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Just for Teens


Teen Apprenticeship Program

The Teen Apprenticeship Program (TAP) is a unique opportunity for 12 Hampton Roads school students to learn about contemporary art, MOCA, related careers in the arts and other topics and projects as they relate to visual art. MOCA thanks the Mary Ann Elliott Foundation for its generous support of the Teen Apprenticeship Program. 

Teen Volunteer Opportunities

MOCA Teen Art Camp Assistants 

The volunteer program is open to students ages 13 -18. All students must complete the MOCA Teen Art Camp Assistant Application.

Art Camp Assistants are an essestial part of MOCA Art Camp and are responsible for providing general support to MOCA Art Camp Instructors to include:

  • Assisting instructors with projects and classroom management
  • Cleaning of supplies and studio
  • Helping camper’s complete assigned projects
  • Distributing and properly caring for studio supplies 
  • Maintenance and upkeep organization of studio supplies

MOCA offers other volunteer opportunities for teens including assisting with ongoing classes, researching and recording teen audio tours and planning MOCA's Teen Takeover Nights. Please complete the Teen Volunteer Application to be eligible for future volunteer opportunities. 

Teen Takeover Planning Committee 

We are looking for high school students to serve on our Teen Takeover Planning Committee. The committee is responsible for the planning and execution of Teen Takeover Nights where teens take over MOCA for an evening extravaganza of art, mocktails, free eats, and music inspired by our exhibitions. Click here for dates and more info!

Teen Takeover Nights

Hampton Roads teens take over MOCA for an evening of fun. Teen Takeover is a free event exclusively for teens in middle and high school, hosted by students from Virginia Beach schools. Check out MOCA's Calendar to find the next Teen Takeover Nights. 

Teen Classes and Workshops

MOCA offers a range of classes from teens ages 13-17 both during the school year and during the summer as part of Teen Art Camp. Click here to learn more about MOCA's Teen Classes.

Teen Audio Tours

MOCA’s audio tours feature two unique experiences to enhance your visit to the museum. One is created for teens, by teens and guarantees to keep both teens and adults interested, engaged and entertained in the galleries. Produced by teens from the Hampton Roads schools. Click here to listen to Teen Audio Stops.