EDUCATION

The Manes Education Center

SAVE THE DATE

Fall Art Classes Open House

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

Join us for a day at the Manes Education Center and discover our Fall lineup of art classes and workshops for artists of all ages. Meet the instructors, enjoy refreshments and receive free samples of art materials courtesy of Golden Art Supplies. Art activities for children.

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.

EDUCATION

Fall Art Classes For Kids and Teens

TUESDAYS

After School Art
Ages 7+

with Samantha Hofsiss
Tuesdays, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm (8 weeks)
at The Manes Education Center

Session I: September 25 - November 20
Session II: November 27 - January 29
$255 Members; $300 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 and surfaces.

TUESDAYS

The Art of Painting
Ages 11 - 14

with Samantha Hofsiss
Tuesdays, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm (8 Weeks)
at The Manes Education Center

Session I: September 25 - November 20
Session II: November 27 - January 29
$255 Members; $300 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. (Paint and canvases not included)

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
Registration will open late summer 

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.

WEDNESDAYS

Mind Crafting: Design and Build 3-D Worlds
Ages 8+

with David Marini
Wednesdays, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm (8 weeks)
at The Manes Education Center

Session I: September 26 - November 21
(no class on 10/31)
Session II: November 28 - January 30
$255 Members; $300 Non-Members

Inspired by video games and movies, participants create 3-dimensional worlds that become interactive with original characters and storylines. From the screen to the drawing board, to construction, participants will use a variety of materials from cardboard to paint to create with.

THURSDAYS

After School Art
Ages 7+

with Roshanak Keyghobadi
Thursdays, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm (8 weeks)
at The Manes Education Center

Session I: September 27 - November 15
Session II: November 29 - January 31
$255 Members; $300 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 and surfaces.

THURSDAYS

The Art of Drawing
Ages 11 - 14

with Samantha Hofsiss
Thursdays, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm (8 Weeks)
at The Manes Education Center

Session I: September 27 - November 15
Session II: November 29 - January 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.

THURSDAYS

College Portfolio Prep
Ages 14 - 18

with Robyn Cooper
Thursdays, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm (8 weeks)
at The Manes Education Center

Session I: September 27 - November 15
Session II: November 29 - January 31
$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.

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
Registration will open late summer 

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.

EDUCATION

About Our Instructors

Robyn Cooper

Robyn Cooper received her MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and her BFA from Adelphi University. She has participated in numerous exhibitions including group shows at The Heckscher Museum NY, The Art League of Long Island NY, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Gross McCleaf Gallery PA, R. Dixon Gallery NY, and uBe Art in Berkley, CA. Her work is in several private collections including The Hershey Trust in Hershey, PA. When not in her studio in Long Island, NY, Robyn also teaches as an Adjunct Professor at Adelphi University and Suffolk Community College.

Roshanak Keyghobadi

Roshanak Keyghobadi holds a doctoral degree in Art and Art Education from Columbia University and her MFA and BFA are both in visual arts. She is an artist and independent scholar and writes regularly on contemporary art and artists. Roshanak’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in museums and galleries including The Heckscher Museums of Art, MACY Art Gallery, Pearl Street Gallery, Greater Reston Arts Center, and CP Artspace. She was an assistant professor of visual communications at SUNY Farmingdale and also have been teaching art to children for many years.

Pamela Koelher

Pamela Koehler is an artist whose work explores both nature and the built environment. She is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Art and Art history at Adelphi University and has presented lectures, talks, and workshops at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Morgan Library, the Whitney Museum and the Nassau County Museum of Art.

