Children ages 6-12 have fun as they develop their artistic skills at the Museum of Contemporary Art’s popular Creative Arts Summer Program. Under the guidance of experienced art teachers, children learn about contemporary and modern art while working with a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture and digital design such as animation and claymation. Projects are designed to meet the needs of all ages and abilities. Ten, one-week sessions are offered during the Summer and are held 9 am – 3:30 pm from Monday through Friday. Free after-care is offered until 5:30 pm.
A limited number of scholarships are available to children who can show proof of eligibility for free or reduced lunch through the Federal School Lunch Program. To apply for a scholarship, contact the Education Department at MOCA at 305 893 6211 ext. 43. Scholarships are made possible through the Irma Braman Creative Arts Scholarship Program, The Children’s Trust and Miami Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs.
(Week 1 ) June 11-15 – Creating a Circus (Part 1)
(Week 2 ) June 18-22 – Creating a Circus (Part 2)
Run away and join the circus this week! Students will learn about the circus while creating 2D and 3D works of art inspired by Alexander Calder, Judy Onofrio, Pablo Picasso and others. An exhibition of student work will be held of Thursday, June 21
(Week 3 ) June 25-29 – The Art of Rock and Roll (Part 1)
(Week 3 ) July 2-6 – The Art of Rock and Roll (Part 2)
(No class on Wednesday, July 4th)
Rock on! Students will explore connections made in music and visual art by making art inspired by Mingering Mike, The Beatles Yellow Submarine Guitar design, Nick Cage, Baschet Brothers and others. An exhibition of student work will be held on Thursday, July 5th.
(Week 5) July 9-13 – Design and Architecture
(Week 6) July 16-20 – Design and Architecture
Build it! Students will investigate design found around them every day while creating a city. Students will explore the work of Buckminster Fuller, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid and Alexander McQueen. An exhibition of student work will be held on Thursday, July 19th.
(Week 7) July 23-27 – Up cycle-Green Art making
(Week 8 ) July 30-August 3 – Up cycle-Green Art making
Go Green! Students will give new life to existing materials by creating artwork, wearable’s, sculptures, and 2D works from recycled materials. Students will study the work of Tara Donovan, Guerra de la Paz, David Edgar, Pablo Cano, Nick Georgiou, Mr. Imagination and others. An exhibition of student work will be held on Thursday, August 2nd.
(Week 9) August 6-10 – Super Sculpture
(Week 10) August 13-17 – Super Sculpture
Students will learn about different sculptural techniques by studying Claus Oldenberg, Jeff Koons, Louise Bourgeois, Martin Puryear, Marisol Escobar and others, an exhibition of student work will be held on Thursday, August 16th.