Kids Classes - Ages 5-12
Saturday Classes
Joslyn art classes for children ages 5-12 are held on Saturday mornings and afternoons and are led by experienced artists and art educators. Each course includes visits to the Museum’s galleries as an essential component of the art-making experience. Students in Saturday classes are exposed to art-making materials, techniques, and concepts that are unique to Joslyn Art Museum. Advance registration is required and all materials are provided.

Scroll this page for details about upcoming classes for children ages 5-12.

Click here for information about registration, refunds, and other important class notes.

Art School
Art School is a 24-week visual arts program that meets after school for 1st-9th grade students.
For more information about Art School, please click here.

Home School Art School
A 24-week, day-time, art school program is available for home school students, grade 1-9.
For more information about Home School Art School, please click here.

Art Class Gift Certificate

Want to give an art class as a gift? Click here to purchase an Art Class Gift Certificate.  Or call our Studio Programs Assistant @ 402.661.3846.

Create with Color
Saturdays: June 14, 21, 28; 10 am-11:30 am

Some artists see the world through rose tinted glasses, others feel a bit more blue. In this class your young artist will learn to mix paint, create pattern and colorfully express themselves with their palette choices.

Instructor: Stephanie Carlson-Pruch

Sculpture Basics
Saturdays: July 12, 19, 26; 10-11:30 am

We’ll test the limits of gravity in the class that will teach the basics of sculpture building. Students will use wood, wire, and more to create sculptures like those they see in the gardens and galleries.

Instructor: CaSandra Johnson

Earth’s Beauty
Saturdays: August 9, 16, 23; 10-11:30 am

This class will celebrate the earth’s beauty as we learn painting basics, create prints, and build a work of sculpture. We’ll look to artists in the gallery that use their art to remind us of the beauty all around us.

  Instructor: CaSandra Johnson

Color& Pattern
Saturdays: September 13, 20, 27; 10-11:30 am

Artists use shapes and pattern to describe objects and create rhythm, balance, and emphasis. Visit the galleries to identify shapes in art, then create your own patterned pieces.

Instructor: CaSandra Johnson

Draw Like a Pro
Saturdays: June 7, 14, 21, 28; 10 am-noon
This class is now Full. Click here to be placed on a waiting list.
There’s more to drawing than just pencil and paper. Learn to draw like a professional in this class that will introduce you to new drawing materials, tools and techniques.

Instructor: Anna Johnston

Sculpture: In the Balance
Saturdays: July 12, 19, 26, August 2; 10 am-noon

Sculptors like Mark di Suvero know the right way to keep their works of sculpture balanced so they don’t crash to the ground. Learn to control gravity in this class as you make free standing artworks using a variety of materials and techniques.

Instructor: Pamela Hinson

Canvas Painting: Nature Calls
Saturdays: August 16, 23, 30, September 6; 10 am-noon

Answer nature’s call in this class that will explore the artistic wilderness of landscape painting and the powerful effect art can have on the way humans treat the earth. We will learn basic acrylic painting techniques while creating scenes of beauty inspired by Thomas Moran’s views of Yellowstone.

Instructor: To be Determined

Clay Sculpture: Designing Dangos
Saturdays: September 13, 20, 27, October 4; 10 am- noon

Dangos are Japanese dumplings... and giant clay sculptures made by artist Jun Kaneko. Explore Kaneko's style by making a mini-dango.

Instructor: Iggy Sumnik
Imagination Incubation
Saturdays: September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11; 1-3 PM

Like muscles, imagination needs special care in order to grow. Art-making challenges, games, and exercises will generate imaginative ideas we'll use to create paintings, drawings, and sculptures.

Instructor: To be Determined