Art Educator Workshop: Contemporary Painting Methods

This workshop is designed for art educators that are looking to step deeper into the painting process and venture into a naturalistic way of painting, while acquiring curriculum ideas for the classroom. Discover how applicable the traditional methods of painting are in the contemporary art world and redefine what painting is today by pushing the limits of the artist and their tools. This workshop will explore various traditional and non-traditional media, including acrylics, oil, latex, and spray paints. In addition to studio work, educators will be exposed to various painting styles and histories through instructor demos, discussions and a visit to the Minneapolis Institute of Art. The workshop will introduce terms commonly used to discuss art and learn the value of group critique. The week-long workshop will inspire further development of one’s own painting practice. At the end of the course, educators will be able to apply what they have learned to their curriculum. Class time will be split between presentations, dialogue and studio time. / Materials fee of $100 in addition to tuition.

Art educators need to take their work with them on the last day of the workshop. Please consider bringing extra money if mailing work home will be necessary. Any work remaining after the workshop will be disposed of.

This class will have a one-hour lunch break each day. / Graduate credit is available. / Open to students ages 18 and above. / View complete policies.

Prerequisites: Previous drawing or painting experience.

What to bring: Pen or pencil, notebook or sketchbook. The materials fee for this class will cover the required materials. Additional materials may be purchased at the art store on campus at the student's expense.

What to wear: Clothes appropriate to get messy. An apron or smock may come in handy.

Please Register Before: June 5
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.

Before purchasing travel tickets, please contact MCAD Continuing Education at to confirm that the course has enough students registered to run.

Art Educator Workshops are not eligible for the early or multiple class registration discounts.

Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.

Course Details

AEW 6021 SU20
Date Start: 
Monday, June 15, 2020
Date End: 
Friday, June 19, 2020
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Main Building, Room 300
Age Group: 
Art Educators
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 18 and above
Days of Week: 
Drawing and Painting
Art Educator Workshops
Previous drawing or painting experience