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: January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14; 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





Watercolor Basics
Fridays: January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15; 10 am-12:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $97.75; General Public $115
Explore basic watercolor painting as you work from photographic observation. Learn how to mix and overlay colors, create transparent washes, and practice a variety of brush techniques. Experienced students will enjoy working in the studio with a knowledgeable instructor as a resource for questions or critique.
Instructor: Matthew Jones




Acrylic Painting: Painting Loose
Saturdays: January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16; 1-3:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $72.25; General Public $85
This class will encourage students to react and respond to paint in order to create artworks without predetermined objectives. Experimentation with altered surfaces, painting additives, thin glazes, and non-traditional tools will ensure unexpected results and spark new ideas as students learn to control acrylic paint.
Instructor: Matthew Jones




Oil Painting: Introduction to Portraiture
Thursdays: January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21; 6-8:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $121.55; General Public $143
Learn the very basics of portraiture through exercises and studies with a live model. Artworks in the gallery will guide our approach in the studio as we practice facial proportion and capturing likeness in oil paint.
Instructor: Laura Nothern




Intro to Photography
Sundays: February 3, 10, 17, 24; 1-3 pm
Joslyn Members: $47.60; General Public $56
Learn the ins and outs of digital photography in this class that will teach you to make the most of your camera’s settings and functions. Students will spend time in the studios and in the Museum’s public spaces to take photographs and explore photographic possibilities. Students need to bring a digital camera.
Instructor: Jim Ferguson




Mixed Media: Copy & Paste
Thursdays: February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28; 6-8:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $96.90; General Public $114
Push the practice of painting beyond the canvas and explore contemporary art practices. With inspiration from mixed media artists in the gallery such as Mark Bradford and Rashid Johnson, students in this class will use low material and found objects to create a personal painting through observation, reflection, and imagination. Using images from the internet or galleries as a starting point, students will pursue individual projects fulfilling the realization of a personal vision.
Instructor: Barber




Watercolor Basics
Fridays: February 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; 10 am-12:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $97.75; General Public $115
Explore basic watercolor painting as you work from photographic observation. Learn how to mix and overlay colors, create transparent washes, and practice a variety of brush techniques. Experienced students will enjoy working in the studio with a knowledgeable instructor as a resource for questions or critique.
Instructor: Matthew Jones




Conceptual Collage: Patterns & People
Saturdays: February 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; 1-3:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $96.90; General Public $114
This class will teach students to cut and combine materials to create portraits full of elaborate texture and pattern. Students will look to artworks in the gallery by Mickalene Thomas for inspiration before mixing and matching fabric and other materials to produce bold quilt-like portraits in the studio.
Instructor: Celeste Butler




Oil Painting: Classical Re-Interpretation
Thursdays: February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4; 6-8:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $121.55; General Public $143
Painter Kehinde Wiley masterfully places contemporary dressed models into poses taken from some of art history’s most well-known classical portraits. We’ll take inspiration from Wiley’s approach to portraiture and place a model, dressed in today’s style, into a well know example of classical painting from Joslyn’s collection.
Instructor: Laura Nothern



Portrait Photography: The People Around Us
Sundays: March 3, 10, 17, 24; 1-3 pm
Joslyn Members: $56.10; General Public $66
This class will focus on principals and tricks to capturing pictures of people. Students will receive instruction and work with models to create posed portraits as well as spend time exploring the Museum to document candid moments of everyday people. Students will be encouraged to bring a friend or family member to the final session to apply what has been learned to create portraits with personal significance. Students need to bring a digital camera.
Instructor: Jim Ferguson




Acrylic Painting: Personal Iconography
Thursdays: April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9; 6-8:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $96.90; General Public $114
Artists like Purvis Young and Jean-Michel Basquiat address issues of identity and history through personal symbolism and iconography. This class will encourage students to generate a set of simple, abstract symbols through spontaneous mark making and collaboration before creating a personal illustrative painting.
Instructor: Sarah Rowe




Watercolor Basics
Fridays: April 5, 12 (no class April 19) 26, May 3 10, 17; 10 am-12:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $97.75; General Public $115
Explore basic watercolor painting as you work from photographic observation. Learn how to mix and overlay colors, create transparent washes, and practice a variety of brush techniques. Experienced students will enjoy working in the studio with a knowledgeable instructor as a resource for questions or critique.
Instructor: Matthew Jones