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

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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!


Fall 2014
September 22 – November 30, 2014
10 weeks
Monday, October 13: Columbus Day
Friday-Sunday, October 17-19: Fright Night Celebration
Wednesday-Sunday, November 26-30: Thanksgiving Break
Makeups for classes canceled due to holidays, inclement weather, or instructor absences will be held at the end of the semester.


Please read our Policies and Procedures before registering.



New! Marketing Magic: An Art Business Institue Workshop

November 8, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Ready to move from part-time to full time in your art business? Join us to learn advanced strategies for promoting and selling your work in different markets. This workshop is perfect for any artist or craftsperson with an existing body of work who wants to build their small business.





MAM Art Truck
The Montclair Art Museum is serving up art! The MAM Art Truck is a mobile open studio, housed in a retrofitted ice cream truck, that offers free art projects and lessons to MAM's community.




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 homepage: montclairartmuseum.org.