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




The Montclair Art Museum's Yard School of Art offers art classes and workshops for young adults ages 12-15 year-round. Artists ages 16+ are welcome to take adult classes and workshops. Browse our offerings







Teen Space Open Studio


Every Thursday, 6-8 p.m. beginning September 20


Work on art projects independently in a professional studio space. Bring a friend along and a project from school, another MAM studio class, or a sketchbook. Don't forget your supplies! Teen Space is monitored by art students from local colleges.



FALL 2018


Portfolio Review Day


Sunday, October 21, 12–4 p.m.


FREE; no registration required


Calling all high school students interested in art school! Bring 12–20 pieces of original work and receive feedback on your visual art portfolios from college representatives and art school admissions officers. You may bring artwork in any medium including fashion, jewelry, sculpture (if you can carry it), and a sketchbook. If you wish to show digital work, please bring your own laptop and an additional battery.


Participating colleges include Alfred University, California College of Arts, Center for Art and Design at the College of Saint Rose, College for Creative Studies, Cooper Union, Drexel University, Hartford Art School, Kean University, Maryland Institute College of Art, Montserrat College of Art,  Moore College, Parsons School of Design, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, Rhode Island School of Design, Rowan University,  Rutgers University, Syracuse University, University of the Arts Philadelphia, and more.



Private Art Portfolio Consultation



Planning to apply for art school? Schedule a 60-minute one-on-one consultation with one of our expert art instructors—by appointment only. Receive feedback on your portfolio and learn how to strengthen it for admissions officers at art colleges and universities. Email nstoler@montclairartmuseum.org to make an appointment.


$80 members


$100 nonmembers



2019 Scholastic Art Awards: Northern New Jersey Region


Submission Deadline: Friday, December 5, 2018


The Montclair Art Museum has served as the sole affiliate sponsor of the Scholastic Art Awards in New Jersey since 2009. MAM partners with the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers to identify and recognize teenagers with exceptional artistic talent and offers opportunities to gain national recognition and scholarships for their work. Our area of service includes the counties of Bergen, Essex, Passaic, Hudson, Morris, Sussex, Union, and Warren.


Applications and artwork can now be submitted online at www.artandwriting.org and payments can be submitted here. Be sure to look at our affiliate page for submission guidelines and the FAQs for your most pressing application questions.





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