David Marini

David Marini is an 8-year veteran of the U.S. Armed forces, with a degree in Studio Art and masters in Special Education; he is an expert in materials and mediums and since has provided classroom Arts instruction for over 10 years. He has developed programs and curriculum for multi-disciplinary (drawing, painting, sculpture, construction) Arts programs that involve critical thinking, inquiry, evaluation, and risk-taking. David has conducted professional developments highlighting for other Art teachers creative ways to help their students become versatile artists and communicators. Using his expertise in digital mediums, artists have learned how to display their works using social media, and other networked platforms. He currently works with the Dept. of Cultural Affairs as a Sustainable Arts Educator and an instructor for the Manes Education Center at the Nassau County Museum of Art.

Michelle Palatnik

Michelle Palatnik earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from NYU and continued her studies at the Art Students League, and the Grand Central Atelier for contemporary classical art. Michelle is a recipient of the Martin Wong Foundation first place scholarship in Painting, and has been accepted two times into the Hudson River Fellowship program. She is a Junior Scholarship member of the Salmagundi Club, and her work has been included in American Art Auction in China, the world's third largest auction house. Michelle was also awarded the opportunity to copy a Rembrandt Self Portrait by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Michelle maintains a studio in Huntington.

EDUCATION

Registering For Classes

Registration is available online, in person at the center, or by telephone. Please be sure to register in advance as classes fill quickly. Please review our policies and class information below.

Payment Methods

Credit card payments may be made online when registering. Check or cash also accepted in person, and a $15 fee is applied to any cancelled checks.

Refunds & Credits

Credits only are issued to participants cancelling one week before the first class, and are valid for one year from the date of issue. Credits will not be issued for any missed classes due to illness or weather closings. There are no exceptions to this policy.

Class Cancellations

The Manes Edcuation Center reserves the right to cancel any classes if the minimum enrollment is not met 5 days prior to the start date of class. A full refund will be issued for classes cancelled by The Manes Education Center only.

Weather Closings

If weather necessitates closing The Manes Center, this information will be on nassaumuseum.org. The Manes Center is not responsible for scheduling make-up classes for any classes cancelled due to inclement weather.

Parking

Located just outside The Manes Center. Additional parking is available further up the road on the left.

Directions

The Manes Education Center is the first building on the left after entering the grounds of Nassau County Museum of Art at One Museum Drive in Roslyn Harbor, New York.

EDUCATION

The Lobby Project: Show Your True Colors
@nassaucolors

Tuesday - Sunday 11:00 am - 4:45 pm

A collaborative installation art project for Museum visitors of all ages. What colors inspired you on your trip to the Museum? Create colorful Yarn-Eye art and loop it through tree branches suspended in air to see your art hanging in a Museum!

EDUCATION

About the Manes Education Center

The Manes Family Art & Education Center at the Nassau County Museum of Art provides a learning space committed to engaging members of our community in visual art experiences by providing a gateway to the creative process. This newly refurbished building offers a dynamic and inspiring environment in which audiences of all ages and abilities can find creative engagement through a variety of activities, projects, and talks. With art on view, two art studios, a reading room, and outdoor classroom, children, families and adults will have the opportunity to enjoy programs that include traditional and contemporary forms of art processes and art education. The Manes Center is located on the grounds of the Nassau County Museum of Art. It is the first building on the left after entering the grounds from Northern Boulevard.

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.

Kids and Teens

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

Families

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.

Kenny Scharf Paints Manes Education Center Mural

The internationally renowned, and locally loved, graffiti artist Kenny Scharf arrived with his daughter Malia (a filmmaker) on an October morning to start work on the freestyle mural on The Manes Family Art and Education Center facade. In only four days, working from early morning until dusk to the accompaniment of his music and plenty of coffee, he progressed relentlessly from a frieze-like border at the top of the building to the curvaceous, flowing figures for which he is renowned. The Gauguin-esque palette bloomed as he deftly covered the building, ending in a final flourish. Exhausted but exhilarated, Scharf “car-bombed” a BMW, indulged a pack of local children by painting the backs of their jackets and then painted a silver silhouette on Dr. Harvey Manes’s jacket. 

NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART

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

(516) 484-9338

Education & Programs, ext. 12
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