Virtual Adult & Teen Art Class Series

Join us via Zoom to explore themes, methods, and materials inspired by works from Joslyn's galleries as a group, with guidance for independent practice between sessions. Purchase a complete supply kit for pick-up at the Museum prior to the start of each virtual series, or gather your own supplies from lists posted below. Scroll to the bottom of the page for technical requirements and more details.

Remember, Joslyn Individual Members receive a 15% discount on adult classes, and free or discounted admission to education programming. Don’t miss out on the savings! Click here to join NOW.


Beginning Watercolor
Fridays: April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21; 10-11:30 am

Joslyn Members: $42.50; Supply Kit: $25.50
General Public: $50; Supply Kit: $30

Explore basic watercolor painting as you learn about mixing and layering color, transparent washes, and how to create different effects using a variety of brushes and brushstrokes.
Instructor: Matthew Jones

Supply Kit:
Watercolor paper pad, 11 x 15"
Watercolor paint set and palette
Water-soluble sketching pencil - medium/4B
2 oz. - Liquid Frisket Masking Fluid
Bamboo Brush
Assortment of watercolor brushes
Spray bottle
Small container of India Ink
Saral (graphite transfer paper)

This class is sold out.


Spring Landscape
Saturdays: May 15, 22, 29; 10-11:30 am

Joslyn Members: $25.50; Supply Kit: $25.50
General Public: $30; Supply Kit: $30

Create a spring landscape inspired by Impressionist paintings in Joslyn’s galleries. Receive guided instruction and demonstration of watercolor techniques that can be used to create rich surfaces from fine, subtle layers of color. Brush variety will allow for experimentation with shape, texture, and broad washes of color on the painting’s surface.
Instructor: Matthew Jones

Supply Kit:
Coming soon

This class is sold out.


Drawing with Thread
Saturdays: May 15, 22, 29; 1-2:30 pm

Joslyn Members: $25.50; Supply Kit: $25.50
General Public: $30; Supply Kit: $30

Translate your original drawings or writings into thread with a unique no-sew technique that was developed by the course instructor. Explore texture, color, line, and materiality as you learn how to design, create, and apply your finished thread drawings onto a 2-D surface.
Instructor: Camille Hawbaker Voorhees

Supply Kit:
Coming soon




Oil Painting: Master Studies
Sundays: May 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13; 1-2:30 pm

Joslyn Members: $42.50; Supply Kit: $25.50
General Public: $50; Supply Kit: $30


Gain confidence using oil paint through the practice of the poster study. Students will analyze and reconstruct color harmonies and compositions from works in Joslyn’s collection, observe technical demonstrations, and receive guidance on creating color studies of their own, while learning about color mixing and organizing/managing a palette.
Instructor: Laura Nothern

Supply Kit:
Coming soon




Mixed Media Collage:Experiments with Cracked Linen
Fridays: June 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16; 10-11:30 am

Joslyn Members: $42.50; Supply Kit: $25.50
General Public: $50; Supply Kit: $30

Explore the possibilities of a new medium as we develop surface texture and imagery on “cracked” fabric using mixed media techniques. We’ll cut and reconstruct manipulated fabrics into finished collage works that offer a wide range of possibilities for image development in both representational and abstract styles.
Instructor: Matthew Jones

Supply Kit:
Coming soon



Oil Painting: Intro to Still Life
Sundays: June 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25; 1-2:30 pm

Joslyn Members: $42.50; Supply Kit: $25.50
General Public: $50; Supply Kit: $30


Explore the art of the still life! This series focuses on developing an awareness of the relationship between objects and light while learning how to “turn forms” to create the illusion of depth. Students will plan and optimize color harmonies by using a limited palette and develop strategies for creating still life paintings on their own.
Instructor: Laura Nothern

Supply Kit:
Coming soon




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.

Technical Requirements
Participants will need a computer or tablet with a webcam, microphone, and speakers. Connection is via Zoom, a web-based cloud platform. A test connection prior to each scheduled lesson is encouraged. An email with special instructions specific to each class will be sent prior to the start date. The email will include a Zoom invitation that allows registered students to log-on and join.

Workspace and Supplies
Material supply kits are available for purchase through Joslyn and will accommodate all artmaking planned. Purchased supply kits must be picked at Joslyn. (Delivery is not an option.) A material list for each class will be provided for those who prefer to gather their own supplies. Each student must have all of the supplies listed for each class to have a successful experience.

If possible, students should choose a designated workspace that can be utilized as a “studio.” Please consider each class’ materials and plan ahead to accommodate any mess. Finding a dedicated space will allow students the flexibility and independence to “work in the studio” as inspiration occurs.

Art Class Scholarships
Thanks to a special fund established by Mrs. Louise Wickstrum, and the family of David S. and Bella Block, financial assistance may be available for class enrollment. All requests will be held in confidence.

Click here to submit a scholarship application online.