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 Creighton University.

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.

Art Start Early Care is no longer available.

Click here to view Teen Camps

 

Four-day Camps (Monday-Thursday)
Joslyn Members: $50 per camp; General Public: $60 per camp


Pint-Sized Painters
June 6-9; 9-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $50 per camp; General Public: $60 per camp
Introduce your pint-sized artist to the world of painting! Campers will learn to use a brush, to mix colors, and they’ll 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 phone number to our wait list.



Color Fun
June 20-23; 9-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $50 per camp; General Public: $60 per camp
Artworks by Helen Frankenthaler and Sheila Hicks will introduce campers to a world of color. In the studio we’ll learn to mix and arrange color to create prints, paintings, and sculptures full of pattern and brilliance.
Instructor: Ariel Shearer

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



Sculpture Time
July 18-21; 9-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $50 per camp; General Public: $60 per camp
Campers will learn make three-dimensional artworks by building, carving, and modeling - creating works of sculpture like those we will see in Joslyn’s galleries and gardens.
Instructor: Ariel Shearer





Making Prints
August 1-4; 9-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $50 per camp; General Public: $60 per camp
Young artists will learn simple printmaking techniques to produce images like magic. We’ll take inspiration from artworks in the gallery to produce stamps and printing plates with texture, rhythm, and pattern.
Instructor: Ariel Shearer






 

Half-day Camps (Monday-Friday)
Joslyn Members: $75 per camp; General Public: $90 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 for Real
(A) Ages 6-8: Monday-Friday, June 6-10; 9 am-noon (pair with Art Made Easy (A) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75 per camp; General Public: $90 per camp
Learn to make your drawings look real. Experience a series of artists’ exercises to train your hand to draw what you see. Create finished drawings using a variety of drawing tools such as pencil, charcoal, pastels, and scratchboards.
Instructor: Megan McLeay

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


Art Made Easy
(A) Ages 6-8: Monday-Friday; June 6-10; 1-4 pm (pair with Drawing for Real (A) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75 per camp; General Public: $90 per camp
Great art is made from a few basic elements and principles; once these are understood, you’re on your way to making masterpieces! Learn the tricks of the trade that artists use to make their art awesome, while creating paintings, prints, drawings, and sculptures of your own.
Instructor: Carey Hernandez

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



The Power of Color
(A) Ages 6-8: Monday-Friday; June 13-17; 9 am-noon (pair with Sculpture Study (A) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75 per camp; General Public: $90 per camp
Color is a powerful artistic tool. We’ll look closely at artworks in the galleries to understand how artists use color for different effects like pattern and emotion. In the studio we’ll learn the secrets of mixing paint to create the perfect color, and we’ll use fabric and fiber to make abstract artworks.
Instructor: Stephanie Carlson-Pruch

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



Sculpture Study
(B) Ages 6-8: Monday-Friday; June 13-17: 1-4 pm (pair with The Power of Color (A) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75 per camp; General Public: $90 per camp
Sculptors create three-dimensional artworks using all sorts of materials and in this camp 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 to create a few sculptures of our own.
Instructor: Therese Straseski

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



Paint Like a Pro
(B) Ages 6-8: June 20-24; 1-4 pm (no pairing camp this week)
Joslyn Members: $75 per camp; General Public: $90 per camp
Campers will learn to paint with watercolor, tempera, and acrylic. We’ll mix and layer paint to experience how artists carefully control their brushes, and loosen up with non-traditional painting tools and techniques.
Instructors: Stephanie Carlson-Pruch

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 27-July 1; 9 am-noon (pair with Textiles: Twist, Weave & Knot (A) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75 per camp; General Public: $90 per camp
Get to know Joslyn a little bit better in this camp that will introduce you to some of our favorite artworks and some of the people who work 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. 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: Julie Ryan





