Learn how to make pottery.
The Montclair Art Museum, located on South Mountain Avenue, is a place for people of all ages. The museum hosts events throughout the year for many different groups of people, and there are great things to see throughout the summer too to keep you busy! Have you ever wanted to learn the art of pottery? Visit MAM on Aug. 2 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. to take part in their Introduction to Wheel Throwing class to learn how to do just that.
According to the Montclair Art Museum’s website, montclairartmuseum.com, “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.”
Admission to the pottery workshop is $80 or $60 for members. The Introduction to Wheel Throwing program takes place at the Montclair Art Museum, which is located at 3 South Mountain Avenue in Montclair and is open on Wednesdays through Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. The museum is closed in observance of holidays, so be sure to check out the website for any closings before you make your summer holiday plans.
Entry to the Montclair Art Museum every day is $12 for nonmember adults, $10 for seniors over 65 and students with ID, free for members and free for children under 12.
The Montclair Art Museum also has art studio space that can be rented out for parties and other events. In addition, the third floor has a gallery, family learning lab and digital media lab. The lower level also has a children’s arcade gallery and art school arcade gallery where the art made from those who have visited the museum hang on the wall.
The museum brings together an assortment of different art galleries to show the wide range of art across different centuries. With a combination of modern and contemporary Art, eighteenth and nineteenth Century American Art and Native American art, the museum houses pieces by George McNeil, Jack Whitten, Edward Middleton Manigault and Van Dearing Perrine.
The Montclair Art Museum may not be as large as The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, but the art that is displayed in this museum offers just as much insight into art culture. Be sure to take advantage of this staple of culture in Montclair this summer!