Drawing Adventures: Fundamentals to Experimental (Online)

Using charcoal, graphite, and ink, students will focus on the expressive side of drawing through collaborative projects and abstract drawing exercises. Students will begin learning foundational skills and concepts, such as scale, value, mark making, shape, and the role of composition in the perception of a piece of art. The instructor will expand beyond the traditional and address how drawing can be used to tell stories and express emotions and ideas. Throughout the class, students will consider questions such as: How does an artist convey happiness, strength, resolve, preciousness, or sadness through the act of drawing? Students will learn how to use the skills they already have to express themselves creatively through the media of drawing. / Open to students ages 6–12. Younger students may need assistance from an adult. / MCAD strictly adheres to these age guidelines and is unable to allow exceptions. / View complete registration policies. Please read complete summer camp information and policies before completing your registration.

This virtual class will meet daily via Google Meet/Zoom. A group meeting will be held from 9–11 a.m. The instructor will offer optional office hours in the afternoon. The morning meetings will consist of demonstrations, technique lessons, discussions, class activities, opportunities for students to ask questions, and check-ins. Students will be expected to work independently on projects outside of class.

Required hardware: A computer, tablet or smartphone with internet access, a camera, and microphone for class meetings and to capture and upload work.

Required software: Flipgrid, an online educational platform that allows students to post daily progress by recording short videos and receiving instructor feedback. 

Required supplies for the first day: #2 pencil; sketchbook or white computer paper (several sheets per day); scissors; vine charcoal; 3-5 pieces colorful construction paper (any colors); glue stick; pipe cleaners or flexible craft wire (8-10 pieces). Supplies will cost approximately $30.

Please Register Before: June 16
If the minimum enrollment is not met by the deadline above, the class will be canceled on this date. Registration will remain open after this date if the minimum enrollment has been met. 
Class Savings 
Register for more than one class at a time and receive $25 off each additional class (same-day registrations only). 
Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.

Course Details

CSK 0213 12 SU21
Date Start: 
Monday, June 21, 2021
Date End: 
Friday, June 25, 2021
9:00–11:00 a.m. (Central Time)
Age Group: 
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 6–12
Days of Week: 
Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9
Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12