EVENTS

KIDS AND FAMILIES¬

Jul 12
CLASSES
Trash to Treasure

AGES 6 - 8

Be an earth-conscious artist while exploring a variety of new techniques! In a world where so much ends up in the garbage, artists become the outlet for giving new life to materials. In this camp, take items that most people would toss and rethink the possibilities.

July 12 - July 16, 2021
9:00 AM-11:45 AM

VIRGINIA MOCA STUDIO SCHOOL

Jul 12
CLASSES
Mini Mural Making

AGES 9 - 12

Investigate local street art, collaborate with classmates on a digital mural, and use a blend of physical and digital art mediums to create a 30x30 inch mural in your own space.

July 12, 2021 - July 16, 2021
12:15 PM-3:00 PM

ZOOM

Jul 12
CLASSES
Sculpture Safari

AGES 6 - 8

Let’s go on safari! Journey into the wild and learn about your favorite animals and their unique homes. Study and create realistic ecosystems with modeling clay, plaster, and other materials by sculpting the characteristics of an animal’s habitat.

July 12 - July 16, 2021
12:15 PM-3:00 PM

VIRGINIA MOCA STUDIO SCHOOL

Jul 15
EXHIBITIONS
She Says: Women, Words and Power

She Says: Women, Words and Power presents a broad range of approaches contemporary women artists are using with the incorporation of text as an essential part of their artistic practice. Each artist creates and reflects the written word as a formal building block: as way to convey trauma, to assert sexuality, or to investigate power structures on all levels. Featured artists for this exhibition include April Bey, Zoë Buckman, Lesley Dill, Meg Hitchcock, Sandra Ramos, Hadieh Shafie, and Betty Tompkins.

July 15 - October 24, 2021

MAIN GALLERY

Jul 15
EXHIBITIONS
Amplify

Amplify focuses on the experiences of woman-identifying artists in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, and Washington, D.C. Virginia MOCA curators have connected with curatorial colleagues and asked them to share their recommendations of woman-identifying artists who are exploring identity and the gendered roles of women.

July 15 - October 24, 2021

MAIN GALLERY

Jul 17
EXHIBITIONS
Lauren Keim: Everyday Magic

Everyday Magic features a selection of recent photographs by Lauren Keim celebrating and exploring the vitality and beauty of overlooked moments in everyday life. Morning light illuminating a bedroom window, dishes at the kitchen sink, and a slept-in bed reveal intimate spaces in the artist’s home. She pays attention to how light shifts throughout the day, often planning an image in advance and waiting in a particular location of her home to achieve her vision.

July 17 - October 24, 2021

COMMUNITY GALLERY

Jul 25
PROGRAMS
Looking to Learn: Art & Storytime

Children ages 3 - 8 and their caregivers are invited to join us each month as we look, learn, and make, in response to themes from our current exhibitions. This live streamed program for families will include close-looking at artwork, reading of a storybook, and a making activity inspired by the theme.

Sunday, July 25, 2021
10:00 AM

ZOOM

Jul 26
CLASSES
Earth, Wire and Fiber

AGES 9 - 12

Explore the world of fiber and wire, two seemingly simple materials that can be manipulated to form complex, conceptual, and beautiful works of art. Weave and bend materials to create a hanging self-portrait from wire and fabric, get inspired by nature to create a soft-sculpture plant, and learn to design and balance a mobile like a pro!

July 26 - July 30, 2021
9:00 AM-11:45 AM

VIRGINIA MOCA STUDIO SCHOOL

Jul 26
CLASSES
Full STEAM Ahead

AGES 9 - 12

Dive into the worlds of art and engineering! Through exciting, hands-on, experimental projects, students will engage with math and science as they test balance, stability, buoyancy, and other concepts necessary to create long-lasting art forms.

July 26, 2021 - July 30, 2021
12:15 PM-3:00 PM

VIRGINIA MOCA STUDIO SCHOOL

Aug 09
CLASSES
Fun Fibers

AGES 6 - 8

Plushies, prints, and weavings, oh my! Jump into the world of fiber arts and discover the many ways that artists and individuals might use soft sculpture, textile design, or weaving to express themselves.

August 9 - August 13, 2021
12:30 PM-2:30 PM

ZOOM

Aug 14
EXHIBITIONS
Emergence: Teen Juried Art Show

This year Virginia MOCA will host its first juried teen exhibition during the Summer of Women. This exhibition will be open to young women ages 13 - 19. The entries will be juried by a committee of their peers, who will work closely with Virginia MOCA staff to curate a selection of artworks that display creativity and vision.

August 14 - November 28, 2021

FLEMING GALLERY & SATELLITE GALLERY

Aug 23
CLASSES
Textile Tales

Stitch it up and find your place in the world of textiles! Learn how to hand-stitch and weave fabric, then use those new skills to create artworks that tell a personal story. No sharp tools or sewing experience required.

August 23 - August 27, 2021
9:00 AM-11:45 AM

VIRGINIA MOCA STUDIO SCHOOL

Aug 23
CLASSES
DIY Design!

AGES 6-8

Art can be found all around us, even in everyday objects. Discover the FUNdamentals of design by engaging with the worlds of fashion, product design, and interior decorating! Make your ideas a reality by learning to make miniature versions of fantasy design concepts. Whether it is a bed shaped like a banana or clothing inspired by cakes, if you can dream it, you can design it!

August 23 - August 27, 2021
12:15 PM-3:00 PM

VIRGINIA MOCA STUDIO SCHOOL

Aug 29
PROGRAMS
Looking to Learn: Art & Storytime

Children ages 3 - 8 and their caregivers are invited to join us each month as we look, learn, and make, in response to themes from our current exhibitions. This program for families will include close-looking at artwork, reading of a storybook, and a making activity inspired by the theme.

Sunday, August 29, 2021
10:00 AM

VIRGINIA MOCA

Sep 26
PROGRAMS
Looking to Learn: Art & Storytime

Children ages 3 - 8 and their caregivers are invited to join us each month as we look, learn, and make, in response to themes from our current exhibitions. This live streamed program for families will include close-looking at artwork, reading of a storybook, and a making activity inspired by the theme.

Sunday, September 26, 2021
10:00 AM

ZOOM

Oct 17
PROGRAMS
Family Fest

Family Fest offers a unique opportunity for all ages to create, explore, and connect with art. Join us as we celebrate our current exhibitions with inspired art making, gallery activities, and more!

Sunday, October 17, 2021
10:00 AM

VIRGINIA MOCA