Drawing Spectacular (Exploring Drawing Basics) (Online)

Bring your ideas to life while learning new drawing techniques and skills. Dive deeply into the thrilling world of drawing, taking inspiration from artists contemporary to classical. Students will learn and practice the essentials of drawing; line, shape, value, proportion, and composition to make exciting drawing projects large and small. This class will also explore and experiment with a variety of drawing materials, such as pencils, colored pencils, drawing markers, watercolors and charcoal, along with a couple of non-traditional drawing materials. / 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 supplies for the first class: Sketchbook 9” x 12” (may be in-progress); #2 pencil; drawing pencils 6B, 2B, HB; Sharpie type black marker (1 thick and 1 fineline); colored pencil set; Pink Pearl or white "plastic" eraser; kneaded eraser; scissors; ruler; masking tape; Elmer's type glue; watercolor set and watercolor brush; 3 sheets 11” x 15”  thicker paper for mixed media such as Strathmore Vision Watercolor; large yogurt or cottage cheese container for water; paper towels; Q-tips; one carrot and two twigs of different sizes; turmeric (kitchen spice); cocoa powder (small amount of each). The instructor will share additional details on the first day of class. Supplies will cost approximately $20-30.

Please Register Before: June 30
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 14 SU21
Date Start: 
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Date End: 
Friday, July 9, 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