Drawing Adventures: Fundamental to Experimental (Online) | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Drawing Adventures: Fundamental to Experimental (Online)

In this class students focus on the expressive side of drawing through projects and abstract drawing exercises. Ages 6-12

Students begin by learning foundational skills and concepts, such as scale, value, mark making, shape, and the role of composition in the perception of a piece of art. The instructor expands beyond traditional ideas about drawing, and addresses how drawing can be used to tell stories and express emotions and ideas. Throughout the class, students consider questions such as: How does an artist convey happiness, strength, resolve, preciousness, or sadness through the act of drawing? Students learn how to use the skills they already have to express themselves creatively through the media of drawing.

Open to students ages 6–12. Younger students may need assistance from an adult. MCAD strictly adheres to these age guidelines and is unable to allow exceptions. View complete policies.

Class meeting details

This virtual class meets daily via Google Meet/Zoom. A group meeting will be held from 9–11 a.m. CST. The instructor will offer optional office hours in the afternoon. The morning meetings consist of demonstrations, technique lessons, discussions, class activities, opportunities for students to ask questions, and check-ins. Students will be expected to work independently on projects outside of class.

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 the first day

  • #2 pencil or drawing pencils
  • sketchbook or white computer paper (several sheets per day)
  • scissors
  • vine charcoal
  • compressed charcoal
  • kneaded eraser
  • pink eraser
  • 5-10 pieces colorful construction paper (any colors)
  • glue stick
  • pipe cleaners or flexible craft wire (~10 pieces)

Supplies will cost approximately $30 (not included in tuition).

Registration Deadline

July 27
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.


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


Non-Credit Tuition
Student Birthdate
  • Date:
  • Time:
    9:00-11:00 a.m. CST
  • Day(s) of the week:
  • Ages:
    Open to students ages 6-12
  • Term:
    Summer 2023
  • Instructor: Anne Sugnet
  • Location:
  • SKU:
    CSK 0213 20 SU23