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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Drawing in the Galleries
Sundays: October 6, 13, 20, 27; 1-3:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $66.30; General Public $78
Hone your skills while drawing from artworks in the Museum collection. After instruction and practice in the studio, students will move to the galleries to draw from a masterpiece of their choice.
Instructor: Laura Nothern

Calligraphy Workshop: Address Stamps
Sunday: October 13; 12:30-3:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $51; General Public $60
This one-day workshop will introduce basic Copperplate calligraphy lettering as students create a personal monogram design. Finished designs will be used to fabricate return address stamps made by a local fabricator.
Instructor: Cheryl Dyer

Painting with Gold
Saturdays: October 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23; 10 am-noon
Joslyn Members: $85; General Public $100
Drawing inspiration from biblical illuminations within a special exhibition, this class will teach students to combine acrylic and watercolor painting techniques with gilded elements. Students will learn to easily transfer images and text to create a composition that glitters with imitation gold leaf.
Instructor: Matthew Jones

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Calligraphy Traditions
Saturdays: October 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23; 1-3:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $97.75; General Public $115
A special exhibition featuring folios from The Saint John’s Bible, the first completely handwritten Bible since the fifteenth century, will be our guide as students learn basic calligraphy strokes. In the studio we will use a steel nib and pen holder to practice lettering and spacing in Italic and Copperplate to create a word or phrase.
Instructor: Cheryl Dyer

Advanced Drawing
Thursdays: October 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21; 6-8:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $93.50; General Public $110.00
This class will build upon basic drawing skills and teach advanced rendering techniques in portraiture, perspective, and value. Students will spend time drawing from a dressed model.
Instructor: Ron Sykes

Photography in the Park
Sundays: October 20, 27, November 3, 10; 1-3:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $73.95; General Public $87
This class will begin with instruction and a chance to practice photography basics throughout the Museum. The second and third sessions will be held in historic Elmwood Park, where instruction will emphasize nature and landscape photography as well as how to capture action with the use of a model. Finally, we will return to the Museum to share our images and a chance for conversation and critique.
Instructor: Jim Ferguson

Watercolor Studio (B)
Fridays: November 1, 8, 15, 22 (no class November 29), December 6, 13; 10 am-12:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $97.75; General Public $115
Explore basic watercolor painting in this guided studio series. Practice mixing and overlaying colors, create transparent washes, and explore a variety of brush techniques. Artists new to watercolor will receive specialized instruction. Experienced students will enjoy working with a variety of supplied materials and tools with a knowledgeable instructor as a resource for questions or critique.
Instructor: Matthew Jones

Street Calligraphy
Thursdays: November 7, 14, 21 (no class November 28), December 5, 12, 19; 6-8:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $97.75; General Public $115
Learn the history of some of the most prominent graffiti styles and see how this outlaw artform draws on centuries-old traditions of calligraphy and letter design. Students will practice letter writing in sketchbooks using a variety of specialty markers to create different lines and effects that we will use in a finished piece meant to hang on the wall.
Instructor: Hugo Zamorano

Brush Calligraphy: Getting Loose
Saturdays: December 7, 14, 21; 1-3:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $59.90; General Public $70
This class will use the traditional calligraphy on view in the exhibition Word and Image: The Saint John’s Bible as a springboard to create flowing brushed lettering that lays loose on the page with expression and style.
Instructor: Cheryl Dyer

Bookbinding Workshop
Saturday: December 14; 12:30-3:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $37.40; General Public $44
Create a one-of-a-kind sketchbook from scratch in this afternoon workshop that will teach simple bookbinding techniques with inspiration from The Saint John’s Bible. After a visit to the gallery to see traditional bookmaking tools and materials, we will return to the studio to assemble a hardcover book of our own.
Instructor: Maranda Allbritten