What are Joslyn Summer Camps?
Spend the summer making art! Campers will get inspiration from artworks in the galleries and gardens to create works of their own in the studios.

Camps are offered all summer long for ages 4-5, 6-8, 9-12 and teens!

Options for full- or half-days are available; snack provided. Full-day campers are asked to bring a sack lunch for a supervised Lunch Bunch.

Click here for a pdf calendar of youth camps.



Four-day Camps (Monday-Thursday)
Joslyn Members: $59.50 per camp; General Public: $70 per camp

Art Smart
June 4-7; 9-11:30 am
Artworks in the galleries will guide your young artist as we learn to use the elements of art to create paintings, prints, and sculpture. Students will spend time exploring line, texture, space, color, and value to create their very own masterpieces.
Instructor: Ariel Shearer




Color Magic
June 25-28; 9-11:30 am
Explore the magical power of color! Students will concoct color combinations to learn how to mix new colors, and produce potent patterns and explosive pictures full of emotion. We’ll put our colorful spells to use in painting, prints, and more.
Instructor: Ariel Shearer




Regal People
July 9-12; 9-11:30 am
We’ll act like artistic aristocrats as we create artworks about people. An exhibition of British artworks, featuring notable nobles, will guide us as we learn painting, drawing, and printmaking techniques and make portraits, fashionable figures, and even royal pets.
Instructor: Ariel Shearer





How Do Dinosaurs Make Art?
July 23-26; 9-11:30 am
An exhibition featuring illustrations by Mark Teague of dinosaurs going to school and getting ready for bed will encourage us to ask, “How do dinosaurs make art?” We’ll think like dinosaurs as we create dino-portraits, prehistoric landscapes, and other Mesozoic artworks.
Instructor: Ariel Shearer





Half-day Camps (Monday-Friday)

Joslyn Members: $85 per camp; General Public: $100 per camp

Snacks provided. Campers attending a full-day camp, or pairing morning and afternoon camps in the same week, should bring a lunch and drink and join the supervised Lunch Bunch, from noon-1 pm

Draw Like an Artist
(A) Ages 6-8: June 4-8; 1-4 pm
(no pairing camp this week)
Take your pencil beyond the doodle and start to draw like an artist! Experience a series of artists’ exercises to train your hand to draw what you see and create finished drawings using a variety of tools such as pencil, charcoal, pastels, and more.
Instructor: Stephanie Carlson-Pruch

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


Print Shop!
(A) Ages 6-8: June 11-15; 9 am-noon
(pair with Stylin’ (A) to make a full day)
Printmaking is a hands-on; roll-up-your-sleeves kind of art making that allows you to produce artistic images again and again. We will look to works in the galleries for patterns, lines, and art styles that will inspire designs we’ll print on clothing, posters, flags, and more.
Instructor: Carey Hernandez

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


Stylin’
(A) Ages 6-8: June 11-15; 1-4 pm
(pair with Print Shop (A) to make a full day)
Visit the galleries to get yourself some style! We’ll get to know some of art’s most famous styles and all-star artists. In the studio we’ll create stylin’ artworks of our own inspired by Cubism, Impressionism, Minimalism, and Expressionism
Instructor: Amanda Foreman

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


Art-o-saurus
(B) Ages 6-8: June 18-22; 9 am-noon
(pair with Painting Possibilities (A) to make a full day)
Illustrations in the gallery of dinosaurs by Mark Teague will inspire us to make dino-art of our own. We’ll learn printmaking techniques to create feathers and scales, mix paint to create prehistoric hues, and build skeleton-like armatures to create dinosaur sculptures.
Instructor: Therese Straseski

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


Painting Possibilities
(A) Ages 6-8: June 18-22; 1-4 pm
(pair with Art-o-Saurus (B) to make a full day)
Camper will investigate the many ways artists use different brushstrokes to express themselves. We’ll explore painting styles in the galleries and experiment with color mixing and various tools and techniques in the studio to create finished paintings of our own.
Instructor: Josie Langbehn 

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



Sculpture Study
(A) Ages 6-8: June 25-29; 1-4 pm
(no pairing camp this week)
Sculptors create three-dimensional artworks using all sorts of materials and methods. Campers will see sculptures in the galleries made from clay, wood, glass, wire, and metal to understand how each artist created a carefully balanced standing structure. In the studio we’ll combine, build, and carve to create sculptures of our own.
Instructor: CaSandra Johnson

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



In the Mix!
(B) Ages 6-8: July 9-13; 1-4 pm
(no pairing camp this week)
Nearly anything can be used to make art - and sometimes artists mix it all together! This camp will explore art made by combining several materials and techniques. We’ll mix together printmaking, painting, and sculpture methods to create mixed-media artworks.
Instructor: Stephanie Carlson-Pruch

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


Draw Like an Artist
(C) Ages 6-8: July 16-20; 9 am-noon
(pair with Meet the Museum (B) to make a full day)
Take your pencil beyond the doodle and start to draw like an artist! Experience a series of artists’ exercises to train your hand to draw what you see and create finished drawings using a variety of tools such as pencil, charcoal, pastels, and more.
Instructor: Megan McLeay

