Treehouses, Forts, and Secret Spaces (Building Miniature Worlds)

Create a miniature treehouse, fort, or hideout with hiding places and secret spaces, while learning the basics of making table-top sized sculpture. In this class students will use scrap wood, wood turnings, corks, bottle caps, dowels, string and more to create miniature ladders, slides, pulleys, tunnels and other complex and amazing imaginings. Throughout the week students will learn about contemporary artist Liza Lou, who beaded an entire kitchen with thousands of tiny beads, and sculpture Alexander Calder who created an incredible miniature circus he could carry in a suitcase. A fun field-trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art is planned to experience special architectural traditions; a Chinese study room, a Japanese teahouse and the fascinating carved jade piece, Jade Mountain. On Friday, friends and family are invited to an exhibition to explore the richly imagined worlds created during the week! Open to students ages 9-12. MCAD strictly adheres to these age guidelines and is unable to allow exceptions. / View complete policies.

Need extended care for your child during the day? The Children's Theatre Company next door offers morning and afternoon care for MCAD camp participants.

What to bring: Please bring a packed lunch each day.

What to wear: Clothes appropriate for messy creativity.

Please Register Before: June 12

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

CSK 0213 01 SU19
Date Start: 
Monday, June 17, 2019
Date End: 
Friday, June 21, 2019
9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Main Building, Room 122
Age Group: 
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 9-12
Days of Week: 
Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12