The Colorful World of Raptors! (Color Exploration) U of MN Raptor Center Partnership (in person) | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

The Colorful World of Raptors! (Color Exploration) U of MN Raptor Center Partnership (in person)

Studio Kids is very excited to be partnering with the University of Minnesota’s Raptor Center this week! Each day of the week an Interpretive Naturalist from the Raptor Center introduces students to one or two raptors to observe, learn about, and draw. Ages 6–9

During the visits from the magnificent guest birds, students focus on studying and drawing the birds, while creating art in response to their shape, texture, and colors. Students dive into the science of color mixing, exploring concepts such as primary and secondary colors, complimentary colors, warm and cool colors, expressive colors, and tints and shades, while drawing and painting a variety of bird themed artworks. Time permitting, take a mini field trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art. On Friday, all of our colorful creations will come together in a display for friends and family to enjoy in a mini-exhibition. / Facility fee of $55 is included in course tuition.

Open to students ages 6-9. 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.

Class meeting details

Representatives from the Raptor Center will be in person with guest raptors on Tuesday and Thursday and virtually on Monday and Wednesday. The daily schedule includes an hour of presentation and a question and answer session about the daily bird visitors, and an hour of observational drawing and art-making with birds present. The remainder of the class will be art instruction and making with the MCAD instructor. The Raptor Center representative and special bird guests will be at MCAD on Friday afternoon for the family and friends exhibition.

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.


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  • Date:
  • Time:
    9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. CST
  • Day(s) of the week:
  • Ages:
    Open to students ages 6-9.
  • Term:
    Summer 2024
  • Instructor: Michaela Maupin
  • Location:
    In Person
  • SKU:
    CSK 0214 06 SU24