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.

Lex Marie: Let Them Kids Be Kids

Wyatt Resident Artists Gallery

Let Them Kids Be Kids uses the playground as a framework with which to examine the joys of Black childhood and the ways in which issues of race and equity are inscribed on the site.

Assembly 2022: Time and Attention

Main Level and Lower Level Galleries

Assembly 2022: Time and Attention opens at a pivotal moment in the history of the recently renamed Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington.

Fall 2022 Classes & Workshops

Classes Begin October 18

Registration is now open for our 2022 fall class Season. From Ceramics to Landscape Painting to Mixed Media Exploration, you are sure to find a class or workshop for you and your creative kiddos!

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