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

Creativity and fun for birthdays and celebrations of all kinds for children and adults. All parties are facilitated by a professional MAM Art Educator.

 

To book an Art Party, contact artparty@montclairartmuseum.org. Party hosts must be members of the Montclair Art Museum at the Family level or above. Become a member today!

 

 


PARTY AT THE MUSEUM

 

Spend that special day making exciting art projects at MAM’s Yard School of Art. It’s the perfect way to encourage and celebrate your child’s energy and creative spirit. If desired, partygoers may use our permanent collection as inspiration through a gallery visit.

 

Studio Art Party

Ages 3 and older

 

Create an art project based on your child’s interests and have the option of visiting the galleries for inspiration.

 

Price: $22/child, 12 child minimum, 20 child maximum

Party hosts must be members of the Montclair Art Museum at the Family level or above. Become a member today!

 

Available Saturday and Sunday afternoons
1 ½–2 hours (First hour, project led by MAM Art Educator. Second hour, refreshments.)

 

 

Ceramics or Sculpey Hand-Building Party

Ages 6 and older

 

Projects are designed to suit the child’s interests using air-dry clay, kiln-fired clay, or colorful Sculpey.

 

Price: $25/child,* 8 child minimum, 12 child maximum

Party hosts must be members of the Montclair Art Museum at the Family level or above. Become a member today!

 

1 ½ hours (First hour, project led by MAM Art Educator. Last 30 minutes, refreshments.)

*The price per participant includes all materials and firing and glazing fees.  

 

 

Ceramics Wheel-Throwing Party or Glass-Fusing Party

Ages 8 and older

 

During the wheel-throwing party, each participant will receive detailed instruction on how to throw on the wheel. Learn to use the potter’s wheel to create unique cylinder form pottery such as bowls, mugs, and vases. Once the pieces have been made, each party-goer will choose a glaze and the instructor will finish and fire the pots.

Or create fun, colorful artwork with kiln-fused glass during a glass-fusing party! This totally safe process allows students to create beautiful and unique functional forms such as plates and bowls, to decorative projects like wall hangings and night lights. Participants will learn the foundations of glass fusing while using their own designs to create lasting treasures. The work will be ready to pick up four weeks after the party takes place.

 

Price (children and teens): $30 per child,* 6 child minimum, 12 child maximum

Party hosts must be members of the Montclair Art Museum at the Family level or above. Become a member today!

*The price per participant includes all materials and firing and glazing fees.

 

1 ½ hours (First hour, project led by MAM Art Educator. Last 30 minutes, refreshments.)

The glass-fusing party is not available Memorial Day through Labor Day.

 

 


PARTY AT YOUR HOME

 

MAM Art Truck

Ages 6 and older

 

The MAM Art Truck is a mobile studio, housed in a retrofitted ice cream truck that offers art projects and lessons to MAM's community. Celebrate your child’s special day with the MAM Art Truck at your home (available within a 20-mile radius of Montclair)! Parents throw the party, and let MAM provide the art activity outside or in your home. Choose from several different available themes:

  • Eco-flowers: Use recycled materials to create a bouquet
  • Collaborative mural and personal frame: Participants work together to create a mural on craft paper and also leave with their own hand-made frame.
  • Party Props: Make your own party hats, necklaces, and crown for the birthday child.
  • Collograph Masterpiece: A printmaking technique using various textures and materials.
  • Creative Creatures: Make animals or fantasy creatures using easy-clean clay.
  • Puppets: Create puppets using socks and various recycled materials.

Price: $350 for up to 12 participants for one-hour activity. Additional participants are $10 up to 16 maximum. Party hosts must be members of the Montclair Art Museum at the Family level or above. Become a member today!

1 hour. 12–16 children

 

MAM Provides:

  • One-hour art activity plus related supplies based on the menu of options led by a MAM Art Educator. MAM Art Educators are fluent in providing activities that are developmentally appropriate to different age groups.
  • MAM Art Educators arrive 30-minutes in advance to set-up and require 30-minutes to clean up.
  • MAM Art Educators arrive in MAM Art Truck. The Art Truck is a repurposed ice cream truck and the Museum reserves the right to not use the Art Truck if weather and road conditions are considered unsafe. MAM will notify party host as soon as possible.
  • Party bag with art-related items and information about MAM programs.

Host Responsibility:

  • Provide an appropriate location indoors or outdoors for art activities for multiple children.
  • Provide one table with chairs for every six children, and one table for supplies.
  • Cover all tables with disposable or washable table covers
  • All decorations, refreshments, and any other party entertainment.
  • Encourage party participants to dress for art making!
  • Payment: 50% deposit due at the time of scheduling; difference paid by cash or check at the end of the party.  

 


ADULT ART PARTIES

From birthdays and milestones to girls’ night out—celebrate with art! At MAM we offer a variety of experiences ranging from easel painting to glass jewelry making and wheel thrown pottery. Or, let the Art Truck provide the activity at your next house party! Party size dependent on activity.

 

Studio Art Party at MAM

Price: $30/person

2 hours

12–20 adults, depending on activity

 

Adult Wheel-Throwing or Glass-Fusing Party at MAM

Price: $35 per person for use of Ceramics Studio for two hour party* $100 non-refundable deposit required

2 hours

6–12 adults

 

MAM Art Truck

 

 


GUIDELINES

MAM Provides:

  • An art activity designed by a MAM Art Educator in consolation with the parent or guardian. MAM Art Educators are fluent in activities that are developmentally appropriate to different age groups.
  •  Time in the MAM galleries if arranged in advance with parent or guardian.

Host Responsibility:

  • Arrive 30 minutes in advance to set up studio. There are often classes in the studio earlier in the day, so we will not be able to accommodate earlier set-up.
  • Decorations (Please remove all decorations at the end of the party.)
  • Refreshments (All MAM studios are peanut free environments.)
  • Please don’t dress to impress—come with smocks!
  • Studio Art Parties are scheduled for two hours. Ceramics and glass parties are one and a half hours. If your party extends beyond the scheduled time, an additional charge of $70/hour will apply.

 

Party hosts must be members of the Montclair Art Museum at the Family level or above. Become a member today!

 
 

For more information, please contact artparty@montclairartmuseum.org.