Joslyn Summer Camps!
 

Spend the summer making art! Campers will get inspiration from artworks in the galleries and gardens, and create works of their own in the studio. Camps for children age four through twelve are held at Joslyn. Teen camps are held at The Union for Contemporary Art.

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.


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Four-day Camps (Monday-Thursday)
Joslyn Members: $60 per camp; General Public: $70 per camp


Parts of Art
June 5-8; 9-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $60 per camp; General Public: $70 per camp
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


This class is currently closed. Please click here to be added to a wait list.


Playful Painters
June 19-22; 9-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $60 per camp; General Public: $70 per camp
The painterly possibilities are endless in this camp where we will express ourselves with brushstrokes, learn to mix colors, and experiment with unlikely techniques like dripping and pouring paint in new and playful ways.
Instructor: Ariel Shearer


This class is currently full. Please click here to submit your name and phone number to be added to a wait list.


Adorned in Art
July 17-20; 9-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $60 per camp; General Public: $70 per camp
In this camp we’ll create art we can wear! A special exhibition of glittering gemstones and fanciful fashion arts will inspire us to create art deco t-shirt designs, pendants with pattern, and other ways to make ourselves into works of art.
Instructor: Ariel Shearer





Color Kiddies
July 31-August 3; 9-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $60 per camp; General Public: $70 per camp
The classic Little Golden Book, The Color Kittens, will lead the way to get your young artist excited about color! Kitties Brush and Hush will teach us to mix colors, create imaginary worlds, and put together patterns as we make paintings and prints.
Instructor: Ariel Shearer






 


Half-day Camps (Monday-Friday)
Joslyn Members: $80 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.


Drawing: Beyond the Doodle
(A) Ages 6-8: June 5-9; 1-4 pm (no pairing camp this week)
Joslyn Members: $80 per camp; General Public: $100 per camp
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 drawing tools such as pencil, charcoal, pastels, and more.
Instructor: Megan McLeay


This class is currently closed. Please click here to be added to a wait list.


Printmaking: Designs of All Kinds
(A) Ages 6-8: June 12-16; 9 am-noon (pair with Art Taken Apart (A) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $80 per camp; General Public: $100 per camp
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 create to print on clothing, posters, and more.
Instructor: Carey Hernandez


This class is currently closed. Please click here to be added to a wait list.


Art Taken Apart
(A) Ages 6-8: June 12-16; 1-4 pm (pair with Printmaking: Designs of All Kinds (A) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $80 per camp; General Public: $100 per camp
Great art is made from a few basic elements and principles. Join us to crack the code to identify the different parts of art! We’ll visit the galleries to learn the tricks of the trade that artists use to make their art awesome, and create paintings, prints, drawings, and sculptures of your own in the studio.
Instructor: Stephanie Carlson-Pruch


This class is currently closed. Please click here to be added to a wait list.


Painting: Different Strokes
(B) Ages 6-8: June 19-23; 1-4 pm (no pairing camp this week)
Joslyn Members: $80 per camp; General Public: $100 per camp
In this camp will investigate the many ways artists whose work is in the galleries use different brushstrokes to express themselves. We’ll explore painting styles and experiment with color mixing and various painting tools in the studio to create our own finished artworks.
Instructor: CaSandra Johnson


Registration for this class is currently closed. Click here to add your name to a waitlist.


Mythical Masterpieces
(A) Ages 6-8: June 26-30; 9 am-noon (pair with Super Sculpture (A) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $80 per camp; General Public: $100 per camp
Illustrations for the heroic tale The Iliad and the Odyssey will start us on a journey throughout the Museum to find narratives from the mythical past. In the studio we’ll recreate some of these ancient characters and create some myths of our own in sculptures, comic illustrations, and more.
Instructor: Stephanie Carlson-Pruch


This class is currently full. Please click here to submit your name and phone number to be added to a wait list.


Super Sculptures
(A) Ages 6-8: June 26-30; 1-4 pm (pair with Mythical Masterpieces (A) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $80 per camp; General Public: $100 per camp
Sculptors create three-dimensional artworks using all sorts of materials and techniques. Campers will view examples of sculptures in the galleries made from clay, wood, glass, wire, and metal to understand how artists create carefully balanced standing structures. In the studio we will combine, build, and carve to make sculptures of our own.
Instructor: CaSandra Johnson


Registration for this class is currently closed. Click here to add your name to a waitlist.



Art You Can Wear
(A) Ages 6-8: July 10-14; 9 am-noon (pair with Meet the Museum (B) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $80 per camp; General Public: $100 per camp
Turn yourself into a walking work of art in this camp that will draw inspiration from a special exhibition of jewelry from the heights of French fashion. Examples of art deco sketches and golden insects worn as pins will get our imaginations flowing to create pendants, bracelets, and t-shirt designs fit for the runway.
Instructors: Therese Straseski


Registration for this class is currently closed. Click here to add your name to a waitlist


Meet the Museum
(B) Ages 6-8: July 10-14 1; 1-4 pm (pair with Art You Can Wear (A) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $80 per camp; General Public: $100 per camp
Go behind-the-scenes in this camp that will introduce you 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


This class is currently full. Please click here to submit your name and phone number to be added to a wait list.



