Kids Classes - Ages 5-7 & 8-12

Joslyn art classes for children ages 5-12 are held on Saturday mornings and afternoons and are led by experienced artists and art educators. Each course includes visits to the Museum’s galleries as an essential component of the art-making experience. Students in Saturday classes are exposed to art-making materials, techniques, and concepts that are unique to Joslyn Art Museum. Advance registration is required and all materials are provided.

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Draw, Sketch, Doodle
Saturdays: June 15, 22, 29; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $42.50; General Public: $50
Young artists will learn to take their drawings beyond a scribble by controlling their lines and combining shapes to make drawings with intent. We’ll experiment with charcoal, pastels, and non-traditional drawing tools as we learn about texture, space, and value.
Instructor: Carey Hernandez

Magical Chairs
Saturdays: July 13, 20, 27; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $42.50; General Public: $50
A collection of 200 hundred years of chair design will inspire students in this class to design a chair of their very own. We’ll transform existing chairs using paint, stencils, and masking techniques to create a colorful chair full of pattern.
Instructor: CaSandra Johnson

Build It!
Saturdays: August 10, 17, 24; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $42.50; General Public: $50
This sculpture class will be guided by a special exhibition of chair designs. Students will learn simple building techniques using wood scraps and found materials to create small-scale sculptural forms.
Instructor: Carey Hernandez


Drawn Together
Saturdays: June 8, 15, 22, 29; 10 am-noon
Joslyn Members: $54.40; General Public $64
Students will learn advanced drawing skills through exercises, extended studies, and games. We’ll learn to apply observational techniques to draw what we see and practice with a variety of drawing tools such as charcoal, artists’ pencils, and more.
Instructor: Amanda DeFazio

Take a Seat
Saturdays: August 3, 10, 17, 24; 10 am-noon
Joslyn Members: $54.40; General Public $64
Create a throne of your own! Alter, deconstruct, and embellish an existing wooden chair to make one inspired by those that we will visit in an exhibition featuring 200 hundred years of chair design.
Instructor: Kim Darling