(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!





Winter 2016
January 11 – March 20, 2016
10 weeks


There will be no classes on the following date:

  • Monday, January 18: Martin Luther King Day

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




Winter 2016 registration opens for MEMBERS ONLY on November 30, 2015.  Open registration begins December 7, 2015.




Please read our Policies and Procedures before registering.



School Vacation Camps provide students with the opportunity to be engaged and enriched with art while school is out. We will paint, draw, sculpt, work with clay, mixed media, and collage in a fun and supportive atmosphere. Students will learn fine art techniques while exploring a variety of exciting and stimulating themes. Taught by the Museum’s professional art educators, vacation camps are the perfect activity for your young artist!







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

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.