EDUCATION

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

Tuesdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
at The Manes Center
All levels welcome

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. Model fee included.

Session I
January 8 - February 19  (6 weeks)
(no class on January 15)
with Jim Minet
$305 Members; $355 Non-Members

Session II
March 5 - April 9 (6 weeks)
with Pam Koehler
$305 Members; $355 Non-Members

Session III
April 30 - June 4 (5 weeks)
(no class on 5/14)
with Pam Koehler
$255 Members; $295 Non-Members

Still Life Drawing and Painting

Tuesdays, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
at The Manes Center
Intermediate to advanced levels

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. 

Session I
January 8 - February 26 (6 weeks)
(no class on January 15 and February 19)
with Michelle Palatnik
$250 Members; $300 Non-Members

Session II
March 5 - April 9  (6 weeks)
with Michelle Palatnik
$250 Members; $300 Non-Members

Session III
April 30 - June 4 (5 weeks)
(no class on 5/14)
with Michelle Palatnik
$205 Members; $250 Non-Members

Beyond Drawing 101

Tuesdays, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
at The Manes Center
Beginner to intermediate levels

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. Model fee included.

Session I
January 8 - February 19 (6 weeks)
(no class on January 15)
with Jim Minet
$255 Members; $305 Non-Members

Session II
March 5 - April 9 (6 weeks)
with Pam Koehler
$255 Members; $305 Non-Members

Session III
April 30 - June 4 (5 weeks)
(no class on 5/14)
with Pam Koehler
$210 Members; $255 Non-Members

Beginner Drawing

Tuesdays, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
at The Manes Center
Beginner level

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.

Session I
April 30 - June 4 (5 weeks)
(No class 5/14)
with Samantha Hofsiss
$205 Members; $250 Non-Members

WEDNESDAYS

Fundamentals of Drawing

Wednesdays, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
at The Manes Center
Beginner level

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.

Session I
January 9 - February 27 (6 weeks)
(no class on January 16 and February 20)
with Michelle Palatnik
$250 Members; $300 Non-Members

Session II
March 6 - April 10 (6 weeks)
with Michelle Palatnik
$250 Members; $300 Non-Members

Session III
May 1 - June 5 (5 weeks)
(no class on 5/15)
with David Marini
$205 Members; $250 Non-Members

 Portrait Drawing

Wednesdays, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
at The Manes Center
Beginner to intermediate levels

Learn to masterfully render the complex anatomy of the human face through observational drawing and the guidance of an instructor. Proportion, volume and value are emphasized while studying photos, casts and working from a live model. A beginner drawing class is recommended as a prerequisite.

Session I
May 1 - June 5 (5 weeks)
(No class 5/15)
with Michelle Palatnik
$250 Members; $300 Non-Members

Abstract Painting: Acrylic

Wednesdays, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
at The Manes Center
All levels welcome

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 Pollack, Kandinsky, Rothko and more and experience the processes in which they worked. Participants learn color mixing, theory, application, composition, and how to tap into one’s creative potential.

Session I
January 9 - February 27 (6weeks(
(no class on January 16 and February 20)
with David Marini
$300 Members; $350 Non-Members

Session II
March 6 - April 10 (6weeks)
with David Marini
$300 Members; $350 Non-Members

Session III
May 1 - June 5 (5 weeks)
(no class on 5/15)
with David Marini
$255 Members; $295 Non-Members

Acrylic Painting
and Color Theory

Wednesdays, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
at The Manes Center
All levels welcome

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

Session I
January 9 - February 27 (6 weeks)
(no class on January 16 and February 20)
with Michelle Palatnik
$300 Members; $350 Non-Members

Session II
March 6 - April 10 (6 weeks)
with Michelle Palatnik
$300 Members; $350 Non-Members

Session III
May 1 - June 5 (5 weeks)
(no class on 5/15)
with Michelle Palatnik
$255 Members; $295 Non-Members

Acrylic Painting

Wednesdays, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
at The Manes Center
All levels welcome

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. 

