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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Spell it Out
Saturdays: February 24, March 3, 10; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $42.50; General Public: $50
We’ll visit the galleries to see artist Ed Ruscha’s boldly painted letters against majestic landscapes and carefully drawn words that curl like ribbon, then make wordy paintings of our own.
Instructor: Carey Hernandez

Make it Pop!
Saturdays: March 17, 24, 31; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $42.50; General Public: $50
Known for art with subjects such as gas stations and landmarks like the Hollywood sign, Ed Ruscha is one of the leading West Coast Pop artists. We’ll borrow some of his ideas to create paintings of things like SPAM cans, raisin boxes, or the McDonald’s arches.
Instructor: CaSandra Johnson

Animal Tales
Saturdays: April 7, 14, 21; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $42.50; General Public: $50
Many fables give animals human-like traits and roles. We’ll see illustrations from some of the world’s most popular fables then create our own artworks that tell a story with heroic or mischievous critters for characters.
Instructor: Carey Hernandez


Comics: Funky Fables
Saturdays: March 10, 17, 24, 31; 10 am-noon
Joslyn Members: $68; General Public $80
Fables often teach a moral lesson through animal characters with human-like qualities. We’ll see illustrations from some of the world’s best know fables and select a favorite as inspiration to make an original fable-based comic book filled with dynamic panel pages.
Instructor: Fredd Gorham

Pop Art: Painting Landmarks
Saturdays: April 7, 14, 21, 28; 10 am-noon
Joslyn Members: $72.25; General Public $85
Ed Ruscha often makes art about things we see everyday. In this class we’ll learn a special transfer technique to easily create recognizable images of local landmarks, like the mustachioed man with a guitar that stands over La Casa Pizzeria or Memorial Stadium. Our transferred images will be completed with watercolor painting and drawing techniques to mimic Ruscha’s pictures.
Instructor: Matt Jones

Photo Book
Saturdays: April 7, 14, 21, 28; 1-3 pm
Joslyn Members: $72.25; General Public $85
This class combines photography and simple bookmaking techniques. See artist-made books that unfold and tumble, from the table to the floor, like a Slinky, then explore the Museum and sculpture gardens with a camera to collect images for your own book.
Instructor: TBD