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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Small-Fry Sculpture
Saturdays: January 21, 28, February 4; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $40; General Public: $50
Kids will learn to create sculptures with help from artists in the galleries. We’ll see work by Dale Chihuly, Jun Kaneko, and Alexander Calder before making colorful three-dimensional artworks from clay, cut-paper, and wire.
Instructor: Carey Hernandez





Colorful Canvases
Saturdays: February 11, 18, 25; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $40; General Public: $50
This class will teach pint-sized painters the basics of color mixing and introduce concepts of abstract painting. We’ll look to artists in the galleries for inspiration, then create canvas paintings full of color and pattern.
Instructor: CaSandra Johnson





Feathers & Fur
Saturdays: March 4, 11, 18; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $40; General Public: $50
An exhibition full of pictures of feathery fowl and furry beasts will get students excited to create critters of their own as we learn painting, drawing, and printmaking techniques in the studio.
Instructor: Carey Hernandez





Panda Pictures
Saturdays: March 25, April 1, 8; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $40; General Public: $50
Stillwater, the wise Panda next door, is one of illustrator Jon J. Muth’s most beloved characters. We will look at original artworks featuring the Zen master Panda, then bring him to life in our own prints, drawings, and Asian ink wash paintings.
Instructor: CaSandra Johnson





Print it up!
Saturdays: April 22, 29, May 6; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $40; General Public: $50
Create piles of pictures! Students will look in the galleries to find pattern, line, and texture to incorporate into their relief and collagraph prints. They’ll also work collaboratively to create a screen print design for a class t-shirt and poster.
Instructor: CaSandra Johnson





 


Illustration: Character Design
Saturdays: January 21, 28, February 4, 11; 10 am-noon
Joslyn Members: $57; General Public: $65
One of the most important parts of storytelling is creating compelling characters. Some characters have super powers, some are silly, and others are villainous. This class will utilize an exhibition of illustrations by Jon J. Muth to better understand what makes a character interesting. We’ll learn techniques to sketch, draw, ink, and color original characters of our own.
Instructor: Fredd Gorham





Crazy for Clay
Saturdays: January 21, 28, February 4, 11; 1-3 pm
Joslyn Members: $57; General Public: $65
Learn to pinch, coil, and mold clay to bring ideas from your imagination to life. We’ll look at artworks in the galleries for inspiration before creating sculptures of our own back in the studio.
Instructor: Dan Crane





Lyrical Illustration
Saturdays: February 18, 25, March 4, 11; 10 am-noon
Joslyn Members: $57; General Public: $65
Illustrator Jon J. Muth brings the words of musician Bob Dylan into view in the picture book Blowin’ in the Wind. We’ll look at original artworks from this book and others before challenging ourselves to create visual imagery for some of our favorite songs.
Instructor: Fredd Gorham





Papier Mâché: Animal Mounts
Saturdays: February 18, 25, March 4, 11; 1-3 pm
Joslyn Members: $57; General Public: $65
Many hunters use an art form called taxidermy to preserve the pelts of animals and create lifelike trophies of animals to hang on the wall or stand as sculpture. We’ll see paintings of animal mounts and use papier mâché to create trophies without harming a single critter.
Instructor: Andy Smith





Drawing Animals
Saturdays: March 18, 25, April 1, 8; 1-3 pm
Paintings of grizzly bears, geese, and bison will encourage students to look more closely at the various shapes, textures, and patterns found in wildlife. In the studio we’ll draw from taxidermy mounts, and even live animals, while learning to use professional drawing tools and techniques to more accurately draw animals.
Instructor: Therese Straseski