Make lasting memories and art at Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA)! This summer, MOCA is offering a contemporary art experience with its Summer Art Camps. Children ages 6-13 can join the museum for in-person camps, including Studio Arts Camp and Dynamic Design Camp. Each session will feature a different theme to introduce students to a variety of contemporary art or design techniques.
Studio Arts Camp is a comprehensive studio arts program. Students will be introduced to contemporary art through hands-on discipline-based learning. They will participate in daily discussions about their individual artistic projects and present their work to their family and friends in a stimulating environment. The projects are inspired by MOCA exhibitions, fine arts techniques and contemporary or historical artists. The museum is their classroom.
Dynamic Design Camp is a design-focused 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 the fundamental materials and processes of daily life during field trips, at the museum during discussions, by completing 2D and 3D projects in the classroom, and digital illustrations on the provided Surface tablets.
Campers are encouraged to bring a healthy lunch and snacks that do not require refrigeration. Hot lunch is free for all students who want it. Studio Arts campers will have a morning snack at 10:15 a.m. and lunch at 11:30 a.m. and Dynamic Design campers will have a morning snack at 10:25 a.m. and lunch at 12:40 p.m.
The art camps will consist of five two-week sessions beginning the week of June 13 to August 19. Dates and themes include:
Studio Art Camp (6 to 9 years old):
- Session 1 (June 13-24): Creations in Clay – Learn the basics of hand construction in clay and create functional and decorative sculptures. Learn how to use coil, slab, and pinch techniques to make different objects from air-dried clay.
- Session 2 (June 27-July 8): Creative Collage – Campers can learn all the different collage and collage techniques to create their own mixed media masterpiece. Go from 2D to 3D in every project by layering found materials and media.
- Session 3 (July 11-22) Wonderful Wearables – Lights, Camera, Fashion! Campers can create their own textiles, jewelry, and wearable patches and showcase a new understanding of fabric.
- Session 4 (July 25-August 5): Wonderful Moving Images – Learn all about the magic of film and animation, explore stop motion, cameraless film projects and the art of storytelling.
- Session 5 (August 8-19): The World of Art – Explore the vast world of artistic techniques with stops in Japan, Mexico, Ghana, Haiti, India and more. Not only learn about these diverse cultures, but also celebrate the art and techniques that make them so unique.
Dynamic design camp (10-13 years old):
- Session 1 (June 13-24): Prodigious Sculptures – Explore the many ways to create 3D art using mold making, casting, air-dry clay, plaster and more. Create functional or decorative design objects inspired by 3D artists and artisans
- Session 2 (June 27-July 8): Precious Paper – Discover one of the most dynamic materials in the world, paper! Campers can create their own handmade paper, books, jewelry and sculptures using paper casting techniques. Campers can participate in a lantern building workshop to assemble their own light creations.
- Session 3 (July 11-22): Fashion Fiesta – Learn about ancient and modern dyeing, weaving and textile design techniques with this course. Students will create scarves, patterns and more.
- Session 4 (July 25-August 5): Movie Magic – Campers will learn the intricacies of digital animation, how to create storyboards, design movie posters and screen their own final short film.
- Session 5 (August 8-19): Anime-tion – Learn all the different anime styles in this camp, through the history of manga in Japan to today’s drawing and animation styles.
What to bring:
- Campers should come with a positive attitude and ready to have fun!
- Campers should dress for the mess and an extra t-shirt is recommended.
- Campers should wear comfortable clothing, including shorts or pants, and should wear closed-toe shoes. Crocs are not permitted unless worn with the back strap of the sandal.
- Campers will spend some time outdoors. If parents want them to wear sunscreen or insect repellent, they should administer it at home in the morning.
- Campers should bring a healthy lunch and a snack. All backpacks and lunch boxes must bear the child’s name. No peanuts or peanut products are allowed.
- Campers should not bring toys or electronic devices.
Camp hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Pre-treatment drop-off begins no earlier than 8:00 a.m., camp drop-off begins no earlier than 8:45 a.m., and pick-up is 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. .
Extended care (must be booked one week before):
8 a.m. – 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Drop-off for extended care begins at 8:00 a.m.
Any camper still picked up by MOCA after 4 p.m. who is not pre-registered for follow-up will go to follow-up for an additional late registration fee of $15 per day per child.
How much does it cost:
- $125 per week for MOCA family level members
- $150 per week for non-members
- 10% discount on additional family members registered
- $50 per week for extended care available.
Payment can be made in cash or by credit card. Advance purchase is recommended, as summer camp programs often sell out before the event.
A limited number of scholarships are available to students with proof of enrollment in the 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 the 2022 summer camps are available at MOCA reception. For more information on available scholarships, please email [email protected].
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA)
770 NE 125th Street
Miami, FL 33161
MOCA North Miami showcases contemporary art and its historical influences through exhibits, educational programs, and collections. Inspired by its surrounding communities, MOCA connects diverse audiences and cultures by providing a welcoming place to encounter new ideas and voices, and by nurturing an abiding love of the arts. MOCA grew from the Center for Contemporary Art which opened in 1981. The creation of the permanent collection coincided with the institution’s move to its current building designed by GSNY’s Charles Gwathmey in 1996.
Under the leadership of Executive Director Chana Sheldon and a newly installed Board of Directors, MOCA premiered AFRICOBRA: Messages to the People during Art Basel Miami Beach in 2018. AFRICOBRA: Nation Time, The Next Chapter of the Exhibition , has been selected as the official guarantee. Event of the Biennale Arte 2019 in Venice, Italy. Original exhibitions include: My Name is Maryan curated by Alison Gingeras (2021), Michael Richards: Are You Down? co-organized by Alex Fialho and Melissa Levin (2021), Raul de Nieves: Eternal Return and The Obsidian Heart organized by Risa Puleo (2020) and Alice Rahon: Poetic Invocations organized by Teresa Arcq (2019).
Located in one of the most diverse communities in the nation, MOCA North Miami welcomes 35,000 visitors annually and its award-winning educational programs have served thousands of children and teens. MOCA North Miami’s exhibits and programs are made possible through the continued support of the Mayor and Council of North Miami and the City of North Miami, the State of Florida, the Department of State, the Business Division and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and Council on Cultural Affairs, Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. The museum is supported by the Green Family Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Nathan Cummings Foundation, Terra Foundation for American Art, and individual donors.