Drawing Fundamentals

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. / Open to students ages 12–15. MCAD strictly adheres to these age guidelines and is unable to allow exceptions. / View complete policies here.

Prerequisites: Previous drawing experience helpful, but not required.

What to bring: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook; 18 x 24” drawing pad; drawing pencils (HB, 4B, 2H); charcoal; erasers. A complete list of suggested materials will be discussed during the first class meeting.

What to wear: Clothes appropriate for messy creativity.

Please Register Before: June 13

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).

Questions? Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.

Course Details

CST 9378 SU19
Date Start: 
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Date End: 
Thursday, July 11, 2019
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Morrison Building, Room M109
Age Group: 
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 12–15
Days of Week: 
Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15
Drawing and Painting
Previous drawing experience helpful, but not required.