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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Drawing with the Masters
Saturdays: October 14, 21, 28; 1-3:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $55; General Public $65
Generations of artists have carefully examined and replicated works of the masters in order to hone their skills and strengthen their rendering abilities. Students will look at examples of these types of drawing studies in a temporary exhibition, then set up drawing horses in Joslyn’s permanent collection galleries to create copycat drawings using special techniques and tricks to accurately mimic the masters.
Instructor: Cody Wheelock




Watercolor (B)
Fridays: November 3, 10, 17 (no class November 24), December 1, 8, 15; 10 am-12:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $105; 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: Matt Jones

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Stylized Figures
Saturdays: November 4, 11, 18; 1-3:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $55; General Public $65
Artists like Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, and Romare Bearden were not always interested in rendering perfectly proportioned figures. They used personal style to amplify the sensuous bodies, twisted hands, or sturdy limbs of the people they introduced to the viewer. This class will encourage students to explore personal style through observational drawings of a clothed model using graphite and colored pastels.
Instructor: Erin Blaney




Drawing with a Brush
Thursdays: November 30, December 7, 14; 6-8:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $55; General Public $65
Preliminary painting sketches and studies in the gallery will show us that not all drawing is done with a pencil. Through a series of short oil painting studies and exercises in the studio, students will learn to use quick brush strokes to capture a moment in time or to experiment with the subject.
Instructor: Cody Wheelock




Drawing with Drama
Saturdays: December 2, 9, 16; 1-3:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $55; General Public $65
Capable artists are able to use value and line to imbue drawings with energy and drama that evokes powerful emotion. Expertly composed values, highlights, and lines seen in works in the galleries by artists such as Käthe Kollwitz and George Romney will provide reference while students learn to use pencil and charcoal to render dramatically lit models in the studio.
Instructor: Megan McLeay