Events for Teens
Get to know other art-minded teens at Joslyn events planned just for you. Come make art, hang-out, dance, and get involved with your local art scene.

Upcoming Events


Joslyn's Portfolio Day: Saturday, October 17; 10:30 am-3:30 pm (doors open at 10 am)

Portfolio Day takes two popular Joslyn events and rolls them into one full day of panel discussions, critiques, and workshops designed to prepare students interested in pursuing creative academics and/or professions.

This is a FREE event that will introduce students to college professors and creative professionals in order to gain insight to the choices and experiences that can prepare oneself for a creative field

Portfolio Panel: 10:30-11:30 am
A moderated panel discussion with student and faculty representatives from four major universities will provide insight from both sides of the portfolio review process to better prepare students building a visual arts portfolio.

Panelists will include:
Bob Bosco - Professor of Painting and Drawing, Creighton University
Barbara Simcoe - Professor of Art, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Walker Pickering - Assistant Professor of Photography, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
David Gracie - Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing, Nebraska Wesleyan University

Portfolio Critiques: 12:30-2:30 pm
Bring your portfolio! When you arrive in the morning, schedule a time to have your current portfolio reviewed by Portfolio Panelists and current university art students.

Photography Workshop: 12:30-1:30 pm & 1:30-2:30 pm
Omaha photographer Bill Sitzmann will demonstrate how to make the most of your available photography equipment (even a phone) to best document artwork for use within a portfolio.

Career Panel: 2:30-3:30 pm
Participate in a conversation with four creative professionals to learn first-hand the story of their academic and professional journeys, highlighting the positive choices as well as the pit-falls along the way.

Panelist will include:
Kate Fitch - Phenomblue Associate Creative Director
Kay Johnson - Joslyn Art Museum Registrar
Jesse Ross & Tracy Shell - Clementine Porcelain Co-owners