Virtual Adult & Teen Art Class Series

Join us via Zoom to explore themes, methods, and materials inspired by works from Joslyn's galleries as a group, with guidance for independent practice between sessions. Purchase a complete supply kit for pick-up at the Museum (delivery/shipping is not available) prior to the start of each virtual series, or gather your own supplies from lists posted below. Scroll to the bottom of the page for technical requirements and more details.

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Mixed Media Collage: Experiments with Cracked Linen
Fridays: June 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16; 10-11:30 am

Joslyn Members: $42.50; Supply Kit: $25.50
General Public: $50; Supply Kit: $30

Explore the possibilities of a new medium as we develop surface texture and imagery on “cracked” fabric using mixed media techniques. We’ll cut and reconstruct manipulated fabrics into finished collage works that offer a wide range of possibilities for image development in both representational and abstract styles.
Instructor: Matthew Jones

Supply Kit:
Small bottle Elmer’s wood glue
1 yard unbleached muslin
(2) 12 x 12” wood boards
Basic colors acrylic paint (red, yellow, blue, black, white)
India ink
Putty knife
Gloss medium
3” chip brush
1” chip brush
½ pint drywall mud or joint compound 45 min. set time
Plastic cup for mixing drywall mud and glue
Spray bottle

This class is closed.

Oil Painting: Intro to Still Life
Sundays: June 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25; 1-2:30 pm

Joslyn Members: $42.50; Supply Kit: $25.50
General Public: $50; Supply Kit: $30

Explore the art of the still life! This series focuses on developing an awareness of the relationship between objects and light while learning how to “turn forms” to create the illusion of depth. Students will plan and optimize color harmonies by using a limited palette and develop strategies for creating still life paintings on their own.
Instructor: Laura Nothern

Supply Kit:
Canvas (primed) swatches: 1 piece @9 x 12” and 3 pieces of 4 x 6”
Oil paint:
Titanium white
ultramarine blue
cerulean blue
yellow ochre
cad yellow light
transparent red oxide (utrecht brand)
magenta (or alizarin crimson)

Linseed oil (small container)
Brushes- at least 2 - 1/4” wide filberts (synthetic for oil)
Palette – plexi glass painted light grey on back
Palette knife

You will also need to have on hand - paper towels, a board w/masking tape (to prepare your canvas), and an easel (or the like) to hold your panel up while working.

This class is closed.

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.

Technical Requirements
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 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 must be picked at Joslyn. (Delivery/shipping 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.