Art Educator Workshop: Experimental Drawing and Mixed Media

This workshop is geared towards adventurous individuals eager to explore new creative terrain and the art educator who wants to expand the way they think about drawing. The class will consider the criteria for successful experimental work and will look at contemporary artists using experimental drawing as their primary artistic practice. Drawing will be considered as a mode of discovery and creativity. Experimentation will be key to exploring the parameters of drawing. Working from observation to the abstract, students will engage a range of processes using traditional tools and materials in non-traditional ways, as well as using unconventional materials as a means to examine the possibilities of mark-making, space, and surfaces. Spontaneity and improvisation will be emphasized as methods of exploration in the creation of mixed media drawings as well as ephemeral works; including collage, image transfer, artists’ books, monoprints, and more. Emphasis will be placed on examining the relationship between how drawings are made and what they potentially express. / Class time will be split between presentations, dialogue and studio time. / Materials fee of $25 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. A complete list of suggested materials will be sent to participants in advance.

What to wear: Clothes appropriate for messy creativity.

Please Register Before: June 12
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 6020 SU20
Date Start: 
Monday, June 22, 2020
Date End: 
Friday, June 26, 2020
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Morrison Building, Room M109
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