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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Play with Clay
Saturdays: July 11, 18, 25; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $35; General Public: $40
Examples of ceramic sculpture in the galleries will teach us to pinch, flatten, and coil clay to make forms of various shapes and function. Students will work with fire clay and glaze as well as special self-hardening modeling materials.
Instructor: CaSandra Johnson

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Sculpture with Whimsy
Saturdays: August 8, 15, 22; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $35; General Public: $40
Not all art is super-serious! In this class we will look at sculptures that are almost toy-like and learn to make playful sculptures of our own. Students will learn to cut, glue, and assemble their works of sculpture and use simple mechanics to make them move.
Instructor: Carey Hernandez

Shape & Pattern
Saturdays: September 12, 19, 26; 10–11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $35; General Public: $40
Learn how artists use shape and pattern! Art by Frank Stella will teach us to repeat shapes to create abstract paintings while other works in the galleries will show how artists combine shapes to represent animals, people, or buildings.
Instructor: CaSandra Johnson


Comics: Visual Storytelling
Saturdays: July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15; 10 am-noon
Joslyn Members: $70; General Public: $80
Comic book illustrators rely on their drawings and designs to tell a story and create action on the page. We will look at masterful paintings in the gallery that tell a narrative using the elements of art and spend time in the studios to create pages for our original comic book stories.
Instructor: Fredd Gorham

Clay: Sculptures that Grow
Saturdays: July 11, 18, 25, August 1; 1-3 pm
Joslyn Members: $50; General Public: $60
Get some dirt under your nails in this class that will teach you to create clay sculptures meant to hold a growing plant. We’ll look at ceramics in the gallery to get ideas for our own creations that are carefully designed to contain seeds and dirt.
Instructor: Jesse Ross

Sculptures with Motion
Saturdays: August 8, 15, 22, 29; 1-3 pm
Joslyn Members: $50; General Public: $60
Not all sculptures are frozen in stone. This class will teach students to use simple gears and levers to construct a work of sculpture with movement. We’ll investigate examples of kinetic sculpture in the Museum to better understand the mechanics of making our sculptures move in the studio.
Instructor: Pamela Conyers-Hinson

Comics: Drawing Animals
Saturdays: Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10; 10 am–noon
Joslyn Members: $50;General Public: $60
Learn to create comic-style critters with illustrations by Eric Rohmann for inspiration. Sketch simple shapes to create mass and volume and use line and color to bring characters to life.
Instructor: Fredd Gorham

Canvas Painting:Paintings You'll Want to Pet
Saturdays: Sept. 19, 26, October 3, 10; 1–3 pm
Joslyn Members: $50; General Public: $60
Learn to use brush stroke, color, and value to create paintings of animals that look good enough to touch. Create a finished canvas painting full of touchable texture while learning the basics of acrylic painting.
Instructor: Lisa Kalantjakos