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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Basic Drawing
Thursdays: June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12; 6-8 pm
Joslyn Members: $80.75; General Public $95
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

Registration for this class is currently full, please click here to add your name and phone number to a wait list.


Colorful Ceramic Sculpture
Sundays: July 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12; 1-3:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $73.10; General Public $86
Colorful contemporary mixed-media sculptures by Arlene Shechet will provide a framework for this class that will teach students to shape, squeeze, and build with clay to create quick, intuitive sculptural objects. Using simple hand-building techniques and incorporating mold-made forms, students will produce numerous objects to cover with brightly colored glaze, then assemble and arrange as a sculpture installation within the Museum’s Riley Gallery.
Instructor: Sarah Hummel Jones

Registration for this class is currently full, please click here to add your name and phone number to a wait list.


Drawing Faces
Thursdays: July 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23; 6-8:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $108.80; General Public $128
Learn the principles of portrait drawing with instruction in pencil, charcoal, and chalk pastels. A special collection of Renaissance portraits will guide students as we learn to render facial proportion, structure, and likeness through observation of a costumed model.
Instructor: Ron Sykes

Registration for this class is currently full, please click here to add your name and phone number to a wait list.


Oil Painting: House Portraits
Thursdays: July 19, 26, August 2 (no class August 9) 16, 23, 30; 6-8:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $102; General Public $120
Gain confidence with oil painting techniques through the creation of a “house portrait” of your home, the house you grew up in, or another special structure. Inspired by the idyllic estate paintings within an exhibition of British paintings, this class will combine elements of landscape painting with architectural rendering while learning to use modern tricks to easily reproduce and combine elements from photographs. Students are encouraged to bring along photographs for reference.
Instructor: Katrina Swanson




Oil Painting: Noble Figures
Saturdays: August 4, 11, 18, 25; 10 am-noon
Joslyn Members: $104.55; General Public $123
A model dressed in regal costume will provide the subject for this class that will teach portraiture painting techniques with inspiration from British court painting from the reign of Queen Elizabeth I and Henry VIII. Students will learn to accurately render a pose and how to build color in order to produce a fleshy glow.
Instructor: Cody Wheelock




Transitional Portraits
Saturdays: August 4, 11, 18, 25; 1-3:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $59.50; General Public $70
This unique acrylic painting class will introduce a variety of glazing, layering, and altered acrylic painting techniques to create dreamlike portraits that swirl with color and reveal mysterious secrets within each subject. Students will learn simple transfer methods to easily render portrait subjects of their choosing.
Instructor: Mathew Jones




Watercolor Basics
Fridays, August 24, 31, September 7, 14; 10 am–12:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $65.45 n Gen. Public: $77
This introduction class is specially designed for those new to watercolor painting. Each week will focus on a different aspect of watercolor or technique, including stretching paper, brush strokes, layering color, image transfer, and special tools.
Instructor: Matt Jones




Basic Drawing
Thursdays: September 6, 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11; 6–8 pm
Joslyn Members: $80.75; General Public: $95
New students will learn basic drawing concepts and techniques while experienced artists hone their skills. Explore a variety of drawing tools, including graphite and charcoal, while learning to render proportion, value, and perspective.
Instructor: Ron Sykes





Acrylic Effects
Saturdays, September 8, 15, 22, 29; 1–3:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $72.25 n Gen. Public: $85
React and respond to paint in to create artworkswithout predetermined objectives. Experimentation with altered surfaces, painting additives, thin glazes, and non-traditional tools will ensure unexpected results and spark new ideas as students learn to control acrylic paint.
Instructor: Matt Jones





Intro to Digital Photography
Sundays, September 9, 16, 23, 30; 1–3 pm
Joslyn Members: $47.60 n Gen. Public: $56
Learn the ins-and-outs of digital photography andhow to make the most of your camera’s settings and functions. Spend time in the studio and in the Museum’s public spaces to take photographs and explore photographic possibilities. Students need to bring a digital camera.
Instructor: Jim Ferguson





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: Rachel Mindrup




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