EDUCATION

Winter 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 (6 weeks)
at The Manes Education Center

$305 Members; $355 Non-Members
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
(no class on January 15)
with Jim Minet

Session II
March 5 - April 9
with Pam Koehler

Still Life Drawing and Painting

Tuesdays, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm (6 weeks)
at The Manes Education Center

$250 Members; $300 Non-Members
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 
(no class on January 15 and February 19)
with Michelle Palatnik

Session II
March 5 - April 9
with Michelle Palatnik

Beyond Drawing 101

Tuesdays, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (6 weeks)
at The Manes Education Center

$255 Members; $305 Non-Members
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
(no class on January 15)
with Jim Minet

Session II
March 5 - April 9
with Pam Koehler

WEDNESDAYS

Fundamentals of Drawing

Wednesdays, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm (6 weeks)
at The Manes Education Center

$250 Members; $300 Non-Members
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 
(no class on January 16 and February 20)
with Michelle Palatnik

Session II
March 6 - April 10
with Michelle Palatnik

Color and Energy:
Abstract Painting

Wednesdays, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm (6 weeks)
at The Manes Education Center

$300 Members; $350 Non-Members
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 
(no class on January 16 and February 20)
with David Marini

Session II
March 6 - April 10
with David Marini

Acrylic Painting
and Color Theory

Wednesdays, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm (6 weeks)
at The Manes Education Center

$300 Members; $350 Non-Members
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 
(no class on January 16 and February 20)
with Michelle Palatnik

Session II
March 6 - April 10
with Michelle Palatnik

Acrylic Painting

Wednesdays, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm (6 weeks)
at The Manes Education Center

$250 Members; $300 Non-Members
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 
(no class on January 16 and February 20)
with Roshanak Keyghobadi

Session II
March 6 - April 10
with Roshanak Keyghobadi

THURSDAYS

Studying the Human Figure:
Long Pose Figure and Portrait

Thursdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm (6 weeks)
at The Manes Education Center

$350 Members; $400 Non-Members
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
(no class on December 27 and January 17)
with Michelle Palatnik

Session II
February 7 - March 21
with Michelle Palatnik

Colored Pencil

Thursdays, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm (6 weeks)
at The Manes Education Center

$250 members; $300 non-members
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
(no class on January 17 and February 21)
with Roshanak Keyghobadi

Session II
March 7 - April 11
with Roshanak Keyghobadi

Pastel Painting

Thursdays, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (6 weeks)
at The Manes Education Center

$250 Members; $300 Non-Members
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
(no class on December 27 and January 17)
with Michelle Palatnik

Session II
February 7 - March 21
with Michelle Palatnik

Chaos and Control:
Abstract Watercolor

Thursdays, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (6 weeks)
at The Manes Education Center

$250 Members; $300 Non-Members
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
(no class on January 17 and February 21)
with Roshanak Keyghobadi

Session II
March 7 - April 11
with Roshanak Keyghobadi

Drop-In Figure Drawing

Thursdays, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm (weekly)
through December 13
at The Manes Education Center

$15 Members; $20 Non-Members
All levels welcome

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 or guardian. 

FRIDAYS

Mixed Media Collage

Fridays, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
at The Manes Education Center

$250 Members; $300 Non-Members
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

Session II
March 8 - April 12
with Roshanak Keyghobadi

Introduction to
Pastel Painting

Fridays, 1:00 - 3:30 pm
at The Manes Education Center

$250 Members; $300 Non-Members
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

Session II
March 8 - April 12
with Roshanak Keyghobadi

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

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