Textiles: Twist, Weave & Knot
(A) Ages 6-8: June 27-July 1; 1-4 pm (pair with Meet the Museum (A) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75 per camp; General Public: $90 per camp
Textile artist Shelia Hicks uses yarn, fabric and other fibers to create textiles that work like paintings and sculptures. We’ll look at a special exhibition of colorful snake-like installations and abstract wall-hangings before learning to twist, braid, and weave textile artworks of our own.
Instructor: Therese Straseski

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



Animals in the Gallery
(B) Ages 6-8: July 11-15; 9 am-noon (pair with Beyond the Brush (B) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75 per camp; General Public: $90 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 we will make sculptures, paintings and prints of animals.
Instructors: Carey Hernandez

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



Beyond the Brush
(B) Ages 6-8: July 11-15; 1-4 pm (pair with Animals in the Galleries (B) to make a full day
Joslyn Members: $75 per camp; General Public: $90 per camp
Move beyond the brush in this painting camp that will show you that you can paint with almost anything. We’ll experiment with dripping paint like Jackson Pollock, pouring paint like Helen Frankenthaler, and make our own paint brushes from things we find laying around.
Instructor: Julie Ryan

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


Drawing for Real
(D) Ages 6-8: Monday-Friday, July 18-22; 1-4 pm (no pairing camp this week)
Joslyn Members: $75 per camp; General Public: $90 per camp
Learn to make your drawings look real. Experience a series of artists’ exercises to train your hand to draw what you see. Create finished drawings using a variety of drawing tools such as pencil, charcoal, pastels, and scratchboards.
Instructor: Megan McLeay

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



Anything Goes!
(A) Ages 6-8: July 25-29; 9 am-noon (pair with Telling Stories (B) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75 per camp; General Public: $90 per camp
Nearly anything can be used to make art - and sometimes artists mix it all together. This camp will explore art made by combining several techniques or unordinary materials. We’ll mix together printmaking, painting, and sculpture methods to create mix-media artworks.
Instructor: Therese Straseski

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



Telling Stories
(B) Ages 6-8: July 25-29; 1-4 pm (pair with Anything Goes! (A) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75 per camp; General Public: $90 per camp
Artists often tell stories with their art. Learn to tell a story with pictures as we investigate painting, sculpture and illustrations in the galleries. In the studio we will learn to create cartoon imagery, emotional expression, and action.
Instructor: Megan McLeay





Paint Like a Pro
(C) Ages 6-8: Monday-Friday, August 1-5; 9 am-noon (pair with Print Shop (B) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75 per camp; General Public: $90 per camp
Campers will learn to paint with watercolor, tempera, and acrylic. We’ll mix and layer paint to experience how artists carefully control their brushes, and loosen up with non-traditional painting tools and techniques.

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



Print Shop
(B) Ages 6-8: August 1-5; 1-4 pm (pair with Paint like a Pro (C) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75 per camp; General Public: $90 per camp
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, postcards, book bags, and more.
Instructor: Carey Hernandez

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



That’s Art?
(A) Ages 6-8: August 8-12; 9 am-noon (pair with Art-isms (B) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75 per camp; General Public: $90 per camp
This is a question heard often in art museums. Investigate what makes something art by looking at sculptures, textiles, and paintings then broaden your artistic horizons to create abstract artworks and experiment with new materials to discover the many possibilities of what art can be.
Instructor: CaSandra Johnson

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



Art-isms
(B) Ages 6-8: August 8-12; 1-4 pm (pair with That’s Art? (A) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75 per camp; General Public: $90 per camp
Visit the galleries to learn about art movements. We’ll get to know some of art’s most famous styles and all-star artists. In the studio we’ll create our own works inspired by Cubism, Impressionism, Minimalism, and Expressionism.
Instructor: Therese Straseski





Half-day Camps (Monday-Friday)
Joslyn Members: $75 per camp; General Public: $90 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.


The Art of Theater Design
Ages 9-14: Monday-Friday, May 31-June 3 (Tuesday-Friday); 9 am-4 pm
Joslyn & Rose Members: $155; General Public: $165
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 phone number to our wait list.



