Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) opens registration for a new session of continuing education classes on January 2. Looking to learn a new skill or take a class this new year? Try Building Contemporary Furniture in Wood, one of MCAD’s most popular classes, running February 24–April 14. MCAD offers a wide variety of classes in “fine arts, design, illustration and beyond,” according to marketing and enrollment coordinator Dana LeMoine. This furniture-making class is just one of many amazing beginner-level classes providing skills to anyone looking to learn something new. The college also offers more advanced classes on the same skills, allowing students to continue with their learning if they desire.
Why furniture building? LeMoine says this class, “gives students a community who shares their interests to not only build relationships but to help develop their ideas into a real piece of furniture.” It also allows people to become more comfortable using power tools while working on a hands-on project. She promises students will leave feeling accomplished and wanting to learn more. Preregistration is required for classes, and some fill up fast.
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Ave., Mpls.
most classes $120–$400
In Wood ($322) takes place Saturdays from 9a.m.–12p.m.