Adult & Teen Classes
Adult and teen classes are taught by community artists who have personal and creative experience within their areas of instruction. Students are eligible to attend these classes at the age of 13. Advance registration is required and all necessary supplies are provided.

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Teen Camps!

Joslyn offers special week-long camps all summer long just for teen artists! Most teen camps are held in the studios at Creighton University and are designed to strengthen technical skills, introduce new media, and encourage new artistic friendships.

Follow this link to download a current teen flier with information about 2016 summer camps!


Intro to Photography
Sundays: June 5, 12, 19; 1-3 pm
Joslyn Members: $40; General Public: $50
Learn the ins-and-outs of digital photography and how to make the most of your camera’s settings and functions. Students will spend time in the studios and in the Museum’s public spaces to take photographs and explore photographic possibilities. Students need to bring a digital camera.
Instructor: Jim Ferguson

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



Basic Drawing
Thursdays: June 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7; 6-8:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $75; General Public: $85
This class will introduce basic drawing concepts and techniques to new students and hone the skills of experienced artists. Students will explore a variety of drawing tools, including graphite and charcoal, while learning to render proportion, value, and perspective.
Instructor: Ron Sykes

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



Intro to Acrylic Painting
Thursdays: June 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7; 6-8:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $85; General Public: $95
Learn the basics of acrylic painting with instruction covering everything from color-mixing to paint application. Students will complete a series of small exercise compositions while working towards a finished canvas painting.
Instructor: Jaim Hackbart

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



Watercolor in the Gardens
Mondays: June 20, 27, July 11, 18; 6-8:30 pm
Joslyn & Lauritzen Members: $65; General Public: $75
Stop and paint the roses in this class that will teach watercolor basics. Instruction will combine practice in the studio and plein air experiences within the picturesque settings of Lauritzen Gardens. All classes meet at Lauritzen Gardens.
Instructor: Cody Wheelock

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



Backstrap Weaving
Saturdays: June 25, July 2, 9, 16; 10 am-noon
Joslyn Members: $70; General Public: $80
Backstrap weaving is one of the oldest methods of textile making. Students will see Sheila Hicks’s work, inspired by weaving traditions from around the world, before learning to set-up and use a backstrap loom using simple materials. They will produce small, colorful wall hangings as the instructor, a resettled artist from Myanmar, provides first-hand insight to this culturally significant art.
Instructors: Sha Wah & Camille Hawbaker

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



Re-Woven
Thursday, July 14, 6-8 pm & Saturday, July 16, 1-3 pm
Joslyn Members: $40; General Public: $50
In the spirit of Sheila Hicks's tapestry experiments, students will work with a variety of weaving techniques to incorporate found and unconventional materials to create unique, textural, and surprisingly beautiful small-scale tapestries. Emphasis will be on experimentation, relying on the serendipity of what is found and repurposed.
Instructor: Mary Zicafoose

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Advanced Drawing
Thursdays: July 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18; 6-8:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $75; General Public: $85
This class will build upon basic drawing skills and teach advanced rendering techniques in portraiture, perspective, and value. Students will spend time drawing from within the Museum’s unique architectural spaces and hone their skills working with a dressed model.
Instructor: Ron Sykes





Weaving Transformation with Devoré
Thursdays: July 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18; 6-8 pm
Joslyn Members: $75; General Public: $85
Sometimes a thing must be destroyed before it can grow. This class will teach a traditional fiber art technique called devoré, a process of burning paper and woven fabric and stitching them together again. Inspired by Sheila Hicks’s small-scale tapestries called minimes, students will manipulate a variety of materials to create delicate fiber objects.
Instructor: Camille Hawbaker





Acrylic Painting: Unique Techniques
Saturdays: July 23, 30, August 6, 13, 20; 10 am-noon
Joslyn Members: $55; General Public $65
Experiment with new acrylic painting techniques in this class that will introduce you to painting on altered surfaces, painting additives, thin glazes, and non-traditional tools.
Instructor: Matt Jones





Paint with Color
Saturdays: July 23, 30, August 6, 13, 20; 1-3:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $55; General Public: $65
In this acrylic painting class students will experiment with color theory to produce non-objective compositions that incorporate ideas of color field painting, optical art, and expressionism.
Instructor: Jaim Hackbart





Photography in the Gardens
Mondays: July 25, August 1, 8; 6-8 pm
Joslyn & Lauritzen Members: $40; General Public: $50
Blooming flowers and buzzing bees are forgiving subjects when you’re learning the ins-and-outs of a camera. This class will teach you how to use the principles of design and your camera’s functions to take your pictures to a higher level. All classes held at Lauritzen Gardens. Students need to bring a digital camera.
Instructor: Jim Ferguson





Photography: Digital Editing Basics
Sundays: August 14, 21, 28; 1-3 pm
Joslyn Members: $40; General Public: $50
For those interested in learning to correct or edit their digital photographs this class will teach the basic ins-and-outs of Photoshop Elements. Students will spend time taking photographs in the Museum and return to the studio to receive guided instruction on how to use digital tools to enhance each shot. Students need to bring a digital camera and a computer with Adobe Photoshop Elements.
Instructor: Jim Ferguson





Textile Wrapping
Thursdays: August 25, September 1, 8; 6-8:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $50; General Public $60
Fiber artist Shelia Hicks’s sculptural textile forms will provide the framework for this class that will teach students to wrap, weave, and knot yarn and other fibers to produce colorful sculptural forms.
Instructor: Therese Straseski