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

The Yard School of Art offers programs for adults, children, and teens throughout the year. Classes are offered in four semesters including an eight-week summer program. Learn a new skill or refresh your existing knowledge in our professional studios from experienced teaching artists. Explore your creative self—right in your own backyard.

The Yard School of Art was VOTED #1 in the 2017 JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Awards for both Favorite Adult Art Class and Favorite Visual Arts Camp for the third year in a row! Find out why—register for a class today!



Fall 2017

September 18–November 26, 2017


Fall courses are already in session, but there is still availability in:









Please Note: Your MAM Member login is not the same login used for Yard School Registration. You will have to make a separate login in order to register for Yard School classes and workshops. CREATE AN ACCOUNT FOR YARD SCHOOL REGISTRATION. Please read our Policies and Procedures before registering.



December Vacation Camps

December 27–29, 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m.


Registration opens October 30 for members, November 6 for nonmembers. NEW! Before and After Care available. Campers can register for individual days or at a discount for all three days.

  • Pottery Camp (Ages 5–12)
  • Mixed Media Mashup (Ages 5–8)
  • Digital Media: Creative Coding (Ages 9–12)



Winter 2018

January 8–March 18, 2018


Registration opens November 27 for members, December 4 for nonmembers.






MAM members receive discounts on every Yard School of Art offering (average savings: $30!). For easy one-step ordering, visit the Yard School of Art website. You can add a membership to your cart to immediately earn discounts on every class you purchase.





Classes not held due to a holiday or the instructor’s absence are made up at end of the session. Students missing class by their own choice will not receive a make-up class, refund, or letter of credit.
Weather Closings
Call the Museum’s main number at 973-746-5555 after 7 a.m. for closing announcements, or visit the Museum's homepage: montclairartmuseum.org.