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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You, Me, and We!
Saturdays: March 16, 23, 30; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $42.50; General Public: $50
An exhibition called 30 Americans will inspire students to create artworks about themselves, their family, and their community. We’ll look at work by artists in the galleries who create self-portraits, pictures of people in their neighborhood, or family members. In the studio we’ll make art about the people important in our lives.
Instructor: CaSandra Johnson

Chop it Up!
Saturdays: April 27, May 4, 11; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $42.50; General Public: $50
We will cut, paste, assemble, and arrange materials to make collaged artworks like those we’ll visit in the galleries. We’ll practice mixed media techniques layering paper or gluing gemstones to create artworks with surfaces full of texture, pattern, and interest.
Instructor: Carey Hernandez


Everyday People
Saturdays: February 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; 1-3 pm
Joslyn Members: $68; General Public $80
For centuries, only people like kings and queens were seen in art. This class will teach us to create artworks about the people we see every day. Art in the gallery, by Kehinde Wiley and others, will show us how to put ourselves into a royal pose as we learn about proportion and other tricks to creating life-like sculptures, drawings, and paintings of everyday people.
Instructor: Pamela Conyers-Hinson

Thinking Outside the Box…of Crayons
Saturdays: March 9, 16, 23, 30; 10 am-noon
Joslyn Members: $54.40; General Public $64
Crayons should not be limited to staying inside the lines of a coloring book! This class, inspired by illustrations in the gallery from the popular books The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home, will challenge us to think about all the artful ways we can use crayons. We’ll get outside the box as we experiment with melted crayons to create prints and try a transfer technique to create one-of-a-kind t-shirt designs.
Instructor: Therese Straseski