Teen Programs | Montclair Art Museum
(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




Portfolio Review Day

Sunday, October 6, 12–4 p.m.


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. Click to see all colleges attending.


Scholastic Art Awards: Northern New Jersey Region

2020 Submissions due by December 12

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.

Visit www.artandwriting.org and our affiliate page or the FAQs for more information.

See the list of 2019 Scholstic Award Winners

Information for 2019 Scholastic Award Winners




Private Art Portfolio Consultations

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















For more information on how to get involved at MAM as a teen, contact Noaa at 973-259-5157 or nstoler@montclairartmuseum.org