Wednesday, July 25, 2012


To register for workshops, call 973.259.5139. Click on titles for more information.

Family Programs: Park Bench

Public Programs: New! Summer Concert Series
Adult Workshops: Focused Anatomy: Capturing Movement / Adobe Creative Suite Integration / Introduction to Photo Retouching Using Photoshop / Intensive Watercolor Week

Save the date! Registration for MAM's Trip to the Barnes Foundation is now open!
WHEN: October 6, 9 AM – 6 PM
TICKETS: $115 Members, $125 Nonmembers
Be among the first to see this collection in its much-anticipated new home.
Call 973.259.5153 to reserve your spot today. Limited spaces available.


Focused Anatomy: Capturing Movement

By Julian Tejera<br />

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, August 4 – 5, 10 AM – 4 PM
TICKETS: $200 Members, $220 Nonmembers
Julian Tejera

Intended for students with life-drawing experience, this two-day workshop focuses on capturing energetic gestures and working toward a finished drawing that maintains its initial energy. Key anatomical landmarks will be highlighted with attention directed to the intricate play of skeleton and muscles affecting the superficial form as the body shifts and moves. A long demonstration on day one will help students visualize the process and take note of how exaggeration and accuracy go hand in hand. For a list of suggested supplies, please visit


Monthly Family Programs

Photo by Angela Frasco<br />

Park Bench
WHEN: Second Wednesday of the Month—August 8, 9:30 – 11:30 AM
ADMISSION: $6 per child, Adults $12 (FREE for adult Member)

Join MAM Park Bench for a special summer field trip. This month our project and tour will take place a few blocks away from MAM off-site at the beautiful Van Vleck House & Gardens located at 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair. Check in at the rear of the garden near the new education classrooms. (Photo by Angela Frasco)


New! Summer Concert Series

Mary's Basement
WHEN: Friday, August 10, 7–8 PM
WHERE: Montclair Art Museum's Front Lawn
Enjoy wonderful summer evenings of music, snacks, and fun for free, sponsored by the Montclair Art Museum and our neighbor Whole Foods Market Montclair. The galleries and The Store at MAM will also have extended hours from 5–8 PM. The Store at MAM will offer a special 15% discount (25% for Members).* The TFQ food truck will also be on hand serving up delicious Cajun food.

Come early and stop by the SummerART Reception to see the amazing artwork of our SummerART campers. The reception will be held in Leir Hall, 4:30–5:30 PM.

*valid for one regularly priced item.


Adobe Suite Integration

WHEN: Saturday, August 11, 10 AM – 2 PM
ADMISSION: $75 Members, $95 Nonmembers
William Sweeney

This one-day workshop will teach students how to prepare and move art from program to program within the Adobe Suite of programs, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. This is a very important skill set that will benefit everyone eager to advance within the scope of the Adobe Creative Suite. The workshop will include a discussion and practical demonstration of methods in the Museum’s Digital Media Lab, as well as student participation and application of the techniques. Please bring a flash drive to save your work at the end of class.


Introduction to Photo Retouching Using Photoshop

WHEN: Sunday, August 19, 1 – 5 PM
$75 Members, $95 Nonmembers
Matt Kean

Do you have old, faded photographs that you would like to be able to restore? Are red-eye and lens flare ruining your family snapshots? Learn the basics of photo retouching using Photoshop in this one-day workshop. Held in the museum’s Digital Media Lab, students will engage in a practical demonstration of various techniques to restore and enhance their personal photographs. Students should bring either a digital photograph or a photograph to scan and work on during class. Please bring a flash drive to save your work at the end of class.


Intensive Watercolor Week

By Sharon Pitts<br />

WHEN: Monday – Friday, August 27 – 31, 10 AM – 3 PM
TUITION: $220 Members, $240 Nonmembers
Sharon Pitts

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend a concentrated period of time on your art, the way a professional artist does? Returning this summer, this intensive watercolor workshop offers the exciting opportunity to work toward a completed painting, large or small, or a series of studies from a vibrant and colorful still life arrangement that focuses on pattern, texture, and composition. Students will receive individual attention and regular demonstrations of useful techniques to help develop their own creations. Please bring a bag lunch. The Yard School will provide students with several sheets of large, high-quality watercolor paper on which to work. Visit for a list of additional supplies. (By Sharon Pitts)