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

Art Educator Workshop: Experimental Drawing and Mixed Media (in person)

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.

The class will consider the criteria for successful experimental work and will 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 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. Class time will be split between presentations, dialogue and studio time. / This class will have a  1 hour lunch break each day. / Graduate credit is available. 

Material fee of $25 in addition to course tuition. Open to students ages 18 and above. View complete policies, including mandatory COVID protocols, before completing your registration.

Art educators need to take their work with them on the last day of the workshop. Participants should consider bringing extra money if mailing work home will be necessary. Any work remaining after the workshop will be disposed of.


Previous drawing or painting experience.

Required materials

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.

What to wear

Clothes appropriate for messy creativity.

Registration deadline

June 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

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


Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.


Non-credit Tuition
Student Birthdate
  • Date:
  • Time:
    9:00 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:
    In Person
  • SKU:
    AEW 6020 01 SU23


Previous drawing or painting experience.