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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Basic Drawing
Thursdays: May 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 2;
6-8 pm

Joslyn Members: $80.75; General Public $95
This class will introduce basic drawing concepts and techniques to new students and hone the skills of experienced artists. Students will explore a variety of drawing tools, including graphite and charcoal, while learning to render proportion, value, and perspective.
Instructor: Ron Sykes

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Oil Painting Fundamentals: Painting the Figure
Thursdays: May 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 2; 6-8:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $152.15; General Public $179
Students in this introduction to oil painting class will learn basic techniques while gaining confidence with figure painting through weekly studies with a dressed model. Painting exercises will focus on the observational relationships of light and color upon the human form to create accurate representations in oil paint
Instructor: Laura Nothern

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Watercolor Basics
Saturdays: May 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27; 1-3:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $85; General Public $100
This introduction course to watercolor painting will present basic techniques, tools, and tricks each week to prepare students with a foundation of skills for future watercolor endeavors.
Instructor: Matthew Jones

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Drawing in the Galleries (A)
Sundays: May 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28; 1-3:30 pm
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

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Weekend Workshop: Simple Sculpture Casting
Saturday & Sunday: July 18 & 19; 1-3:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $48.45; General Public $57
Learn to cast from life using alginate. With inspiration from a special exhibition featuring sculptural studies of hands, faces, and figures
by Auguste Rodin, this weekend workshop will teach students to cast a mold of their hand to use a sculptural form. The second session will teach
“patina” techniques and methods for mounting and altering our cast hands.
Instructor: Mathew Jones




Ceramic Sculpture: Figures in Clay
Thursdays: July 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13; 6-8:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $86.70; General Public $102
Much of Auguste Rodin’s avant garde gestural
surfaces and expressive sculptural movement is
a credit to the malleable nature of the clay used
to create the initial forms from which the finished
bronze works were cast. This class will teach basic
clay sculpture techniques while encouraging students to create gestural figures with movement and emotion. Students will spend time observing a dressed model to better understand the complex relationships of the human body and create finished works.
Instructor: Richard Chung




Advanced Drawing: Expressive Figures
Thursdays: July 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13; 6-8:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $142.80; General Public $168
This advanced drawing course will teach the fundamentals of figure drawing with a live model. Instruction will focus on proportion, mass, and movement. Students will study a nude model in poses taken from Auguste Rodin’s most well-known sculptures, which we’ll see in the galleries. In addition to instruction in the studio, some sessions will be held on the stage in Joslyn’s Witherspoon Concert Hall to allow for dynamic poses and varied perspective. *Written permission from a parent or guardian required for students under the age of 18.
Instructor: Ron Sykes




Just for Teens: Life Casting
Saturday: July 11; 10 am-1 pm @ Joslyn’s Kent Bellows Studio Joslyn
Members: $21.45; General Public $25
Just for Teens workshops are loose and fun studio experiences inspired by special exhibitions and held at Joslyn’s Kent Bellows Studio, home of the Kent Bellows Mentoring Program. This special workshop, inspired by a special collection of Rodin sculptures featuring studies of hands, faces, and figures, will introduce students simple life casting. Each students will create a mold of their hand to be cast as a work of sculpture. Students will receive tickets to visit the exhibition and there’ll be time for pizza and conversation.
Instructor: Mathew Jones




Drawing in the Galleries (B)
Sundays: July 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16; 1-3:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $85; General Public $100 per series
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




Bronze Sculpture: Lost-Wax Casting
Saturdays: July 25, Augsut 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; 10 am-12:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $147.90; General Public $174
Create an original cast bronze sculpture from the lost-wax casting process used by the foundry that realized Auguste Rodin’s famous sculptures. With inspiration from an exhibition of bronze works
by Rodin, students will create small-scale clay sculptures, then learn the extensive mold-making process necessary to cast in wax and finally bronze. *The final session for this class will be held at Les Bruning Sculpture & Foundry at Hot Shops Art Center in the New North Makerhood.
Instructor: Pamela Conyers-Hinson




Acrylic Painting: Unique Techniques
Saturdays: July 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; 1-3:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $102; General Public $120
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