Session I
January 9 - February 27 (6 weeks)
(no class on January 16 and February 20)
with Roshanak Keyghobadi
$250 Members; $300 Non-Members

Session II
March 6 - April 10 (6 weeks)
with Roshanak Keyghobadi
$250 Members; $300 Non-Members

Session III
May 1 - June 5 (5 weeks)
(no class on 5/15)
with Roshanak Keyghobadi
$205 Members; $250 Non-Members

THURSDAYS

Studying the Human Figure:
Long Pose Figure and Portrait

Thursdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
at The Manes Center
Intermediate to advanced levels

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.

Session I
December 13 - January 31 (6 weeks)
(no class on December 27 and January 17)
with Michelle Palatnik
$350 Members; $400 Non-Members

Session II
February 7 - March 21 (6 weeks)
with Michelle Palatnik
$350 Members; $400 Non-Members

Session III
March 28 - May 9 (6 weeks)
No class on 4/25
with Michelle Palatnik
$350 Members; $400 Non-Members

Session IV
May 23 - June 9 (6 weeks)
with Michelle Palatnik
$350 Members; $400 Non-Members

Colored Pencil

Thursdays, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
at The Manes Center
Beginner to intermediate levels

Put pencil to paper while creating colorful and vibrant works of art. Learn color mixing and enhance your drawings with blending techniques while adding varying textures, value and fine details. Participants find inspiration while working from observation or photos, and discover various methods for layering, drawing shadows, creating an atmosphere, perspective and more.

Session I
January 10 - February 28 (6 weeks)
(no class on January 17 and February 21)
with Roshanak Keyghobadi
$250 members; $300 non-members

Session II
March 7 - April 11 (6 weeks)
with Roshanak Keyghobadi
$250 members; $300 non-members

Pastel Painting

Thursdays, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
at The Manes Center
Beginner to intermediate levels

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 works with a range of hues, value and texture, through color mixing and blending. 

Session I
December 13 - January 31 (6 weeks)
(no class on December 27 and January 17)
with Michelle Palatnik
$250 Members; $300 Non-Members

Session II
February 7 - March 21 (6 weeks)
with Michelle Palatnik
$250 Members; $300 Non-Members

Session III
March 28 - May 9 (6 weeks)
No class on 4/25
with Michelle Palatnik
$250 Members; $300 Non-Members

Session IV
May 23 - June 27 (6 weeks)
with Michelle Palatnik
$250 Members; $300 Non-Members

Abstract Watercolor

Thursdays, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
at The Manes Center
All levels welcome

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.

Session I
January 10 - February 28 (6 weeks)
(no class on January 17 and February 21)
with Roshanak Keyghobadi
$250 Members; $300 Non-Members

Session II
March 7 - April 11 (6 weeks)
with Roshanak Keyghobadi
$250 Members; $300 Non-Members

Session III
May 2 - June 6 (5 weeks)
(no class on 5/16)
with Roshanak Keyghobadi
$205 Members; $250 Non-Members

FRIDAYS

Mixed Media Collage

Fridays, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
at The Manes Center
All levels welcome

Tear, cut, paste, sew, layer 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, textiles, printed text and images from books, magazines and more; discover the infinite possibilities when creating distinctive and personal collaged art.

Session I
January 11 - March 1
(no class on January 18 and February 22)
with Roshanak Keyghobadi
$250 Members; $300 Non-Members

Session II
March 8 - April 12
with Roshanak Keyghobadi
$250 Members; $300 Non-Members

Introduction to
Pastel Painting

Fridays, 1:00 - 3:30 pm
at The Manes Center
Beginner to Intermediate levels

Learn the fundamentals of pastel painting while creating two-dimensional works of art with this flexible opaque medium that allows layering and building of color. Participants will focus on composition, application, color texture, value, and other basics for both beginners and intermediate levels.

Session I
January 11 - March 1
(no class on January 18 and February 22)
with Roshanak Keyghobadi
$250 Members; $300 Non-Members

Session II
March 8 - April 12
with Roshanak Keyghobadi
$250 Members; $300 Non-Members

Explore Our Art Workshops, Too

EDUCATION

Spring 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

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.

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

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

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.

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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