Kids Classes; ages 5-7 & 8-12
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.

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Saturdays, September 24, October 1, 8; 10–11:30 am
Young artists will create pictures of mountain ranges, crashing oceans, and bustling cities. We will visit great works depicting landscapes, cityscapes, and seascapes for inspiration before using paint, pastels, and more to create great-scapes of our own.
Instructor: Carey Hernandez

Make ‘em Laugh!
Saturdays: October 15, 22, 29; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $35; General Public: $40

Illustrator David Shannon creates funny pictures to tell stories that make us laugh. We’ll look at original artworks from several of his books, then create goofy characters and hilarious self-portraits.
Instructor: CaSandra Johnson

Cut & Paste
Saturdays: November 5, 12, 19; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $35; General Public: $40

Create a mixed media collage that combines elements from artworks we find throughout the Museum. We’ll “copy and paste” bits and pieces from artists like Dale Chihuly and Claude Monet and mix it all together on a canvas by drawing, painting, and pasting.
Instructor: Carey Hernandez

Printing Patterns
Saturdays: December 3, 10, 17; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $35; General Public: $40
In this class we will learn to create printing plates and stamps to make lots of art with pattern. We’ll print patterned shapes to produce fancy clothing for figure drawings and even print on t-shirts to make clothing we can wear.
Instructor: CaSandra Johnson


Comics: Beyond the Frame
Saturdays, September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8; 10 am–noon
Joslyn Members $60; General Public: $70
Many of the artworks in the galleries only show us a snapshot of a story. In this class we will look at some of the Museum’s favorite artworks and ask ourselves what happens next. In the studio we’ll learn to use the skills of a comic book artist to tell our readers what’s happening beyond the frame.
Instructor: Fredd Gorham

Canvas Painting: Stencils & Stuff
Saturdays, September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8; 1–3 pm
Joslyn Members $60; General Public: $70
Learn to combine funky painting techniques like stenciling, printmaking, and spray painting to create a finished canvas painting full of fun shapes and color.
Instructor: Dan Crane

Clay: 2D to 3D
Saturdays: October 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19; 10 am-noon
Joslyn Members: $60; General Public: $70

Transform a flat painting into a three-dimensional work of sculpture while learning basic clay techniques. Each student will choose a favorite painting from the galleries then pinch, model, and form clay to show us what it would look like if we stepped inside.
Instructor: Andy Smith

Drawing: People & Perspectives
Saturdays: October 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19; 1-3 pm
Joslyn Members: $60; General Public: $70

Take your drawing skills to the next level in this class that will use examples in the galleries to guide us to accurately render what we see. Short exercises and extended studies will teach us to better understand facial proportion and architectural angles.
Instructor: To be determined

Figure Sculpture
Saturdays: December 3, 10, 17; 10 am-noon
Joslyn Members: $50; General Public: $60

Pop artist George Segal will provide the inspiration for this class that will teach students to make lifelike works of sculpture using plaster gauze. We’ll learn how to keep our sculptures from falling over by building supportive armatures that allow each figure to stand, sit, or move with life.
Instructor: Pamela Conyers Hinson