(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.

SummerART was VOTED #1 in the 2018 JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Visual Arts Camp for the fourth year in a row! Find out why—register for a class today!



Summer 2018


June 25–August 26, 2018









Classes run for 8 weeks. No class on July 4.

Check out our one day and short-term workshops for Adults (16+)!

View our full list Adult classes here.




SummerART Camp Sessions

  • Session I: June 25–July 6
  • Session II: July 9–July 20
  • Session III: July 23–August 3
  • Session IV: August 6–17
  • One-week Session V: August 20–24

No class on July 4.



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.


Looking for even more fun for your teen? Present your MAM registration receipt and get $10 off your camp registration at French Institute Alliance Francaise! FIAF is a 5 to 10 minute walk from MAM. A FIAF camp counselor will escort teens from one venue to the other. Teens can bring their own lunch to eat at FIAF.






The Montclair Art Museum is now accepting applications for Counselors in Training (CITs).


Download a CIT Application —Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but are preferred by May 21, 2018.






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.





The Montclair Art Museum's Ceramics Studio is the only resource of its kind at a Museum in NJ. For updates about when work is ready for pick up, open studio hours, and special events visit montclairartmuseum.org/ceramics.






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.