EDUCATION

Fall Art Classes For Adults

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 pm (6 weeks)
at The Manes Education Center

Session I: September 25 - October 30
Session II: November 6 - December 11
$255.00 Members; $300.00 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 5 - October 17
Session II: October 24 - December 5
$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 5 - October 17
Session II: October 24 - December 5
$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 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 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)
$215.00 Members; $250.00 Non-Members

Session II: November 7 - December 19 (6 weeks)
$255.00 Members; $300.00 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
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

Making Your Mark: Drawing Techniques

with Karine Fallini
Intermediate to advanced levels
Thursdays, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
at The Manes Education Center

Session I: September 27 - November 1
Session II: November 7 - December 19
$255.00 Members; $300.00 Non-Members

Using pencil, charcoal and conte crayon explore the varying methods of mark making to create value and form. Discover the effects of line quality through contour drawing and find inspiration in still lifes, nature, the human skeleton, and personal objects from home. 

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
Session II: October 25 – December 6
$255.00 Members; $300.00 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
$255.00 Members; $300.00 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
at The Manes Education Center

Thursdays, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (6 weeks)
November 7 - December 19
$255.00 Members; $300.00 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

September 27 - 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
$255.00 Members; $300.00 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.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

For Adults

Exhibition Tours

Tuesday - Sunday, 2:00 pm
Free with admission

A one-hour docent-led group tour of the Museum’s current exhibition. Enjoy looking at art with others and engage in conversation through a facilitated discussion by a Museum docent.

Mansion Tour

Saturdays, 1:00 pm
Free with admission

One-hour docent-led group tour, includes the story of the mansion, the Frick family and offers details of the Museum’s beautiful neo-classical building

Family Sundays

Family Tour, 1 pm at the Museum
Artmaking, 1:30 - 4:00 pm at The Manes Center
Free with admission
Reservations not needed

Through art investigations inspired by works in our current exhibition, families explore a variety of materials and art concepts. A focus on process and exploration fosters confidence in artmaking, as well as emphasizing creative problem-solving. This drop-in program encourages families to stop by the museum for collaborative artmaking and conversation for thirty to forty-five minutes. A different project each week facilitated by our museum educator supports different artmaking strategies, an opportunity to learn new art vocabulary and artists, and expands our idea of what art can be. 

Private Exhibition Tour

$15 per person, $12 Seniors

A one-hour docent-led group tour of the Museum’s current exhibition. Enjoy looking at art with others and engage in conversation through a facilitated discussion by a Museum docent.

By appointment, call (516) 484-9338, ext. 12 or email nfletcher@nassaumuseum.org

NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART

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

(516) 484-9338

Education & Programs, ext. 12
Facility Rental, ext. 45
Giving & Support, ext. 25
Manes Center, ext. 48
Membership, ext. 23