Animals in the Gallery
(A) Ages 6-8: July 17-21; 1-4 pm (no pairing camp this week)
Joslyn Members: $80 per camp; General Public: $100 per camp
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: Jaim Hackbart


Registration for this class is currently closed. Click here to add your name to a waitlist.


What’s the Big Idea?
(B) Ages 6-8: July 24-28; 9 am-noon (pair with Drawing: Beyond the Doodle (D) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $80 per camp; General Public: $100 per camp
It’s been said that great artists steal ideas. More accurately, they fill their “idea banks” with thoughts and observations of the world around them. In this camp we’ll create sketchbooks to hold our ideas, practice some idea exercises, and visit the galleries to look at different art styles and “steal” some ideas from the masters to use when making our own paintings, drawings, and prints.
Instructor: Julie Ryan


Registration for this class is currently closed. Click here to add your name to a waitlist.


Drawing: Beyond the Doodle
(D) Ages 6-8: July 24-28; 1-4 pm (pair with What’s the Idea? (B) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $80 per camp; General Public: $100 per camp
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 drawing tools such as pencil, charcoal, pastels, and more.
Instructor: Megan McLeay


This class is currently closed. Please click here to be added to a wait list.


Painting: Different Strokes
(D) Ages 6-8: July 31-August 4; 1-4 pm (no pairing camp this week)
Joslyn Members: $80 per camp; General Public: $100 per camp
In this camp will investigate the many ways artists whose work is in the galleries use different brushstrokes to express themselves. We’ll explore painting styles and experiment with color mixing and various painting tools in the studio to create our own finished artworks.
Instructor: Therese Straseski


This class is currently full. Please click here to submit your name and phone number to be added to a wait list.




One-day Camps – Joslyn Members: $40 per camp; General Public: $50
Bring a lunch/drink. Snack provided.



Draw!
Wednesday, July 5; 9 am-4 pm
One-day Camps – Joslyn Members: $40 per camp; General Public: $50
Draw the day away! Learn technical skills, play drawing games, and create artworks using Sharpie, pastels, and charcoal.
Instructor: Therese Straseski


This class is currently closed. Please click here to be added to a wait list.


Sculpt!
Thursday, July 6; 9 am-4 pm
One-day Camps – Joslyn Members: $40 per camp; 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: Carey Hernandez


This class is currently full. Please click here to submit your name and phone number to be added to a wait list.
 


Paint!
Friday, July 7; 9 am-4 pm
One-day Camps – Joslyn Members: $40 per camp; 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: CaSandra Johnson


This class is currently full. Please click here to submit your name and phone number to be added to a wait list.
 





Half-day Camps (Monday-Friday)
Joslyn Members: $80 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 5-9; 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


This class is currently full. Please click here to submit your name and phone number to be added to a wait list.


Painting: Different Strokes
(A) Ages 9-12: June 12-16; 9am-noon (pair with Drawing: Beyond the Doodle (B) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $80 per camp; General Public: $100 per camp
In this camp will investigate the many ways artists whose work is in the galleries use different brushstrokes to express themselves. We’ll explore painting styles and experiment with color mixing and various painting tools in the studio to create our own finished artworks.
Instructor: CaSandra Johnson


This class is currently full. Please click here to submit your name and phone number to be added to a wait list.



Drawing: Beyond the Doodle
(B) Ages 9-12: June 12-16; 1-4 pm (pair with Painting: Different Strokes (A) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $80 per camp; General Public: $100 per camp
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 drawing tools such as pencil, charcoal, pastels, and more.
Instructor: Megan McLeay


Registration for this class is currently closed. Click here to add your name to a waitlist.


SPECIAL CAMP
The Art of Theater Design

(B) Ages 9-14: June 19-23; 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


Registration for this class is currently closed. Click here to add your name to a waitlist.


Printmaking: Designs of All Kinds
(B) Ages 9-12: June 26-30; 9 am-noon (pair with Mythical Masterpieces (B) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $80 per camp; General Public: $100 per camp
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 create to print on clothing, posters, and more.
Instructor: Carey Hernandez





Mythical Masterpieces
(B) Ages 9-12: June 26-30; 1-4 pm (pair with Printmaking: Designs of All Kinds (B) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $80 per camp; General Public: $100 per camp
Illustrations for the heroic tale The Iliad and the Odyssey will start us on a journey throughout the Museum to find narratives from the mythical past. In the studio we’ll recreate some of these ancient characters and create some myths of our own in sculptures, comic illustrations, and more.
Instructor: Stephanie Carlson-Pruch


This class is currently full. Please click here to submit your name and phone number to be added to a wait list.



