Experimental Comic Art (On Campus)

Students in this class 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 characteristics of comic books and narration. In this class, students focus on exploring, experimenting and developing a personal method of creating and storytelling. Students 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. Please read complete summer camp information and policies before completing your registration. View MCAD’s Summer Youth Covid protocols and policies.*

Prerequisites: Previous drawing experience helpful, but not required.

Required Supplies for the first day: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook; pad bristol (11" x 17" two-ply plate/smooth); four 2H or H drawing pencils; black ink pen (preferably a felt-tip micron or faber-castell of student’s preferred size); kneaded eraser; white drafting eraser; cork-bottomed metal ruler (at least 17”); Speedball Cartooning Pen and Nib Project Set (includes pens and nibs); Ames lettering guide; jar india ink black/noir waterproof; old jar or plastic cup for water. Supplies will cost approximately $50-60.

What to wear: Clothes appropriate for messy creativity.

*Class details are subject to change.

Please Register Before: July 7 
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

CST 9408 01 SU21
Date Start: 
Monday, July 12, 2021
Date End: 
Friday, July 16, 2021
1:00–4:00 p.m.
Main Building, Room 119
Age Group: 
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 12–15.
Days of Week: 
Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15
Illustration and Comic Art
Previous drawing experience helpful, but not required.