Youth and Teen Classes | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Youth and Teen Classes

Why not color outside the lines? Young artists and designers get their start at MCAD, experimenting with new ideas and playing with a variety of fun mediums. Classes are available for students ages 6-18. 

Looking for other types of classes? Browse the full list of CE Classes.

Fall registration opens August 4.

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All Youth Classes

Young Artists Ages 9–12

MCAD offers innovative and immersive studio arts classes for students ages 9-12. Each class features a unique theme inspiring your child’s self-expression, developing their creativity, and instilling a passion for learning. Limited school year classes are available.

“My student and I loved the content as well as the Instructor’s wonderful welcoming, enthusiastic, supportive approach.” –Let’s Draw Parent

Young Teens Ages 12–15

MCAD’s single and multi-week classes for young teens are designed to introduce students to a variety of mediums, processes, materials, and ideas. They will develop technical skills and learn how to translate ideas into visual forms. Professional artists provide an encouraging and constructive classroom experience where teens develop focus and build confidence.

“I loved learning how to print multiple colors and the teacher was very nice.” –Printmaking for Music Student