Art Educator Workshop: Experimental Drawing and Mixed Media (online) | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Art Educator Workshop: Experimental Drawing and Mixed Media (online)

This workshop is geared towards adventurous individuals eager to explore new creative terrain and the art educator who wants to expand the way they think about drawing and mixed media.

The class will consider the criteria for successful experimental work and will look at contemporary artists using experimental drawing and mixed media as their primary artistic practice. Experimentation will be key to exploring the parameters of drawing as we push the boundaries of mark making. Working from observation to the abstract, students will engage in 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 will be emphasized as methods of exploration in the creation of mixed media drawings as well as ephemeral works; including collage, image transfer, artists’ books, monoprints, and more. Emphasis will be placed on examining the relationship between how drawings are made and what they potentially express. To participate in this course, students will need to set-up a space in their home as a dedicated studio to work in over the week. / This class will have a ½  hour lunch break each day. / Graduate credit is available. 

Open to students ages 18 and above. View complete policies.

Class meeting details

This online course will be synchronous, meaning students will meet together online. Class meetings will be conducted via Zoom and will include lectures, demonstrations, discussions, exercises, work time, critiques, and time to ask questions and share resources. 


Previous drawing or painting experience.

Required materials


A computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet access, a camera, and microphone for class meetings and to capture and upload work. 

Supplies for first class

Pen or pencil, notebook or sketchbook. Complete supply list. Supplies will cost approximately $25-100, depending on what students already have.

Registration deadline

July 6 
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

Art Educator Workshops are not eligible for the early or multiple class registration discounts.


Contact MCAD Continuing Education at continuing_education@mcad.ed or call 612.874.3765.


Non-credit Tuition
Student Birthdate
  • Date:
  • Time:
    9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. CST
  • Day(s) of the week:
  • Ages:
    Open to students ages 18 and above
  • Term:
    Summer 2023
  • Instructor: Shannon Brunette
  • Location:
  • SKU:
    AEW 6020 20 SU23


Previous drawing or painting experience.