Experimental Drawing and Mixed Media

This class is geared towards adventurous individuals eager to explore new creative terrain and the art maker who wants to expand their thinking of drawing. The class will consider the criteria for successful experimental work and look at contemporary artists using experimental drawing as their primary artistic practice. Drawing will be considered as a mode of discovery and creativity. Experimentation will be key to exploring the parameters of drawing.

Working from observation to the abstract, students will engage a range of processes using traditional tools and materials in non-traditional ways, as well as using unconventional materials as a means to examine the possibilities of mark-making, space, and surfaces. Spontaneity and improvisation are the methods of exploration in the creation of mixed media drawings as well as ephemeral works. Emphasis will be placed on examining the relationship between how drawings are made and what they potentially express. / Materials fee of $10 in addition to course tuition. / Open to students ages 18 and above. / View complete policies.

Prerequisite: Previous drawing or painting experience.

What to bring: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook. 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: October 3
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.

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Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.

Course Details

CSFA 3320 FA19
Date Start: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Date End: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
6:30–9:30 p.m
Morrison Building, Room M215
Age Group: 
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 18 and above
Days of Week: 
Drawing and Painting
New Classes
Previous drawing or painting experience.