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Dynamic Design Camp 2018

Architecture and Design Camp • Ages 11 – 13

Designing for Social Good | June 11 – June 22

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

The Model Home | June 25 – July 6

During this session, students will consider how space and the environment connect to the people who use it. 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 2×4 boards. No camp on July 4th.

The World of Pattern | July 9 – July 20

For this session, students will explore the 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. Textiles will be used to create soft furnishings in their own designs. Students will also create modular furniture using recycled materials. They will then stage a photo shoot of their creations.

Woven In | July 23 – August 3

Students will discover where different natural fibers come from by visiting a sheep and goat farm during this weave themed session. They will learn weaving techniques such as carding and spinning fibers that will then be woven on looms to create soft furnishings.

Yarn Bomb | August 6 – August 17

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 on the last day of camp.

Creative Arts Camp 2018

Artworks from MOCA’s Permanent Collection • Ages 6 – 12

Muses and Marionettes | June 11 – June 22

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 take place on the last day of this session.

Mandala Meltdown | June 25 – July 6

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

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 stories through the creation of artworks

Rainbow Magic | July 23 – August 3

FriendsWithYou’s Untitled, 2007 is a mixed media painting created by the artists Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III who have been 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

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.





Enrollment Procedures for Summer Camp

  • Complete registration form or print and return to MOCA.
  • Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited and camp does sell out.
  • Pre-pay for summer camp and after care to confirm registration.
  • 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.