SUMMER ART CAMPS
Enroll your young artist in virtual or in-person Summer Art Camps with Virginia MOCA! Children and teens ages 6-8, 9-12, and 13-17 will enjoy captivating and unique hands-on art experiences led by knowledgeable art educators. While virtually socializing, or working on-site and in person, campers will engage with a variety of artists, creative media, techniques and more through exciting and memorable art activities.
- Each virtual session features a carefully crafted art kit containing all needed materials for that week’s camp. Art kits for virtual camps can be picked up from the museum or delivered for an additional fee.
- Masks are required for all in-person sessions. Each in-person camp is limited to 10 participants.
JULY 12-JULY 16
Trash to Treasure Ages 6-8, In-person 9:00-11:45 AM Learn more
Mini Mural Making Ages 9-12, Virtual 12:30-2:30 PM Learn more
JULY 26-JULY 30
Earth, Wire, and Fiber Ages 9-12, In-person 9:00-11:45 AM Learn more
Full STEAM Ahead Ages 9-12, In-person 12:15 - 3:00 PM Learn more
Still Life Past and Present Ages 13-17, Virtual 12:30 - 2:30 PM Learn more
AUGUST 9-AUGUST 13
Painting the Pros
Ages 13-17, In-person 9:00 - 11:45 AM Learn more
Sculpture: Wire Forms Ages 13-17, In-person 12:15 - 3:00 PM Learn more
Fun Fibers Ages 6-8, Virtual 12:30 - 2:30PM Learn more
AUGUST 23-AUGUST 27
Textile Tales Ages 6-8, In-person 9:00-11:45 AM Learn more
DIY Design! Ages 6-8, In-person 12:15-3:00 PM Learn more
Find out more about in-person art camp policies including what to bring, check-in and check-out, etc.
STUDIO SCHOOL POLICIES
Registration & Studio Policies
Register online, by telephone or in person. Tuition must be paid at the time of registration. No student is considered registered until all fees are paid. We cannot make confirmation calls, however students are notified in the event of a cancellation.
Registration deadline is 5pm, seven days prior to the course start date unless otherwise noted.
Refunds are available only if a course is cancelled by Virginia MOCA due to low enrollment. Students cancelling enrollment before the registration deadline (7 days prior to the course start date) will receive a tuition credit voucher which can only be applied to another class at Virginia MOCA.
Currently, Virginia MOCA is only accepting payment by credit/debit card online or over the phone and Tuition Credits from previous Studio School sessions. To apply Tuition Credits, call 757-425-0000 x338 or email Kendall@virginiamoca.org.
Financial aid scholarships are available thanks to The Cohen Family Memorial Fund. Registrations for approved scholarship applications will be made by MOCA staff. You can also email Kendall@VirginiaMOCA.org or call the education department at (757) 425.0000 x338 for more information.
- Adult classes are for students ages 18 and up
- Adult students provide their own materials unless otherwise noted
- Virginia MOCA attempts to reschedule any course that is cancelled
- Substitute instructors may be hired without advance notification
- Minimum enrollment for all courses is seven students unless otherwise noted
- Most classes are held at Virginia MOCA, see course descriptions for exceptions
- Studio activities may be photographed for Virginia MOCA promotional use
VIRTUAL STUDIO SCHOOL FAQS
What is Zoom and how does it work?
Zoom is a popular video conferencing service online and many educational institutions use this platform for classes. You will not need a Zoom account to take your class, you will simply join the meeting from the link sent to you after registrations have been finalized.
Having trouble accessing your class?
Virginia MOCA staff is accessible to support students with technical issues. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a detailed description of your problem and an on-call member of our team will reach out to help. We will prioritize getting students online and into their classes.
What can I expect from an online class?
Online classes are held through Zoom, a free online conferencing program that allows instructors and students to see and speak to each other. Our online classes are designed to be engaging, interactive and as similar as possible to the classes you may have taken before in our studios. Virginia MOCA Studio School instructors have worked hard to create engaging content like demonstrations, guided step-by-step projects, discussions, presentations, and critiques.
How do I join my online class?
When your registration is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation email 2-3 business days before your class start date. You will receive a second email which will include a Zoom URL and a password, along with an expanded Zoom instruction document for reference. All Virginia MOCA classes will have passwords to increase security. The link will take you to your classroom during the scheduled class times. Use the same link for all sessions of the class if you are enrolled in a multi-week class. You can bookmark this link on your internet browser and click on it each week when it’s time for class. This link will only work after your instructor has started the meeting, so please don’t join early.
Make sure that the Zoom application is installed, and double check your audio and video settings before the beginning of your class. You will be prompted to install the application when you click the meeting link if you have not already done so. During the scheduled time of your class, simply click the provided URL. A browser window will open and ask permission to open Zoom. Approve the request, enter your password when prompted, enable video and audio when prompted, then you will be taken directly to your class.
What do I do if my child is taking an online class?
Classes for youth and family audiences will require an adult to help gather materials, log in to the class and help the student signoff and clean up materials. Content for youth classes has been specifically created to work for the entire 6-12 age group, so projects will work well for homes with multiple children. This class series includes an initial major instruction period, independent offline work time, and a show-and-tell style wrap-up section after students have created their projects for each class day.
How available is the instructor?
Class structure is dependent on the teaching style of the instructor. Some instructors may have more critique-oriented classes, while others may be demonstration based. Respect the instructor’s decision and respect your fellow classmates if the instructor organizes one-on-one conversations by muting your audio.
Will there be time for individual instruction or meetings after class time?
Our instructors are only available during their scheduled Zoom meeting class times. Please ask any questions that you have during this time and respect the instructor’s boundaries. Instructors are not expected to set up additional meetings outside of their scheduled class and are not able to do so on their Zoom accounts.
What are we doing to keep our Zoom meetings safe?
We take the security of our students seriously and have taken the necessary steps to prevent “Zoom bombing” or other unwanted guests from entering your classroom. All links are accompanied with a randomly generated password unique to your class. You will also be directed to a waiting room upon joining the class. From there, your instructor can allow authorized students to enter the classroom. Please do not share your link or password with others. In the event that somebody manages to get through these measures, your instructor does have the ability to remove that person from the classroom.
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