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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Paint with Pattern
Saturdays: June 13, 20, 27; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $35; General Public: $40
Students in this class will be introduced to painting basics as they look to examples in the Museum to learn about color and pattern. In the studio students will learn to use a brush and how to mix colors to create finished artworks.
Instructor: CaSandra Johnson

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

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


Comics: Quite a Character
Saturdays: June 6, 13, 20, 27; 10 am-noon
Joslyn Members: $50; General Public: $60
Students will look to the galleries to see how artists combine carefully selected imagery and details to describe the personality and attributes of their characters. In the studio we will create comic book characters with lots of clues that tell who our characters are and what makes them so special.
Instructor: Fredd Gorham

Canvas Painting
Saturdays: June 6, 13, 20, 27; 1-3 pm
Joslyn Members: $50; General Public: $60
Young artists will learn to manipulate acrylic paint to produce a finished painting on canvas. Through their creative process, students will learn to mix colors and use a variety of painting tools to produce interesting painterly effects.
Instructor: Amanda Caillau

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