EDUCATION

Fall Art Classes For Adults

Designed for adults with all levels of art making experience, programs offer hands on studio art classes led by experienced artists. Projects provide opportunities for personal expression in drawing, painting, printmaking, fiber arts and more. A focus on group and individual projects help adults discover and learn art skills and processes.

TUESDAYS

Watercolor Painting

with Pam Koehler
All levels welcome
Tuesdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm (6 weeks)
at The Manes Education Center

Session I: September 25 - October 30
Session II: November 6 - December 11
$305 Members; $360 Non-Members

Explore the unique and expressive qualities of watercolor painting through the study of still life objects, master works, a live model and the museum’s landscape. Participants experiment in color mixing, various techniques and surfaces while also learning about composition and value.

TUESDAYS

Still Life Drawing and Painting

with Michelle Palatnik
Intermediate to advanced levels
Tuesdays, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm (6 weeks)
at The Manes Education Center

Session I: September 25 - October 30
Session II: November 6 - December 11
$255 Members; $300 Non-Members

Observe objects of varying forms and textures paying special attention to proportion, perspective, shading, and design. Begin with drawing and progress to painting with materials of your choice.

TUESDAYS

Beyond Drawing 101

with Pam Koehler
Beginner to intermediate levels
Tuesdays, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (6 weeks)
at The Manes Education Center

Session I: September 25 - October 30
Session II: November 6 - December 11
$255 Members; $300 Non-Members

Build on the fundamentals of observational drawing while working from simple objects, still life arrangements and a live model. Participants receive instruction in building form through line and value and develop an understanding of proportion, perspective and composition. An optimal course those wishing to brush up on their drawing skills.

WEDNESDAYS

Figure Drawing

with Michelle Palatnik
Intermediate to advanced levels*
Wednesdays, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm (6 weeks)
at The Manes Education Center

Session I: September 26 - October 31
Session II: November 7 - December 19
$350 Members; $415 Non-Members

Enjoy the process of observational drawing with this unique opportunity to draw from a live model with the guidance of an experienced art instructor. Foundational skills are emphasized as students practice contouring, apply value and study proportion while observing a range of long and short poses each week. 

WEDNESDAYS

Acrylic Painting and Color Theory

with Michelle Palatnik
Beginner to intermediate levels*
Wednesdays, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm (6 weeks)
at The Manes Education Center

Session I: September 26 - October 31
Session II: November 7 - December 19
$305 Members; $360 Non-Members

Create vibrant paintings filled with luminosity and texture while developing harmonious color usage and composition. Working from photos, still lifes and nature, participants practice a variety of skills and techniques involving application, color mixing and observation.

WEDNESDAYS

Color and Energy: Abstract Painting

with David Marini
All levels welcome
Wednesdays, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm (6 weeks)
at The Manes Education Center

Session I: September 26 - October 31
Session II: November 7 - December 19
$265 Members; $310 Non-Members

Learn to paint expressively in acrylic or water-based oil paints to create surfaces filled with texture, color, energy and movement. Become inspired by Modern Art masters and pioneers like Pollock, Kandinsky, Rothko and more and experience the processes in which they worked. Participants learn color mixing, theory, application, composition, and how to tap into ones creative potential.

WEDNESDAYS

Acrylic Painting

with Roshanak Keyghobadi
All Levels Welcome
Wednesdays, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
at The Manes Education Center

Session I: September 26 - October 24 (5 weeks)
$215 Members; $250 Non-Members


Session II: November 7 - December 19 (6 weeks)
$255 Members; $300 Non-Members

Find your artistic groove each Wednesday evening in a relaxing and creative environment. Using photos, still life and art made by master painters as inspiration, practice a variety of skills and techniques involving application, color mixing and observation. Work independently under the guidance of an instructor, and participate in lively critiques and discussions with fellow artists. Participants may work in realism, abstract or conceptual styles.

