What are Joslyn Summer Camps?
Spend the summer making art! Campers will get inspiration from artworks in the galleries and gardens to create works of their own in the studios.

Camps are offered all summer long for ages 4-5, 6-8, 9-12 and teens!

Options for full- or half-days are available; snack provided. Full-day campers are asked to bring a sack lunch for a supervised Lunch Bunch.




Joslyn Members: $42.50 per camp; General Public: $50
Campers should bring a lunch and drink. Snacks provided.

Draw!

Monday: July 1; 9 am-4 pm
Draw the day away! Learn technical skills, play drawing games, and create artworks using Sharpies, pastels, and charcoal.
Instructor: Carey Hernandez

Unfortunately, this camp is sold out. Click here to add your student's name and your phone number to a wait list.


Mix!
Wednesday: July 3; 9 am-4 pm
Combine drawing, painting, and sculpture to create mixed media artworks.
Instructor: Ariel Shearer

Unfortunately, this camp is sold out. Click here to add your student's name and your phone number to a wait list.


Sculpt!
Tuesday: July 2; 9 am-4 pm
Explore sculpture in Joslyn’s gardens and galleries before putting your hands to work to build 3-D art from found and reclaimed objects.
Instructor: Carey Hernandez

Unfortunately, this camp is sold out. Click here to add your student's name and your phone number to a wait list.


Paint!
Friday: July 5; 9 am-4 pm
Learn how to mix paint, create colors and tones, and how to use a palette knife, as you complete a finished painting on canvas.
Instructor: Stephanie Carlson-Pruch

Unfortunately, this camp is sold out. Click here to add your student's name and your phone number to a wait list.




Half-day Camps (Monday-Friday)
Joslyn Members: $85; General Public: $100

Art Smart

June 3-7; 9 am-noon
Young artists will get “art smart” by learning about the elements and language of art, and exploring a variety of media. We’ll visit artworks in the gallery and fill our brains with ideas before creating paintings, sculptures, and prints in the studio.
Instructor: Ariel Shearer




Animal Tales
June 24-28; 9 am-noon
Work by Garth Williams, illustrator of classic stories like Stuart Little and Charlotte’s Web, will encourage us to create animal artworks that tell a story. We’ll learn to create art full of texture and pattern while we paint with watercolor, make clay sculptures, and print animal tracks.
Instructor: CaSandra Johnson




Pint-sized Painters
July 15-19; 9 am-noon
Campers will meet masterful painters like Claude Monet, Jackson Pollock, and Helen Frankenthaler in this brushstroke-filled camp. We’ll explore acrylic, tempera, and watercolor paints while experimenting with non-traditional tools and brushstrokes.
Instructor: Jaim Hackbart




Art in 3-D
July 29-August 2; 9 am-noon
We’ll make art that jumps out at you in this sculpture camp that will take inspiration from artists like Alexander Calder and Jun Kaneko, as we learn to build, model, assemble, and carve works of sculpture.
Instructor: Carey Hernandez






Half-day Camps (Monday-Friday)

Joslyn Members: $85 per camp; General Public: $100 per camp

Snacks provided. Campers attending a full-day camp, or pairing morning and afternoon camps in the same week, should bring a lunch and drink and join the supervised Lunch Bunch, from noon-1 pm


Draw For Real (A)

June 3-7; 1-4 pm
Learn to draw for real in this camp that will teach you the tricks artist’s use to accurately draw what they see. We’ll train our hands and eyes with a series of artists’ exercises to create drawings with perspective, value, and mass, using pencil, charcoal, pastels, and more.
Instructor: Julie Ryan

Unfortunately, this camp is sold out. Click here to add your student's name and your phone number to a wait list.



Imagine That (A)
Ages 6-8: June 10-14; 9 am-noon (pair with Paint Like a Pro B)
Imagination is the engine that powers everything we create. This camp will spark your imagination and strengthen your creativity through artistic games, exercises, and sketchbook challenges. We’ll look at imaginative artworks in the galleries and create paintings, sculptures, and more that express our unique inspirations.
Instructor: Josephine Langbehn

Unfortunately, this camp is sold out. Click here to add your student's name and your phone number to a wait list.




Paint Like a Pro (B)
June 10-14; 1-4 pm (pair with Imagination That A)
Campers will investigate arts brushstrokes and painting styles in the gallery as we get to know artists like Rembrandt, Stuart Davis, and Mary Cassatt. In the studio we’ll learn to mix colors, create canvas paintings, and experiment with non-traditional tools.
Instructor: Stephanie Carlson-Pruch

Unfortunately, this camp is sold out. Click here to add your student's name and your phone number to a wait list.



