Scholastic Art Awards
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is an 91-year-old national program that identifies and develops creative teenagers and offers scholarship opportunities for graduating high school seniors.
This program is produced by the New Jersey Arts Collective.
MAM Annual High School Lecture: Kameelah Janan Rasheed
$10 per person (teachers are FREE with school group)
Advance registration required; Contact email@example.com or purchase tickets at montclairartmuseum.org
MAM’s Annual High School Lecture series invites prominent artists to share their insight with teens who are contemplating creative careers. Kameelah Janan Rasheed is an artist/archivist, writer, and former public school social studies teacher whose immersive text-based installations, large-scale public text pieces, publications, sound projects, and discursive programming engage with both figurative and literal language to explore how we narrate the connections between the past, present, and future.
MAM Portfolio Review Days
MAM Portfolio Reviews allow college-bound students to receive feedback on their visual art portfolios from college art school admission officers. Over 25 schools will be on site and available to meet with students. Please bring 12 to 20 pieces of original work including sketchpads if available. You may bring work in any medium including clothing, jewelry, and sculpture if you can carry it. If you wish your digital work to be viewed, bring your own laptop as well as an additional battery.
The next Portfolio Review Day will be held in the fall, date is TBD.
Students in grades 7 and 8 are invited to participate in Bridges, a free intergenerational art program that brings together people with Alzheimer’s and dementia and middle school students for interactive explorations of artworks, storytelling, and creative expression. The program takes place at the Montclair Art Museum over the course of seven Friday afternoons, 3:30–5:30 p.m.
The program consists of:
- An initial afternoon training workshop that will offer insights on dementia and introduce students to tools and strategies for engaging with patients.
- Gallery conversations in which students will be paired with adults with dementia.
- Several hands-on workshops where students will have the chance to work collaboratively with seniors on a range of creative projects involving, art, music, and storytelling.
- Students receive a total of 10 hours of community service credit for participating in the full program.
The current session of Bridges has already began. Stay tuned for the next sign up period!
For more information, please contact:
Petra Pankow, Director of Education, 973-259-5157, firstname.lastname@example.org