Creative Drawing

Using charcoal, graphite, and ink, students will focus on the expressive side of drawing through collaborative projects and abstract drawing exercises as they learn scale, value, mark making, shape, and the role of composition in the perception of a piece of art. The instructor will also address how drawing can be used to tell stories through discussions, demonstrations, and assignments. Students will view and discuss work by artists who have used drawing as a means to express emotions and ideas. Throughout the class, students will consider questions such as: How does an artist convey happiness, strength, resolve, preciousness, or sadness through the act of drawing? Students will learn how to use the skills they already have to express themselves creatively through the media of drawing. / Materials fee of $5 in addition to course tuition. / Open to students ages 12–15. MCAD strictly adheres to these age guidelines and is unable to allow exceptions. / View complete registration policies.

Prerequisite: Previous drawing experience helpful, but not required.

What to bring: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook; three drawing pencils (HB, 4B, 2H); three sticks medium vine charcoal; three sticks dark compressed charcoal; kneaded eraser; Pink Pearl eraser; 18 x 24” drawing paper pad; 18 x 24’ newsprint paper pad

What to wear: Clothes appropriate for messy creativity.

Please Register Before: July 29
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.
Class Savings
Register for more than one class at a time and receive $25 off each additional class (same-day registrations only).
Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.

Course Details

CST 9318 SU20
Date Start: 
Monday, August 3, 2020
Date End: 
Friday, August 7, 2020
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Morrison Building, Room M109
Age Group: 
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 12-15
Days of Week: 
Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15
Drawing and Painting
Previous drawing experience helpful, but not required.