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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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

Look to Learn
Saturdays: September 7, 14, 21; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $42.50; General Public: $50
Young artists will learn to look at a work of art through discussions in the galleries and by creating artworks in the studio. We will investigate the fundamental elements of art and create drawings, paintings, and sculptures that put our findings to use.
Instructor: Carey Hernandez

Color & Pattern
Saturdays: September 28, October 5, 12; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $42.50; General Public: $50
Students will look for artworks in the galleries that use color and pattern in bold and interesting ways. In the studio we’ll create paintings, prints, and sculpture inspired by the artists we will get to know in the galleries.
Instructor: CaSandra Johnson


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          


Drawing: Get Real
Saturdays: September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12; 1-3 pm
Joslyn Members: $100.30; General Public $118
Strengthen your drawing skills! Through studio studies and observational exercises this advanced drawing class will teach you to accurately render proportion, perspective, mass, and value, using media including pencil, charcoal, and pen and ink. Visits to artworks in the galleries will guide us along the way.
Instructor: Carey Hernandez

Comics: Creating Characters
Saturdays: September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12; 10 am-Noon
Joslyn Members: $100.30; General Public $118
One of the most important parts of a good story is compelling characters. Some characters have super powers, some are silly, and others are villainous. Oftentimes artists emphasize a character’s personality through carefully designed posture, facial expression, or personal belongings. We’ll look at portraits and illustrations in the galleries for guidance before returning to the studio to create unique characters of our very own.
Instructor: Fredd Gorham