Meet the Museum (A)
June 17-21; 9 am-noon (pair with Sculpture Study B)
Go behind-the-scenes for an introduction to some of our favorite Joslyn artworks and meet the people who work to make Joslyn special. We’ll visit the galleries to see the greatest hits of the collection and make paintings, sculptures, and prints in the studio. Special guests will stop by to tell us about their jobs in the Museum and we’ll take a peek into areas off limits to visitors.
Instructor: Julie Ryan




Sculpture Study (B)
June 17-21; 1-4 pm (pair with Meet the Museum A)
Sculptors create three-dimensional artworks using all sorts of materials and methods. Campers will see works in the galleries made from clay, wood, glass, wire, and metal to understand how each artist created a carefully balanced standing sculpture. In the studio we’ll combine, build, and carve to create 3D art of our own.
Instructor: Stephanie Carlson-Pruch

Unfortunately, this camp is sold out. Click here to add your student's name and your phone number to a wait list.



Mix it Up (A)
June 24-28; 1-4 pm (no pairing)
Nearly anything can be used to make art - and sometimes artists mix it all together! This camp will explore art made by combing several materials and techniques. We’ll mix together printmaking, painting, and sculpture methods to create mixed-media artworks.
Instructor: Carey Hernandez




Prairie Pictures (A)
July 8-12; 9 am-noon (pair with Art Tricks A)
Illustrations by Garth Williams from the classic Little House books will inspire us to make art about life on the Plains. We’ll create paintings, drawings, and prints of swaying fields of grass, fiery sunsets, and prairie critters as we read the Laura Ingalls Wilder stories.
Instructor: Julie Ryan


Unfortunately, this camp is sold out. Click here to add your student's name and your phone number to a wait list.




Art Tricks (A)
July 8-12; 1-4 pm (pair with Prairie Pictures A)
Like magicians, artists use tricks and create illusions in their art. We’ll learn some of the tricks of the trade to create optical illusions and perspective, and discover secret tools used by artists to create images quickly and accurately. We’ll put our bag of tricks to use in the studio as we create drawings, paintings, prints, and sculptures.
Instructor: CaSandra Johnson


Unfortunately, this camp is sold out. Click here to add your student's name and your phone number to a wait list.




Animals in Art (A)
July 15-19; 1-4 pm (no pairing)
Roam the galleries to find paintings that purr and sculptures that bite. We’ll look to see how artist use texture, pattern, and shape to make lifelike animal artworks. After our safari through the Museum we will make sculptures, paintings, and prints of animals.
Instructor: Pamela Conyers-Hinson

Unfortunately, this camp is sold out. Click here to add your student's name and your phone number to a wait list.



Paint like a Pro (C)
July 22-26; 9 am-noon (pair with Art with Style B)
Campers will investigate arts brushstrokes and painting styles in the gallery as we get to know artists like Rembrandt, Stuart Davis, and Mary Cassatt. In the studio we’ll learn to mix colors, create canvas paintings, and experiment with non-traditional tools.
Instructor: Carey Hernandez

This camp is currently full. Click here to add your student's name and phone number to a wait list.



Art with Style (B)
July 22-26; 1-4 pm (pair with Paint Like a Pro C)
Visit the galleries to get yourself some style! We’ll get to know some of art’s most famous styles and all-star artists. In the studio we’ll create stylin’ artworks of our own inspired by Cubism, Impressionism, Regionalism, and Expressionism.
Instructor: CaSandra Johnson




Draw For Real (D)
July 29 - August 2; 1-4 pm
Learn to draw for real in this camp that will teach you the tricks artist’s use to accurately draw what they see. We’ll train our hands and eyes with a series of artists’ exercises to create drawings with perspective, value, and mass, using pencil, charcoal, pastels, and more.
Instructor: Megan McLeay


Unfortunately, this camp is sold out. Click here to add your student's name and your phone number to a wait list.



