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 Fall 2020 Community Education courses include:

  • Water Color Basics Students learn the fundamentals of watercolor and build a vocabulary of approaches to this versatile medium.  The course begins with essential techniques, such as color mixing and the properties of transparent pigments, basic brush strokes, selecting paper and palettes, and analysis of techniques used by other artists. Wednesdays: starting Sept. 9 / 6:30 pm - 9:45 pm 

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1229 Mount Royal Avenue Baltimore, MD 21217