Let’s Paint! Vibrant Colors and Fantastic Experiments (in person) | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Let’s Paint! Vibrant Colors and Fantastic Experiments (in person)

Painting is a tool for experimentation, expressionism and exploration in art by letting the processes guide the fun and creativity. In this class explore painting techniques, color theory, shapes and textures, while pushing the boundaries through discovery and questioning. Ages 6–9

Learn about past and current painters such as Romare Bearden, Alma Thomas, Faith Ringgold and what inspired these painters. Create colorful pieces in response to music, nature, children’s books and a field trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art. At the end of the week, families and friends are invited to view the students’ colorful pieces in a group exhibition.

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.

Required materials

What to wear
Clothes appropriate for messy creativity.

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


Contact MCAD Continuing Education at continuing_education@mcad.edu 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: Neville McKinnie
  • Location:
    In Person
  • SKU:
    CSK 0214 04 SU24