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


Meet the Museum
(B) Ages 6-8: July 16-20 1; 1-4 pm
(pair with Draw like an Artist (C) to make a full day)
Go behind-the-scenes for an introduction to some of our favorite artworks and some of the people who work to make Joslyn special. We’ll visit the galleries to see the greatest hits of the collection and make paintings, sculptures, and prints in the studio. Special guests will stop by to tell us about their jobs in the Museum and we’ll take a peak into areas off limits to visitors.
Instructor: Julie Ryan





Artsy Animals
(A) Ages 6-8: July 23-27; 1-4 pm
(no pairing camp this week)
Roam the galleries to find paintings that purr and sculptures that bite. We’ll look to see how artists use texture, pattern, and shape to make lifelike animal artworks. After our adventures through the Museum we will make sculptures, paintings, and prints of animals.
Instructor: Josh Brown

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



Painting Possibilities
(C) Ages 6-8: July 30-August 3; 9 am-noon
(pair with Princely Portraits (B) to make a full day)
Camper will investigate the many ways artists use different brushstrokes to express themselves. We’ll explore painting styles in the galleries and experiment with color mixing and various tools and techniques in the studio to create finished paintings of our own.

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


Princely Portraits
(B) Ages 6-8: July 30-August 3; 1-4 pm
(pair with Painting Possibilities (D) to make a full day)
Draw and paint people after gaining inspiration from royal portraits in an exhibition of British art. Students will learn the rules of facial structure to accurately capture a person’s likeness, practice figurative proportion to draw regal poses, and adorn their subjects with attributes to elevate their nobility.
Instructor: Therese Straseski





Half-day Camps (Monday-Friday)
Joslyn Members: $85 per camp; General Public: $100 per camp

Snacks provided. Campers attending a full-day camp, or pairing morning and afternoon camps in the same week, should bring a lunch and drink and join the supervised Lunch Bunch, from noon-1 pm
SPECIAL CAMP
The Art of Theater Design
(A) Ages 9-14: June 4-8; 9 am-4 pm
Joslyn & Rose Members: $200; General Public: $215
Spend mornings at The Rose and walk to Joslyn for afternoons of exploring the exciting world of theatrical design! Discover what it takes to make scenery, costumes, props, lighting, and sound for productions. Meet professional designers and technicians and create lots of hands-on theatrical scenery and props to be used in an upcoming Rose production!
Instructors: Michael Miller & Therese Straseski




Art-o-saurus
(A) Ages 9-12: June 11-15; 9 am-noon
(pair with Drawing Like an Artist (B) to make a full day)
Illustrations in the gallery of dinosaurs by Mark Teague will inspire us to make dino-art of our own. We’ll learn printmaking techniques to create feathers and scales, mix paint to create prehistoric hues, and build skeleton-like armatures to create dinosaur sculptures.
Instructor: Therese Straseski





Draw Like an Artist
(B) Ages 9-12: June 11-15; 1-4 pm
(pair with Art-o-saurus (A) to make a full day)
Take your pencil beyond the doodle and start to draw like an artist! Experience a series of artists’ exercises to train your hand to draw what you see and create finished drawings using a variety of tools such as pencil, charcoal, pastels, and more.
Instructor: Stephanie Carlson-Pruch

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


Print Shop!
(B) Ages 9-12: June 18-22; 9 am-noon
(pair with Stylin’ (B) to make a full day)
Printmaking is a hands-on; roll-up-your-sleeves kind of art making that allows you to produce artistic images again and again. We will look to works in the galleries for patterns, lines, and art styles that will inspire designs we’ll print on clothing, posters, flags, and more.
Instructor: Carey Hernandez

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


Stylin’
(B) Ages 9-12: June 18-22; 1-4 pm
(pair with Print Shop (B) to make a full day)
Visit the galleries to get yourself some style! We’ll get to know some of art’s most famous styles and all-star artists. In the studio we’ll create stylin’ artworks of our own inspired by Cubism, Impressionism, Minimalism, and Expressionism.
Instructor: Amanda Foreman




SPECIAL CAMP
The Art of Theater Design
(B) Ages 9-14: June 25-29; 9 am-4 pm
Joslyn & Rose Members: $200; General Public: $215
Spend mornings at The Rose and walk to Joslyn for afternoons of exploring the exciting world of theatrical design! Discover what it takes to make scenery, costumes, props, lighting, and sound for productions. Meet professional designers and technicians and create lots of hands-on theatrical scenery and props to be used in an upcoming Rose production!
Instructors: Michael Miller & Therese Straseski




In the Mix!
(A) Ages 9-12: July 9-13; 9 am-noon
(pair with Painting Possibilities (B) to make a full day)
Nearly anything can be used to make art - and sometimes artists mix it all together! This camp will explore art made by combining several materials and techniques. We’ll mix together printmaking, painting, and sculpture methods to create mixed-media artworks.
Instructor: Stephanie Carlson-Pruch

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


Painting Possibilities
(B) Ages 9-12: July 9-13; 1-4 pm
(pair with In the Mix (A) to make a full day)
Camper will investigate the many ways artists use different brushstrokes to express themselves. We’ll explore painting styles in the galleries and experiment with color mixing and various tools and techniques in the studio to create finished paintings of our own.

