Adult & Teen Virtual Art 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.

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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.


Drawing in the Gardens
Sundays: September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18; 1-3:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $85; General Public: $100
All supplies included.
Join your instructor- socially distanced and in person! - in Joslyn’s sculpture gardens to hone your skills while drawing from sculpture, architecture, flowers, and trees. Students will be provided personal tools, a sketchpad, and drawing kit, and will be expected to follow the current Museum protocol related to Covid-19. If weather prevents drawing to be done the Gardens, sessions will be moved to spaces within the Museum that allow for social distancing, and masks will be required.
Instructor: Laura Nothern


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Watercolor: Painting Portraits
Fridays: October 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $39.95; Supply Kit: $25.50
General Public: $47; Supply Kit: $30

Instruction and online demonstrations for this virtual watercolor course will present simple steps to painting portraits with watercolor. Time online will be spent to practice layout methods, transfer techniques, color layering, brushstroke, and stylistic representation. Students will practice together each week online and share challenges and successes through weekly art talks. Students are encouraged to spend time offline practices independently towards a personal portrait project.
Instructor: Matthew Jones
Supply Kit:
Liquid frisket masking fluid
Watercolor paper pad, 11 x 15"
Water-soluble sketching pencil - medium sash/4B
Watercolor paint set and palette
Watercolor brushes
Spray bottle

Supplies from home: pencil, eraser, water cup, paper towels, sponge

This class is sold out


Layered Acrylics
Saturdays: October 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21; 1-2:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $39.95; Supply Kit: $25.50
General Public: $47; Supply Kit: $30
Learn new acrylic painting techniques each week, through virtual demonstrations and guided practice with your instructor, to build layers of color and nuance. Students will learn to quickly transfer an image in order to experiment with painting mediums such as marble dust to build a surface with layered color, overlaying thin washes of paint, and revealing underpainting using careful application of sandpaper.
Instructor: Matthew Jones
Supply Kit:
(1 of each color) 38 ml. acrylic paint tubes (heavy body) in Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Blue, Ivory Black, and Titanium White (If you choose, feel free to purchase a pre-packaged acrylic paint set.)
(1) Plastic, rectangular 6-well paint palette
(1 of each size) Synthetic acrylic brushes in 1/4", 1/2", 1", 2", and 3"
(1) 1 oz. container of waterproof India ink, black
(1) Container of acrylic gel medium, gloss
(1) 2 oz., travel-sized spray bottle for water
(1) Water soluble graphite pencil in medium wash
Transfer paper
(2) 12x12" Smooth, primed painting panels
Sandpaper and 3”x3” wooden block

This class is sold out




Oil Painting: Master Studies
Sundays: October 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22; 1-2:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $39.95; Supply Kit: $25.50
General Public: $47; Supply Kit: $30

Gain confidence using oil paint through weekly online studies that analyze and reconstruct color harmonies and compositions used by the masters of Joslyn’s collection. Each week after a technical demonstration and guided instruction, students will make a color study of a different artwork from the galleries." Instructor: Laura Nothern
Supply Kit:
(1 of each color) 38 ml. oil paint tubes in Ultramarine Blue, Titanium White, Transparent Red Oxide, Yellow Ochre
(2) ¼” Oil painting brushes with Filbert tip
2" Plastic, diamond trowel palette knife
75 ml. refined linseed oil
9x12” sheet plexiglass
(5) 5x7" primed canvas panels
Gray scale value finder

This class is sold out


Winter Watercolor
Fridays: December 4, 11, 18; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $23.80; Supply Kit: $25.50
General Public: $28; Supply Kit: $30
Create a winter scene with inspiration from winter watercolor paintings within Joslyn galleries. Students will meet online for guided instruction and demonstration of watercolor techniques and tools like masking fluid used to create chilly snowscapes and blustery brushstrokes. Students will be encouraged to apply what we practice together offline to create an independent wintertime painting in their studios at home.
Instructor: Matthew Jones
Supply Kit:
Liquid frisket masking fluid
Watercolor paper pad, 11 x 15"
Water-soluble sketching pencil - medium wash/4B
Watercolor paint set and palette
Watercolor brushes
Spray bottle



Artful Fibers
Saturdays: December 5, 12, 19; 1-2:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $23.80; Supply Kit: $25.50
General Public: $28; Supply Kit: $30

This virtual fiber arts course will present simple textile artmaking techniques to students of all experience levels. Through online demonstrations and guided instruction students will assemble a variety of fabrics and textile materials while practicing hand stitching methods, thread drawing, and needle felting to produce a collage-like artwork with blended color and texture.
Instructor: Camille Hawbaker Voorhees

Supply Kit: TBD