Put A Bird On It! (Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, and Collage) U of MN Raptor Center Partnership (in person) | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Put A Bird On It! (Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, and Collage) 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 9–12

Explore and capture the characteristics and movements of the birds, while learning about essential drawing strategies: contour, continuous line and gesture drawing. Discover several different fun media to draw with and see how they differ in their effects: drawing pencils, charcoal, ink, paper, fabric and stitching, printmaking and watercolor. The week will include a mini-field trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art. At the end of the week, families and friends are invited to view the students’ work at a special show. / Facility fee of $55 is included in course tuition.

Open to students ages 9-12. 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 will include 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. Naturalists, and their special bird guests, from the Raptor Center 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.


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


Non-credit Tuition
Student Birthdate
  • Date:
  • Time:
    9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. CST
  • Day(s) of the week:
  • Ages:
    Open to students ages 9-12.
  • Term:
    Summer 2024
  • Instructor: Brenda Butler
  • Location:
    In Person
  • SKU:
    CSK 0213 08 SU24