Drawing Fundamentals

Have fun while learning the challenging skill of drawing from observation. Short drawing exercises will give students the confidence and ability to tackle more finished works of art. Lessons will incorporate a variety of materials and genres such as still life, portraiture, and landscape. For inspiration, students will view and discuss drawings by well-known artists through in-class discussions and a field trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art to see the works of artists covered in the lessons firsthand. / Open to students ages 12–15. MCAD strictly adheres to these age guidelines and is unable to allow exceptions. / View complete registration policies.

Prerequisites: Previous drawing experience helpful, but not required.

What to bring: four drawing pencils (HB, 6B, 2B, 2H); two Bic ballpoint Pens (blue and black); small box of vine charcoal (soft, medium and hard); three sticks dark compressed charcoal; kneaded eraser; Pink Pearl eraser; ruler; black felt tip pen/marker; 18 x 24” drawing paper pad; 18 x 24” newsprint paper pad.

What to wear: Clothes appropriate for messy creativity.

Please Register Before: June 11
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 9378 SU20
Date Start: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Date End: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Morrison Building, Room M205
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.