Drawing for Real
(B) Ages 9-12: Monday-Friday, June 6-10; 1-4 pm (no pairing camp this week)
Joslyn Members: $75 per camp; General Public: $90 per camp
Learn to make your drawings look real. Experience a series of artists’ exercises to train your hand to draw what you see. Create finished drawings using a variety of drawing tools such as pencil, charcoal, pastels, and scratchboards.
Instructor: Megan McLeay

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




Sculpture Study
(A) Ages 9-12: Monday-Friday; June 13-17; 9 am-noon (pair with The Power of Color (B) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75 per camp; General Public: $90 per camp
Sculptors create three-dimensional artworks using all sorts of materials and in this camp 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 to create a few sculptures of our own.
Instructor: Therese Straseski





The Power of Color
(B) Ages 9-12: Monday-Friday; June 13-17: 1-4 pm (pair with Sculpture Study (B)
Joslyn Members: $75 per camp; General Public: $90 per camp
Color is a powerful artistic tool. We’ll look closely at artworks in the galleries to understand how artists use color for different effects like pattern and emotion. In the studio we’ll learn the secrets of mixing paint to create the perfect color, and we’ll use fabric and fiber to make abstract artworks.
Instructor: Stephanie Carlson-Pruch

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





Paint Like a Pro
(A) Ages 9-12: June 20-24; 9 am-noon (pair with Art Made Easy (B) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75 per camp; General Public: $90 per camp
Campers will learn to paint with watercolor, tempera, and acrylic. We’ll mix and layer paint to experience how artists carefully control their brushes, and loosen up with non-traditional painting tools and techniques.
Instructors: Stephanie Carlson-Pruch






Art Made Easy
(B) Ages 9-12: Monday-Friday; June 20-24; 1-4 pm (pair with Paint Like a Pro (A) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75 per camp; General Public: $90 per camp
Great art is made from a few basic elements and principles; once these are understood, you’re on your way to making masterpieces! Learn the tricks of the trade that artists use to make their art awesome, while creating paintings, prints, drawings, and sculptures of your own.
Instructor: Carey Hernandez

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



Animals in the Gallery
(A) Ages 9-12: June 27-July 1; 9 am-noon (pair with Meet the Museum (B) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75 per camp; General Public: $90 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 we will make sculptures, paintings and prints of animals.
Instructors: Amanda Caillau





Meet the Museum
(B) Ages 9-12: June 27-July 1; 1-4 pm (pair with Animals in the Galleries (A) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75 per camp; General Public: $90 per camp
Get to know Joslyn a little bit better in this camp that will introduce you to some of our favorite artworks and some of the people who work 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. 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: Julie Ryan





Beyond the Brush
(A) Ages 9-12: July 11-15; 9 am-noon (pair with Textiles: Twist, Weave & Knot (B) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75 per camp; General Public: $90 per camp
Move beyond the brush in this painting camp that will show you that you can paint with almost anything. We’ll experiment with dripping paint like Jackson Pollock, pouring paint like Helen Frankenthaler, and make our own paint brushes from things we find laying around.
Instructor: Julie Ryan





Textiles: Twist, Weave & Knot
(B) Ages 9-12: July 11-15; 1-4 pm (pair with Beyond the Brush (A) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75 per camp; General Public: $90 per camp
Textile artist Shelia Hicks uses yarn, fabric and other fibers to create textiles that work like paintings and sculptures. We’ll look at a special exhibition of colorful snake-like installations and abstract wall-hangings before learning to twist, braid, and weave textile artworks of our own.
Instructor: Therese Straseski





Drawing for Real
(C) Ages 9-12: Monday-Friday, July 18-22; 9 am-noon (pair with Print Shop (A) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75 per camp; General Public: $90 per camp
Learn to make your drawings look real. Experience a series of artists’ exercises to train your hand to draw what you see. Create finished drawings using a variety of drawing tools such as pencil, charcoal, pastels, and scratchboards.
Instructor: Megan McLeay




Print Shop
(A) Ages 9-12: July 18-22; 1-4 pm (pair with Drawing for Real (C) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75 per camp; General Public: $90 per camp
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, postcards, book bags, and more.
Instructor: Carey Hernandez

