PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Public Programs for Kids and Teens

Family programs provide children and their adult companions the opportunity to connect while viewing and making art together. Each week we offer projects that encourage curiosity, experimentation and creative thinking through a variety of experiences and materials inspired by current artworks on view in the gallery space.

Spring Break for Art

Tuesday to Thursday
April 23, 24 and 25
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Family Tours at the Mansion and Art Making at The Manes Center
No reservations needed
$15 materials fee per family for Members; Museum admission plus $20 materials fee for
Non-Members

Three days of art making inspired by the art on view in the Museum’s current exhibition That ‘80s Show, a different project will be featured each day. Come join the fun!

Outdoor Sculpture Stroll

Thursday, May 2
Rain date: May 16
5:30 pm
$5 for Members; $10 for Non-Members

Laura Lynch and Katie Aragon of the Museum’s Education Department will lead a walk through the Museum’s Sculpture Park, one of the largest sculpture parks in the region. The Park includes large-scale installations, many in the Museum’s permanent collection, others are on loan from prestigious museums and galleries. Meet on the front terrace of the Museum. 

Super Family Sunday:
Art on the Move with RADD Crossfit and Free Style Arts Association

Sunday, May 5
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
at the Mansion
No reservations needed
$15 materials fee per family for Members; Museum admission plus $20 materials fee for
Non-Members

Run, skip, hop or jump to the Museum for a day of art making inspired by movement and nature. Free Style Arts Association will engage families with messy movable art on the Museum’s grounds to flex your creative muscles. Then get your bodies moving with members of the RADD Fitness team of Glen Head in activities designed for all ages and abilities. Inspired by your time outside, families will create kinetic sculptures using a variety of recycled materials. Dress for artmaking and physical activity. Program will move indoors in case of rain.

Story Tots
for Ages 3 - 5

Fridays, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
at The Manes Center

Free for Members, $5 per child for Non-Members

Children and their adult companions investigate color, shape, form and texture with art activities based on a new story each week. Listen to story books read aloud and nurture creative expression while exploring various art materials and processes. Begin with Story Time followed by an art project.

Studio Saturdays

Every Saturday, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm*
at The Manes Center

*with the exception of Special Programs

Open to all visitors
Free with museum admission

Drop into The Manes Education Center for hands-on activities inspired by our current exhibitions. Spend up to an hour exploring a range of materials, techniques, and themes before continuing out onto our lush grounds filled with trails, a sculpture park and gardens. 

Family Sundays

1:00 pm Family Tour in the Mansion
Drop in between 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
at The Manes Center
Free for Members; Museum admission plus $3 materials fee per child for Non-Members

Converse, collaborate and create together during our Family Sundays. Each week explore new art materials, vocabulary and ideas in our studio with our museum educator. Family Sundays provide children and the adults in their lives the opportunity to take time from their busy lives to reconnect while talking about and making art together. New Projects are featured every week. All Family Sundays will draw inspiration from the current exhibition.

EDUCATION

Art Classes for Kids and Teens

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

TUESDAYS

Art Compass: For Teens and Young Adults with Autism

Tuesdays, 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
April 2, 16; May 7, 21; June 4, 11

$180 for the Spring 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. 

Art After School
Ages 7 - 10

Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:45 pm (10 weeks)
at The Manes Center

$300 Members; $350 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, surfaces, and learning about artists on view in our Museum. Young artists will create a series of projects in both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional forms. Families and friends may celebrate with us on the final day of class with an art show beginning at 5:30pm.

Session I
February 26 to May 7
(no class on April 23)
Samantha Hofsis

WEDNESDAYS

The Art of Painting
Ages 11 - 14

Wednesdays, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm (10 Weeks)
at The Manes Center

$350 Members; $400 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.

Session I
February 27 - May 8
(no class on April 24)
with Samantha Hofsiss

THURSDAYS

Art After School
Ages 7 - 10

Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:45 pm (10 weeks)
at The Manes Center

$300 Members; $350 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, surfaces, and learning about artists on view in our Museum. Young artists will create a series of projects in both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional forms. Families and friends may celebrate with us on the final day of class with an art show beginning at 5:30pm.

Session I
February 28 - May 9
(no class on April 25)
with Deanna DelSanto

The Art of Drawing
Ages 11 - 14

Thursdays, 4:30 – 6:00 pm (10 Weeks)
at The Manes Center

$300 Members; $350 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.

Session I
February 28 - May 9
(no class on April 25)
with Samantha Hofsiss

College Portfolio Prep
Ages 14 - 17

Thursdays, 6:00 - 8:30 pm (8 Weeks)
at The Manes Center

$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 life arrangements 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.

Session I
February 7 - April 4
(no class on February 21)
with Robyn Cooper

Session II
April 11 - June 13
(no class on 4/25 & 5/16)
with Robyn Cooper

FRIDAYS

Story Tots
Ages 3 - 5

Fridays, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
at The Manes Center

Free for Members, $5 per child for Non-Members

Children and their adult companions investigate color, shape, form and texture with art activities based on a new story each week. Listen to story books read aloud and nurture creative expression while exploring various art materials and processes. Begin with Story Time followed by an art project.

SATURDAYS

Creative Expeditions:
For Children with Autism
Ages 5 - 12

Saturdays, 10:00 am - 11:15 am
April 13; May 11, 25; June 8, 15

$180 for the Spring 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. 

Saturday Morning Painting for Tweens and Teens

Saturdays, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (10 weeks)
at The Manes Center

$350 Members; $400 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.

Session I
March 2 - May 18
(no class on April 27)
with David Marini

Studio Saturdays

Every Saturday, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm*
at The Manes Center

*with the exception of Special Programs

Open to all visitors
Free with Museum admission

Drop into The Manes Education Center for hands-on activities inspired by our current exhibitions. Spend up to an hour exploring a range of materials, techniques, and themes before continuing out onto our lush grounds filled with trails, a sculpture park and gardens. 

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