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




Book Sculptures Workshop

Upcycle old books using tools, glue and some imagination

Sunday, May 11, 12–3 p.m.


Gathering of the Vibes

@MAMteen presents a night of positivity, creativity and community

Friday, May 31, 69 p.m.


Hand Printing on Washi Paper

Carve and print designs on a wallhanging

Saturday, June 1, 12–3 p.m.


SummerART Camp and Studio Classes

Choose from 5 sessions, Session 1 starting June 24

Register for full day classes and save $30 with coupon code SUMMERTEEN30





2019-2020 Paid High School Internship

Do you have a creative side and enjoy sharing art with others? Are you a “people person” who wants to work with children, teens, and families at the Museum? Are you a rising high school Junior or Senior interested in exploring a career in the arts or museums?

Montclair Art Museum is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 academic year high school internship. Apply to be a MAM intern and:

  • Get a behind-the-scenes peek into the Museum
  • Plan and facilitate events for other young adults
  • Gain professional experience as an assistant to teaching artists during family programs, vacation camps, and children’s art classes
  • Manage the @MAMteen Instagram page and interact with other teens locally and nationally
  • Assist with marketing MAM programs to different audiences
  • Meet museum professionals from different departments and learn about their roles and responsibilities

MAM strives to better represent the diversity of the regional community. This internship provides opportunities for growth and development of students from communities typically underrepresented in the museum field, providing a professional bridge to museum careers.


Use this link to learn more and apply: https://forms.gle/uqrBu3zamzwY3K4F9. Applications are due June 21, 2019. Got questions? Email teens@montclairartmuseum.org.



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



Scholastic Art Awards: Northern New Jersey Region

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.

The 2019 award submission period has ended. 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