A Painter's Heart: Exploring the Joy and Magic of Color (Exploring Painting)

Do you love to paint?  Do you want to learn more about painting? Discover the joy and power of rich and brilliantly-hued colors through painting. Students will pour, brush and layer to create a variety of big juicy paintings that include images and symbols important to each young artist. For inspiration, the class take a field trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art and learn how painters like contemporary artist Squeak Carnwath and Post-Impressionist Pierre Bonnard use color, visual rhythm, and varying brush strokes. Students will also experiment with nontraditional painting materials like milk, food coloring, and spices! Throughout the week the important basics of drawing, painting and color-mixing will be explored. The class will end with a Friday afternoon celebratory exhibition where students will share their paintings and discoveries with family and friends! / Open to students ages 9-12. MCAD strictly adheres to these age guidelines and is unable to allow exceptions. / View complete registration policies. Please read complete summer camp information and policies before completing your registration.

Need extended care for your child during the day? The Children’s Theatre Company next door offers morning and afternoon care for MCAD camp participants.

What to bring: Please bring a packed lunch, snacks, and a water bottle each day.

What to wear: Clothes appropriate for messy creativity.

Please Register Before: June 10
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

CSK 0213 01 SU20
Date Start: 
Monday, June 15, 2020
Date End: 
Friday, June 19, 2020
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Main Building, Room 122
Age Group: 
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 9-12
Days of Week: 
Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12