Teen Programs | Montclair Art Museum
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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.  (January 7 - March 7)


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.

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Image of hallway with award winners' artworks

2019 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 Scholstic Award Winners

Information for Scholastic Award Winners









2019 Scholastic Art Awards:

Awards Ceremony and Opening Reception

Thursday, February 28, 6 – 9 p.m.

Alcohol ink painting of blue flowers






Alcohol Ink Painting Workshop


Sunday, March 3, 12 – 3 p.m.

Hidden and Illuminated Banner






Hidden and Illuminated: Ages 13 – 18

Join other creative teens for an after-hours event including art activities and food trucks

Friday, March 15, 6 - 9 p.m.

Teen Yarn Bomb

Yarn Bombing Workshop

Participate in an eco-friendly yarn bomb on the MAM grounds

Sunday, April 14, 12 – 3 p.m.


Mandala Pillows Workshop

Create a boho inspired mandala pillow using embroidery, stitching and applique

Sunday, April 28, 12 – 3 p.m.

book sculptures

Book Sculptures Workshop

Upcycle old books using tools, glue and some imagination

Sunday, May 11, 12 – 3 p.m.



Hand Printing on Washi Paper

Carve and print designs on a wallhanging

Saturday, June 1, 12 – 3 p.m.

A teen thinks about their next brushstroke

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





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