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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The Wild, Wild West
Saturdays: March 5, 12, 19; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $30; General Public: $35
An exhibition featuring American Indian artifacts and Western artworks will guide our exploration of the mountaintops and prairies of the American frontier. In the studio, we’ll paint landscapes and experiment with printmaking methods to create stylized symbols for ourselves.
Instructor: Carey Hernandez

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



Pattern on the Prairie
Saturdays: April 2, 9, 16; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $30; General Public: $35
The Plains Indians were masters of color, shape, and pattern. We’ll combine visits to the gallery with practice in the studio to teach young artists to create patterned beaded objects and colorful paintings.
Instructor: CaSandra Johnson

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



Sculpture Study
Saturdays: April 30, May 7, 14; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $30; General Public: $35
Students will explore the Museum, inside and out, to find sculptures made of clay, glass, and metal before making their own three-dimensional artworks in the styles of Alexander Calder, Dale Chihuly, and Jun Kaneko.
Instructor: Carey Hernandez

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



 


Comics: Frontier Heroes
Saturdays: February 20, 27, March 5, 12, 19; 10 am-noon
Joslyn Members: $60; General Public: $70
Many characters from the Old West were mythologized in comic books. Even outlaws like Jesse James were made into action heroes! We’ll transform artworks of cowboys and pioneers to create a Western superhero comic book cover page and title page with colorful figures and text.
Instructor: Fredd Gorham





Canvas Painting: Pioneer Landscapes
Saturdays: February 20, 27, March 5, 12, 19; 1-3 pm
Joslyn Members: $60; General Public: $70
Learn the tricks to creating a landscape painting by looking closely at views of rocky mountainsides and rolling plains in the gallery. Master artists featured in a special exhibition will provide the framework for us to create our own visions of the American West on a stretched canvas.
Instructor: TBD





Clay Sculpture: Designing Dangos
Saturdays: April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; 1-3 pm
Joslyn Members: $60; General Public: $70
Dangos are Japanese dumplings, but they are also giant clay sculptures made by artist Jun Kaneko. Get to know more about this internationally known Omaha artist and his colorfully patterned artworks by making a mini-dango of your own with clay and glaze.
Instructor: Kathryn Schroeder