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.
Fall session for all ages

The Yard School of Art will offer classes and workshops for kids, teens, and adults this fall.

Most offerings will be online, with some adult classes being offered in-person with social distancing in place.

Registration is open!

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A woman is painting a landscape. Aninstructor is pointing something out to her on the canvas. Both are facing away from the canvas.

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 Private Portfolio Reviews & 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.

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Yard School of Art
The Yard School of Art is part of Montclair Art Museum's Vance Wall Art Education Center.
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

MAM educators are working on new tours and ways to engage visitors. Check back soon!

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Group Tours and Visits

Want to visit with your club, association, friends, colleagues, or family? MAM tailors tours to fit your group. Learn with one of our docents or self-guide your way through exhibitions.

New group tour info coming soon!

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.