Tuesday, May 20, 2014


YARD SCHOOL OF ART: June Workshops
WHEN: starting June 30
: Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair

It's almost summer! Discover our wide variety of workshops in June and be sure to reserve your spot in SummerART classes and camps before they start June 30. Register online, call 973.259.5139, or mail or fax the registration form on the last page of the brochure.

Check out our highlights in June below and browse the SummerART brochure for a full listing of summer camps and classes!


Out and About

Photography: Bricks, Stone, and Steel

WHEN: Saturday, June 14, 11 AM–3 PM
INSTRUCTOR: Ellen Denuto
TUITION: $80 members, $100 nonmembers
This workshop explores the forgotten spaces and places of the Dolphin and Barbour Mill complex now known as The Art Factory, located in Paterson’s Historic District. Peeling paint, exposed brick walls, and distressed surfaces appear throughout this endless complex. Photograph forgotten pockets of history before these buildings are renovated and changed forever. All levels welcome.

Chelsea Art Ramble
WHEN: Saturday, June 7, 11 AM–4 PM
INSTRUCTOR: Martha Kelshaw
TUITION: $40 members, $60 nonmembers
Explore the exciting galleries in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood with MAM’s Manager of Public Programs and Artist Martha Kelshaw as your guide. View a wide variety of art that will either delight the eye, provoke thought, or both! Tour-goers will meet at 11 a.m. at a designated location in Chelsea. We will tour a selection of galleries, stop for a light lunch and a lively discussion of what we’ve seen. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing, appropriate for rain or shine. Lunch fee not included. Meeting location in New York provided after registration.


In MAM's Studios

Retro Film Animation
WHEN: Saturday, June 7, 10 AM–4 PM
INSTRUCTOR: Miriam Jacobs
TUITION: $90 members, $110 nonmembers
This is an opportunity to learn about the very beginnings of animation. Participants will learn how to make a zoetrope and a flipbook. These devices can magically transform static lines and shapes into moving images. Basic drawing skills would be helpful but are not imperative. Dazzle your family and friends with these low-tech visual toys! Materials fee of $12 payable to the instructor.

Create Your Own Website Using Free Online Tools
WHEN: Sunday, June 1, 10 AM–4 PM

INSTRUCTOR: Liron Sissman, M.B.A.
TUITION: $110 members, $130 nonmembers
Would you like to present your work to the world? Perhaps even learn how to sell from your new website? In this six-hour, hands-on workshop, participants will create and publish their own website using free online tools. Participants will be guided through the use of free online templates and a free web-hosting service to create a professional looking website. There is no need to preregister your domain name. However, if you already own a domain name, this workshop will guide you through the application of templates to design and upload your site to your domain name and to easily maintain your site going forward. Please bring jpeg images (preferably at 72 dpi) of your work, an image of you, and files containing your resume, biography, and artist statement on a flash drive or CD.

Printing on Clay
WHEN: Sunday, June 8, 12–4 PM
TUITION: $75 members, $95 nonmembers
This workshop will combine traditional printmaking techniques with ceramic tile making. Students will be taught how to transfer photographic or handdrawn 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.



Children's Workshops

Collagraph Butterfly Print (Ages 6+)

WHERE: Held at Van Vleck House and Gardens
WHEN: Saturday, June 7, 4–6 PM
INSTRUCTOR: Peg Kenselaar
TUITION: $40 members*, $60 nonmembers
Explore nature and butterflies in Van Vleck’s new Butterfly Garden! Drawing inspiration from the garden, and working in the Education Center, explorers will make an original collagraph print based on their findings and their own personal expression. All supplies provided.

* Discounted price applies to MAM Family Members, as well as Friends of Van Vleck House and Gardens.