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



Telling Stories
(A) Ages 9-12: July 25-29; 9 am-noon (pair with Anything Goes! (B) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75 per camp; General Public: $90 per camp
Artists often tell stories with their art. Learn to tell a story with pictures as we investigate painting, sculpture and illustrations in the galleries. In the studio we will learn to create cartoon imagery, emotional expression, and action.
Instructor: Carey Hernandez

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



Anything Goes!
(B) Ages 9-12: July 25-29; 1-4 pm (pair with Telling Stories (A) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75 per camp; General Public: $90 per camp
Nearly anything can be used to make art - and sometimes artists mix it all together. This camp will explore art made by combining several techniques or unordinary materials. We’ll mix together printmaking, painting, and sculpture methods to create mix-media artworks.
Instructor: Therese Straseski





Paint Like a Pro
(D) Ages 9-12: Monday-Friday, August 1-5; 1-4pm (no pairing camp this week)
Joslyn Members: $75 per camp; General Public: $90 per camp
Campers will learn to paint with watercolor, tempera, and acrylic. We’ll mix and layer paint to experience how artists carefully control their brushes, and loosen up with non-traditional painting tools and techniques.
Instructors: CaSandra Johnson






Art-isms
(A) Ages 9-12: August 8-12; 9 am-noon (pair with That’s Art? (B) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75 per camp; General Public: $90 per camp
Visit the galleries to learn about art movements. We’ll get to know some of art’s most famous styles and all-star artists. In the studio we’ll create our own works inspired by Cubism, Impressionism, Minimalism, and Expressionism.
Instructor: Carey Hernandez





That’s Art?
(B) Ages 9-12: August 8-12; 1-4 pm (pair with Art-isms (A) to make a full day)
Joslyn Members: $75 per camp; General Public: $90 per camp
This is a question heard often in art museums. Investigate what makes something art by looking at sculptures, textiles, and paintings then broaden your artistic horizons to create abstract artworks and experiment with new materials to discover the many possibilities of what art can be.
Instructor: CaSandra Johnson







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



Draw!
Tuesday, July 5; 9 am-4 pm
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 camp is currently full. Click here to add your name and phone number to our wait list.




Paint!
Wednesday, July 6; 9 am-4 pm
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: Carey Hernandez




Print!
Thursday, July 7; 9 am-4 pm
Joslyn Members: $40 per camp; General Public: $50
Kids will use simple printmaking methods to make print after print to produce trading cards and a book to collect them in.
Instructor: Therese Straseski





Sculpt!
Friday, July 8; 9 am-4 pm
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 camp is currently full. Click here to add your name and phone number to our wait list.



Half-day Camps (Monday-Friday) – Joslyn Members: $85 per camp; General Public: $100 per camp (except Wheel-Thrown Ceramics )

Unless otherwise noted, 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.



TWO-WEEK CAMP
Wheel-Thrown Ceramics
June 6-10 & June 13-17; 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. This camp will meet at Omaha Clay Works in the Old Market.
Instructor: Tom Harnack





Drawing
June 20-24; 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





Clay Sculpture
June 27-July 1; 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. This camp will meet at Omaha Clay Works in the Old Market.
Instructor: Tom Harnack





Oil Painting
July 11-15; 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





Printmaking
July 18-22; 1-4 pm
Joslyn Members: $85; General Public: $100
Learn to incise lines onto a printing plate in order to create a dry point series, create one-of-a-kind monoprints, and experiment with combining the two techniques, while utilizing a printing press.
Instructor: Maranda Allbritten





Textile Sculpture & Installation
August 1-5; 1-4 pm
Joslyn Members: $85; General Public: $100
Transform everyday materials into works of art as you learn to create sculpture from found materials and fibers. An exhibition featuring wrapped and woven works by Sheila Hicks will show us you how to use color and form to elevate simple materials into high art.
Instructor: Angie Seykora





Alternative Art
August 8-12; 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