Public Programs For Adults

We’re updating our web site with new public programs for the new exhibition True Colors which will open on Saturday, July 21. 

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

Family Sunday will not be offered on July 15. The Museum will be closed for show change.

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

Drop-In Figure Drawing

Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Not available April 5 and June 7
$20 Members, $25 Non-Members
Participants are responsible for providing their own supplies.
Please arrive 15 - 20 minutes in advance.

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.

EDUCATION

Summer Art Classes For Adults

Fundamentals of Drawing

Class with Michelle Palatnik
Beginner level
Tuesdays, 9:30am – 12:30 pm
Session I: July 10 – 24 (3 weeks)
Session II: July 31 – August 14 (3 weeks)
$170.00 Members, $180.00 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.

Figure Drawing

Class with Michelle Palatnik
Beginner to intermediate levels*
Wednesdays, 9:30am – 12:30 pm
Session I: July 11 – 25 (3 weeks)
Session II: August 1 – 15 (3 weeks)
$190.00 Members, $225.00 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. 

*A beginner drawing class is recommended as a pre-requisite for many drawing and painting classes.

Acrylic Painting

Class with Michelle Palatnik
Beginner to intermediate levels*
Wednesdays, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Session I: July 11 – 25 (3 weeks)
Session II: August 1 – 15 (3 weeks)
$170.00 Members, $180.00 Non-Members

Create vibrant paintings filled with luminosity and texture while developing harmonious color usage and composition. Working from photos, still life and nature, participants practice a variety of skills and techniques involving application, color mixing and observation.

*A beginner drawing class is recommended as a pre-requisite for many drawing and painting classes.

Portrait Drawing

Class with Michelle Palatnik
Beginner to intermediate levels*
Thursdays, 9:30 – 12:30 pm
Session I: June 14 – 28 (3 weeks)
Session II: July 12 – 26 (3 weeks)
Session III: August 2 – 16 (3 weeks)
$175.00 Members, $210.00 Non-Members

Learn to masterfully render the intricate anatomy of the human face through observational drawing with the guidance of an instructor. Proportion and value are emphasized while studying photos and working from a live model.

*A beginner drawing class is recommended as a pre-requisite for many drawing and painting classes.

Pastel Art and Color Theory

Class with Michelle Palatnik
Beginner to intermediate levels*
Thursdays, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Session I: July 12 – 26 (3 weeks)
Session II: August 2 – 16 (3 weeks)
$170.00 Members, $180.00 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

*A beginner drawing class is recommended as a pre-requisite for many drawing and painting classes.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Films and Documentaries

We’re updating our web site with new public programs for the new exhibition True Colors which will open on Saturday, July 21.

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EXHIBITIONS

We’re updating our web site with new public programs for the new exhibition True Colors which will open on Saturday, July 21. 

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(516) 484-9338

Education & Programs, ext. 12
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Manes Center, ext. 48
Membership, ext. 23