In-Person & Virtual Classes for Adults & Teens

Painting the Figure
Saturdays: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12; 1-3:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $93.50; General Public: $110

Grab your paintbrushes and learn do “draw” with your brush through observation of a live clothed model. While experimenting with a variety of painting and drawing materials, you will be guided through figure drawing exercises to sharpen observational skills and learn to decisively render the proportions and mass of the human figure with accuracy.
Instructor: Oria Simonini




Drawing in the Galleries
Sundays: January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13; 1-3:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $93.50; General Public: $110

Take advantage of this last opportunity to draw from artworks in the Museum’s galleries before our doors close in preparation for Joslyn’s expansion and renovation! After instruction and practices in the studio, students will move to the galleries to draw from a masterpiece of their choice.
Instructor: Laura Nothern



Fresco
Fridays: January 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18; 10 am-12:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $93.50; General Public: $110

Fresco, a type of mural painting executed upon freshly laid (wet) lime plaster, has been employed since antiquity. Learn this old-world technique - a rare opportunity in this day and age! - with inspiration from a fresco in Joslyn’s collection.
Instructor: Matthew Jones



Illustrating the Natural World
Saturdays: February 19, 28, March 5, 12, 19; 1-3:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $93.50; General Public: $110

This intermediate class will take your drawing skills to the next level by teaching you to render natural landscapes and plant life in pen and ink. Examine plants and landscapes in art in the galleries, then engage in observational drawing and ink shading exercises to achieve a natural sense of perspective using a limited color palette.
Instructor: Shane Sedlak



VIRTUAL Oil Painting: Studies in Grisaille
Sundays: February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27; 1-2:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $42.50; Supply Kit: $25.50
General Public: $50; 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 work from reference images from Joslyn’s galleries, while visually translating full color paintings into their basic value range. This skillset equips painters at any level with knowledge to more accurately see and create a greater tonal depth of forms and spaces in their paintings.
Instructor: Laura Nothern

Supply list coming soon.



VIRTUAL Iconic Portraiture
Fridays: March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $42.50; Supply Kit: $25.50
General Public: $50; Supply Kit: $30

Immortalize the someone special in your life by creating an iconic portrait using watercolor and gold leaf techniques. Drawing inspiration from Medieval art in Joslyn’s collection, we will examine how elements such as the use of color, the subject’s posture, and what the subject wears and holds, convey meaning. Students will create a finished portrait of the person of their choice, full of symbolism and flair!
Instructor: Matthew Jones

Supply list coming soon.




Cutting-Edge Characters
Saturdays: March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23; 1-3 pm
Joslyn Members: $93.50; General Public: $110

An important part of telling a good story is creating compelling characters. Learn to develop characters with personality through carefully designed postures, facial expressions, and personal belongings. Look at portraits and illustrations in the galleries before creating our own dynamic characters.
Instructor: Fredd Gorham