Virtual Home School Art School 2020-21 continues...

Didn't attend the fall semester? No problem! Sign up today to join in the fun as we continue our art exploration.

What are Joslyn virtual studio classes?

Step One:
Set up your studio space and prepare your artist's supplies in the comfort of your own home to get ready to make art!
Step Two:
Log-on to Zoom
for weekly 75-minute classes that investigate Joslyn artworks and artists, and present art vocabulary and concepts and technical demonstrations. Time is be spent each session for guided practice of new skills and artful experimentation with the instructor and virtual studio mates.
Step Three:
Work like an artist to complete weekly independent studio goals offline. Students are encouraged to apply the skills and concepts learned online and share their artistic choices, challenges, and successes when we meet each session.



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 each class start date. The email will include a Zoom invitation that allows registered students to log-on and join the class.

Workspace and Supplies
Virtual Art Class supply kits are available for purchase through Joslyn and will accommodate all artmaking planned for the class. Purchased supply kits may be picked up from Joslyn prior to class. (Delivery 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” for the week. Please consider the 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.

Students are encouraged to work independently while in class, but adults are asked to remain available to provide art-making or technological assistance.

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. If a child’s or adult’s participation is dependent upon financial aid, please call (402) 661-3846. All requests will be held in confidence.

Click here to submit a scholarship application online.

Students are encouraged to work independently while in class, but adults are asked to remain available to provide art-making or technological assistance.





Virtual Home School Art School
Third Quarter: SCULPTURE


Joslyn Members: $58.65; Supply Kit: $15.30
General Public: $69; Supply Kit: $18


Using paper clay and everyday objects, students will learn and experiment with principles of sculpture as we translate a 2D image into a 3D form. We'll draw inspiration from realistic and stylized creatures on view in Joslyn's galleries while we shape, carve, and texturize animal-inspired figures that tell a story.

Supply Kit:

16 oz. - Creative Paperclay Modeling Material
1 - Aluminum tray (shallow)
1 - piece 8.5” x 11” acetate
1 - dry erase marker
2 oz. modeling paste
1 oz. gold acrylic paint
2 oz burnt umber acrylic paint
1 – gallon Ziplock bag
1 – round paintbrush
Paper towels
Alcohol-based wipes/sanitizer
Tools for sculpting: popsicle sticks, toothpicks, plastic spoon, knife, fork
Image handouts (available as pdf to print at home)

SCULPTURE - Grades 1-3
Tuesdays: February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9; 1-2:15 pm
Instructor: Carey Hernandez



SCULPTURE - Grades 4-6
Wednesdays: February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10; 1-2:15 pm
Instructor: Therese Straseski






Virtual Home School Art School
Fourth Quarter: MIXED MEDIA


Joslyn Members: $58.65; Supply Kit: $15.30
General Public: $69; Supply Kit: $18


Experiment with a variety of art-making techniques and materials to create a mixed media work inspired by a Riley CAP Gallery exhibition featuring artist Wendy Red Star. We will look to history and experiences from our own lives as we develop a narrative using new and found imagery within a diorama-style format.

Supply Kit:
Coming soon!

MIXED MEDIA - Grades 1-3
Tuesdays: March 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20; 1-2:15 pm
Instructor: Carey Hernandez



MIXED MEDIA - Grades 4-6
Wednesdays: March 17, 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21; 1-2:15 pm pm
Instructor: Therese Straseski




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