learn and create at montclair art museum


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The Vance Wall Art Education Center designs and leads all of MAM's enriching educational and community programs, from online activities and virtual tours to classes in the Yard School of Art.
Explore Your Creativity

Online classes are now available! Priority Registration for all members for summer classes and camps is open!

Public Registration opens June 1 at 7 a.m.

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Upcoming Classes
Teen (age 12–15)
Teen (age 12–15)
SummerART at MAM

SummerART 2020 will be online with live instruction with your favorite MAM educators. 

Priority Registration for ALL members is open!

Public registration will begin Monday, June 1. 

Art supplies boxes are included for all camps, with the option for contactless curbside pickup or to have them shipped to your home. We're looking forward to a creative summer!

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Yard School of Art
Registration will open for online summer session on May 26 for members and on June 1 for the public.
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Keep exploring a lifelong passion or find a new one! In small classes with teaching artists, you can surround yourself with students and artists as enthusiastic about learning and creating as you are.

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From classes & workshops to Portfolio Review Day & Scholastic Art Awards, there are endless opportunities to get involved. MAM is a place to feel like you belong, while developing skills and connecting with art.

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Kids & Families

The best kind of learning stems from exploration of new materials and ideas. Our small classes with individual attention from instructors offer creative and supportive environments to grow and inspire.

Education Resources

Opportunities to apply for scholarships are available for students grades K–12. The scholarship program is dedicated to promoting diversity and offers motivated students free tuition for one studio course during the school year, as well as exposure to arts professions.

School Tours

Led by MAM docents and educators, gallery tours are available for visitors from pre-school to college and beyond. School programs at MAM are aligned with the Common Core Standards as well as the goals laid out by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills.

Educator Programs

Educators earn PD credit for ALL adult programs at MAM. The  museum also offers programs and resources to introduce educators to the collection and special exhibitions, and techniques for integrating the study of art into the classroom.

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Art Truck

MAM's mobile art studio in a retrofitted ice cream truck is serving up creative projects on the road. Find the Art Truck at a festival, park, school, or party near you! 

Group Tours and Visits

MAM tailors tours to fit your group. Learn with one of our docents or self-guide your way through exhibitions.