Adult & Teen Virtual Art Classes

General Public: $75 per class; Supply Kit: $30 per class
Joslyn Members: $63.75 per class; Supply Kit: $25.50 per class

No class or supply kit refunds.

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
Students will meet - via Zoom - from the comfort of home. 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 one week 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 may be picked up from Joslyn between Friday, 8:30 am-3 pm or Saturday. 9:30 am-1:30 pm prior to the start date. (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.
Introduction to Oil Painting 
Mondays & Wednesdays : August 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 6-7:30pm

This virtual studio experience will introduce oil painting materials and techniques to new students. Students will learn to mix and work with oil paint to create an accurate representational painting. Painting exercises will focus on the observational relationships of light and form.
Instructor: Laura Nothern

Introduction to Oil Painting Supply Kit:
  • (1 of each color) 38ml oil paint tubes in Ivory Black, Titanium White, Transparent Red Oxide, Yellow Ochre
  • (2) ¼” Oil painting brushes with Filbert tip
  • (1) 2" Plastic, diamond trowel palette knife
  • (1) 75ml of refined linseed oil
  • (1) 9x12” sheet of plexiglass
  • (3) 5x7" primed canvas panels
  • (1) Gray scale value finder

Supplies from home: paper towels, brown chicken egg

Registration for this class has closed

Experimenting with Acrylic
Tuesdays & Thursdays : August 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, 6-7:30pm

Experiment with new acrylic painting techniques in this online class that will introduce you to painting with additives, thin glazes, and non-traditional tools. Students will learn to apply their learned skills to create a layered painting utilizing a variety of painting methods.
Instructor: Matt Jones

Experimenting with Acrylic Supply Kit:
  • (1 of each color) 38ml 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) 1oz container of waterproof India ink, black
  • (1) Container of acrylic gel medium, gloss
  • (1) 2oz, travel-sized spray bottle for water
  • (1) Water soluble graphite pencil in medium wash
  • (4) 12x12" Smooth, primed painting panels

Supplies from home: pencil, eraser, water cup, paper towel

Registration for this class has closed