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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Learn about photography before the advent of digital cameras and smartphones! Ages 9-12
Marvel at nature's woody wonders while creating observational drawings, expressionistic paintings, and mixed-media collages depicting beautiful and majestic trees of all kinds. Ages 6-9
Young artists are invited to join this class for a fun week of paint and painting processes, and go beyond the brush to layer, squeegee, sponge, float, dot and stamp paints on! Ages 9-12
In this class students focus on the expressive side of drawing through collaborative projects and abstract drawing exercises. Ages 6-12
SHAZAM! Comic characters, heroes, villains, and more! Ages 9-12
This exciting class introduces projects that include drawing, painting, textiles/fabric, printmaking, and sculpture to create projects in both 2D and 3D forms. Ages 6-9
Students in this class explore creating handmade stuffed animals, wall hangings, and printed t-shirts first hand, and learn about pattern, texture, and color. Ages 9-12
Imagine, design, and create your very own animal puppet! Ages 6-9
Animation is found everywhere, from fully animated feature films, to live action shows with animated elements to short YouTube tutorials with animated components. Ages 9-12
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. Students research and brainstorm to come up with a challenge. Ages 9-12
In this camp, students design and create miniature treehouses, while learning the basics of making table-top sized sculpture. Ages 6-9
Studio Kids is very excited to be partnering with the University of Minnesota’s Raptor Center this week! Ages 9-12
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
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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