MOCA North Miami summer camp is back in person! Children ages 6-13 are invited to join the museum for a contemporary art experience at Studio Arts Camp and Dynamic Design Camp. Each session introduces students to a wide range of contemporary art or design techniques through a variety of themes.
Studio Arts Camp: Ages 6-9
Introduces students to contemporary art through discipline-based, hands-on learning. They will participate in daily discussions about their individual art projects and present their work to family and friends in a nurturing environment. Projects are inspired by MOCA exhibitions, fine art techniques, and contemporary or historic artists. The museum is their classroom.
Session 1 (June 13-24): Clay Creations – Learn the basics of clay hand building and create functional and decorative sculptures. Learn how to use coil, slab and pinch techniques to make different objects out of airdry clay.
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Session 2 (June 27-July 8): Creative Collage – Campers can learn all the different collage and assemblage techniques to create their own mixed media masterpiece. Jump from 2D to 3D in each project by layering materials and found media.
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Session 3 (July 11-22) Wonderful Wearables – Lights, camera, fashion! Campers may create their own wearable textiles, jewelry, and patches and showcase a new understanding of fabric.
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Session 4 (July 25-Aug. 5): Marvelous Moving Images – Learn all about the magic of movies and animation, exploring stop motion, camera-less film projects, and the art of storytelling.
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Session 5 (Aug. 8-19): The World of Art – Explore the wide world of art techniques, making stops in Japan, Mexico, Ghana, Haiti, India and much more. Learn not only about these diverse cultures, but also celebrate the art and techniques that make them so unique.
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Dynamic Design Camp: Ages 10-13
A design-oriented immersion program where students will learn to appreciate the applied arts of architecture, graphic design, textile design, digital art and more. They will learn about materials and processes fundamental to daily life during field trips, in the museum during discussions, through making 2D and 3D projects in the classroom, and digital artwork on the supplied Surface Tablets.
Session 1 (June 13- 24): Stupendous Sculptures – Discover the many ways to create 3D art using mouldmaking, casting, airdry clay, plaster and much more. Create functional or decorative design objects inspired by 3D artists and craftspeople.
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Session 2 (June 27-July 8): Precious Paper – Discover one of the most dynamic materials in the world, paper! Campers may create their own handmade paper, books, jewelry, and sculptures using paper casting techniques. Campers may participate in a lantern building workshop to assemble their own, light-filled creations.
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Session 3 (July 11-22): Fashion Fiesta – Discover ancient and modern techniques of fabric dyeing, weaving, and textile design through this course. Students will create scarves, patterns, and much more.
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Session 4 (July 25-Aug. 5): Movie Magic – Campers will learn the finer points of digital animation, how to create story boards, design movie posters, and screen their own final short film.
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Session 5 (Aug. 8-19): Anime-tion – Learn all the different styles of cartooning in this camp, through the history of manga in Japan all the way to today’s drawing and animation styles.
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What to bring:
- A positive attitude — be ready to have fun!
- Dress for a mess and pack an extra t-shirt (we get messy!).
- Wear comfortable clothing including shorts or pants. Closed-toed shoes are required. Crocs are not permitted unless they are worn with the back sandal strap on.
- We will be spending some time outside so please apply sunscreen or bug spray at home in the morning.
- A healthy lunch and a snack (label all backpacks and lunch boxes). Peanuts or peanut-based products are not permitted.
- We kindly request that all toys or electronics be left at home.
Camp hours are from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Pre-care drop-off begins no earlier than 8 a.m.
Camp drop-off begins no earlier than 8:45 a.m.
Pick-up is from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Extended Care (must be booked a week prior):
8 a.m. – 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Drop-off for extended care begins at 8 a.m.
Any camper still in MOCA’s care after 4 p.m. who is not pre-registered for aftercare will go into aftercare for an additional late registration fee of $15 per day, per child.
- $125 per week for MOCA Family Level Members
- $150 per week for non-members
- 10% off additional family members registered
- $50 per week for Extended Care available.
Payment can be made in cash or via credit card. Advance purchase is recommended, as the Summer Camp programs frequently sell out prior to the event.
A limited number of scholarships are available to students with proof of enrollment in Miami Dade County Public Schools Free and Reduced Meals Program.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. Registration forms for 2022 summer camps are available at MOCA’s front desk. For more information about scholarships available, please email [email protected].