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



The Museum aims to be a center for community engagement and dialogue through a blend of cultural experiences, including lectures by distinguished artists and experts, conversations and book signings with renowned authors, opportunities to create art, musical performances, and films, and special programs to explore the galleries. Partnerships and collaborations are at the core of our public programs as we work with a wide range of area organizations to present timely and thoughtful programming, broaden our audience, share unique resources, and build stronger networks within our community.


You can purchase tickets to upcoming events below or at The Store at MAM. Call 973-259-5137 or stop by.


To book a group tour, visit Adult Tours.


Student Pricing
Discounted tickets for select programs are available for students. Select the appropriate ticket level from the drop down menu. Use of discounted tickets must be accompanied by proper ID.






Looking Together

1st Wednesday of the month (October–June), 2–3 p.m.

Find the next Looking Together date



Art in the Afternoon

2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month (October–June), 2–3:30 p.m.

Find the next Art in the Afternoon date



Free First Thursday Night

1st Thursday of the month (October–June, excluding January), 5–9 p.m.

Find the next Free First Thursday Night date





Indian Hand Carved Block Printing Workshop

Use authentic techniques and materials to create silk scarves

Saturday, June 1, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.


The Bibliophiles Book Discussion

Discuss Michelle Obama's bestseller Becoming

Friday, June 22, 2 p.m.–5 p.m.


Summer Tie-Dye Party

BYOB and BYO white shirt (ages 21+)

Thursday, June 27, 7 p.m.–9:30 p.m.


Make Better Photos Workshop

Take control of your camera and preserve your memories

Saturday–Sunday, June 29–30, 1 p.m.–3:30 p.m.


Digital Drawing Portraiture Workshop

Make drawings using analog, digital, green screen and other techniques

Tuesday–Wednesday, July 9–10, 7 p.m.–9:30 p.m.


Protest Art Thru Silkscreen Workshop

Learn to make stencils for quick printing to get your message out

Saturday–Sunday, July 13–14, 1 p.m.–4 p.m.



Drone Video and Photography Basics Workshop

Learn about photography techniques and safety tips, FAA rules, and more

Saturday–Sunday, July 13–14, 1 p.m.–4 p.m.



Meditative Drawing & Tea Workshop

Unplug and learn relaxing methods of creating art with repetitive patterns and structured doodles

Sunday, July 14, 12 p.m.–3 p.m.


Summer Tie-Dye Party 

BYO white shirt (16+)

Sunday, July 14, 1 p.m.–3:30 p.m.


Mixed Media Self Explorations

Bring materials and images from different sources to make your own autobiographical, figurative composition

Tuesday, July 16, 7 p.m.–9:30 p.m.


Alternative Marbling

Learn to make your own designs using shaving cream to print on paper

Tuesday, July 16, 7 p.m.–9:30 p.m.


Art Tote Bag Printmaking

Experiment with color, texture and design to make a canvas tote

Sunday, July 21, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.


Raku Firing

Learn techniques that include tinfoil sagger, horsehair embellishment, and slip resist

Sunday, July 21, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.


Portrait Drawing

Work from live model to gain stronger control of form and value

Sunday, July 28, 10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.


Introduction to Wheel Throwing

Create unique personal pieces out of stoneware

Sunday, August 4, 12 p.m.–3 p.m.


Summer Fun Glass Jewelry Making

Assmble colorful pieces of glass to make original jewelry

Sunday, August 11, 12 p.m.–3 p.m.


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