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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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

Play with Clay
Saturdays: October 19, 26, November 2; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $42.50; General Public: $50
It’s clay time! Students will build, shape, and model clay to make three-dimensional sculptures. Artworks in the galleries from around the world will show us how to create with this ancient art material.
Instructor: Carey Hernandez

A Way with Words
Saturdays: November 9, 16, 23; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $42.50; General Public: $50
This class will introduce students to calligraphy and typography. We will learn to create artful letters and gilded adornments with inspiration from the handwritten and illuminated pages of The Saint John’s Bible.
Instructor: CaSandra Johnson

Everyday Heroes
Saturdays: December 7, 14, 21; 10-11:30 am
Joslyn Members: $42.50; General Public: $50
James E. Ransome’s illustrations of heroic aunts and uncles hang right next to famous people like Satchel Paige and Frederick Douglass. His paintings will encourage us to think about everyday heroes in our lives and we’ll learn to draw and paint their portraits.
Instructor: Carey Hernandez


Write On!
Saturdays: October 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23; 1-3 pm
Joslyn Members: $100.30; General Public $118
Learn the basics of calligraphy and illumination with guidance from an exhibition featuring pages from an entirely hand-written bible. In the studio we’ll learn to use quill and ink, brush pens, and gold leaf to create artful words and letters.
Instructor: Therese Straseski

Street-Style Script
Saturdays: December 7, 14, 21; 10 am-noon
Joslyn Members: $50.15; General Public $59
Get wild with words in this class that will introduce graffiti-style writing. We’ll learn how artists have transformed traditional calligraphy, like what we’ll see in the galleries, to create expressive styles of block and bubble writing. In the studio we’ll practice funky alphabets and words as we learn to control paint markers and spray paint.
Instructor: Andy Smith