(MAM) & Yard School of Art offer American, Native American, & contemporary art exhibitions, programs, & classes in NJ

Intermediate & Advanced Ceramics
Vance Wall Art Education Center Upper Lobby

Through February 12, 2017

Instructor: Steve Jaskowak





Portraits Close Up

Art School Arcade

Through February 12, 2017

Instructor: Gary Godbee







Adventures in Comic Book Art


Montclair Orthodontics

218 Lorraine Ave
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043


Once again, The Yard School of Art at the Montclair Art Museum has been invited to showcase students artwork in the offices of Dr. Edward Gold and Dr. Hadley Rubino.  They have been kind enough to house student outreach exhibitions in collaboration with the MAM Education Department and Yard School of Art.  The artwork on display is created by students in Adventures in Comic Book Art I and II.


Instructor Vicki Arlein explores the elements of comic book art with her students while helping them develop drawing and storytelling skills. The students plan and draft their own comic books while learning about design and composition to create exciting comic book pages and covers. Different mediums and techniques are explored to finish comic books as the students get them ready to print. At the end of each session the students take home their original comic books and their "published" copies.


Adventures in Comic Book Art I is for students ages 6–8. Adventures in Comic Book Art II is offered to students ages 8–12. Beginning fall 2015, Vicki will offer a new comic book art studio class for middle school students as well.


For more information on this exhibit, email yardschoolofart@montclairartmuseum.org



Art School Arcade


The MAM Yard School of Art is pleased to be able to offer our students the opportunity to show their artwork in a professional gallery space. Our shows highlight the diverse range of media and techniques practiced by our students and faculty at the Yard School. The shows, which rotate approximately every six weeks, allow our students to experience the process of preparing a work for exhibition, and are also an excellent way to showcase their talent, as well as the abilities of our seasoned instructors. Additionally, our shows provide prospective students the chance to check out a variety of the Yard School’s class offerings, and the types of artwork that are produced. Receptions for these shows are open to the public.
The Art School Arcade is located on the 1st floor of the Museum.
The Art School Arcade Gallery is a gift of William and Judith Turner.



Children's Arcade


Exhibitions in the Children’s Arcade highlight the work of our school programs and educational partnerships. Many of the exhibitions are the culmination of multiple visits to the Museum for tours and hands-on art-making experiences and complement the MAM’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. The student exhibitions and opening receptions provide a professional and festive culmination to the student’s museum experience.


The Children's Arcade is located on the 1st floor of the Museum.


Special thanks to Patricia Bell and Douglas A. Keller, Jr., for their support of the Museum’s Children’s Arcade Gallery exhibitions. The Children’s Arcade Gallery is a gift of the Plofker Family Foundation.