Thursdays / 6:30pm - 8:30pm / July 11 - Aug. 29

Oil Paints: Introduction and Exploration

This 7-session painting class 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!




Thursdays | 6:30-8:30 pm | July 11 – Aug. 29 | 8 sessions


Chongyuan Du

Additional Information:

  • Supplies are not included in the cost of this class. Please be aware that supplies required for oil painting are on the higher end in terms of cost. Please see the full supply list here.
  • 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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Golden: Fifty Years of New Classics

UPCOMING: Opens June 15, 2024

Curated by Al Miner

Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington is proud to present Golden: Fifty Years of New Classics, an exhibition celebrating the organization’s 50th anniversary.

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Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington offers a wonderful and wide range of creative summer camps for your creative students! Camps are offered for kids starting at age 5 and up to teens ages 18.

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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.