Access Program
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Private Studio Instruction is now offered for kids, teens, and adults of all abilities through live instruction online and on-site in MAM’s studio. Our private classes are for individual students or two students together and are taught by trained artists and art educators who design each class to build on the unique goals of the student.
All are Welcome

Classes are accessible to all artists including people on the autism spectrum, people with physical disabilities, intellectual and learning disabilities, sight loss or hearing loss, chronic illness, or mental illness. MAM is an approved Goods and Services provider through the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) and we provide captioning or ASL upon request. 

Email Celene at [email protected] to inquire about private classes. 

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We strive for full inclusion in our Yard School of Art classes, but also understand that there are times when students may be interested in private lessons. 
Some reasons students may schedule private lessons include:
  • Instruction is required to meet specific goals as defined through NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) eligibility.
  • Interested in a single workshop or multi-week classes on a schedule more or less frequent, or for a longer or shorter duration than those currently offered at MAM.
  • People new to art making and kids who want to begin by exploring art through a sensory experience or a favorite subject.


  • Interested in a medium or level of instruction not currently offered at MAM.
  • Class is designed based on specific projects as defined by the student and instructor.
  • Advanced artists looking for professional career coaching. 
Scheduling private instruction


Individual students:

$80/hour for students using DDD funds and MAM members

$100/hour non-members

Two students:

$80/hour for each student using DDD funds

$120/hour for two MAM members

$150/hour for two nonmembers


Classes are booked with a one-hour minimum of instruction with additional time added in half-hour increments up to 4 hours of instruction per class session. 

Class sessions can be scheduled to meet as often as you like; you can try a class once, or book a series to meet daily, weekly, or monthly throughout the year.

All students will receive access to MAM galleries and DDD students will receive  a year-long Artist-level membership.

To request instruction or more information, email Celene at [email protected]

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All Accessibility Programs at MAM are supported in part by the McMullen Family Foundation and the Accessibility Program Supporters.