Wednesdays / 6:30pm - 8:30pm / October 11 - December 13

Oil Paints: Introduction and Exploration

This 8-session painting class with instructor Emily Sullivan will introduce students to oil paint and painting from observation. No prior art experience needed! We will learn about the properties of color (value, temperature, and intensity) and color mixing to match what we see. In following sessions, we will discuss how to create a compelling composition and work from observation of a still-life. Students will learn different painting techniques, including how to build up a painting in layers, and how to apply paint directly to the canvas. You will finish this class with several completed pieces and the skills to continue painting!




Wednesdays | 6:30-8:30 | Oct 11 – Dec 13 | 8 sessions


Emily Sullivan

Additional Information:

  • **No class on 11/1 and week of Thanksgiving**
  • Supplies are not included in the cost of this class, one week prior to the class start date, a supply list will be emailed to all students.
  • This is an in-person class that will be held onsite at MoCA Arlington.
  • Health & Safety: The health & safety of our students is very important to us. We ask that if you are experiencing cold and flu-like symptoms (cough, fever, sore throat, and congestion) that you kindly wear a mask. MoCA Arlington can provide you with a medical mask if needed. If you are feeling unwell with worsening symptoms, we ask that you stay home.

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Neon Nights: Gala & Silent Auction

Wednesday / September 27 / 7pm

Join us on Wednesday, September 27 for a special gala and silent auction to benefit the Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington. Tickets range from $250 to $500 and include a 3-course dinner, silent auction, and the joy you’ll feel knowing you’re supporting the museum! Can’t attend? Consider sponsoring an artist to attend in your place!

MoCA on the Move at Met Park

Sundays 10am-12pm

MoCA Arlington at Met Park
Fun for the whole family! No Experience Required offers playful art making activities for children (and their curious adults) every Sunday morning. There will be collaborative, community-built art works, and opportunities to “make and take” works, too.

Zaq Landsberg: Reclining Liberty

August 5, 2023 - July 28, 2024

Front Lawn
MoCA Arlington and Arlington Public Art are thrilled to co-sponsor the installation of Zaq Landsberg’s celebrated Reclining Liberty on the Museum’s front lawn.