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.




Zoo-eum
Saturdays: January 10, 17, 24; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $35; General Public: $40
Explore the galleries to find animal artworks and examine how artists use texture, pattern, and movement to bring them to life. In the studio we’ll create clay animals and make paintings of animals large and small.
Instructor: Carey Hernandez





Look & Laugh
Saturdays: January 31, February 7, 14; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $35; General Public: $40
Many artists have a funny sense of humor. We‘ll visit an exhibition of comic book art to find art that makes us laugh before learning how to crack visual jokes of our own using printmaking and painting techniques.
Instructor: CaSandra Johnson





Set the Table
Saturdays: February 21, 28, March 7; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $35; General Public: $40
A special exhibition featuring many still life paintings will guide young artists to create a canvas painting full of carefully arranged objects. The finished piece will be fit for hanging over the dinner table!
Instructor: Carey Hernandez





Cubism Collage
Saturdays: March 14, 21, 28; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $35; General Public: $40
Students will learn about Cubism by smashing the world into tiny pieces and putting it together again. We will visit an exhibition with Cubist artworks and learn to create puzzle-like collages of people, places, and things.
Instructor: CaSandra Johnson





Art Blossoms
Saturdays: April 11, 18, 25; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $35; General Public: $40
Artists like Georgia O’Keeffe loved the natural beauty of flowers. We’ll look at how artists imitate the colors, shapes, and patterns of flowers and use printmaking and painting methods to let our ideas blossom.
Instructor: Carey Hernandez





 


Comics: Origin Story
Saturdays: January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14; 10 am-noon
Joslyn Members: $70; General Public: $80
An exhibition of sketches and panel drawings from graphic novels will be your guide to create an origin story for your very own comic book. Learn to map out a narrative with thumbnail drawings, create page layouts, and gain insight to text lettering.
Instructor: Fredd Gorham





Clay Comics
Saturdays: January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14; 1-3 pm
Joslyn Members: $70; General Public: $80
Think of this as the funny pages in 3D! Students will learn basic ceramic sculpture techniques while creating a series of sequential clay sculptures that tell a funny joke or show fantastic action.
Instructor: Andy Smith





Canvas Painting: You Cube
Saturdays: February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28; 1-3 pm
Joslyn Members: $70; General Public: $80
Create a cubist canvas painting in this class that will teach basic printmaking, painting, and collage techniques. Tour an exhibition full of Cubist portraits, still lifes, and landscapes to learn how to create a mixed-media artwork.
Instructor: Lisa Kalantjakos





Comics: Color & Ink
Saturdays: February 28, March 7, 14, 21; 10 am-noon
Joslyn Members: $50; General Public: $60
Gain insight to the traditional methods of adding ink and color to a comic book design. Learn to use artists’ markers, pencils, and more to add drama and excitement to comic book drawings, then finish them off with careful ink outlines.
Instructor: Fredd Gorham





Canvas Painting: Extreme Close-Ups
Saturdays: April 11, 18, 25, May 2; 10 am-noon
Joslyn Members: $50; General Public: $60
Get up close and personal with your art in this class that will take inspiration from artists, like Georgia O’Keeffe, who made abstracted paintings by presenting extreme close-ups of her subjects. Learn basic acrylic painting techniques as you create magnified paintings of flowers and other objects.
Instructor: Jaim Hackbart





Stuart Davis Skate Decks
Saturdays: April 11, 18, 25, May 2; 1-3 pm
Joslyn Members: $50; General Public: $60
Art by Stuart Davis will provide inspiration for young artists to create skateboard designs with jazz-like rhythm, color, and movement. Soak up ideas in the galleries by looking at abstracted artworks before creating freestyle designs in the studio. Use paint markers, stencils, stamps, and spray paint to apply your design to a skateboard.
Instructor: Kim Reid Kuhn





Home School & Art School

Art School
Art School is a 24-week visual arts program that meets after school for 1st-9th grade students.
For more information about Art School, please click here.

Home School Art School
A 24-week, day-time, art school program is available for home school students, grades 1-9.
For more information about Home School Art School, please click here.


Class Brochure
To download a complete list of current and upcoming classes please click the following links.

Fall 2014 Class Brochure



Toon Time
Saturdays: December 6, 13, 20; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $30; General Public: $35
Students will learn to create an original cartoon character, and how to tell a story using sequential pictures, with guidance from sketches and panel sheets by famous comic illustrators in the galleries.
Instructor: Carey Hernandez

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

Comics: Building Character
Saturdays: December 6, 13, 20; 10 am-noon
Joslyn Members: $30; General Public: $40
Visits to the galleries to see rough sketches and finished pages from famous graphic novels will guide you through the creation of your own comic book character’s origin story. This class will finish with an optional visit to Krypton Comics to debut your character to other comic book artists.
Instructor: Fredd Gorham

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