Teen Art Force

MOCA Teen Art Force is a one-of-a-kind, free, multidisciplinary art program that provides students with a foundation in the visual arts.
Classes include a wide range of techniques including drawing, textile design, sculpture, and printmaking.

MOCA Teen Art Force (TAF) is for teens ages 13–17.
TAF classes are Monday – Friday from 4 – 6 pm starting in October to May.

MOCA Teen Art Force students also complete service projects, attend free field trips to fellow art institutions,
develop an art portfolio, and have the opportunity to showcase their work at MOCA. ​

Session 1: October 3rd 2022- December 23rd 2022
Session 2: January 9th 2023- March 17 2023
Session 3: March 27th 2023- May 26th 2023

Register Here

Click this link to enroll in Teen Art Force 2022-23. You only need to enroll once to attend any class during any session!


Fashion × Textile Design

Gain the experience of a fashion designer by studying fashion trends, sketching your own designs, and creating clothing and accessories for the MOCA shop and showcase.

Student using sewing machine


Drawing × Portfolio Development

Prepare and acquire basic skills for student or professional portfolios. Enhance existing work or receive help to create work that will help fortify any college or job application. This class includes gestural and figurative drawing, still life painting, and other foundation projects.

Virtual teen art force: drawing & portfolio class


Mixed Media

Combine your love for art techniques from collaging, assemblage, hand building with clay, 3D designs, and video art. This course will expand your understanding of multi-disciplinary arts.

Hands of students covered in plaster and holding bowls


Digital Art × Printmaking

Delve into the world of digital art and animation by expanding your understanding of printed works. Explore traditional and contemporary styles of printmaking, and make your digital work come to life through editions of work, screen printing on apparel, and other commercial applications.

Student screenprinting on pants


Art Journalism × Photography

Master today’s most marketable skills needed in the professional art world and beyond with this course. You will learn the basics of photography, digital media such as Photoshop, InDesign, and other software while creating the annual MOCAzine. The MOCAzine is a culmination of art interviews, off-site field trips to galleries, spotlights on location, poetry, and typography.

Teens taking photos in front of a green screen

Virtual Classes

Teen Art Force Virtual Showcase

The MOCA Virtual Teen Art Force Showcase is an exhibition of student work from a year-long free virtual program at […]

Virtual teen art force: color theory and limited palette

Virtual Teen Art Force: Color Theory and Limited Palette

Watch the video from the May 19th class

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Virtual Teen Art Force: Drawing Perspective

Watch the video from the May 12th class

Watch past classes
Teen Art Force is made possible with major support from The Kirk Foundation.
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