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Education

Virtual Programs are sponsored by the Ike, Molly & Steven Elias Foundation

Generous funding for these programs provided by

Art Classes 

Art Workshops

Children’s Programs

Family Programs

Access Programs

School Breaks

School Groups

For Educators

Summer Programs

Art Classes

Create art like you see at the Museum in studio art classes led by teaching artists with experience guiding participants of all levels of art making and interests. Offered virtually or in-person at The Manes Center, opportunities for personal expression in various media and subject matter are practiced in both group and individual instruction. Helping artists discover, learn, and practice art-making skills and processes.

Virtual

Live on-line art classes are taught by an instructor via Zoom, and allow for virtual interaction between the instructors and class participants. Learn from live demonstrations and practice in the comfort of your own space.

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In-Person

In-person studio art classes are offered on-site at the Museum in The Manes Center. Participants practice art making with an instructor and classmates in our studios with attention to Covid-19 safety guidelines.

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Family Programs

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, experimenation and creative thinking through a variety of experiences and materials inspired by current artworks on view in our galleries.

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Access Programs

The Nassau County Museum of Art welcomes everyone to visit and explore art in a welcoming and creative learning environment. We recognize the diversity of our general public’s abilities, needs, and interests and offer a variety of customized programs and services to ensure accessibility of the museum to all visitors.

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Access Resources

Free Sensory Tool Kit for Museum and Home Use

Pick up a Sensory Kit at the admission desk when you visit the museum. Kits contain a selection of items that include Texture Squares, Stress Balls, Loofah, Liquid Motion Bubbler, Visual Aids with pictures and guided prompts to lessen the stress from visiting a museum and to make the visit to the museum a richer experience.

Designed to provide a multi-sensory museum experience for people with ASD and their families & care partners, these kits can be used to assist visitors as they explore the art in our galleries and then be brought home to continue the creative experience.

A Social Story

A Trip to Nassau County Museum of Art
Download our Social Guide: A Trip to the Nassau County Museum of Art, which provides an introduction to the museum for first-time visitors, families or visitors with developmental disabilities. Having this prior knowledge helps to alleviate the stress and anxiety often experienced when visiting a new environment. Parents, educators and caregivers can review this guide at home or school to learn what to expect during their visit. The Social Guide is made possible by funding from North Shore Autism Circle.

A Sensory Map

Tips for Navigating the Museum
Download our Sensory Map: Tips for Navigating the Museum to identify sensory friendly spaces within the Museum. Use this as a guide for finding spaces that will likely be quieter and less crowded and for finding areas where there is usually seating and where you can take a break. This Sensory Map is made possible by funding from Autism Speaks.

School Breaks

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School Groups

Visit us Online!

Online Programs For K-16

All school programs are presented online. NCMA educators offer live lessons from our galleries and live lessons using work in our current exhibitions and art beyond our walls. As always, our programs are student centered and discussion-based, creating an open and inviting environment to observe, question, and reflect.

Virtual Art Partners

*3 live-streamed programs from the museum with an educator through school’s preferred online platform

*K-12 students connect and respond to works of art through inquiry-based discussion and guided experiences

*Designed to support classroom learning and address NYS Learning and Common Core Standards

*1 classroom only

*45 minutes

$720

TEACHERS RECEIVE:

*Pre-recorded history of the Museum and Grounds

*3 live, online professional development workshops for participating teachers and administrators on school’s preferred platform

*3 Family Passes for each student for a visit to our galleries

SELECT 3 OF THE FOLLOWING LIVE STREAMED OPTIONS WHEN BOOKING AND LET US KNOW YOUR PREFERRED PLATFORM:

*MUSEUM LIVE! Explore works of art from the museum’s current exhibition inside the gallery (Educator’s Guide included)

*SCULPTURE MOVES! Get moving wherever you are while visiting a sculpture or two from the Museum Grounds

*SOCIAL PRACTICE: Use works of art to explore current social movements

*EMOTIONAL WELL BEING: Use works of art to help create mindful opportunities for reflection.

