisty
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $35.00

The demands of commercial design practice can be contradictory: designers want to be exploratory to make sure they’re covering sufficient ground, but at the same time they need to be aware of profit-margins. Designers need the time to come up with good ideas but may be expected to show perfect, polished work at every step of the process. In this learn strategies for exploring more ideas in less time and designing for compressed deadlines. / Open to students ages 18 and above. / View complete policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 12June 12Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students age 16 and above
Instructor: David Farr
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $35.00

This three-hour class will concentrate on master pages and style sheets features, some of the most important and least understood within Adobe InDesign. Knowing how to correctly use master pages and style sheets within Adobe InDesign saves time, reduces errors, and is a must when creating long documents. Knowing how to correctly utilize these features will benefit the user in their current job or job transition. Students will learn how to create a multiple page book or magazine layout.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 13June 13Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Photography and Filmmaking

Open to students age 16 and above
Instructor: Sam Hoolihan
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $134.00

Learn about the cyanotype process, one of the first photographic processes, originally developed in the 1840s. The cyanotype process produces beautiful blue images and doesn't require a darkroom or enlarger, just sunlight and water. Learn a brief history of alternative processes, and cyanotypes in particular. During the first class session, apply sensitizer to paper to make solargrams. During the second class, the focus will be on making digital negatives and creating prints made from images brought from home.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 15June 22Saturday10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Heidi Miller
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $30.00

This workshop will explore examples of successful personal branding on the web and help students create a digital presence for themselves. Together, we'll build a toolbox for: getting value from your digital presence, selecting appropriate channels (personal website, social media presence, professional networks), developing a cohesive and consistent personal brand, showcasing your work, and writing strategic content for your online portfolio. This workshop is suitable for anyone with a current portfolio of art or design work.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 15June 15Saturday10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Art Educator Workshops, Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Jonathan Aller
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $250.00

This workshop is designed for art educators that are looking to step deeper into the painting process and venture into a naturalistic way of painting, while acquiring curriculum ideas for the classroom. Discover how applicable the traditional methods of painting are in the contemporary art world and redefine what painting is today by pushing the limits of the artist and their tools. This workshop will explore various traditional and non-traditional media, including acrylics, oil, latex and spray paints.  

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 17June 21Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Art Educator Workshops, Print, Paper, Bookmaking

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Bridget O'Malley
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $250.00

Produce prints in MCAD's beautiful and expansive printmaking studio while devoting studio time to 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 17June 21Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Photography and Filmmaking, New Classes

Open to students age 16 and above
Instructor: Galen Fletcher
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $161.00

The world around is full of stories that are just waiting to be told! The streets are rich with imagery that connects to everyday lives, relationships, people, and places. Through a combination of lecture, technique lessons, shooting assignments, discussion, and critique, explore ways to channel your creativity, observe the environment and capture the essence of the urban landscape in photographs and videos.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 19July 10Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting

Open to students age 16 and above
Instructor: Shannon Brunette, Instructor: Chelsea Novotny
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $121.00

Develop and refine your observational drawing practice through close examination and drawing of a variety of plant specimens. During three visits to the University of Minnesota's College of Biological Sciences Conservatory, create studies varying from timed observational contour drawings to fully formed experimentations. Develop and enhance your ability to observe and study the details of a given object. In addition to observational drawing techniques, the instructor will introduce a variety of experimental drawing and painting techniques.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 25August 8Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Professional Development and Liberal Arts, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $1,230.00

This course investigates the aesthetic issues at the heart of writing as an art in itself. Course topics illuminate the kind of thinking that guides and inspires and require students to develop presentations and to explore creatively. Students engage in deep investigations into the nature of communication and inquiries about the role of language. The class may include trips to and possibly participation in local events to enhance the classroom experience and students’ understanding of the creative writing process.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 26December 13Online - AsynchronousOnline

Graphic and Web Design, New Classes

Open to students age 16 and above
Instructor: Joshua Namdev Hardisty
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $202.00

The usual method of designing a poster consists of research, ideation, sketching and execution. The process introduced in this class does away with all that and instead spends time exploring content through separate stages of experimental exploration: type-only, visual anchors, image-making, and finally recombination where designers explore how all these elements can come together for surprising results.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 4July 2Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students age 16 and above
Instructor: Alison Nowak
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $403.00

The notebook is a critical tool for the illustrator to record, investigate, and play. Break out of your usual routine and find inspiration from using new materials and the world around. Students will alter an existing book that is provided by the instructor to experiment and explore the notebook as a visual journal. Through a combination of technique demonstrations, sketching field trips around MCAD and the surrounding area, lecture, and individual and group critique, generate ideas in new ways and create new starting points from which to develop work and take creative risks.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 4August 6Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting

Open to students age 16 and above
Instructor: Susan Shields
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $403.00

Learn the basic elements of drawing, such as line, value, texture, and shape. 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. Engage in multiple experimental drawing techniques using a variety of drawing media. / Materials fee of $14 in addition to tuition.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 5August 7Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Trevor Carr, Instructor: Jen Evans
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $403.00

Follow a project brief through the process of research, design, and prototyping. Along the way, participate in a decision making and refinement process by considering how people use and respond to the design. Learn how to ensure that accessibility and equity are integrated into the design process from the beginning. Explore how design systems and reusable components lead to thoughtful digital experiences, and how responsiveness, flexibility, and sustainability are fundamental to designing for screens and across platforms.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 5August 7Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Photography and Filmmaking

Open to students age 16 and above
Instructor: Caroline Solomon
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $322.00

This course provides an introduction to fully utilizing the 4x5 large format camera. Emphasis is on learning how to use the unique movements of the camera to manipulate the image. Instruction will include presentations and demonstrations as well as hands-on use of the camera in the studio. The assignments will be directed towards exploring different ways to use the camera.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 18August 6Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Art Educator Workshops, Photography and Filmmaking

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Erik Johnson
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $250.00

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 collecting, delivering, and sharing stories in class and online. This workshop is for educators interested in using filmmaking as a classroom technique to tell a narrative. Educators may apply these new skills and formulate project and assignments for their classrooms.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 24June 28Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.