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.

Mixed Media Expressions

In this class, participants will explore a variety of collage and mixed media techniques through playful process oriented projects. Come with an open mind and a willingness to try different …

Textile Collage Workshop

Narratives and stories have been embedded in fiber arts and embroidery for centuries. Explore this rich storytelling art practice with a contemporary twist by creating your own textile collage using …

An Adventure of Being

Extended to February 11, 2024

Smith & Meyer Galleries
Featured Artists: Vincent Cy Chen, Nicki Cherry, Jeremy Olson, and Stephanie J. Williams

An Adventure of Being explores blurred boundaries, physical breakdown, and states of in-between-ness. The painting, sculpture, and installations included in the exhibition incorporate materials and forms that bring to mind living beings.

2024 Art Classes for Kids, Teens, and Adults!

Register now! Classes begin January 21!

Whether you are giving the gift of creativity this year to a friend or family member, or you plan to set a new year’s resolution to get back into creating, sign up today to secure your spot in one of MoCA’s wonderful programs! From drawing and painting to ceramics and mixed media, you are sure to find an inspiring art class.

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.

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