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.

Descriptions and online registration for Summer 2018 classes will be available April 2nd.
Click here for more information about registration, refunds, and other important class notes.

The Union + Joslyn:
Multi-Color Screen Prints

(A) Thursday: February 22; 6:30-9 pm
(B) Thursday: March 29; 6:30-9 pm
(C) Thursday: April 26; 6:30-9 pm

Joslyn Members & General Public: $10
See artworks by Ed Ruscha, including several screen-printed images, in an exhibition tour at Joslyn. Then carpool or caravan to The Union for Contemporary Art - just up the street at 2423 N. 24th St. - to create a multi-color screen print from a prepared image inspired by Ruscha’s work.
Instructor: Dan Crane

Register through The Union for Contemporary Art by clicking on your preferred date above.

Black & White Photography: Documenting a Theme
Sunday: April 8; noon-3:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $44.20; General Public $52
With a nod to Ed Ruscha’s photography collections of Los Angeles apartment buildings and gas stations, often assembled into books, this photo workshop will encourage students to notice commonalties found along Omaha’s 24th Street. Students will be guided on the basics of digital black and white photography and challenged to look for recurring objects, architecture, and themes found from one end of 24th Street to the other. Transportation provided. Those interested in assembling their photographs into a book are encouraged to register for Bookmaking: Accordion Books. Students need to bring a digital camera or smart phone.
Instructor: Joe Addison

Painting: Words & Phrases
Thursdays: April 12, 19, 26, May 3; 6-8:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $78.20; General Public $92
Influenced by his background in commercial design, artist Ed Ruscha often includes words and phrases in paintings and prints. In this class you will learn simple techniques and tricks to create personalized and artful hand-painted lettering from a professional commercial sign painter.
Instructor: Sharon Manhart

Bookmaking: Accordion Books
Sunday: April 15; 1-3:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $24.65; General Public $29
As the name implies, accordion books unfold in a back-and-forth fashion that can stretch the length of a room. This workshop will teach students to measure, crease, cut and construct a finely crafted accordion book with a front and back cover. Those who wish to include images in their book are encouraged to register for Black & White Photography: Documenting a Theme, or to bring 4”x4” personal photographs.
Instructor: Maranda Allbritten

Watercolor Painting (C)
Fridays: April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25; 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: Matt Jones