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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Teen Camps!

Joslyn offers special week-long camps all summer long just for teen artists! Most teen camps are held in the studios at Creighton University and are designed to strengthen technical skills, introduce new media, and encourage new artistic friendships.

Follow this link to download a current teen flier with information about 2016 summer camps!


Advanced Drawing
Thursdays: July 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18; 6-8:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $75; General Public: $85
This class will build upon basic drawing skills and teach advanced rendering techniques in portraiture, perspective, and value. Students will spend time drawing from within the Museum’s unique architectural spaces and hone their skills working with a dressed model.
Instructor: Ron Sykes

Registration for this class is currently unavailable.




Acrylic Painting: Unique Techniques
Saturdays: July 23, 30, August 6, 13, 20; 10 am-noon
Joslyn Members: $55; General Public $65
Experiment with new acrylic painting techniques in this class that will introduce you to painting on altered surfaces, painting additives, thin glazes, and non-traditional tools.
Instructor: Matt Jones

This class is currently full. Click here to add your name and phone number to our wait list.



Paint with Color
Saturdays: July 23, 30, August 6, 13, 20; 1-3:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $55; General Public: $65
In this acrylic painting class students will experiment with color theory to produce non-objective compositions that incorporate ideas of color field painting, optical art, and expressionism.
Instructor: Troy Muller





Photography in the Gardens
Mondays: July 25, August 1, 8; 6-8 pm
Joslyn & Lauritzen Members: $40; General Public: $50
Blooming flowers and buzzing bees are forgiving subjects when you’re learning the ins-and-outs of a camera. This class will teach you how to use the principles of design and your camera’s functions to take your pictures to a higher level. All classes held at Lauritzen Gardens. Students need to bring a digital camera.
Instructor: Jim Ferguson

This class is currently full. Click here to add your name and phone number to our wait list.



Backstrap Weaving
Saturdays, August 6, 13, 20, 27; 1–3 pm
Joslyn Members: $70; General Public: $80
Backstrap weaving is one of the oldest methods of textile making. See works by Sheila Hicks, then learn to set-up and use a backstrap loom using simple materials. Produce small, colorful wall hangings as the instructor provides first-hand insight to this culturally significant art.
Instructor: Camille Hawbaker





Photography: Digital Editing Basics
Sundays: August 14, 21, 28; 1-3 pm
Joslyn Members: $40; General Public: $50
For those interested in learning to correct or edit their digital photographs this class will teach the basic ins-and-outs of Photoshop Elements. Students will spend time taking photographs in the Museum and return to the studio to receive guided instruction on how to use digital tools to enhance each shot. Students need to bring a digital camera and a computer with Adobe Photoshop Elements.
Instructor: Jim Ferguson





Textile Wrapping
Thursdays: August 25, September 1, 8; 6-8:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $50; General Public $60
Fiber artist Shelia Hicks’s sculptural textile forms will provide the framework for this class that will teach students to wrap, weave, and knot yarn and other fibers to produce colorful sculptural forms.
Instructor: Therese Straseski





Basic Drawing
Thursdays, September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6; 6–8:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $75; General Public: $85
This class will introduce basic drawing concepts and techniques to new students and hone the skills of experienced artists. Students will explore a variety of drawing tools, including graphite and charcoal, while learning to render proportion, value, and perspective.
Instructor: Ron Sykes





Intro to Oil Painting
Thursdays, September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6; 6–8:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $120; General Public: $130
Works from the Museum’s collection will provide insight to oil painting approaches and subjects. Students will learn the basics of color mixing, layering, glazing and application techniques.
Instructor: TBD





Acrylic Painting: Modeling & Glazing
Saturdays, September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8; 1–3:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $85 n General Public: $95
Learn to control color in your acrylic paintings with focused instruction on monochromatic modeling and experimentation with thin layers of transparent glazes using primary colors.
Instructor: Matt Jones





Watercolor
(A) Fridays, September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21; 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





Watercolor
(B) Fridays, November 4, 11, 18, December 2, 9, 16; 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