THURSDAYS

Studying the Human Figure
Long Pose Figure and Portrait

with Michelle Palatnik
Intermediate to Advanced Levels
Thursdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm (6 weeks)
at The Manes Education Center

Session I: September 6 - October 18 (closed)
Session II: October 25 - December 6
$350 Members; $415 Non-Members

Choose your medium and masterfully render the intricate structure anatomy of the human body and face through observational drawing and painting. Participants may select to work on a portrait or the full figure Proportion and value are emphasized while observing a live nude model. Model fee included.

*A beginner drawing class is recommended as a pre-requisite for many drawing and painting classes.

THURSDAYS

Pastel Painting

with Michelle Palatnik
Beginner to intermediate levels*
Thursdays, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm (6 weeks)
at The Manes Education Center

Session I: September 6 – October 18  (closed)
Session II: October 25 – December 6
$255 Members; $300 Non-Members

Explore the world of color and light perception with the rich velvety texture of pastels. Students work from a variety of subject matter and sources to create finished drawings with a range of hues, value and texture, through color mixing and blending. 

THURSDAYS

Layered Stories: Mixed Media Collage

with Roshanak Keyghobadi
All levels welcome
Thursdays, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (6 weeks)
at The Manes Education Center

September 27 - November 1
$255 Members; $300 Non-Members

Tear, cut, paste and construct to create unique compositions that explore individual expression. Draw on inspiration from Matisse and Picasso, along with contemporary artists, who use assemblage to create works of art rich in texture, color and movement. With a variety of materials like personal and found photos, paint and drawing media, printed text and images from books and magazines and more; discover the infinite possibilities when creating distinctive and personal collaged art.

THURSDAYS

Chaos and Control: Abstract Watercolor

with Roshanak Keyghobadi
Beginner to advanced levels
Thursdays, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (6 weeks) 
at The Manes Education Center

November 8 - December 20
$255 Members; $300 Non-Members

Expand on your painting knowledge and discover the range of colors, texture and fluid motion that only watercolor paints can create. Experiment with unique surface textures using a variety of paper, salt effects and resist techniques. Learn how Abstract Expressionist painters of the Modern era used intuition, emotion and motion to produce some of the works exhibited at Nassau Museum; and apply their methods to your own original artwork.

THURSDAYS

Drop-In Figure Drawing

All levels welcome
Thursdays, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm (weekly)
at The Manes Education Center

Every Thursday Until December 13
$15 Members; $20 Non-Members

A unique opportunity to draw from a live model in a gallery setting. Bring your drawing supplies and observe a range of short and long poses each week to create original works. There is no instructor provided, and participants work independently. Please arrive 15-20 minutes in advance and bring drawing supplies. Participants must be 15 and up. Under 18 require permission by parent; guardian. 

FRIDAYS

Gouache Painting

with Robyn Cooper
All skill levels welcome
Fridays, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm (6 weeks)
atThe Manes Education Center

Session I: September 28 - November 2
Session II: November 10 - December 14
$305 Members; $360 Non-Members

Discover the unique velvety quality and opacity that gouache provides through the study of everyday objects and landscape. Learn to manipulate and apply a variety of techniques including color mixing and value. Participants find inspiration from still lifes, photos, master artworks and photography, and experiment with collage and abstraction.

FRIDAYS

Fundamentals of Drawing

with Samantha Hofsiss
Beginner level
Fridays, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
at The Manes Education Center

Session I: September 28 - November 2
$255 Members; $300 Non-Members

Learn the fundamentals of observational drawing while working from simple objects and still life arrangements. Participants receive instruction in building the form through line and value and develop an understanding of proportion, perspective and composition. An optimal course for beginners, or those wishing to brush up on their drawing skills.

EDUCATION

Fall Art Classes For Kids and Teens

Programs for young artists offer traditional art making and technology based classes which combine studio art skills with process based exploration. With projects focused on the connection between design, art, science, and technology, opportunities for self-expression, creative thinking and problem-solving are encouraged by art educators in a supportive environment.

TUESDAYS

After School Art
Ages 7+

with Samantha Hofsiss
Tuesdays, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm (8 weeks)
at The Manes Education Center

Session I: September 25 - November 20
Session II: November 27 - January 29
$255 Members; $300 Non-Members

Spark imagination, creativity and art based learning with traditional art making and contemporary concepts. Classes will combine studio art skills with process based explorations while discovering a variety of art materials, applications and surfaces.