 Art You Can Sit On (B)
August 5-9; 9 am-noon (pair with What’s New? B)
A special exhibition of two hundred years of chair design will teach us to look at everyday objects as great works of art. In the gallery we’ll look to see how designers combine art and function to create beautiful artworks you can sit on! In the studio, campers will design, build, and paint a chair of their own.
Instructor: Therese Straseski




What’s New? (B)
August 5-9; 1-4 pm (pair with Art You Can Sit On B)
Artists are always looking for the next new idea. We’ll look at artists that changed the game with brand new ideas and get to know artists who continue to show us what’s new. We’ll learn about Abstraction, Minimalism, Impressionism, and contemporary artists to get some new ideas of our own that we’ll use as we make paintings, prints, and sculpture.
Instructor: Carey Hernandez






Half-day Camps (Monday-Friday)
Joslyn Members: $85 per camp; General Public: $100 per camp

Snacks provided. Campers attending a full-day camp, or pairing morning and afternoon camps in the same week, should bring a lunch and drink and join the supervised Lunch Bunch, from noon-1 pm

Special Camp

The Art of Theater Design (A)
Ages 9-14: June 3-7; 9 am-4 pm
Joslyn Members: $182.75; General Public: $215
Spend mornings at The Rose and walk to Joslyn for afternoons of exploring the exciting world of theatrical design! Discover what it takes to make scenery, costumes, props, lighting and sound for productions. Meet professional designers and technicians and create lots of hands-on theatrical scenery and props to be used in an upcoming Rose production.
Instructor: Therese Straseski

Unfortunately, this camp is sold out. Click here to add your student's name and your phone number to a wait list.



Paint Like a Pro (A)
June 10-14; 9 am-noon (pair with Imagine That B)
Campers will investigate painters’ brushstrokes and styles in the gallery as we get to know artists like Rembrandt, Stuart Davis, and Mary Cassatt. In the studio we’ll learn to mix colors, create canvas paintings, and experiment with non-traditional tools.
Instructor: Stephanie Carlson-Pruch


Unfortunately, this camp is sold out. Click here to add your student's name and your phone number to a wait list.




Imagine That (B)
June 10-14; 1-4 pm (pair with Paint Like a Pro A)
Imagination is the engine that powers everything we create. This camp will spark your imagination and strengthen your creativity through artistic games, exercises, and sketchbook challenges. We’ll look at imaginative artworks in the galleries and create paintings, sculptures, and more that express our unique inspirations.
Instructor: Josephine Langbehn


Unfortunately, this camp is sold out. Click here to add your student's name and your phone number to a wait list.




Sculpture Study (A)
June 17-21; 9 am-noon (pair with Meet the Museum B)
Sculptors create three-dimensional artworks using all sorts of materials and methods. Campers will see works in the galleries made from clay, wood, glass, wire, and metal to understand how each artist created a carefully balanced standing sculpture. In the studio we’ll combine, build, and carve to create 3D art of our own.
Instructor: Stephanie Carlson-Pruch


Unfortunately, this camp is sold out. Click here to add your student's name and your phone number to a wait list.



Meet the Museum (B)
June 17-21; 1-4 pm (pair with Sculpture Study A)
Go behind-the-scenes for an introduction to some of our favorite Joslyn artworks and meet the people who work at the Museum. We’ll visit the galleries to see the greatest hits of the collection and make paintings, sculptures, and prints in the studio. Special guests will stop by to tell us about their jobs and we’ll take a peek into areas off limits to visitors.
Instructor: Julie Ryan




Special Camp
The Art of Theater Design (B)

Ages 9-14: June 24-28; 9 am-4 pm
Joslyn Members: $182.75; General Public: $215
Spend mornings at The Rose and walk to Joslyn for afternoons of exploring the exciting world of theatrical design! Discover what it takes to make scenery, costumes, props, lighting and sound for productions. Meet professional designers and technicians and create lots of hands-on theatrical scenery and props to be used in an upcoming Rose production.
Instructor: Therese Straseski




Mix it Up (B)
July 8-12; 9 am-noon (pair with Prairie Pictures B)
Nearly anything can be used to make art - and sometimes artists mix it all together! This camp will explore art made by combining several materials and techniques. We’ll mix together printmaking, painting, and sculpture methods to create mixed-media artworks.
Instructor: Stephanie Carlson-Pruch




Prairie Pictures (B)
July 8-12; 1-4 pm (pair with Mix it Up B)
Illustrations by Garth Williams from the classic Little House books will inspire us to make art about life on the Plains. We’ll create paintings, drawings, and prints of swaying fields of grass, fiery sunsets, and prairie critters as we read the Laura Ingalls Wilder stories.
Instructor: Julie Ryan


Unfortunately, this camp is sold out. Click here to add your student's name and your phone number to a wait list.



