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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Acrylic Painting: Experimental Effects
Saturdays: June 2, 9, (no class June 16), 23, 30, July 7, 14; 10 am-noon
Joslyn Members: $85; General Public $100
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: Mathew Jones

Registration for this class is currently full, please click here to add your name and phone number to a wait list.


Watercolor in the Gardens
Mondays, June 4, 11, 18, 25; 6-8:30 PM    
Stop and paint the roses in this watercolor basics class. Instruction will combine practice in the studio and plein air experiences. All classes meet at Lauritzen Gardens.
Instructor: Cody Wheelock

Registration for this class is currently full, please click here to add your name and phone number to a wait list.


Basic Drawing
Thursdays: June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12; 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

Registration for this class is currently full, please click here to add your name and phone number to a wait list.


Intro to Photography
Sundays: June 10, 17, 24, July 1; 1-3 pm
Joslyn Members: $54.40; General Public $64
Learn the ins and outs of digital photography in this class that will teach you to make the most of your camera’s setting and function. 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




Colorful Ceramic Sculpture
Sundays: July 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12; 1-3:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $73.10; General Public $86
Colorful contemporary mixed-media sculptures by Arlene Shechet will provide a framework for this class that will teach students to shape, squeeze, and build with clay to create quick, intuitive sculptural objects. Using simple hand-building techniques and incorporating mold-made forms, students will produce numerous objects to cover with brightly colored glaze, then assemble and arrange as a sculpture installation within the Museum’s Riley Gallery.
Instructor: Sarah Hummel Jones




Portrait Photography
Sundays: July 15, 22, 29, August 5; 1-3:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $79.05; General Public $93
Learn the parameters of portrait photography in this class that will take inspiration from a collection of royal portraits within a special exhibition. Working with a costumed model, students will practice lighting, posing, and setting a subject to capture an elevated representation fit for royalty. Classes meet at the Museum, Joslyn Castle, and Lauritzen Gardens to further aggrandize our subjects. Students need to bring a digital camera.
Instructor: Jim Ferguson




Drawing Faces
Thursdays: July 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23; 6-8:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $108.80; General Public $128
Learn the principles of portrait drawing with instruction in pencil, charcoal, and chalk pastels. A special collection of Renaissance portraits will guide students as we learn to render facial proportion, structure, and likeness through observation of a costumed model.
Instructor: Ron Sykes




Oil Painting: House Portraits
Thursdays: July 19, 26, August 2 (no class August 9) 16, 23, 30; 6-8:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $102; General Public $120
Gain confidence with oil painting techniques through the creation of a “house portrait” of your home, the house you grew up in, or another special structure. Inspired by the idyllic estate paintings within an exhibition of British paintings, this class will combine elements of landscape painting with architectural rendering while learning to use modern tricks to easily reproduce and combine elements from photographs. Students are encouraged to bring along photographs for reference.
Instructor: Katrina Swanson




Oil Painting: Noble Figures
Saturdays: August 4, 11, 18, 25; 10 am-noon
Joslyn Members: $104.55; General Public $123
A model dressed in regal costume will provide the subject for this class that will teach portraiture painting techniques with inspiration from British court painting from the reign of Queen Elizabeth I and Henry VIII. Students will learn to accurately render a pose and how to build color in order to produce a fleshy glow.
Instructor: Cody Wheelock




Transitional Portraits
Saturdays: August 4, 11, 18, 25; 1-3:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $59.50; General Public $70
This unique acrylic painting class will introduce a variety of glazing, layering, and altered acrylic painting techniques to create dreamlike portraits that swirl with color and reveal mysterious secrets within each subject. Students will learn simple transfer methods to easily render portrait subjects of their choosing.
Instructor: Mathew Jones