MoCA Arlington offers a stimulating schedule of multi-week art classes year-round for novice and seasoned artists of all ages, from toddlers to adults. Taught by experienced professional artists, MoCA Arlington’s classes are small, scheduled around the school and workday, and tuition is affordable. MoCA Arlington’s art students have access to the excellent contemporary art in our galleries to help stimulate and inspire their own efforts.
Classes for Toddlers & Caregivers: In keeping with research suggesting the value of art in early childhood education, MoCA Arlington offers its My First Portfolio program for preschoolers. Working alongside their caregiver, young children hone cognitive, sensory, and motor skills, and explore their creativity with age-appropriate art activities. Both toddlers and caregivers benefit from this unique and artistic bonding experience.
Classes for Children: Classes for school-age students introduce techniques, including drawing, painting, clay modeling, collage, and more. Many classes introduce themes from art history and current events. Students interact with a professional instructor, meet contemporary artists, and see innovative artwork in the galleries, while developing their creative skill sets.
Classes for Teens: Classes for teens at MoCA Arlington are focused on specific themes or techniques and aim to develop fundamental skills as well as individual artistic voice.
Classes for Adults: Both beginners and experienced artists will find engaging classes at MoCA Arlington. Our class schedule regularly features drawing, painting, printmaking, and mixed media classes. In addition to professional instruction, adult students are regularly exposed to the work of contemporary artists.
Get ready for the winter season and the holidays at Arlington Art Center’s virtual Gift Mania workshop! Participants will create a special hand-made work of art for a loved one …
Join artists Andrew Barco and Elliot Doughtie for conversations about their solo exhibitions currently on view at MoCA Arlington.
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 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.