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Four-day Camps (Monday-Thursday)

Pint-sized Painters 
June 8-11; 9-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $50; General Public: $60
Introduce your pint-sized painter to the world of painting! Campers will learn to use a brush and how to mix colors and they’ll look to artists in the galleries to see how to experiment with unlikely techniques like dripping and pouring paint in new and exciting ways.
Instructor: Ariel Shearer

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


Face to Face 
June 22-25; 9-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $50; General Public: $60
Young artists in this camp will get face to face with the many portraits and figurative artworks in the Museum. The masters in the galleries will teach us to make artworks of people. Campers will learn to create expressive faces and active bodies through projects based in painting, collage, and sculpture.
Instructor: Ariel Shearer

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


Sculpture Making 
July 13-16; 9-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $50; General Public: $60
In this camp your young artists will learn to make three-dimensional artworks by building, carving, and modeling to create works of sculpture like those we will see in Joslyn’s galleries and gardens.
Instructor: Ariel Shearer




Artsy Animals 
July 27-30; 9-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $50; General Public: $60
Send your camper on an art safari! Children will search the Museum for paintings, prints, and sculptures of animals. In the studio we’ll learn about shape, pattern, and texture as we make artworks of critters and beasts.
Instructor: Ariel Shearer




 

Half-day Camps (Monday-Friday)
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.


Art Basics
(A) Ages 6-8: Monday-Friday, June 1-5; 9 am-noon (pair with Drawing for Real (A) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75; General Public: $90
Learn the tricks of the trade by looking to see how artists in the gallery use the art elements and principles, such as line, color, rhythm, and movement, to make a work of art a masterpiece. Campers will become familiar with these art basics and apply them in the studio to create paintings, sculptures, and prints.
Instructor (A): Carey Hernandez

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


Drawing for Real
(A) Ages 6-8: Monday-Friday; June 1-5; 1-4 pm (pair with Art Basics (A) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75; General Public: $90
Learn to draw like an artist in this camp that will teach you make your drawings look real. Campers will experience a series of artists’ exercises to train your hand to draw what you see. We will also create finished drawings using a variety of drawing tools such as pencil, charcoal, pastels, and scratch boards.
Instructor (A): Jaim Hackbart

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



Painting Possibilities
(A) Ages 6-8: Monday-Friday; June 8-12; 1-4 pm (there is no pairing camp this week)
Joslyn Members: $75; General Public: $90
The possibilities are endless in this camp that will teach you the ins-and-outs of painting. We’ll learn to mix colors, carefully place paint with a brush, and experiment like Jackson Pollock and Helen Frankenthaler by pouring paint from above.
Instructor (A):Therese Straseski

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


Meet the Museum
(A) Ages 6-8: June 15-19; 9 am-noon (pair with Animals in the Galleries (B) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75; General Public: $90
Get to know Joslyn a little bit better in this camp that will introduce you to some of our favorite artworks and even some of the people who work so hard to make the Museum special. We’ll visit the galleries to see the greatest hits of the collection and make paintings, sculptures, and prints in the studio. Throughout the week, special guests will stop by to tell us about their jobs in the Museum and we’ll take a peak at behind-the-scenes areas off limits to visitors.
Instructor (A): Julie Ryan




Animals in the Gallery
(B) Ages 6-8: June 15-19; 1-4 pm (pair with Meet the Museum (A) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75; General Public: $90
Roam the galleries in this camp all about animals, 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 we will make sculptures, paintings, and prints of animals in the studio.
Instructor (B): Stephanie Carlson-Pruch




Subjects & Styles 
(A) Ages 6-8: June 22-26; 9 am-noon (pair with Express Yourself! (A) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75; General Public: $90
Artists use their personal style to show us subjects and themes in new and exciting ways. This camp will take you through the galleries to look at how artists create portraits, landscapes, and still lifes in a range of different styles. In the studio we will experiment to create impressionistic, cubist, realist, and expressionistic artworks.
Instructor (A): Therese Straseski




Express Yourself! 
(A) Ages 6-8: June 22-26; 1-4 pm (pair with Subjects & Styles (A) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75; General Public: $90
Just like people, art can have an attitude. This camp will teach you to use the power of art to express yourself. We’ll look at artworks in the gallery that are happy, silly, calm, or even angry to better understand how to use a variety of art-making materials to make art with attitude.
Instructor (A): Stephanie Carlson-Pruch

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


The Wearable Canvas 
(A) Ages 6-8: July 6-10; 9 am-noon (pair with Imagine That! (B) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75; General Public: $90
In this camp we will take inspiration from artworks in the gallery to create designs for t-shirts and other wearable art. Students will create logos and brands based on imagery from the gallery and apply their designs to fashionable items using a variety of printmaking techniques.
Instructor (A): Carey Hernandez

This camp is currently full. Click here to add you name and number to our wait list.


