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Four-day Camps (Monday-Thursday)

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

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


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

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


 

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 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




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

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


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

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



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.


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

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


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

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


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

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


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.




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.

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