From Bugs to Butterflies: The Art of Entomology (in person) | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

From Bugs to Butterflies: The Art of Entomology (in person)

Dive into the world of insects! Create distinctive, colorful, and engaging bugs, beetles, and butterflies through drawing, painting, collage, printmaking and sculpture. Learn how naturalists and artists showcase insects and create an enchanting collection of creepy crawlers and beautiful bugs. Ages 9–12

Students use a variety of art mediums such as paint, paper collage, chalk, pastels, foil painting, and polymer clay to create unique insect creations. Paint bug bodies in a rainbow of colors, draw butterflies or moths in flight, and sculpt incredible insects from MN to the tropical rainforest. Learn how to label your insect creations to highlight their unique features, and explore a variety of display possibilities. The class also takes a field trip to visit the Minneapolis Institute of Art to see some insect inspired art in person. At the end of the week students display their insect collections in a mini exhibition for family and friends to enjoy.

Open to students ages 9-12. MCAD strictly adheres to these age guidelines and is unable to allow exceptions. Please review our complete Summer Youth Camps Policies as well as our General Policies before completing your registration. Information about extended care options through Children's Theatre Company are included in the Summer Youth Camps Policies page.

Required materials

What to wear
Clothes appropriate for messy creativity.

What to bring
Please bring a packed lunch each day. No nuts please.


Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.


Non-credit Tuition
Student Birthdate
  • Date:
  • Time:
    9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. CST
  • Day(s) of the week:
  • Ages:
    Open to students ages 9-12.
  • Term:
    Summer 2024
  • Instructor: Michaela Maupin
  • Location:
    In Person
  • SKU:
    CSK 0213 04 SU24