Imagine That! 
(B) Ages 6-8: July 6-10; 1-4 pm (pair with The Wearable Canvas (A) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75; General Public: $90
One of the greatest tools in an artist’s utility belt is the imagination. This camp will strengthen campers’ imaginative skills through exercises, games and a variety of art-making projects. We will visit the galleries to see dream-like artworks and bizarre abstractions to get our juices flowing for our own creations.
Instructor (B): Gabrielle Gaines-Liwaru




Drawing for Real 
(D) Ages 6-8: Monday-Friday: July 13-17; 1-4 pm (there is no pairing camp this week)
Joslyn Members: $75; General Public: $90
Learn to draw like an artist in this camp that will teach you make your drawings look real. Campers will experience a series of artists’ exercises to train your hand to draw what you see. We will also create finished drawings using a variety of drawing tools such as pencil, charcoal, pastels, and scratch boards.
Instructor (D): CaSandra Johnson

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


Painting Possibilities
(C) Ages 6-8: Monday-Friday; July 20-24; 9 am-noon (pair with Stitch by Stitch (B) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75; General Public: $90
The possibilities are endless in this camp that will teach you the ins-and-outs of painting. We’ll learn to mix colors, carefully place paint with a brush, and experiment like Jackson Pollock and Helen Frankenthaler by pouring paint from above.
Instructor (C): Julie Ryan

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


Stitch by Stitch 
(B) Ages 6-8: July 20-24; 1-4 pm (pair with Painting Possibilities (C) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75; General Public: $90
Some artists in Joslyn’s galleries create intricate works of art by tying knots, weaving strips of cloth, or sewing with a needle and thread. In this camp we’ll learn to dye fabric, weave patterned tapestries, and stitch felt to make three-dimensional characters.
Instructor (B): Therese Straseski

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


Sculpture: A World of Material
(B) Ages 6-8: July 27-31; 1-4 pm (there is no pairing camp this week)
Joslyn Members: $75; General Public: $90
Sculptors create three-dimensional artworks using all sorts of materials and in this camp we will investigate several methods of sculpture making. Campers will view examples of sculptures in the galleries made from clay, wood, glass, and fabric to understand how each artist created a carefully balanced standing structure. In the studio we will combine, build, and carve materials to create a few sculptures of our own.
Instructor (B): Therese Straseski




Print Shop 
(B) Ages 6-8: August 3-7; 9 am-noon (pair with Mix it Up! (B) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75; General Public: $90
Printmaking is a hands-on, roll-up-your-sleeves kind of art making that allows you to replicate artistic images again and again. We will learn to print using a variety of techniques and create posters, magazines, book bags, and more.
Instructor (B): Carey Hernandez

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


Mix it Up! 
(B) Ages 6-8: August 3-7; 1-4 pm (pair with Print Shop (B) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75; General Public: $90
Sometimes works of art look so abstract and crazy you might think the artist was a little mixed-up. We’ll look at modern and contemporary artworks to see how artists combine ideas and materials to create wild pieces that look like nothing we’ve ever seen before. In the studio we will use art-making techniques like painting, collage, pen and ink, stencils, and more to create mixed-up artworks of our own.
Instructor (B): Therese Straseski





Half-day Camps (Monday-Friday)

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.


The Art of Theater Design
SPECIAL CAMP
Ages 9-14: Monday-Friday, June 1-5; 9 am-4 pm
Joslyn & Rose Members: $185; General Public: $210

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

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


Art Basics
(B) Ages 9-12: Monday-Friday, June 8-12; 9 am-noon (pair with Drawing for Real (B) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75; General Public: $90
Learn the tricks of the trade by looking to see how artists in the gallery use the art elements and principles, such as line, color, rhythm, and movement, to make a work of art a masterpiece. Campers will become familiar with these art basics and apply them in the studio to create paintings, sculptures, and prints.
Instructor (B): Jaim Hackbart




Drawing for Real
(B) Ages 9-12: Monday-Friday; June 8-12; 1-4 pm (pair with Art Basics (B) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75; General Public: $90
Learn to draw like an artist in this camp that will teach you make your drawings look real. Campers will experience a series of artists’ exercises to train your hand to draw what you see. We will also create finished drawings using a variety of drawing tools such as pencil, charcoal, pastels, and scratch boards.
Instructor (B): Jaim Hackbart




