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 2012 Discover Jersey Arts People’s Choice Awards for both Favorite Place to Take an Adult Arts Class and Favorite Place to Take a Kid’s Arts Class. Find out why—register for a class today!

    

Want to register by mail or fax? Download and print an Enrollment form and mail it to: 
Yard School of Art, 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 or fax to 973-746-0536.

Please read our Policies and Procedures before registering.

Spring 2014

April 14 – June 8, 2014
8 weeks
Holidays: 
Sunday, April 20: Easter
Monday-Saturday, April 21-26: Centennial Ball Events
Saturday-Monday, May 24-26: Memorial Day Weekend
 
Download the Spring Brochure

 

New! Spring Break Camp at Van Vleck


Ages 6-9
Monday-Thursday: April 21-24
9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$320 Family-level members of MAM and Friends of Van Vleck House and Gardens
$350 nonmembers
New this Spring, we are excited to offer a Montclair Spring Break camp held exclusively at Van Vleck House and Gardens. Campers will create works of art inspired by the abundant plant and animal life found in the garden. From blossoms, blooms and butterflies, to bugs, bunnies and more, there is so much to explore! Camp will be held outdoors when weather permits, as well as in Van Vleck's spacious Education Center. Camp will be taught by a fantastic teaching artist from the Yard School of Art, and projects will include a variety of fine art materials and methods such as drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and more. Join us for camp in the Gardens!

 

SummerART 2014
June 30 – August 22, 2014
8 weeks
Holidays: 
Friday, July 4: Independence Day
 
Camp Session Dates:
  • Session I: June 30 - July 11 (no camp July 4)
  • Session II: July 14 - 25
  • Session III: July 28 - August 8
  • Session IV: August 11 - 22

 

Ceramics Professional Development Workshops
 
Click here to learn more.
  • Throwing Large: One-pieces and Two-piece Pots, Friday, May 9
Call 973-259-5139 to register today!


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 main webpage: www.montclairartmuseum.org.
 
Makeup Calendar
Click here to view the current Yard School Make Up Calendar.

For more information, please contact:

Emily Darragh, Program Coordinator, Yard School of Art, 973-259-5139, edarragh@montclairartmuseum.org

Kate Hutson, Director, Yard School of Art, 973-259-5159, khutson@montclairartmuseum.org

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