 

Virtual Art Immersion

*1 live-streamed program from the museum with an educator through school’s preferred online platform

*K-12 students connect and respond to works of art through inquiry-based discussion and guided experiences

*Designed to support classroom learning and address NYS Learning and Common Core Standards

*1 classroom only

*45 minutes

$250

TEACHERS RECEIVE:

*Pre-recorded history of the Museum and Grounds

*1 live, online professional development workshop for participating teachers and administrators on school’s preferred platform

*1 Family Pass for each student for a visit to our galleries

SELECT 1 OF THE FOLLOWING LIVE STEAMED OPTIONS WHEN BOOKING AND LET US KNOW YOUR PREFERRED PLATFORM:

*MUSEUM LIVE! Explore works of art from the Museum’s current exhibition inside the gallery. (Educator’s Guide included)

*SCULPTURE MOVES! Get moving wherever you are while visiting a sculpture or two from the Museum Grounds.

*SOCIAL PRACTICE: Use works of art to explore current social issues

*EMOTIONAL WELL BEING: Use works of art to help create mindful opportunities for reflection.

 

Virtual Art Matters

*1 live-streamed program from the Museum with an educator through school’s preferred online platform

*K-12 students connect and respond to works of art through inquiry-based discussion and guided experiences

*Designed to support classroom learning and address NYS Learning and Common Core Standards

*1 classroom only

*30 minutes

$125

SELECT 1-4 OF THE FOLLOWING LIVE STREAMED OPTIONS WHEN BOOKING AND LET US KNOW YOUR PREFERRED PLATFORM:

*MUSEUM LIVE! Explore works of art from the Museum’s current exhibition inside the gallery.

*SCULPTURE MOVES! Get moving wherever you are while visiting a sculpture or two from the Museum Grounds.

*SOCIAL PRACTICE: Use works of art to explore current social issues.

*EMOTIONAL WELL BEING: Use works of art to help create mindful opportunities for reflection.

 

Please schedule your program 4-6 weeks in advance.  For more information please email Rebecca Hirschwerk, Manager of School programs at education@nassaumuseum.org or send us a message through the form below.

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EDUCATORS

Visit us online or onsite in small groups

Professional Development K-16

The museum offers both live, online professional development workshops as well as small group on site workshops. Workshops are designed to engage teachers and administrators in participatory and meaningful experiences. NCMA Education Staff tailors workshops to meet individual classroom needs.  All programs serve to introduce the museum as a resource for teaching, classroom learning and self care.

Teachers receive CTLE credit and a certificate of participation for all Professional Development Workshops.

To Schedule an On site Workshop, contact Laura Lynch, Director of Education llynch@nassaumuseum.org

To Schedule an Online Workshop, contact Rebecca Hirschwerk, Manager of School Programs education@nassaumuseum.org

Onsite Professional Development 

*1 Museum Grounds and Galleries Workshop with museum educator

*Up to 10 school educators/administrators maximum

*Meets all social distance guidelines and recommendations

*90 minutes

$500

Please contact Laura Lynch at llynch@nassaumuseum.org  to inquire.

Online Professional Development 

*1 live, online workshop from the Museum with NCMA Education Staff

*K-16 educators and administrators explore how the Museum and works of art can serve as a resource for teaching

*Workshops are object/art centered; inquiry based, and are designed to engage viewers in participatory experiences and to address NYS Learning and Common Core Standards

*60 minutes

*25 participants maximum

$350

SELECT 1 OF THE FOLLOWING LIVE STREAMED OPTIONS WHEN BOOKING AND LET US KNOW YOUR PREFERRED PLATFORM:

*MUSEUM LIVE! Explore works of art from the Museum’s current exhibition inside the gallery (Educator’s Guide included)

*SCULPTURE STROLL! Visit a sculpture or two from the Museum Grounds.

*SOCIAL PRACTICE: Use works of art on a virtual platform to explore current social issues.

*EMOTIONAL WELL BEING: Use works of art to help create mindful opportunities for reflection.

Please contact Rebecca Hirschwerk education@nassaumuseum.org to inquire.

Summer Programs

Join us this summer for a unique blend of indoor and outdoor creative adventures! Our popular Summer Art Lab program has been redesigned to be explored in 4 themed week-long sessions.  Using current exhibitions at the Nassau Museum, outdoor sculptures located on our nature preserve, and contemporary artists as inspiration, Art Lab’s young artists immerse themselves in artmaking and experimenting. With the chance for exploring the fresh air of our forests and trails paired with devoted studio time in our Manes Education Center, Art Lab artists will create unique works of art in a memorable summer experience. 

For children entering kindergarten Fall 2020 through age ten. Enrollment is limited to 10 students per session and pre-registration is required.

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