TUESDAYS

The Art of Painting
Ages 11 - 14

with Samantha Hofsiss
Tuesdays, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm (8 Weeks)
at The Manes Education Center

Session I: September 25 - November 20
Session II: November 27 - January 29
$255 Members; $300 Non-Members

Young artists discover the fundamentals of painting including color mixing, value and composition. A variety of painting techniques are explored through watercolor and acrylic paints on paper and canvas board. (Paint and canvases not included)

TUESDAYS

Art Compass: For Teens and Young Adults with Autism

Tuesdays, 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

October 16, 30; November 13; December 4; April 2, 16; May 7, 21; June 4, 11

$300 for the series

Teens receive hands-on training in basic artistic processes that can be translated into practical job skills. Based on current exhibitions in the galleries at the Museum, these workshops will encourage participants to explore different methods of art making and design and how a museum can be a resource for creative inspiration. Students with autism will have the opportunity to apply their artistic skills and functional academic learning in a real world setting, while preparing to transition to after school life. Partial funding for our program for autism comes from the North Shore Autism Circle.

WEDNESDAYS

Mind Crafting: Design and Build 3-D Worlds
Ages 8+

with David Marini
Wednesdays, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm (8 weeks)
at The Manes Education Center

Session I: September 26 - November 21
(no class on 10/31)

Session II: November 28 - January 30
$255 Members; $300 Non-Members

Inspired by video games and movies, participants create 3-dimensional worlds that become interactive with original characters and storylines. From the screen to the drawing board, to construction, participants will use a variety of materials from cardboard to paint to create with.

THURSDAYS

After School Art
Ages 7+

with Roshanak Keyghobadi
Thursdays, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm (8 weeks)
at The Manes Education Center

Session I: September 27 - November 15
Session II: November 29 - January 31
$255 Members; $300 Non-Members

Spark imagination, creativity and art based learning with traditional art making and contemporary concepts. Classes will combine studio art skills with process based explorations while discovering a variety of art materials, applications and surfaces.

THURSDAYS

The Art of Drawing
Ages 11 - 14

with Samantha Hofsiss
Thursdays, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm (8 Weeks)
at The Manes Education Center

Session I: September 27 - November 15
Session II: November 29 - January 31
$255 Members; $300 Non-Members

Young artists discover the fundamentals of drawing from observation and explore techniques involving line, shape, light and shadow, and color. A variety of art materials including pencils, charcoal, oil pastels, and inks will be used to create inspired works of art in this creative and fun class.

THURSDAYS

College Portfolio Prep
Ages 14 - 18

with Robyn Cooper
Thursdays, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm (8 weeks)
at The Manes Education Center

Session I: September 27 - November 15
Session II: November 29 - January 31
$375 Members; $425 Non-Members

High School students develop college art portfolios with group and individual instruction. Focus on the elements and principles of art and design through application to individual students’ work, along with conversations about the work on view in our galleries. Participants work from live models* and still lifes in a variety of traditional art materials, participate in critique sessions and portfolio reviews under the guidance and support of a skilled artist, college educator, and college admissions associate.

* includes model nudity.

SATURDAYS

Creative Expeditions:
For Children with Autism
Ages 5 - 12

Saturdays, 10:00 am - 11:15 am

October 13, 27; November 17; December 8; March 30; April 13; May 11, 25; June 8, 15

$300 for the series

This innovative program gives families a chance to witness their child experience success in a welcoming and creative learning environment. Parents and caregivers will gain skills in behavioral methods which they can employ when bringing their child into a community setting. Families will engage in fun interactive gallery experiences that provide opportunities for everyone to look at and talk about art in a group setting followed by hands on art making activities that encourage experimentation with new materials, processes and creative play. Partial funding for our program for autism comes from the North Shore Autism Circle.

NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART
MUSEUM WEATHER ROSLYN HARBOR

Nassau County Museum of Art
One Museum Drive
Roslyn Harbor, NY 11576

(516) 484-9338

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