Monday, October 21, 2013



November Workshops
Fall classes have started at MAM's Yard School of Art, but there's still time to register for our series of one- and two-day workshops! Register online, call 973.259.5139, or mail or fax the registration form on the last page of the brochure.

Download the Fall brochure for a full listing of available workshops or check out our highlights below!

Pottery Vacation Camp (Ages 6–12)

WHEN: Friday, November 8, 9:30 AM–3 PM
WHERE: Montclair Art Museum, South Mountain Avenue, Montclair
TUITION: $100 Members, $120 Nonmembers
In this one-day camp, students create a variety of kiln-fired pieces; some will be functional, some will be decorative, and all of it will be treasured for years to come! Pieces will be glazed, fired, and ready to pick up approximately two weeks after the camp.

Comic Book Cover Art & Design Workshop (Ages 9–12)

WHEN: Saturday, November 16, 10 AM–12:30 PM
INSTRUCTOR: Vicki Arlein
TUITION: $30 Members, $40 Nonmembers
What makes a cool comic book cover? In this workshop you’ll learn about comic book perspectives and cover design as you plan, draft, and draw your own comic book cover with your own characters. Students will then learn about inking and coloring to add the finishing touches.


100 Days, 100 Ways to Create

Check out MAM's Project of the Day! A feature of MAM's Centennial celebration, the Yard School of Art has selected an art project for each day of the 100 Day Countdown. Each project is inspired by a particular work of art on view this fall at MAM. Projects are appropriate for a range of ages and abilities, and cover many types of media, including photography, ceramics, painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking. Designed by a selection of MAM's wonderful teaching artists, these projects can be done at home with minimal supplies, and simple instructions. They can also be easily adapted for the classroom. We hope you will visit us each day to create something new! Learn, create, and enjoy!

Share your project on Instagram (#100waystocreate) or send a photo of your finished project to Each photo submission will enter you in a raffle to win a free class in the Yard School of Art!

Visit the official Birthday Countdown at for daily art projects, deals, specials, and tributes in town, facts about MAM's history, and more.

Introduction to Wheel Throwing

WHEN: Sunday, November 17, 12–3 PM
INSTRUCTOR: Steve Jaskowak
TUITION: $60 Members, $80 Nonmembers
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 two weeks from the workshop date. All supplies are provided.


Explorations in Printmaking on Clay

WHEN: Sunday, November 24, 12–4 PM
TUITION: $75 Members, $100 Nonmembers
This workshop combines traditional printmaking techniques with ceramic tile making. Using the basic principal of grease and water repelling, students will learn how to transfer photographic or hand drawn images onto clay surfaces using a Xerox lithography method, how to make ceramic ink using mason stains and thickened linseed oil, and then how to transfer images using ink and gum arabic. Please bring high contrast images or black and white drawings with you to class (images void of graytones work best). All other supplies are provided.