At MCAD Summer Camps kids are learning without realizing it; they are making, collaborating, playing, and experimenting in all types of mediums. As part of the most innovative and immersive studio-arts program in the Twin Cities, each camp inspires kids’ self-expression, encourages creativity, and instills an excitement for learning. Classes are for ages 6–12.
Camp themes include painting, bookmaking, animation, portraits, partnerships with the University of Minnesota Raptor Center and the Bakken Museum and more!
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Join us for a fun community event creating valentine cards to share with family and friends.
Using charcoal, graphite, and ink, students focus on the expressive side of drawing through collaborative projects and abstract drawing exercises.
Experience the world of video game design concepts in this hands-on class! Ages 9-12
Have you ever stared at a map and marveled at its lines and shapes and colors? Well, many artists have been awed and inspired by maps too. Ages 6-9
Explore the magic of printmaking and discover how design, arrangement, color, layering and repetition are used to create unique patterns and prints. Ages 9-12
Who isn’t fascinated by the imaginary world inhabiting an intricate dollhouse? Or, by miniature environments populated by heroes and heroines? Ages 6-9
Young artists are invited to join this class for a fun week of creating amazing paintings and go beyond the brush. Ages 9-12
Invent your own critters and stitch them into soft sculptures. Ages 9-12
This class teaches a variety of animation techniques, from flipbooks to stop-motion animation. Ages 9-12
Zoom away into the unknown while exploring and creating art inspired by different modes of transportation. Ages 6-9
Explore an expanded definition of comic artists to include everything from Egyptian hieroglyphics, to 18th century cartoonist Rodolphe Topffer, to Hilda Terry, a pioneering female comic artist. Ages 9-12
Explore the realm of magical and mystical beings such as knights, mermaids and dragons. Ages 6-9
Explore the world of terrariums by design and create miniature gardens with fabric creatures and plants. Ages 6-9
Hear ye hear ye! Explore the art and fantasy of medieval times with art projects that draw from the worlds of castles, knights, kings, queens, jousts, and more. Ages 9-12
In this class students focus on the expressive side of drawing through projects and abstract drawing exercises. Ages 6-12
Through this class co-offered by MCAD and the Bakken Museum students learn and apply the Design Thinking process to design, develop and effectively prototype a product to solve a real world problem. Ages 9-12
Studio Kids is very excited to be partnering with the University of Minnesota’s Raptor Center this week! Ages 9-12
Studio Kids is very excited to be partnering with the University of Minnesota’s Raptor Center this week! Ages 6-9
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