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.

Members 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.

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.


NEW! Watercolor: Open Studio*
Drop in! Fridays in January, 10-11:30 am

Suggested donation: $5 per session

Join us for our first donation-based open studio series. This virtual drop-in program offers watercolor students of all levels a weekly, dedicated time to receive feedback from an instructor while exploring personal projects at one's own pace. Gather your supplies and join us once - or weekly - for critique, curiosity, and questions!
Instructor: Matthew Jones

*Recommended for students who have experience working with watercolor media and are comfortable working independently within a virtual group setting.

Friday, January 8, 10-11:30 am

Friday, January 15, 10-11:30 am

Friday, January 22, 10-11:30 am
Registration opens January 20

Friday, January 29, 10-11:30 am
Registration opens January 27


Painting: Experimental Grounds
Saturdays: February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6; 10-11:30 am

Joslyn Members: $39.95; Supply Kit: $25.50
General Public: $47; Supply Kit: $30

Take a different approach to painting as we explore a variety of materials that can be used as a base coat and/or adapted for new painting techniques. Using water-based media, students will learn about applying and mixing a variety of additives while experimenting with new ways of developing surface, layering, and image-making.
Instructor: Matthew Jones
Supply Kit:
12 oz. ceiling flat paint
4 oz. Kaolin clay
4 oz. Marble dust
4 oz. Matte medium
Popsicle sticks (or cheap tools for mixing)
Sandpaper 220 grit
Chip brush
Water soluble Derwent pencil
(4) 12" x 12" primed MDF boards
Set of watercolor paints w/ variety of brushes
4 oz. tube of black acrylic paint.
Saral transfer paper



Oil Painting: Finding the Value in Color
Sundays: February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7; 1-2:30 pm

Joslyn Members: $39.95; Supply Kit: $25.50
General Public: $47; Supply Kit: $30

Explore the relationship between color and value as we create a series of Grisaille (grey scale) studies in oil paint. Students will use reference images from Joslyn's galleries while visually translating full color paintings into their basic value range. This skill set equips painters at any level with knowledge to more accurately see and create a greater tonal depth in their paintings.
Instructor: Laura Nothern
Supply Kit:
Oil paints (3) - 38 ml. tube: transparent red iron oxide, ultramarine blue, titanium white
Grayscale value finder
Linseed oil (small container)
9"x12" Plexiglass palette
2" Plastic, diamond trowel palette knife
5"x7" Primed canvases (5)
Oil painting brushes (2) - 1/8" and 1/4", both with filbert tip



Color Basics with Oil
Sundays: March 14, 21, 28, April 11, 18; 1-2:30 pm

Joslyn Members: $39.95; Supply Kit: $25.50
General Public: $47; Supply Kit: $30

Explore the color spectrum in this five-session series geared toward beginning students and those looking to improve their color mixing skills. Using oil paints, students will gain experience mixing tints, tones, and shades while learning about color relationships and the foundational skills that make great paintings look so effortless.
Instructor: Laura Nothern
Supply Kit:
Coming soon!