Virtual Studio Classes - Ages 6-12

What are Virtual Studio Classes at Joslyn Art Museum?

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 will investigate Joslyn artworks and artists, present art vocabulary and concepts, and technical demonstrations. Time will be spent each session for guided practice of new skills and artful experimentation with your instructor and virtual studio mates.
Step Three:
Work like an artist to complete weekly independent studio goals offline. Students will be encouraged to as you make apply the skills and conecpts 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.

Saturday Morning Virtual Studio Art Classes:
Meet Joslyn's Artists!

Saturday Morning Virtual Studio Art Classes draw inspiration from artists in Joslyn’s collection. Each week students will join a Museum artist-instructor online to look closely and explore artworks and ideas that inform the project. Students will learn new skills related to the creative process of the inspiration artist and practice that skill online with the artist-instructor and their virtual studio mates. Then they will apply each week’s practice skill towards the completion of a personal project that will be created independently offline.

Roger Shimomura: Collected Memories
Saturdays: October 10, 17, 24; 10-11:15 am
Joslyn Members: $28.90; Supply Kit: $15.30
General Public: $34; Supply Kit: $18

Create a Pop art composition that reflects a personal memory or story by using watercolor pencils and crayons, combined with found and assembled imagery and homemade and store-bought transfer methods.
Instructor: Carey Hernandez
Supply Kit:
Illustration board; 11”x14”
Watercolor Pencils
Watercolor Crayons
Black oil pastel (1)
Scratch paper
Transfer Paper
#2 Pencil
Table covering

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Jay Heikes: Sculptural Paintings
Saturdays: November 7, 14, 21; 10-11:15 am
Joslyn Members: $28.90; Supply Kit: $15.30
General Public: $34; Supply Kit: $18

Use found materials, modeling paste, and collage to create a mixed-media painting with sculptural elements that grow off of the painting surface and into three-dimensional space.
Instructor: Therese Straseski
Supply Kit:
  • Primed wood painting panel
  • Found materials: junk grab bag, aluminum foil, paper sack, collage…etc.
  • School glue
  • Heavy acrylic modeling medium
  • Diamond plastic pallete knife
  • Acrylic paint
  • Spray bottle
  • Gel gloss acrylic medium
  • 2” wash paint brush
  • Rag
  • Sketchbook
  • Table covering

Bob Haozous: Carved Critters
Saturdays: December 5, 12 19; 10-11:15 am
Joslyn Members: $28.90; Supply Kit: $15.30
General Public: $34; Supply Kit: $18

Inspired by a stone sculpture of a dog, students will reveal the shape of their own animal by carving away material from large styrofoam blocks, assemble and build with smaller bits of styrofoam, produce texture with carving tools and modeling paste, and create a patina with watercolor paint.
Instructor: Carey Hernandez
Supply Kit:
  • Styrofoam block: 12"x4"x6"
  • Carving tools: Plastic knife, fork, and spoon
  • Heavy Acrylic Modeling Medium
  • Pallet knife
  • Watercolor set
  • Large 1” wash brush
  • Sketchbook
  • Table covering