Improvisational Pattern and Surface Design

Surface and pattern are important elements of design and art. The ability to design beautiful and balanced patterns is a valuable addition to the skillset of any art and design practitioner on every level of professional involvement. This studio class offers an opportunity to learn improvisational manual pattern design techniques, develop personal visual language and get to know how patterns are designed for different uses. Through observation and photography we will discover motives and rhythms all around us and learn how to transform them into an up-to-date collection of repeating patterns. / Materials fee of $5 in addition to course tuition. / Open to students ages 16 and above. / View complete policies.

Prerequisites: Previous drawing and painting experience helpful, but not required.

What to Bring: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook. Digital camera required, example include point-and-shoot, Digital SLR or smartphone camera.

Please Register Before: September 20
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 on or before August 12 and save $25.
Register for more than one class at a time and receive $25 off each additional class (same-day registrations only).
Additional savings. Are you eligible?

Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.

Course Details

CSDE 4052 FA19
Date Start: 
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Date End: 
Thursday, October 24, 2019
6:30–9:30 p.m
Main Building, Room 410
Age Group: 
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 16 and above
Days of Week: 
Illustration and Comic Art
New Classes
Previous drawing and painting experience helpful, but not required.