Meet the Museum
(A) Ages 9-12: July 10-14; 9 am-noon (pair with Drawing: Beyond the Doodle (C) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $80 per camp; General Public: $100 per camp
Go behind-the-scenes in this camp that will introduce you 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






Drawing: Beyond the Doodle
(C) Ages 9-12: July 10-14; 1-4 pm (pair with Meet the Museum (A) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $80 per camp; General Public: $100 per camp
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 drawing tools such as pencil, charcoal, pastels, and more.
Instructor: Megan McLeay


Registration for this class is currently closed. Click here to add your name to a waitlist.


What’s the Big Idea?
(A) Ages 9-12: July 17-21; 9 am-noon (pair with Super Sculptures (B) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $80 per camp; General Public: $100 per camp
It’s been said that great artists steal ideas. More accurately, they fill their “idea banks” with thoughts and observations of the world around them. In this camp we’ll create sketchbooks to hold our ideas, practice some idea exercises, and visit the galleries to look at different art styles and “steal” some ideas from the masters to use when making our own paintings, drawings, and prints.
Instructor: Therese Straseski






Super Sculptures
(B) Ages 9-12: July 17-21: 1-4 pm (pair with What’s the Idea? (A) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $80 per camp; General Public: $100 per camp
Sculptors create three-dimensional artworks using all sorts of materials and techniques. Campers will view examples of sculptures in the galleries made from clay, wood, glass, wire, and metal to understand how artists create carefully balanced standing structures. In the studio we will combine, build, and carve to make sculptures of our own.
Instructor: CaSandra Johnson


Registration for this class is currently closed. Click here to add your name to a waitlist.


Art You Can Wear
(B) Ages 9-12: July 24-28; 9 am-noon (pair with Art Taken Apart (B) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $80 per camp; General Public: $100 per camp
Turn yourself into a walking work of art in this camp that will draw inspiration from a special exhibition of jewelry from the heights of French fashion. Examples of art deco sketches and golden insects worn as pins will get our imaginations flowing to create pendants, bracelets, and t-shirt designs fit for the runway.
Instructors: Therese Straseski






Art Taken Apart
(B) Ages 9-12: July 24-28; 1-4 pm (pair with Art You Can Wear (B) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $80 per camp; General Public: $100 per camp
Great art is made from a few basic elements and principles. Join us to crack the code to identify the different parts of art! We’ll visit the galleries to learn the tricks of the trade that artists use to make their art awesome, and create paintings, prints, drawings, and sculptures of your own in the studio.
Instructor: Julie Ryan






Painting: Different Strokes
(C) Ages 9-12: July 31-Augsut 4; 9 am-noon (pair with Animals in the Gallery (B) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $80 per camp; General Public: $100 per camp
In this camp will investigate the many ways artists whose work is in the galleries use different brushstrokes to express themselves. We’ll explore painting styles and experiment with color mixing and various painting tools in the studio to create our own finished artworks.
Instructor: Therese Straseski






Animals in the Gallery
(B) Ages 9-12: July 31-Augsut 4; 1-4 pm (pair with Painting: Different Strokes (C) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $80 per camp; General Public: $100 per camp
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: Jaim Hackbart






Half-day Camps (Monday-Friday) – Joslyn Members: $100 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) and will give you a taste of a fully equipped co-op studio experience. Snacks provided.





Ceramics
June 5-9 & June 12-16; 10 am-1 pm
Joslyn Members: $200; General Public: $240
Teen camps are held at The Union for Contemporary Art (2423 N. 24th Street), just up the street from Joslyn) and will give you a taste of the fully equipped co-op studio experience. Snacks provided.

Learn hand-building and wheel-thrown ceramic techniques. This two-week camp will allow you to take your time as you learn each step of making wheel-thrown pots and hand-built objects with guidance and encouragement from your instructor.
Instructor: Jesse Ross





Printmaking
June 19-23; 10 am-1 pm
Joslyn Members: $100 per camp; General Public $120 per camp
Teen camps are held at The Union for Contemporary Art (2423 N. 24th Street), just up the street from Joslyn) and will give you a taste of the fully equipped co-op studio experience. Snacks provided.

Learn to create your very own screen-printed t-shirt and poster designs, create one-of-a-kind monoprints, and produce piles of images using the printing press.
Instructor: Camille Hawbaker





Alternative Art
June 26-30; 10 am-1 pm
Joslyn Members: $100 per camp; General Public $120 per camp
Teen camps are held at The Union for Contemporary Art (2423 N. 24th Street), just up the street from Joslyn) and will give you a taste of the fully equipped co-op studio experience. Snacks provided.

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: Dan Crane





Drawing
July 10-14, 10 am-1 pm
Joslyn Members: $100 per camp; General Public $120 per camp
Teen camps are held at The Union for Contemporary Art (2423 N. 24th Street), just up the street from Joslyn) and will give you a taste of the fully equipped co-op studio experience. Snacks provided.

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





Oil Painting
July 17-21; 10 am-1 pm
Joslyn Members: $100 per camp; General Public $120 per camp (except Ceramics)
Teen camps are held at The Union for Contemporary Art (2423 N. 24th Street), just up the street from Joslyn) and will give you a taste of the fully equipped co-op studio experience. Snacks provided.

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