In-Person & Virtual Classes for Adults & Teens

VIRTUAL Watercolor
Fridays: September 3, 10, 17, 24, October 1; 10-11:30 am 

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

Join us on Zoom to explore basic watercolor painting, working from photographic observation. Learn to mix and overlay colors, create transparent washes, and practice a variety of brush techniques. Experienced students will enjoy working in the virtual studio with a knowledgeable instructor as a resource for questions or critique. Click here (then scroll to bottom) for VIRTUAL class technical requirements and other details.
Instructor: Matthew Jones

Supply Kit:
Liquid frisket masking fluid
11 x 15“ Watercolor paper pad
Water-soluble sketching pencil - medium wash/4B
Watercolor paint set and palette
Spray bottle
3” flat Nylon brush
Sumi brush
Wide makeup brush (optional)
Watercolor brush set with various sizes

This class is closed.


Drawing in the Galleries
Sundays: September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10; 1-3:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $93.50; General Public: $110

Draw directly from works in Joslyn's galleries. Focus on understanding light, value, proportion, and making compositional studies from the paintings in the collection.
Instructor: Laura Nothern
This class is closed.


Acrylic Effects
Fridays: October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5; 10 am-12:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $93.50; General Public: $110

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: Matthew Jones



Portrait Drawing
Saturdays: October 16, 23, 30, November 13, 20; 1-3:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $93.50; General Public: $110

Learn the principles of portrait drawing with instruction in pencil, charcoal, and chalk pastels and guidance in rendering facial proportion, structure, and likeness through observation.
Instructor: Oria Simonini

This class is closed.


VIRTUAL Oil Painting: Portrait & The Color Study
Sundays: October 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21; 1- 2:30 pm

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

Join us on Zoom to explore portraits in Joslyn's collection through the exercise of the color study. Learn to mix naturalistic skin tones, focus on global light effects, and optimize compositional harmonies at play. Click here (then scroll to bottom) for VIRTUAL class technical requirements and other details.
Instructor: Laura Nothern

Supply Kit:
Oil Colors:
ultramarine blue
titanium white
red iron oxide
yellow ochre
alizarin crimson
cadmium yellow

linseed oil
two 1/4” wide filbert brushes
palette knife
palette (plexiglass works well)
six 4x6” pieces of primed canvas
greyscale/value finder
other items: masking tape, a board to tape canvas to, and paper towels

This class is closed.


Digital Photography: Everyday People
Sundays: November 14, 21, December 5, 12; 1-3:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $74.80; General Public: $88

Learn the ins and outs of digital photography and make the most of your camera’s settings while capturing everyday people and scenes. Students will spend time in the studio and the Museum’s public spaces to document candid moments and explore photographic possibilities, drawing inspiration from the exhibition Faces from the Interior: The North American Portraits of Karl Bodmer.
Note: Students need to bring a digital camera.
Instructor: Jim Ferguson