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


 

Meet the Museum
(A) Ages 9-12: July 16-20; 9 am-noon
(pair with Sculpture Study (B) to make a full day)
Go behind-the-scenes for an introduction to some of our favorite artworks and some of the people who work to make Joslyn special. We’ll visit the galleries to see the greatest hits of the collection and make paintings, sculptures, and prints in the studio. Special guests will stop by to tell us about their jobs in the Museum and we’ll take a peak into areas off limits to visitors.
Instructor: Julie Ryan





Sculpture Study
(B) Ages 9-12: July 16-20: 1-4 pm
(pair with Meet the Museum (A) to make a full day)
Sculptors create three-dimensional artworks using all sorts of materials and methods. Campers will see sculptures in the galleries made from clay, wood, glass, wire, and metal to understand how each artist created a carefully balanced standing structure. In the studio we’ll combine, build, and carve to create sculptures of our own.
Instructor: CaSandra Johnson

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


Draw Like an Artist
(D) Ages 9-12: July 23-27; 9am-noon
(pair with Princely Portraits (A) to make a full day)
Take your pencil beyond the doodle and start to draw like an artist! Experience a series of artists’ exercises to train your hand to draw what you see and create finished drawings using a variety of tools such as pencil, charcoal, pastels, and more.
Instructor: Megan McLeay

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


Princely Portraits
(A) Ages 9-12: July 23-27; 1-4 pm
(pair with Draw Like an Artist (D) to make a full day)
Draw and paint people after gaining inspiration from royal portraits in an exhibition of British art. Students will learn the rules of facial structure to accurately capture a person’s likeness, practice figurative proportion to draw regal poses, and adorn their subjects with attributes to elevate their nobility.
Instructor: Therese Straseski




 
Artsy Animals
(B) Ages 9-12: July 30-August 3; 9 am-noon
(pair with Painting Possibilities (D) to make a full day)
Roam the galleries to find paintings that purr and sculptures that bite. We’ll look to see how artists use texture, pattern, and shape to make lifelike animal artworks. After our adventures through the Museum we will make sculptures, paintings, and prints of animals.
Instructor: Josh Brown

 


Painting Possibilities
(D) Ages 9-12: July 30-August 3; 1-4 pm
(pair with Artsy Animals (B) to make a full day)
Camper will investigate the many ways artists use different brushstrokes to express themselves. We’ll explore painting styles in the galleries and experiment with color mixing and various tools and techniques in the studio to create finished paintings of our own.
Instructor: CaSandra Johnson

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




Joslyn Members: $42.50 per camp; General Public: $50
Campers should bring a lunch and drink. Snacks provided.
Draw! ages 6-12
Monday: July 2; 9 am-4 pm
Draw the day away! Learn technical skills, play drawing games, and create artworks using Sharpies, pastels, and charcoal.
Instructor: Josie Langbehn

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


Paint! ages 6-12
Tuesday: July 3; 9 am-4 pm
Learn how to mix paint, create colors and tones, and how to use a palette knife, as you complete a finished painting on canvas.
Instructor: Amanda Foreman

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


Sculpt! ages 6-12
Thursday, July 5; 9 am-4 pm
Explore sculpture in Joslyn’s gardens and galleries before putting your hands to work to build 3-D art from found and reclaimed objects.
Instructor: Stephanie Carlson-Pruch

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


Print! ages 6-12
Friday: July 6; 9 am-4 pm
Kids will learn simple printmaking methods to make posters, trading cards, and more.
Instructor: Josh Brown






Half-day Camps (Monday-Friday)

Joslyn Members: $102 per camp; General Public: $120 per camp (except Ceramics)

Teen camps are held at The Union for Contemporary Art (2423 N 24th St, just up the street from Joslyn) or Creighton University's Lied Education Center for the Arts (2500 California Plz) to provide you with a taste of the college life and a fully equipped co-op experience. Snacks provided.

Alternative Art at the Union
Teen camp: June 4-8; 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Sticker design, screen printing, and zine publication, are ways to take art out of the gallery and into the real world. This camp will apply art-making techniques and principles to outlets that reach people beyond the traditional art audience.
Instructor: Dan Crane




Drawing at CU
Teen camp: June 18-22, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Strengthen your drawing skills! Through model studies and observational exercises this camp will teach you to accurately render proportion, perspective, mass, and value, using media including pencil, charcoal, and pen and ink.
Instructor: Rachel Mindrup

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


Oil Painting at CU
Teen camp: July 16-20; 9:30 am-12:30 pm
This camp will teach the basics of oil painting. Learn to use a brush, palette knife, and layers of color to create observational painting studies.
Instructor: Rachel Mindrup




Two-Week Camp
Ceramics at the Union
Teen camp: July 23-27 & July 30-August 3; 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $204; General Public: $240
Learn hand-building and wheel-thrown ceramic techniques. This two-week camp will allow you to take your time as you learn from each step of making wheel-thrown pots and hand-built objects with guidance and encouragement from your instructor.
Instructor: Jesse Ross