(MAM) & Yard School of Art offer American, Native American, & contemporary art exhibitions, programs, & classes in NJ

Browse all events on the MAM Calendar.

You can purchase tickets to upcoming events online below, by calling 973-259-5137, or in The Store at MAM.

Saturday, June 16, 2:00 PM
3:30 PM

Third Saturday of the month

 

Explore and discuss artworks in the galleries and engage in a fun hands-on project in the studio. This program is designed for children 6-12 and their adult companions. Reservations not required.

 

Tickets are per family.

Price: 
$18.00
Member Price: 
$6.00
Sunday, June 17, 1:00 PM
4:00 PM

Every Sunday

 

Drop by MAM's Helen & Bill Geyer Art Studio to explore a range of art materials and processes based on artwork on view in the galleries. Open-ended activities are designed to spark creativity in artists of all ages and abilities with seasoned MAM studio instructors standing by to provide hands-on assistance and technical advice. Come in for 20 minutes or stay for an hour and leave with your very own masterpiece.

 

FREE for Members / Included in Museum admission

Sunday, June 17, 2:00 PM
3:00 PM

Third Sunday of the Month

 

Discover the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions through a docent-led tour.

 

FREE for Members / Included in Museum admission

Monday, June 18, 11:00 AM
4:00 PM

Monday - Friday

 

Barbara Minch

 

Price:

 

$300

 

Member Price:

 

$270

 

This five-day intensive workshop will demonstrate new ways to work with homemade air-dried paper clay. Students will make tape castings and wire armatures with magazine imagery for color and texture. Finished art is strong, permanent, and looks like fired ceramics.

 

 

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Thursday, June 21, 12:00 PM
2:00 PM

Third Thursday of the month

 

The Montclair Art Museum invites Home School families for a fun and educational afternoon. The two-hour programs include a gallery tour and studio art project. Children are divided into two age groups, 4–10 and 11+

 

Tickets are per family.

Price: 
$18.00
Member Price: 
$6.00
Sunday, June 24, 1:00 PM
4:00 PM

Every Sunday

 

Drop by MAM's Helen & Bill Geyer Art Studio to explore a range of art materials and processes based on artwork on view in the galleries. Open-ended activities are designed to spark creativity in artists of all ages and abilities with seasoned MAM studio instructors standing by to provide hands-on assistance and technical advice. Come in for 20 minutes or stay for an hour and leave with your very own masterpiece.

 

FREE for Members / Included in Museum admission

Wednesday, June 27, 2:00 PM
3:30 PM

Second and Fourth Wednesday of the month

 

MAM invites area seniors to the Museum for an artistic social outing. Participants will enjoy an opportunity to learn about and creatively respond to art from the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. Each session will feature tours and engaging conversations in the galleries and thematically related art activities in Leir Hall. Refreshments will be served. To make a reservation, please call 973-259-5136 or contact tours@montclairartmuseum.org

 

FREE

 

Art in the Afternoon is offered in partnership with the Montclair Institute for Lifelong Learning (MILL), an initiative of Lifelong Montclair funded by the Partners for Health Foundation.

 

Wednesday, July 04, 2:00 PM
3:00 PM

First Wednesday of the month

 

MAM invites people living with dementia and their care partners to explore art together during this free, interactive gallery program. Join MAM docents and educators in engaging with current exhibition through gallery conversations and hands-on activities. To make a reservation, please call 973-259-5136 or contact tours@montclairartmuseum.org. We request that each person with dementia is accompanied by one family member or caregiver. Coordinators at care facilities, please contact us to make an appointment for your group.

 

Looking Together is offered in partnership with the Montclair Institute for Lifelong Learning (MILL), an initiative of Lifelong Montclair funded by the Partners for Health Foundation.

 

Friday, July 06, 2:00 PM
2:30 PM

First Friday of the month

 

Join us for informal 30-minute gallery talks that provide an in-depth examination of one to two works of art on view in the galleries. Tours are led by MAM educators and docents.

 

FREE for Members / Included in Museum admission

Sunday, July 08, 10:30 AM
3:30 PM

Janet Boltax

 

Price:

 

$90

 

Member Price:

 

$70

 

Whether you paint with oil or acrylic in a representational or abstract style, knowledge of color theory and fundamental design principles are essential components of good painting. This one-day workshop offers an analytical approach to color and design to help you develop as a painter. Students will learn a step-by-step approach to mixing and achieving the right color and value, the relationships between colors, and how to achieve a pleasing composition. All levels welcome.

 

 

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Wednesday, July 11, 12:30 PM
4:30 PM

William Sweeney

 

Price:

 

$85

 

Member Price:

 

$65

 

Have you always wanted to make a website, but could never find the time to learn how? This one-day intensive workshop will show you the ropes and jumpstart you on your way to creating a professional quality website. With instructor supplied samples, learn how Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop factor into the production of web design and then lay out a website in the web authoring program Dreamweaver.

 

 

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Sunday, July 15, 10:30 AM
4:30 PM

Dorothy Cochran

 

Price:

 

$115
 

Member Price:

 

$95

 

This workshop combines a variety of mixed media techniques to create a 4" x 6" art postcard that can be mailed, traded, or gifted. Mail art has a long artistic history as artists have communicated their visual ideas and images to friends, lovers, and acquaintances in new ways. Each participant will create a number of postcards using simple relief printing, transferred imagery, stencils, and hand carved rubber stamps. Digital images, photographs, and collage elements will also be added and can be further enhanced with watercolor, paint, and colored pencils. All levels are welcome.

 

 

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Sunday, July 15, 11:00 AM
3:00 PM

Karen Pica

 

Price:

 

$65

 

Member Price:

 

$45

 

Learn how to paint a work of art that you can wear! Students will paint a beautiful T-shirt based on Native American works of art. A wonderful, relaxing introduction to fabric painting, students will first explore the Native American exhibition in the Museum galleries then create their own wearable masterpiece. No previous experience necessary.

 

 

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Sunday, July 15, 12:00 PM
4:00 PM

Carolyn Berry-Snogans

 

Price:

 

$105

 

Member Price:

 

$85

 

Hand-build 4–6 tiles and create one complete composition. Students will learn basic tile making techniques with creative relief designs. Pieces will be glazed, kiln fired, and ready to pick up in 4–6 weeks.

 

 

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Sunday, July 15, 2:00 PM
3:00 PM

Third Sunday of the Month

 

Discover the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions through a docent-led tour.

 

FREE for Members / Included in Museum admission

Sunday, July 22, 10:00 AM
3:00 PM

Joyce Korotkin

 

Price:

 

$130

 

Member Price:

 

$110

 

The foundation of a painted portrait is a solid understanding of rendering a likeness through drawing. In this one-day workshop, students work from a live model as we explore the major forms of the head and the individual features of the face. The goal of the workshop is for each student to gain stronger control of form and value as we complete a realistic portrait sketch in one session. We will be creating heightened drawings using hard and soft pencils and white chalk on toned paper.

 

 

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