A Tiny World: Terrarium Dioramas (Nature Inspired Art) (in person) | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

A Tiny World: Terrarium Dioramas (Nature Inspired Art) (in person)

Explore nature and create nature-inspired artworks in this class that combines the outdoor world with fun and creative projects. Ages 6–9

This class takes daily walks around campus to collect items from nature and explore the area outside the classroom. Students record what they see in a daily journal that combines writing and drawing. Learn how to use natural items as actual artmaking tools, including in collages. Design and create a terrarium, and make a unique and tiny world with found objects. Explore a variety of art mediums to create projects throughout the week, and take a field trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art to explore landscapes and nature-inspired textiles. Families and friends are invited on Friday afternoon to see the journals, terrariums, and artworks.

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.


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 6-9.
  • Term:
    Summer 2024
  • Instructor: Michele LeFebvre
  • Location:
    In Person
  • SKU:
    CSK 0214 05 SU24