(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.

Wednesday, July 05, 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.

 

Artful Outing 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 07, 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 with Museum admission

Foolproof Painting: Using Color Theory and Principles of Pictorial Design

Sunday, July 09, 10:30 AM
3:30 PM

Whether you paint with oil or acrylic; whether you paint representationally or abstractly, 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 in painting 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.

 

Members: $65

Nonmembers: $85

 

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Please Note: Your MAM Member login is NOT the same login used for Yard School Registration. You will have to make a seperate login in order to register for Yard School classes and workshops.

iPhone Photography

Saturday, July 15, 12:30 PM
3:30 PM

The best camera is the one you have with you. Yes, that iPhone in your pocket has a great camera. Go beyond the simple snapshot and learn the tips and tricks of taking stunning photos with your smart phone. Maximize the potential of those photo-editing apps and learn the best ways to crop, color, and store your pictures both in and out of your iPhone. You will be amazed at what you can do. And so will your friends.

 

$40 members

 

$60 nonmembers

 

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Please Note: Your MAM Member login is NOT the same login used for Yard School Registration. You will have to make a seperate login in order to register for Yard School classes and workshops.

Saturday, July 15, 2:00 PM
2:30 PM

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.

Price: 
$18.00
Member Price: 
$6.00

The Postcard as Art

Sunday, July 16, 11:00 AM
3:00 PM

This workshop combines a variety of mixed media techniques to create art in a postcard format, 4 x 6” that can be mailed, traded, or gifted. Mail art has a long artistic history as artists have always communicated their visual ideas and images to friends, lovers, and acquaintances in this way. 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. This one-day workshop will leave lots of room for exploration of the visual image with demos and instruction along the way. This small format allows big room for experimentation. All levels are welcome.

 

$90 members

 

$110 nonmembers

 

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Please Note: Your MAM Member login is not the same login used for Yard School Registration. You will have to make a seperate login in order to register for Yard School classes and workshops.

Native American Inspired Hand-Painted T-Shirt

Sunday, July 16, 11:00 AM
3:00 PM

Learn 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.

 

$40 members

 

$60 nonmembers

 

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Please Note: Your MAM Member login is not the same login used for Yard School Registration. You will have to make a seperate login in order to register for Yard School classes and workshops.

Introduction to Wheel Throwing

Sunday, July 16, 12:00 PM
3:00 PM

Is learning the potter’s wheel on your bucket list? This one-day workshop is a basic introduction to the fundamentals of the potter’s wheel. Students learn basic pottery techniques that will help them to create unique and personal pieces out of stoneware. Students select glazes and return to pick up their fired pots three weeks from the workshop date. All supplies are provided.

 

$60 members

 

$80 nonmembers

 

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Sunday, July 16, 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 with Museum admission

Portrait Drawing

Sunday, July 23, 10:00 AM
3:00 PM

The foundation of a painted portrait is a solid understanding of rendering a likeness through drawing. In this one-day workshop, students will 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. Visit montclairartmuseum.org for a list of supplies.

 

$105 members

 

$125 nonmembers

 

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Video Collage with Adobe After Effects

Sunday, July 23, 11:00 AM
3:00 PM

Add new dimensions to your own artistic practice through experimental animation! Explore one of the most unique and powerful programs in the Adobe collection, Adobe After Effects. Touted as an essential program for music video production, movie visual effects, and experimental filmmaking, After Effects is surprisingly simple to use and more accessible to artists than ever before. Use a variety of vintage stock footage, mixed media textures, text, and even high-resolution jpegs of your own artwork to create new experimental works of animation. Students will take home a rendered digital file.

 

$60 members

 

$80 nonmembers

 

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Pouring Vessels

Sunday, July 23, 12:00 PM
4:00 PM

Students will explore new ways to approach pouring vessels through merging wheel throwing and hand building techniques. Create pitchers, ewers, teapots, handles, and more! Students will participate in multiple demonstrations, leaving with fresh ideas to apply to their studio practice. For intermediate to advanced students.

 

$80 members

 

$100 nonmembers

 

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Zentangle and the Art of Adult Coloring

Sunday, July 23, 12:00 PM
3:00 PM

Learn the Zentangle method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns and structured doodles. This is an art form for beginners and experts that increases focus, creativity, and provides artistic satisfaction while being fun and relaxing.

 

$40 members

 

$60 nonmembers

 

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The Art of Plasma Cutting

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

Learn to make sculptures by cutting shapes out of metal! Students will transform flat metal shapes into unique three-dimensional works of art. Safe use of a plasma torch will be taught as students explore this exciting medium.
 

Members: $75

 

Nonmembers: $95

 

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Sketch Comedy Writing

Sunday, July 30, 11:00 AM
3:00 PM

Want to learn to write well structured, hilarious sketch comedy? This workshop with teach students how to shape effective characters, utilize a straight man, heighten jokes, and format a professional, effective sketch comedy script. Students will watch and break down classic comedy sketches before writing and presenting their own. No previous writing experience required.

 

Members: $40

 

Nonmembers: $60

 

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Parent and Child Ceramics

Sunday, July 30, 11:00 AM
1:00 PM

Work together with your child to make a textured tile or wall hanging and experiment with throwing on the potter’s wheel. Workshop participants will view demonstrations of the various steps involved in wheel throwing and have time for guided practice. Additionally, participants will use a variety of stamps and texturing implements to design their own “family” tile or wall piece. Students are encouraged to bring texture objects to class. Price is per parent and child pair.

 

 

$60 members

 

 

$80 nonmembers

 

 

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