Drawing Fundamentals (Section 2) (in person) | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Drawing Fundamentals (Section 2) (in person)

Have fun while learning the challenging skill of drawing from observation in this one-week course!

In this class, short drawing exercises give students the confidence and ability to tackle more finished works of art. Lessons incorporate a variety of materials and genres such as still life, portraiture, and landscape. For inspiration, students view and discuss drawings by well-known artists through in-class discussions.

Open to students ages 12-15. MCAD strictly adheres to these age guidelines and is unable to allow exceptions. Please review our complete Teen Policies as well as our General Policies prior to completing your registration.

Required materials

Supplies for the first class

  • 18 x 24” drawing paper pad
  • 18 x 24” newsprint paper pad
  • four drawing pencils (HB, 6B, 2B, 2H)
  • two Bic ballpoint pens (blue and black)
  • small box of vine charcoal (soft, medium and hard)
  • three sticks dark compressed charcoal
  • kneaded eraser
  • Pink Pearl eraser
  • ruler
  • black felt tip pen/marker

Students should anticipate an additional cost of roughly $30-40 in total for materials (not included in tuition).

What to wear
Clothes appropriate for messy creativity.


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


Non-credit Tuition
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  • Date:
  • Time:
    1:00-4:00 p.m. CST
  • Day(s) of the week:
  • Ages:
    Open to students ages 12-15.
  • Term:
    Summer 2024
  • Instructor: Michael Gaughan
  • Location:
    In Person
  • SKU:
    CST 9378 02 SU24