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

A Tiny World: Terrarium Dioramas (Textile and Sculpture Art) (in person)

Explore the world of terrariums by design and create miniature gardens with fabric creatures and plants. Ages 6-9

Engage with a variety of fabrics and materials to construct and assemble terrariums utilizing hand sewing techniques and cardboard construction. Start by drawing and sketching as a brainstorming exercise and then move on to creating a pop-up book to go alongside the terrariums. For inspiration, students learn about different artists who use fabric and textile dying to create multilayered textures. At the end of the week, families and friends are invited to view the students’ work 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. Covid policies and protocols and 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 please.

Registration Deadline

July 20
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.


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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 2023
  • Instructor: Alonzo Pantoja-Patino
  • Location:
    In Person
  • SKU:
    CSK 0214 05 SU23