Youth Camps and Classes

Art classes and camps for youth

MCBA is proud to partner with other fantastic centers across the Twin Cities to encourage curiosity and exploration in visual arts, music, theatre, dance, history, photography/video, cooking, writing, and other creative endeavors. These unique partnerships give your child the opportunity to expand their creativity and explore many different art forms hands-on!

These classes are designed for youth to attend independently; for workshops where kids and their adults can work side-by-side, please visit our Family Classes page.



Combo Class with the Loft: Making Comics

Writing and Book Arts Combo Class with MCBA and the Loft Literary Center: Making Comics
with Tom Spence
Saturday, October 14; 9am-noon
For children ages 6-8
$55.50 regular, 49.95 member, $38.85 low-income

In this fun comics class, students are introduced to the standard building blocks for producing a successful comic story: character and story development, conceptualizing a main protagonist; developing a narrative for their main characters to inhabit. Once we have the building blocks down, we'll practice our new found skills in our own hand-bound sketchbook while also learning to utilize the variety of effects that different kinds of panels have on story, how they interact with one another across the page, and how text and dialogue are used to enhance our work. The remainder of class will be dedicated to allowing students to apply their story to a hand made mini-comic book they'll create in studio space at MCBA!

For more information and to register, visit the Loft Literary Center's website.

Price: Free Event

Date: October 14, 2017

Combo Class with the Loft: Haunted House, Hidden Passages

Writing and Book Arts Combo Class with MCBA and the Loft Literary Center: Haunted House, Hidden Passages
with Holly Day and MCBA staff
Saturday, October 28; 9am-noon
For children ages 9-11
$55.50 regular, 49.95 member, $38.85 low-income

While it's so much fun to read a good, spooky ghost story, it's even more fun to write one of your own! First, we'll create a hand made haunted house hidden page book in the (scary, spine tingling) studios at Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Then we'll read some classic, age-appropriate ghost stories, and talk about why the idea of a haunted house is so thrilling to so many of us. Once character development and basic story form is discussed, we'll get to work writing our own ghost stories to put in our newly created book. But, this is no ordinary book..... it holds a secret hiding place just waiting to surprise and thrill your readers!

For more information and to register, visit the Loft Literary Center's website.

Price: Free Event

Date: October 28, 2017