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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Pattern & Shape
Saturdays: November 3, 10, 17; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $42.50; General Public: $50
A special exhibition of quilts will inspire us to create works of art full of shape and pattern. Students will learn how to arrange shapes and colors to produce prints and paintings inspired by traditional quilt block designs.
Instructor: Carey Hernandez

Pieced Together
Saturdays: December 1, 8, 15; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $42.50; General Public: $50
We will cut, paste, assemble, and arrange to make artworks that are pieced together like the quilted blankets we'll visit in the galleries. Each week students will work to create a mixed media canvas that combines painting, printmaking, and collage.
Instructor: CaSandra Johnson


Canvas "Quilts"
Saturdays: October 27, November 3, 10, 17; 1-3 pm
Joslyn Members: $51; General Public: $60
An exhibition of quilts will provide a framework for this class that will teach basic acrylic painting skills such as color mixing, layering, and masking. Students will design interesting "quilt" patterns and combine various acrylic techniques to produce a finished painted canvas.
Instructor: Therese Straseski

Patterned Pillows
Saturdays: December 1, 8, 15; 1-3 pm
Joslyn Members: $38.25; General Public: $45
Create a special patterned pillowcase using simple textile painting and dying techniques. We'll look to quilted patterns in the galleries for inspiration before creating designs of our own in the studio using a modified batik process.
Instructor: Carey Hernandez