Youth Classes and Daycamps

Art classes for Youth

MCBA is proud to offer a variety of engaging class and daycamp opportunities for youth, in partnership with other Twin Cities arts and cultural organizations. These unique partnerships give your child the opportunity to expand their creativity and explore many different art forms hands-on!

These camps and 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.



Fall 2014 Youth Classes Schedule



Make a Spooky Boooooooo-k!

Make a Spooky Boooooooo-k!
Saturday, October 25; 9am–noon
For students ages 6-8

Get ready for Halloween by writing a story that sends shivers down the spine, or makes readers shake with laughter. We’ll read a silly ghost story for inspiration, then write our own Halloween tales with help from fun writing exercises. If you love to draw, add pictures! In the second half of class, join MCBA staff to build a haunted house book for your story. At the end of class, share your creation with family and friends while enjoying some Halloween treats!

$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 25, 2014

Stories About Pets

Stories About Pets
Saturday, December 6; 9am–noon
For students ages 6-8

In this class for early writers, we’ll read stories about companion animals as a group, then work on writing and sharing stories about our own pets, both real and imaginary. Basic short story structure will be discussed, with an emphasis on the joy of storytelling and how to convey each child’s love and fascination with their subject. Once our pet or animal stories have been written, students will construct their very own hand-made books, the perfect place to fill with stories of their pets!

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

Price: Free Event

Date: December 6, 2014