(Updated 4/06/2023)



Proof of vaccination is no longer required for visitors, program attendees, and students. Face masks remain optional.

Please do not attend class if you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19.

  • Students who test positive for COVID-19 must notify MAM and may not return to the Museum until 6 days after the positive test or after the onset of symptoms. A well-fitting mask must be worn through Day 10.
  • Students who have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 may continue to attend class or camp as long as they remain symptom-free and wear a mask while at MAM for 10 days following exposure.


Registrations can be made online any time, or in person Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. For questions regarding registration, contact [email protected] or call 973-259-5139.

  • Registrations are processed in the order in which they are received and class enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. MAM members at any level can take advantage of priority registration in advance of open enrollment.
  • Registration is complete when MAM is in receipt of full payment. No confirmations will be sent in the mail. An e-mail, mailing address, and phone number are required at time of registration. 
  • If taking a virtual class, a link to the online classroom will be e-mailed in advance of the first class. This link is only for enrolled students and not to be shared with those outside of the class. Students must download zoom in advance and join class with username matching registration.
  • Classes and camps not meeting a minimum enrollment one week prior to the first day will be canceled.
  • Students enrolling after the start of the session are still required to pay full tuition. Tuition is not pro-rated.
  • MAM will send an e-mail with camp confirmation and parent packet for all child camps and teen classes that includes forms to be filled out prior to the first day of camp.
  • MAM reserves the right to refuse admission or dismiss any student due to inappropriate behavior as outlined in the SummerART parent packet. 
  • Students are not permitted to promote businesses or groups that compete with MAM’s mission during class time or through student interactions, and will be dismissed from class without refund or refused admission.


  • Full refunds will be provided in the event that a class, workshop, or camp does not meet minimum enrollment and is canceled. All other refunds are subject to a nonrefundable $25 administrative fee.
  • Classes and Workshops: Tuition for classes and workshops will be refunded if notice of withdrawal is provided at least 14 days prior to start date of the semester or date of workshop. If notice of withdrawal to a class or workshop is given within two weeks prior to the start of the semester or date of workshop, students will receive a 50% refund, less the $25 administrative fee. 
  • Camps including SummerART: Tuition will be refunded if notice of withdrawal is provided at least 30 DAYS prior to start date of the camp session from which you are withdrawing. If notice of withdrawal is given less than 30 DAYS prior to the start date of the camp from which you are withdrawing, you will receive a 50% refund, less the $25 administrative fee. No refunds will be given after the start date of the session for which you are enrolled.
  • The $25 administrative fee and Museum membership are non-refundable.


Students can receive credits if a class, workshop, or camp is canceled. Credits are valid for two years from date issued and are not refundable. Credits are held in the students’ account and can be redeemed upon registration. 


Students may transfer to any camp or class not already filled within the first two weeks of classes or first two days of the SummerART kids and teen session.


  • Classes not held due to a federal holiday, museum closure, or the instructor’s absence are made up at end of the session.
  • Due to the full schedule of camps and teen classes during SummerART, classes will not be made up. Students missing class by their own choice will not receive a make-up class, refund, or credit. MAM reserves the right to substitute instructors of equal caliber if necessary.


Photographs, screenshots, and videos may be taken of students, children, and parents, and their artwork, during in-person or online classes, programs, and tours, and may be published and used to promote MAM’s programs. If you do not want yourself, your child, or your child’s artwork photographed, please notify the Museum in writing at [email protected].


Supply lists for courses for students over 16 can be found on the course description webpages.

MAM provides supplies for all kids' and teen (age 12–15) classes. 


Gift certificates are available for classes. Contact the Education Office at [email protected].


A limited number of scholarships are available each season for children, teens, young adults, and people with disabilities based on merit and financial need.

MAM is an approved Goods and Services provider through the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD).

Please visit montclairartmuseum.org/scholarship-opportunities for more information. 


MAM is committed to providing a welcoming, inclusive, educational, and safe environment for all. Classes are accessible to all artists including people on the autism spectrum, people with physical disabilities, intellectual and learning disabilities, sight loss or hearing loss, chronic illness, or mental illness. MAM is an approved Goods and Services provider through the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), and we provide captioning or ASL upon request. 

We strive for full inclusion in our Yard School of Art classes, but also understand that there are times when students may be interested in private lessons in person or online. Information about Private Instruction is available here.

Complete information about MAM accessibility is available here.


Member benefits include priority registration and reduced tuition fees for studio classes, workshops, and camps. Members also receive free admission to MAM, discounts to local restaurants and The Shop at MAM, invitations to exhibition openings, and more. Membership categories and complete benefits are available on the MAM website.

PLEASE NOTE: The Art School tuition discount for adult classes is available to the Student, Individual, and Dual membership levels. However, Family level memberships and higher categories entitle all members of the immediate family to tuition at the reduced member rate. Single memberships are not offered for children under age 18. Therefore, to be eligible for the reduced member rate for children’s and teen’s classes or camps, the child’s family must have a current Family level or higher membership. Membership dues may be paid at the time of registration, but we encourage families to purchase membership in advance of priority registration.

If your membership is due to expire during the upcoming class session, please include your renewal payment with your registration fee. For more information, call the Membership Department at 973-259-5151 or email [email protected].


By registering, you agree to the contents and policies herein, including the following statement:

In consideration of the benefit for which I, or my child, will derive from these activities, I hereby release the Montclair Art Museum (MAM), its trustees, staff, parents, and any other affiliated individuals associated with the Yard School of Art from any and all claims or actions whatsoever in connection with the operation and supervision of these activities. I understand that MAM does not have an onsite nurse or any other medical professional. Staff members will not administer medications and do not have the ability to monitor medical conditions. In the event of an emergency, the MAM staff will seek outside medical assistance. Nuts and nut products are not permitted during classes or camps, and the Museum uses non-toxic art supplies for kids’ studio classes; however, MAM does not guarantee that it is an allergen-free facility.

In the event that I cannot be contacted and the person that I have designated cannot be contacted, or in the event of an emergency where there is not sufficient time to contact me or my designee, I hereby authorize MAM’s staff to act on my behalf with regard to medical treatment of myself or my child. Without limitation, I authorize transportation and medical treatment for me or my child. I understand that the staff of MAM will make every effort to contact me, or my emergency contact, during an emergency.

My child has permission to take part in all activities at MAM. In addition to activities that take place on MAM grounds, I give my child permission to take walking tours off MAM grounds under the supervision of MAM staff.