Animals in the Gallery
(A) Ages 9-12: June 15-19; 9 am-noon (pair with Meet the Museum (B) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75; General Public: $90
Roam the galleries in this camp all about animals, 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 we will make sculptures, paintings, and prints of animals in the studio.
Instructor (A): Stephanie Carlson-Pruch




Meet the Museum
(B) Ages 9-12: June 15-19; 1-4 pm (pair with Animals in the Galleries (A) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75; General Public: $90
Get to know Joslyn a little bit better in this camp that will introduce you to some of our favorite artworks and even some of the people who work so hard to make the Museum special. We’ll visit the galleries to see the greatest hits of the collection and make paintings, sculptures, and prints in the studio. Throughout the week, special guests will stop by to tell us about their jobs in the Museum and we’ll take a peak at behind-the-scenes areas off limits to visitors.
Instructor (B): Julie Ryan




Painting Possibilities 
(B) Ages 9-12: Monday-Friday; June 22-26: 1-4 pm (there is no pairing camp this week)
Joslyn Members: $75; General Public: $90
The possibilities are endless in this camp that will teach you the ins-and-outs of painting. We’ll learn to mix colors, carefully place paint with a brush, and experiment like Jackson Pollock and Helen Frankenthaler by pouring paint from above.
Instructor (B): Therese Straseski




Imagine That! 
(A) Ages 9-12: July 6-10; 9 am-noon (pair with Drawing for Real (C) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75; General Public: $90
One of the greatest tools in an artist’s utility belt is the imagination. This camp will strengthen campers’ imaginative skills through exercises, games, and a variety of art-making projects. We will visit the galleries to see dream-like artworks and bizarre abstractions to get our juices flowing for our own creations.
Instructor (A): Gabrielle Gaines-Liwaru

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


Drawing for Real 
(C) Ages 9-12: Monday-Friday; July 6-10; 1-4 pm (Imagine That! (A) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75; General Public: $90
Learn to draw like an artist in this camp that will teach you make your drawings look real. Campers will experience a series of artists’ exercises to train your hand to draw what you see. We will also create finished drawings using a variety of drawing tools such as pencil, charcoal, pastels, and scratch boards.
Instructor (C): CaSandra Johnson

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


The Wearable Canvas 
(B) Ages 9-12: July 13-17; 9 am-noon (pair with Sculpture: A World of Material (A) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75; General Public: $90
In this camp we will take inspiration from artworks in the gallery to create designs for t-shirts and other wearable art. Students will create logos and brands based on imagery from the gallery and apply their designs to fashionable items using a variety of printmaking techniques.
Instructor (B): Carey Hernandez

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


Sculpture: A World of Material
(A) Ages 9-12: July 13-17; 1-4 pm (pair with The Wearable Canvas (B) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75; General Public: $90
Sculptors create three-dimensional artworks using all sorts of materials and in this camp we will investigate several methods of sculpture making. Campers will view examples of sculptures in the galleries made from clay, wood, glass, and fabric to understand how each artist created a carefully balanced standing structure. In the studio we will combine, build, and carve materials to create a few sculptures of our own.
Instructor (A): Therese Straseski




Stitch by Stitch 
(A) Ages 9-12: July 20-24; 9 am-noon (pair with Painting Possibilities (D) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75; General Public: $90
Some artists in Joslyn’s galleries create intricate works of art by tying knots, weaving strips of cloth, or sewing with a needle and thread. In this camp we’ll learn to dye fabric, weave patterned tapestries, and stitch felt to make three-dimensional characters.
Instructor (A): Therese Straseski

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


Painting Possibilities
(D) Ages 9-12: Monday-Friday: July 20-24; 1-4 pm (pair with Stitch by Stitch (A) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75; General Public: $90
The possibilities are endless in this camp that will teach you the ins-and-outs of painting. We’ll learn to mix colors, carefully place paint with a brush, and experiment like Jackson Pollock and Helen Frankenthaler by pouring paint from above.
Instructor (D): Julie Ryan




Print Shop 
(A) Ages 9-12: July 27-31; 9 am-noon (pair with Mix it Up! (A) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75; General Public: $90
Printmaking is a hands-on, roll-up-your-sleeves kind of art making that allows you to replicate artistic images again and again. We will learn to print using a variety of techniques to create posters, magazines, book bags, and more.
Instructor (A): Carey Hernandez




