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Creative Arts Camp

Theme: Artworks from MOCA’s Permanent Collection

  • Classes will be offered for students ages 6-12, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM.
  • Pre-care and after-care will be provided for an additional fee from 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM and from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM.
  • Classroom capacity is 50 students, with a lead instructor and 4 to 6 counselors. Students will experiment with a variety of creative techniques in a museum environment. Taught by gifted art professionals, all projects are inspired by great works of art dating from antiquity to the present.

Classes are offered in five 2-week sessions and include:


Muses and Marionettes | June 11 – June 22, 2018

Pablo Cano’s Terry Pterodactyl, a mixed media sculpture that also functions as a marionette, will be the inspiration for the creation of puppets, plush toys and theater sets. A performance by campers with their creations will happen on the last day of this session.

Mandala Meltdown | June 25 – July 6, 2018 

Jen Stark’s Streaming Gradient, a stop motion animation, uses colored paper to build up a hypnotic mandala form. Students will learn how to make their own paper sculptures to be used as characters in their own short films. There will be a viewing of all films and sculptures on the last day of this session.
No camp on July 4th. 

Lost in Wonderland |  July 9 – July 20, 2018

Anna Gaskell’s Untitled #8 is a narrative photograph that depicts twin Alices from Lewis Carroll’s iconic fairytale “Alice in Wonderland”. Students will learn photographic techniques as well as drawing skills that will be combined to create their own narrative art works.

Rainbow Magic |  July 23 – August 3, 2018

Friends with You’s Untitled, 2007 is a mixed media painting created by the art collaborative of Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III, working collectively since 2002 with the sole purpose of spreading the positive message of Magic, Luck, and Friendship™. Known for immersive installations and interactive artworks, FriendsWithYou invites viewers of their work to reconnect with and reinterpret their lives through communal experiences. Students will use this philosophy to create paintings and collages.

Sunday Funnies | August 6 – August 17, 2018

Red Grooms’ Sunday Funnies is a playful drawing that takes comic book characters to a new level. Students will delve into the land of graphic novels and comic strips to create their own narrative and bind them into artist books. A culminating event including an exhibition, film festival, yarn sculpture installation will take place on the final day of camp.



Dynamic Design Camp

Theme: Architecture and Design Camp 

We give students the rare opportunity to engage and learn through hands-on workshops, informative talks from working designers, and behind-the-scenes tours of their design studios. Students will use the inspiration they gather to build model homes and fill them with soft furnishings of their own creation.

  • Classes will be offered for students ages 11-13, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM.
  • Pre-care and after-care will be provided for an additional fee from 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM and from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM.
  • Classroom capacity is 25 students, with a lead instructor and 3 to 4 counselors.

This is a project based program offered in 5 two-week sessions which include:


Designing for Social Good | June 11 – June 22, 2018

This introductory session informs students about the study of design and raises awareness of the impact of design on all aspects of our everyday lives. Students will design and create Yurt and hard sided tent structures with plastic lattice and canvas. The design thinking skills and creative experience gained can empower students on their path toward becoming innovative problem solvers and prepare them to tackle the challenges of the future.

The Model Home | June 26 – July 7, 2017

During this session, students will learn how to think about how a space connects to the people who use it—and to the environment. They will have the opportunity to develop the technical and creative skills to design interior spaces that meet demanding requirements—not just aesthetically, but in terms of safety, accessibility, and sustainability. Using their designs, students will build an open face, life-sized model home with plywood and 2 X 4 boards. No camp on July 4th.

The World of Pattern |  July 9 – July 20, 2017

For this session, students will explore the design careers of textile designers and master furniture crafters. They will create and connect with the world of contemporary and historical textiles by visiting three designer showrooms. They will be able to bring back samples of textiles to use as inspiration for their own designs. These textiles will be used to create soft furnishings. They will also create modular furniture using recycled materials. They will then stage a photo shoot of their creations.

Woven In |  July 23 – August 3, 2017

Weaving is the theme of this session. Students will discover where different natural fibers come from by visiting a sheep and goat farm. They will be able to card and spin fibers that will then be woven on looms. Students will learn about window coverings such as shades, drapes and other window treatments that will be created using their woven creations.

Yarn Bomb | August 6 – August 17, 2017

In this final session, students will learn knitting and crochet to make pieces that will be used in an installation called a “Yarn Bomb”. This term is defined as: to cover (an object or structure in a public place) with decorative knitted or crocheted material, as a form of street art. Students will study the museum’s architecture and determine the best area to mount their installation that will be held on the last day of camp.

To Register

Enrollment Procedures for Summer Camp

  • Complete registration form below, print and return to MOCA.
  • Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited; camp does sell out.
  • You may pre-pay for summer camp and after care below to secure placement.
  • You may also pay in person at MOCA.
  • The registration form, liability waiver, and camp rules must be signed by parent/guardian to complete registration.
  • Summer Camp is designed for children ages 6 and older; children ages 5 and under will not be admitted.
  • Refund policy: parents must cancel in writing. No refunds will be issued after June 8, 2018.

For more information email [email protected] or call 305.893.6211. Walk in registrations are welcomed.