(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 2015 Discover Jersey Arts People’s Choice Awards for both Favorite Adult Art Class and Favorite Art Camp. Find out why—register for a class today!





Spring 2015
April 13 – June 7, 2015
8 weeks

There will be no classes on the following dates:
Friday, May 22 - Monday, May 25: Memorial Day Weekend

Makeups for classes canceled due to holidays, inclement weather, MAM events, or instructor absences will be held at the end of the semester.





Summer 2015
July 6 – August 28, 2015
8 weeks

Makeups for classes canceled due to holidays, inclement weather, MAM events, or instructor absences will be held at the end of the semester.




SummerART Internship:  The Yard School of Art is seeking both paid and unpaid interns to assist with our 2015 SummerART camp.  There are four, two-week-long camps during the months of July and August.  Camps run Monday - Friday, for two weeks each, 9:30 am – 5 pm, and our students range in age from 5 to 18.  At the end of each two-week camp, we have a closing reception on Friday from 4:30 – 5:30 pm where all of the students’ artwork is exhibited for family and friends to enjoy. 


Interns must be at least 16 years of age and have prior experience in education, art, and/or child care. Interns must abide by the policies and standards of the Museum’s Employee Handbook. Applicants for the paid internship should submit an application no later than May 21, 2015.  Rolling applications are accepted for unpaid internships, however it is appreciated if you apply by June 15, 2015.


Download Paid Internship Application


Download Unpaid Internship Application


Please read our Policies and Procedures before registering.



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.



Come as You Are: Films of the '90s

The 1990s saw the explosion of independent cinema in America, with artists of all stripes taking to filmmaking as a way of telling new stories. This series focuses on diverse, engaging films that framed the era, launched the careers of important new artists, and defined the 90s as a decade of artistic exploration that endures well into the 21st century. Ticket holders will have special access to the Museum’s galleries to view Come as You Are: Art of the 1990s from 6 to 6:45 p.m. on the date of the ticketed screening. Films will begin at 7 p.m.


Price per film:

$8 members*

$12 nonmembers




*Discounted price applies to MAM members, as well as members of the Montclair Film Festival.



School Closures, Cancelations and Makeups
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
The Yard School of Art and Montclair Art Museum will close for snow and inclement weather whenever the Montclair Public Schools are closed. 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.