Experimental Comic Art

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. Students will learn non-traditional methods to generate a small series of works, using different techniques to create zines, alternative types of comics, and other storytelling formats.  / Open to students ages 12-15. MCAD strictly adheres to these age guidelines and is unable to allow exceptions. / View complete policies here.

Prerequisite: Previous drawing experience helpful, but not required.

What to bring: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook; black ink pens (preferably a felt-tip micron or faber-castell of student's preferred size). A complete list of suggested materials will be discussed during the first class meeting.

What to wear: Clothes appropriate for messy creativity/possible ink stains.

Please Register Before: July 10

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 9408 SU19
Date Start: 
Monday, July 15, 2019
Date End: 
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Morrison Building, Room M01
Age Group: 
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 12–15
Days of Week: 
Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15
New Classes
Illustration and Comic Art
Previous drawing experience helpful, but not required.