How to Talk Even More about Art (In Person) | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

How to Talk Even More about Art (In Person)

This class will build upon the foundation established in How to Talk About Art, or previous art or art history courses, and develop it further. During this engaging and entertaining evening students will discuss, critique, debate, and engage with other critically-thinking art lovers. The instructor will guide students in establishing their own scaffolding for developing and articulating individual and personal reactions to artworks. Starting in the classroom, and then moving on to examine the collection at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, students will engage in topics such as: aesthetics; meanings found in artworks; the role of the artist and art in society; intention; context, expression, and personal taste. Students will move beyond a basic comfort level and start to examine some deeper issues when approaching works of art.

  • Date:
  • Time:
    1:00–4:00 p.m.
  • Day(s) of the week:
  • Ages:
    Open to students ages 18 and above.
  • Term:
    Fall 2021
  • Instructor: Michael Gaughan
  • Location:
    In Person
  • SKU:
    CSLA 1005 01 FA21


How to Talk About Art or some art history or critique experience.
Non-credit Tuition
Student Birthdate

How to Talk Even More About Art is designed for the student eager to go more in-depth with advanced level, higher-thinking questions about what they see. / All levels are welcome for this interactive and fun opportunity. / Open to students ages 18 and above. View complete policies.

MCAD requires, with limited exceptions, all students, faculty, and staff who work or study on campus to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Starting August 16, 2021, we will require that all students, faculty, staff, and visitors wear masks indoors for at least the first six weeks of the semester. This mandate is subject to change and includes all individuals regardless of vaccination status.  Please see MCAD’s Covid policies for more information. Students will be asked to submit proof of vaccination before the first class meeting.

Required materials

Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook.

Registration deadline

Register Before: November 8
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 or call 612.874.3765.