Mix it Up! 
(A) Ages 9-12: July 27-31; 1-4 pm (pair with Print Shop (A) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75; General Public: $90
Sometimes works of art look so abstract and crazy you might think the artist was a little mixed-up. We’ll look at modern and contemporary artworks to see how artists combine ideas and materials to create wild pieces that look like nothing we’ve ever seen before. In the studio we will use art-making techniques like painting, collage, pen and ink, stencils, and more to create mixed-up artworks of our own.
Instructor (A): Kim Reid Kuhn




Subjects & Styles 
(B) Ages 9-12: August 3-7; 9 am-noon (pair with Express Yourself! (B) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75; General Public: $90
Artists use their personal style to show us subjects and themes in new and exciting ways. This camp will take you through the galleries to look at how artists create portraits, landscapes, and still lifes in a range of different styles. In the studio we will experiment to create impressionistic, cubist, realist, and expressionistic artworks.
Instructor (B): Gabrielle Gaines-Liwaru




Express Yourself! 
(B) Ages 9-12: August 3-7; 1-4 pm (pair with Subjects & Styles (B) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75; General Public: $90
Just like people, art can have an attitude. This camp will teach you to use the power of art to express yourself. We’ll look at artworks in the gallery that are happy, silly, calm, or even angry to better understand how to use a variety of art-making materials to make art with attitude.
Instructor (B): Carey Hernandez






Snacks provided. Campers should bring a lunch and drink.


Draw! 
Monday, June 29; 9 am-4 pm
Joslyn Members: $40; General Public: $50

Draw the day away! Campers will learn technical skills, play drawing games, and create artworks using sharpie, pastels, and charcoal.
Instructor: Carey Hernandez

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


Paint! 
Tuesday, June 30; 9 am-4 pm
Joslyn Members: $40; General Public: $50

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: Therese Straseski

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


Print! 
Wednesday, July 1; 9 am-4 pm
Joslyn Members: $40; General Public: $50

Kids will learn simple printmaking methods to make print after print to produce trading cards and a book to collect them in.
Instructor: Carey Hernandez

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


Sculpt! 
Thursday, July 2; 9 am-4 pm
Joslyn Members: $40; General Public: $50

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: Therese Straseski

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


Mixed Media! 
Friday, July 3; 9 am-4 pm
Joslyn Members: $40; General Public: $50

Mix several materials and techniques together to create works of art with lots of ingredients. We’ll see how artists use collage, drawing, painting, and stamping before putting all of these techniques together for our own mixed-media creations.
Instructor: Carey Hernandez






Teen camps are held at Creighton University's Lied Education Center for the Arts (2500 California Plz., just up the street from Joslyn) and will give you a taste of the college studio experience. Each camp includes a visit to Joslyn's galleries.

Wheel-Thrown Ceramics (Teen Camp)
June 1-5 and June 8-12; 1-4 pm
Joslyn Members: $170; General Public: $200
Learn to manipulate clay on the potter’s wheel and create functional wares. This two-week camp will allow you to take your time as you learn each step of making a pot with guidance and encouragement from your instructor.
Instructor: Jesse Ross




Drawing
June 15-19; 1-4 pm
Joslyn Members: $85; General Public: $100
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

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


Clay Sculpture 
June 22-26; 1-4 pm
Joslyn Members: $85; General Public: $100
Learn basic clay sculpture techniques such as slab construction and modeling methods to create three-dimensional sculptural forms.
Instructor: Jesse Ross




Simple Screen Printing 
July 6-10; 1-4 pm
Joslyn Members: $85; General Public: $100
Learn simple screen-printing methods you can do at home in your garage to produce t-shirts, posters, and more.
Instructor: Phil Hawkins




Oil Painting 
July 13-17; 1-4 pm
Joslyn Members: $85; General Public: $100
This camp will teach the basics of oil painting. Learn to use a brush, palette knife, and layers of color to create accurate painting studies.
Instructor: Rachel Mindrup




Alternative Art 
July 20-24; 1-4 pm
Joslyn Members: $85; General Public: $100
Sticker design, zine publication, and skate decks 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: Kim Darling (Kim Reid Kuhn)




Kinetic Sculpture 
July 27-31; 1-4 pm
Joslyn Members: $85; General Public: $100
Make sculptures that move in this camp that will teach you to use simple mechanics to set things in motion Students will learn to combine basic carving methods, wire, and found materials to make unique sculptural forms.
Instructor: Pamela Conyers Hinson