Looking for something different for your kids this summer? The Nassau County Museum of Art has become a popular place for family and kids programs, and this year they announce an entirely new summer arts series for children aged 5 to 13.
The Summer Art Lab will be a series of three two-week sessions that will use the museum's beautiful 145-acre property inside and out: the museum’s historic Gold Coast mansion with its 10 gallery spaces, the natural beauty of the gardens, Sculpture Park, woodlands, ponds, marked walking trails, Pinetum, and much more.
The Summer Art Lab is led by professional art educators who will offer children diverse, creative activities and experiences. Participants will enjoy sketching and gallery games, hikes, outdoor scavenger hunts, journaling and expertly-guided art making in areas such as printmaking, sculpture and painting.
Summer Art Lab for children aged 5 to 8 is held each day from 9 am to 12 pm.
Summer Art Lab for children aged 9 to 13 is held each day from 1 to 4 pm.
Session I is July 8 to 19
Session II is July 22 to August 2
Session III is August 5 to August 16.
For fees, other details and registration, visit http://www.nassaumuseum.org; look for the Summer Art Lab tab at the top of the home page.
The Nassau County Museum of Art preserves, enhances, and interprets its collections for visitors. The museum is dedicated to fostering a deeper understanding of the arts, with particular emphasis on the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries; to enhancing and adding to its outdoor sculpture garden; to widening the appeal of The Art Space for Children; to continuing to improve its historic gardens and to keeping an active schedule of exhibitions and educational programs for people of all ages and backgrounds.
The museum is located at One Museum Drive (just off Northern Boulevard, Route 25A) in Roslyn Harbor. Call (516) 484-9337 for current exhibitions, events, days/times, and directions.