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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Color & Pattern
Saturdays: September 30, October 7, 14; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $40; General Public: $50
Students will look for artworks in the gallery that use color in bold and interesting ways. Each week in the studio that will learn a new painting technique to add to their canvas to produce a finished composition full of color and pattern.
Instructor: Carey Hernandez

Lines of All Kinds
Saturdays: November 4, 11, 18; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $40; General Public: $50
An exhibition of drawings will show us how artists use lines in exciting and different ways. We’ll look at messy scribbles and colorful sketches to spark our imaginations before creating artworks full of lines in the studio. Young artists will experiment with drawing tools such as pastels, charcoal, and pen and ink.
Instructor: CaSandra Johnson

Art Mechanics
Saturdays: December 2, 9, 16; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $40; General Public: $50
This class will give young artists the tools to make planes, trains….and spaceships! Illustrations by Brian Floca of rockets, racecars, and other big machines will teach us to use the art elements to create mechanical drawings, paintings, and prints.
Instructor: Carey Hernandez


Workshop: Sketchy Books
Saturday: October 7; 10 am-noon
Joslyn Members: $21; General Public $26
An artist’s sketchbook is a like a magical treasure box. It’s a place to store ideas, doodle and scribble, and challenge yourself to strengthen your skills as an artist. This one-day workshop will teach you simple bookbinding skills to produce a personalized sketchbook for use in future Joslyn classes or whenever you feel the urge to get a little sketchy.
Instructor: Maranda Allbritten

Comics: Fantastic Machines
Saturdays: October 14, 21, 28, November 4; 10 am-noon
Joslyn Members: $65; General Public $75
Use your imagination to build the machines of your dreams in this class focused on creating fantastic contraptions and inventions. Illustrations in the gallery of trains, racecars, and rockets will inspire us to create mechanical comic book illustrations of our own.
Instructor: Fredd Gorham

Drawing: Mark Like a Master
Saturdays: October 14, 21, 28, November 4; 1-3 pm
Joslyn Members: $65; General Public $75
This class will teach you to draw like the masters. Learn to use pencil, charcoal and pastels through a series of exercises and extended studies just like the sketches and practice drawings by master artists on view in the galleries. We’ll spend time drawing from masterworks, learn to render proportion with a grid, and work with a costumed model to make you a master mark-maker.
Instructor: Therese Straseski

Painting: Puzzling Shapes
Saturdays: November 11, 18, December 2, 9; 10 am-noon
Joslyn Members: $65; General Public $75
Artworks by abstract painter Svenja Deininger will inspire us to piece together shapes to create colorful puzzle-like compositions. We’ll experiment with acrylic and oil paints, colorful inks, stencils, and other techniques to create depth and variety within our abstract canvas paintings.
Instructor: Andy Smith