Family Programs | Montclair Art Museum
(MAM) & Yard School of Art offer American, Native American, & contemporary art exhibitions, programs, & classes in NJ




The Education Department offers programs designed to encourage children and families to explore, understand, and enjoy the Museum’s collection and exhibitions. Programs provide a variety of approaches to looking at, talking about, and interpreting art that create rich learning environments for audiences of all ages to experience and enjoy art together.


You can purchase tickets to upcoming events below, over the phone at 973-259-5137, or by stopping in The Store at MAM.




Family Learning Lab: Self Portraits

Free for Members / Included with Museum admission
Open during gallery hours

Create an individualized self-portrait to add to a colaborative art installation inspired by the exhibition Constructing Identity in America.


Drop-in Studio

Every Sunday, September  June, 1–4 p.m.

Free for members / Included with Museum admission

Find the next Drop-in Studio date




Second Wednesday of the month, February - June


Children of all abilities can explore artistic materials, make friends, and enjoy being creative together in this inclusive program. Activities may include sensory exploration, creative movement, story time, and gallery visitation. Led by an art educator and an occupational therapist, this new program is designed for preschool and early elementary children.

  April 10   May 8   June 12


Winter 2019


Succeed2gether's Montclair Literary Festival

Art and Literary Workshops at MAM

FREE with advance registration


Perfect Drawing Workshop with Max Amato

Saturday, March 23, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.


Pop Up Book Making Workshop with Gwen Charles

Saturday, March 23, 1 - 2:30 p.m.


Introduction to Comics and Graphic Novels with Kristen Gudsnuk

Saturday, March 23, 3 - 4:30 p.m.


Children raise their hands to answer a question on a tour of a museum gallery

Home School Class: The Art of Fiber

8 weeks, starting April 9

Online advance registration required, Ages 7+



Create abilities


Social, educational outings for families

April 10, 9:30–11:30 a.m.



Parent/child weaving

Parent/Child Woven Wonders Workshop

Weave a wall tapestry. Ages 5+

Saturday, April 13, 1–3 p.m.



parent/child ceramics

Parent/Child Ceramics Workshop

Explore fundamentals of wheel throwing. Ages 9–12

Sunday, April 14, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.


A Young girl making an art project out of wire, pipe cleaner and recycled materials



Home School Day

Third Thursday of the month, February - June, 12–2 p.m.

April 18   May 16   June 20





Pottery camp


Spring Break Camps

Pottery Camp (ages 6–12)

Mixed Media Mashup Camp (ages 5–12)

April 22–26, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.


Before and After Care available from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.