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The Manes Family Art & Education Center

The Manes Family Art & Education Center at 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, an art studio, a new media lab, 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 center is located on the grounds of Nassau County Museum of Art. It is the first building on the left after entering the grounds from Northern Boulevard.




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.


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.


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, digital art and photography. A focus on group and individual projects help adults discover and learn art skills and processes.


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

To learn more about art classes and events at The Manes Center, call (516) 626-5280.


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 and 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 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 Center only.

Weather Related Closings: If weather necessitates closing The Manes Center, this information will be on 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 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.