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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Art Bling!
Saturdays: August 5, 12, 19; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $40 per series; General Public: $50 per series
Kids will learn simple jewelry making techniques to create their very own bling! A collection of French jewelry will provide ideas for our designs as we model clay and string beads to create art we can wear.
Instructor: CaSandra Johnson

Sculpture Supreme
Saturdays: September 9, 16, 23; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $40; General Public: $50
Young artists will spend time in the sculpture gardens and visit the galleries to gain inspiration for sculptures we will make in the studio using clay, wire, and found materials.
Instructor: CaSandra Johnson

Color & Pattern
Saturdays: September 30, October 7, 14; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $40; General Public: $50
Students will look for artworks in the gallery that use color in bold and interesting ways. Each week in the studio that will learn a new painting technique to add to their canvas to produce a finished composition full of color and pattern.
Instructor: Carey Hernandez


Printmaking: Deco Designs
Saturdays: August 5, 12, 19; 10 am-noon
Joslyn Members: $50 per series; General Public $60 per series
Use printmaking techniques to create Art Deco designs like those we will see in the galleries. We’ll learn to cut linoleum to make block prints, painterly monoprint designs, and more.
Instructor: Jaim Hackbart

Comic Characters: Sketchbook Hero
Saturdays: September 9, 16, 23, 30; 10 am-noon
Joslyn Members: $65; General Public $75
A sketchbook is a comic book artist’s true secret weapon. It’s where ideas grow strong and powerful! In this class students will learn to wield the power of a sketchbook with confidence and fill the pages with comic drawings through weekly exercises, challenges, and drawing jams.
Instructor: Fredd Gorham

Canvas Paining: Colors & Drips
Saturdays: September 9, 16, 23, 30; 1-3 pm
Joslyn Members: $65; General Public $75
Join us to look for artists in the gallery that rely on color to make their artworks interesting. We’ll borrow brushstrokes, drips, patterns, and painting techniques to create finished compositions on a stretched canvas.
Instructor: Jaim Hackbart