EDUCATION

Art Classes For Kids

Fri Yay Art Day!

at The Manes Center
Fridays, 9:30 - 10:30 am
Free for Members
$5 per child for Non-Members
Ages 3 - 5
Reservations not needed

Young children and their adult companions investigate color, shape, form and more with hands-on activities. They will have the opportunity to experiment and become familiar with art materials and processes as they discover new skills while nurturing creative expression.

Studio Saturdays

at The Manes Center
Saturdays, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free with admission
Reservations not needed
For all ages

Drop in The Manes Center to create projects and work inspired by the art on view in the current exhibition. Spend up to an hour exploring a range of materials, techniques, and themes.

Creative Expeditions:
For Children with Autism

Ages 5 - 12 and their families
April 14, 28, May 12, 26, June 9, 16
10:00 - 11:15 am

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.

Ages 10 - 13

The Art of Drawing

with Samantha Hofsis
at The Manes Center
Thursdays, 4:30 - 6:00 pm
For 7 Weeks
April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 24, 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. Materials provided.

EDUCATION

Art Classes For Teens

Studio Saturdays

at The Manes Center
Saturdays, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free with admission
Reservations not needed
For all ages

Drop in The Manes Center to create projects and work inspired by the art on view in the current exhibition. Spend up to an hour exploring a range of materials, techniques, and themes.

Art Compass: For Teens and Young Adults with Autism

Ages 13 - 21
April 10, 24, May 8, 22, June 5, 12
4:00 - 5:15 pm

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.

College Portfolio Prep

with Robyn Cooper
at The Manes Center
Thursdays, 6:00 - 8:30 pm
For 8 weeks
April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 24, 31, June 7

$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

Please arrive to the first day of class with your artwork, including in-school projects and personal works.

EDUCATION

Summer Art Lab Sessions

at The Manes Center
Ages 5 - 12
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Session 1, July 9 - 20
Session 2, July 23 - August 3 

$550* Members, $650* Non-Members
(Price include a $50 materials fee per student, per session) 

Share the wonders of summer at the Nassau County Museum of Art! Come explore the art in and around the Museum, and the natural beauty of our trails, forests and ponds. Summer Art Lab is full of indoor and outdoor adventures that offer playful and creative opportunities for children through a mix of art making, science activities, group projects and much more. 

Different projects will be investigated and built upon in each session, and will be differentiated based on age and interests.

Program will take place in our newly renovated Manes Center, complete with outdoor classroom and art studio.

Each section includes a half hour break for snack (not provided).

Classes MUST reach a minimum of 10 students to run. Should a class be canceled, all registered students will be notified one week before the start date of the session and will be refunded in full.

Maps to Download

Sculpture Map
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Trail Map
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Kids' Sculpture Adventure
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Architecture Scavenger Hunt
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NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART

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Roslyn Harbor, NY 11576
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(516) 484-9338

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