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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Pigs, Pirates, & Pterodactyls
Saturdays: June 23, 30, July 7; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $42.50; General Public: $50
Young artists will get to know illustrator Mark Teague through gallery visits to see his playful pictures of pigs, pirates, pterodactyls and other fun characters. In the studio we’ll get familiar with the fundamentals of drawing, painting, and printmaking to create storybook characters of our very own.
Instructor: CaSandra Johnson

Fit for Royalty
Saturdays: July 14, 21, 28; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $42.50; General Public: $50
A collection of British art featuring kings, queens, and even royal pets will inspire students to create artworks fit for royalty. We’ll visit grand portraits of fancily dressed people and look closely for castles hidden in landscapes. In the studio we’ll practice drawing regal faces and people, and design banners for our family castle.
Instructor: CaSandra Johnson

Horsin’ Around
Saturdays: August 11, 18, 25; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $42.50; General Public: $50
The Museum will be extra full of horses this summer! A special group of stallions and mares will visit all the way from Great Britain (in paintings, of course!). Help us introduce these posh ponies to Joslyn’s bucking broncos and learn to create equestrian sculptures and paintings in the studio.
Instructor: CaSandra Johnson


Drawing People
Saturdays: June 23, 30, July 7, 14; 1-3 pm
Joslyn Members: $51; General Public: $60
Learn the ins and outs of drawing people. We’ll look to portraits and figures in the galleries to help us better understand what is often one of the most challenging subjects to draw. In the studio we’ll learn to use pencil, charcoal, and pastels as we practice proportion, learn about body structure, and draw from a live model.
Instructor: To be determined

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Clay & Stuff
Saturdays: August 4, 11, 18, 25; 1- 3pm
Joslyn Members: $51; General Public: $60
Mixed media artist Arlene Shechet likes to combine the colorful shapes and objects she makes from clay with other materials she finds interesting. We’ll learn simple clay building techniques and find just the right stuff to add as we make mixed media sculptures of our own.
Instructor: Andy Smith