Adult & Teen Classes
Adult and teen classes are taught by community artists who have personal and creative experience within their areas of instruction. Students are eligible to attend these classes at the age of 13. Advance registration is required and all necessary supplies are provided.

 
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Oil Painting: Introduction to Fundamentals
Thursdays, September 20, 27, October 4 (no class October 11), 18, 25, November 1; 6–8:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $102; General Public: $120
Learn the very basics of oil painting through a simple still life study. Students will be introduced to color mixing, under painting, and paint application using a brush and pallet knife.
Instructor: Laura Nothern




Watercolor Painting (A)
Fridays, September 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26; 10 am–12:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $97.75; General Public: $115
Explore basic watercolor painting as you work from photographic observation. Mix and overlay colors, create transparent washes, and practice brush techniques. Experienced students will enjoy working in the studio with a knowledgeable instructor as a resource for questions or critique.
Instructor: Matt Jones





Canvas Painting: Stretched to Finished
Saturdays: October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3; 1-3:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $75.65; General Public: $89
In this condensed introduction to acrylic painting class students will learn to stretch and prime a canvas and explore acrylic painting basics, color mixing, mediums, and paint application.
Instructor: Jaim Hackbart




Special Workshop: Barn Quilts
Sunday: October 28; 12:30-3:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $85; General Public: $100
The barn quilt is a charming tradition of displaying a large, painted, wooden quilt block design on the side of a barn or home as a sort of family symbol or welcoming sign. Partnering with Rustic Milling and Craft of Cozad, NE, this special workshop will guide you through the creation of a professional-grade barn quilt of your own, using weather proof materials and methods to ensure the design welcomes visitors for years to come.
Instructor: Rose Maple




Quilts: Connected Stories
Saturdays: November 3, 10, 17 (no class November 24), December 1, 8, 15; 10 am-noon
Joslyn Members: $85; General Public $100
Using traditional and contemporary quilting techniques, this class will encourage students to use quilted designs to communicate a personal narrative within a larger communal story. Using hand-dyed fabric, textile paint, and rhythmic machine stitching, students will piece together personal quilt squares that fit within a larger interconnected story. (Each student will take home their individual artwork.)
Instructor: Celeste Butler




Drawing with Color
Thursdays: November 8, 15, (no class November 22), 29, December 6, 13, 20; 6-8:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $79.05; General Public: $93
Gain confidence drawing with color through studies with pastels and watercolor and visits to the galleries to better understand the visual and emotional influence color yields within an artwork.
Instructor: Ron Sykes





Watercolor Painting (B)
Fridays: November 9, 16, (no class November 23), 30, December 7, 14, 21; 10 am-12:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $97.75; General Public: $115
Explore basic watercolor painting as you work from photographic observation. Learn how to mix and overlay colors, create transparent washes, and practice a variety of brush techniques. Experienced students will enjoy working in the studio with a knowledgeable instructor as a resource for questions or critique.
Instructor: Matthew Jones




Acrylic Painting: Cracked Linen
Saturdays: November 10, 17, (no class November 24), December 1, 8, 15; 1-3:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $85; General Public: $100
Drawing inspiration from a special collection of historic quilts this class will introduce a mixed media painting method called "cracked linen." Students will combine acrylic painting and glazing techniques, with the application of resin-treated and hand-stained muslin adhered to a rigid surface, to create compositions with varying surface texture and dimensionality.
Instructor: Matthew Jones




Quilts: Personal Expression
Thursdays: November 15, (no class November 22), 29, December 6, 13; 6-8:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $73.10; General Public: $86
Inspired by a special exhibition of quilts this class will encourage students to create expressive imagery by combining applique, stitched, and mixed-media elements. Students will use a sewing machine to assemble and embellish their piecework images to create a quilted composition unique to their personal identity.
Instructor: Tasha Abourezk