Create a critical consciousness.

Engaging in the arts, whether through required courses or extracurricular activities, is valuable in developing essential skills that professionals need, like critical thinking and observational and communication skills, as well as bias awareness and empathy.

MICA offers Community Education courses and workshops in pastel painting, figure drawing, oil painting, open studio model sessions, and seminars on art collecting.

A preview of our remote learning Summer 2020 Community Education courses include:

Drawing Course

  • Learning to Draw You will learn that you do not need some elusive gift, instead with time, commitment and practice that you will learn to draw the world the way only you can see it. Thursdays, starting May 21 / 6:30p - 9:45p

Painting Course

  • Learning to Paint This foundational course introduces the novice painter to the essential concepts and techniques of oil painting, emphasizing the careful observation of subjects ranging from still life to self portrait and the figure. Thursdays, starting May 28 / 6:30p - 9:45p

Photography Two-Day Workshop

  • CyanotypeWorkshop This two-day workshop will explore the possibilities of working with the Cyanotype process in both traditional and contemporary methods. You will learn to coat the emulsion onto paper and fabric and expose and develop prints. The class will make use the process to make photograms from found objects and also learn to create and print their own digital negatives. Saturdays:  June 6 & 13 / 11:00a - 4:00p 

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