(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!




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 Parent Information Packets have been emailed to enrolled students.  If you have not received yours, please download here:


SummerART 2015 Camp Info Packet (Ages 5-12)


SummerART 2015 Teen Classes Info Packet (Ages 12-15)






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.



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.