Art You Can Sit On (A)
July 15-19; 9 am-noon (pair with Draw for Real B)
A special exhibition of two hundred years of chair design will teach us to look at everyday objects as great works of art. In the gallery we’ll look to see how designers combine art and function to create beautiful artworks you can sit on! In the studio, campers will design, build, and paint a chair of their own.
Instructor: Therese Straseski




Draw for Real (B)
July 15-19; 1-4 pm (Pair with Art You Can Sit On A)
Learn to draw for real in this camp that will teach you the tricks artists use to accurately draw what they see. We’ll train our hands and eyes with a series of artists’ exercises to create drawings with perspective, value, and mass, using pencil, charcoal, pastels, and more.
Instructor: CaSandra Johnson

Unfortunately, this camp is sold out. Click here to add your student's name and your phone number to a wait list.



Art with Style (A)
July 22-26; 9 am-noon (pair with Paint Like a Pro D)
Visit the galleries to get yourself some style! We’ll get to know some of art’s most famous styles and all-star artists. In the studio we’ll create stylin’ artworks of our own inspired by Cubism, Impressionism, Regionalism, and Expressionism.
Instructor: CaSandra Johnson




Paint Like a Pro (D)
July 22-26; 1-4 pm (pair with Art with Style A)
Campers will investigate painters’ brushstrokes and styles in the gallery as we get to know artists like Rembrandt, Stuart Davis, and Mary Cassatt. In the studio we’ll learn to mix colors, create canvas paintings, and experiment with non-traditional tools.
Instructor: Jaim Hackbart




Draw for Real (C)
July 29-August 2; 9 am-noon (pair with Art Tricks B)
Learn to draw for real in this camp that will teach you the tricks artists use to accurately draw what they see. We’ll train our hands and eyes with a series of artists’ exercises to create drawings with perspective, value, and mass, using pencil, charcoal, pastels, and more.
Instructor: Megan McLeay


Unfortunately, this camp is sold out. Click here to add your student's name and your phone number to a wait list.



Art Tricks (B)
July 29-August 2; 1-4 pm (pair with Draw for Real C)
Like magicians, artists use tricks and create illusions in their art. We’ll learn some of the tricks of the trade to create optical illusions and perspective, and discover secret tools used by artists to create images quickly and accurately. We’ll put our bag of tricks to use in the studio as we create drawings, paintings, prints, and sculptures.
Instructor: CaSandra Johnson




What’s New? (A)
August 5-9; 9 am-noon (pair with Animals in Art B)
Artists are always looking for the next new idea. We’ll look at artists that changed the game with brand new ideas and get to know artists who continue to show us what’s new. We’ll learn about Abstraction, Minimalism, Impressionism, and contemporary artists to get some new ideas of our own that we’ll use as we make paintings, prints, and sculpture.
Instructor: Carey Hernandez




Animals in Art (B)
August 5-9; 1-4 pm (pair with What’s New? A)
Roam the galleries to find paintings that purr and sculptures that bite. We’ll look to see how artist use texture, pattern, and shape to make lifelike animal artworks. After our safari through the Museum we will make sculptures, paintings, and prints of animals.
Instructor: Pamela Conyers-Hinson





Half-day Camps (Monday-Friday)
Joslyn Members: $102 per camp; General Public: $120 per camp (except Ceramics)

Teen camp are held at The Union for Contemporary Art (2423 N. 24th St.) and Creighton University’s Lied Education Center for the Arts (2500 California Plz.) to provide students a fully equipped co-op studio experience and a taste of the college life.


Alternative Art @ The Union

June 3-7; 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $102; General Public: $120
Learn to take your art out of the gallery and into the real world. This camp will apply art-making techniques and principles to stickers, posters, t-shirts, and other alternative creations that reach people beyond the traditional art audience.
Instructor: Dan Crane



Drawing @ CU
June 17-21; 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $102; General Public: $120
Strengthen your drawing skills! Through model studies and observational exercises this camp will teach you to accurately render proportion, perspective, mass, and value, using media including pencil, charcoal, and pen and ink.
Instructor: Camille Hawbaker Voorhees

Unfortunately, this camp is sold out. Click here to add your student's name and your phone number to a wait list.


Oil Painting @ CU
June 24-28; 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Joslyn Members: $102; General Public: $120
This camp will teach the basics of oil painting. Learn to use a brush, palette knife, and layers of color to create observational painting studies.
Instructor: Laura Nothern




Ceramics @ The Union
July 15-19 & 22-26 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Glaze Session: Saturday, August 3; noon-2 pm
Joslyn Members: $204; General Public: $240
Learn hand building and wheel thrown ceramic techniques. This two-week camp will allow you to take your time as you learn each step of making wheel thrown pots and hand built objects with guidance and encouragement from your instructor.
Instructor: Sarah Jones