The Yard School of Art offers programs for Adults, Children, and Teens throughout the year.
Classes are offered in four semesters including an eight-week summer program. Learn a new skill
or refresh your existing knowledge in our professional studios from experienced teaching artists.
Explore your creative self - right in your own backyard.
The Yard School of Art was voted #1 in the Discover Jersey Arts People's Choice Awards for both Favorite Place to Take an Adult Arts Class and Favorite Place to Take a Kid's Arts Class. Find out why–register for a class today!
10 weeks: January 13 - March 23, 2014
Registration begins soon!
December 2: Members only pre-registration
December 9: Open registration
Wednesday, January 15: MAM's Centennial Birthday Party (Wednesday classes will begin January 22)
Monday, January 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, February 17: Presidents' Day
Make-up weeks for canceled classes:
March 24, 31, April 7
Want to register by mail? Print an Enrollment form and mail it to Yard School of Art, 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042.
10 weeks: September 23 - December 1, 2013
Monday, October 14: Columbus Day
Wednesday-Sunday, November 27-December 1: Thanksgiving
Makeup weeks for canceled classes:
December 2, 9, and 16
NEW! Professional Development Workshops for Art Educators
- Figurative Vessels – Friday, December 13
- Face Jug Making – Friday, Janaury 14
- Inter-disciplinary Ceramic Tile Project with a Hands-On Demonstration – Friday, February 7
- Raku Firing – Friday, March 7
- Smoke Firing Simplified – Friday, April 11
- Throwing Large: One and Two Piece Pots – Friday, May 9
School closures, cancellations, and make-ups
Classes not held due to a holiday, weather cancellation or the instructor’s absence are made up at end of the session. To view upcoming make-up classes, see the Make-Up Calendar
The Montclair Art Museum will close for snow and inclement weather whenever the Montclair Public Schools are closed. Call the Museum’s main number at 973-746-5555 after 7 a.m. for closing announcements.