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.


Summer/Fall 2015 Youth Camps and Classes

 

Culture Camp: "Around the World" summer camp

Culture Camp: Around the World
Monday-Friday, August 10-14; 9am-3pm
For ages 8-11

Can’t choose between music, theatre, dance and visual art? Culture Camp is perfect for you! Spend each day of the week working with a professional teaching artist at a different arts organization across Minneapolis: MCBA, Children's Theatre Company (CTC), Highpoint Center for Printmaking, MacPhail Center for Music, and Zenon Dance School. Join us as we delve into the week’s theme of "Around the World": Explore classic dances, fairy tales, drawings and sounds from around the world.

Friends and family are invited to a presentation at each location every day at 2:45pm. Participants must provide their own transportation and lunch. Please note: The two age groups for Culture Camp have different schedules and do not attend the same organization on the same day. Limited scholarships are available; contact ldelventhal@childrenstheatre.org for details.

$300 ($275 for current members of any of the participating centers)
Register online through CTC or call 612-874-0400.

Price: Free Event

Date: August 10, 2015

Culture Camp: "Night and Day" summer camp

Culture Camp: Night and Day
Monday-Friday, August 10-14; 9am-3pm
For ages 6-8

Can’t choose between music, theatre, dance and visual art? Culture Camp is perfect for you! Spend each day of the week working with a professional teaching artist at a different arts organization across Minneapolis: MCBA, Children's Theatre Company (CTC), Highpoint Center for Printmaking, MacPhail Center for Music, and Zenon Dance School. Join us as we explore the week’s theme of "Night and Day": big and small, fast and slow, straight and curvy -- discover that art is full of opposites!

Friends and family are invited to a presentation at each location every day at 2:45pm. Participants must provide their own transportation and lunch. Please note: The two age groups for Culture Camp have different schedules and do not attend the same organization on the same day. Limited scholarships are available; contact ldelventhal@childrenstheatre.org for details.

$300 ($275 for current members of any of the participating centers)
Register online through CTC or call 612-874-0400.

Price: Free Event

Date: August 10, 2015

Making Comics

Making Comics
Saturday, October 10; 9am–noon
For students ages 6-8

Do you enjoy reading comics? Have you ever thought of making one yourself? In this combo class, you will learn all about the building blocks of comics: panels, text, pacing, and so on, as well as how to conceptualize your characters and story. These combined efforts of form and content will result in a unique comic story of your own making. Students will then venture downstairs to MCBA to bind their original comic story into a handmade comic book and, time permitting, to construct a variety of books for sketching and use as a portfolio.

$58.50 ($52.65 MCBA or Loft members)
Register online through The Loft Literary Center or call 612-379-8999.

Price: Free Event

Date: October 10, 2015