Special Addition Summer Camps

Maker, Inventor, Creator, Artist

In this week long camp we will blur the lines between art, science and maker culture. Students will explore with familiar materials and objects to create their own contraptions, machines, inventions and art works. Each day campers will make and tinker to create a variety of projects, drawing robots (with motors) automatons that crank and move, play with light to create cyanotype photos, and learn about self-sustaining ecosystems by creating a living terrarium.

Campers aged 8 to 13
Class size is limited to 12-15 students
July 8-12, 2019, 9:00-3:30, pre- and after-care available
Cost: $400
Artist: Roxanne Padgett

Art, Design, and Construction

Art and Design camp will focus on re-thinking everyday objects and dabbling in art projects from a design perspective. In this camp we will use many different art materials to explore the world of design. Campers will build small furniture, design a “dream” room and learn some fun and basic perspective drawing skills. We will learn about influential designers such as Charles and Ray Eames and Edith Heath.

Campers aged 6 to 12
Class size is limited to 12-15 students
Date: July 22-26, 2019 from 9:00-3:30, pre- and after-care available
Cost: $400
Artist: Margo Hoover

Little Artist Camp

MOCHA now offers a week long day camp for younger Artists! Students will get to discover and make art that is designed specially for this younger age group using a variety of materials, paint, paper, clay and mixed media. Additionally, students will have a morning circle, story time and have outdoor play each day

Campers aged 4½ to 6. Children must be 4½ on the first day of camp.
Class size is limited to 12-15 students, pre- and after-care available
August 5-9, 2019, 9:00-3:30, pre- and after-care available
Cost: $400
Artist: Ashley Aaron

Have an Art Party at our new location

Art Parties

Birthday Party Bookings Now Available in our NEW Space!

Named Best Place To Have A Kid’s Birthday Party by San Francisco Magazine, MOCHA provides enthusiastic Teaching Artists and project materials for two hours in our beautiful space. Art parties are for artists of all ages – just choose a package, date, time, and theme!

Days & Times

Saturdays & Sundays
10:00am – 12:00pm
1:00pm – 3:00pm
4:00pm – 6:00pm

Art Party Packages

A: 10 kids, 15 adults & 1 Teaching Artist: $375
B: 15 kids, 20 adults & 2 Teaching Artists: $475
C: 20 kids, 20 adults & 2 Teaching Artists: $575

Receive $50 off for a party between January 5 and June 30 when you use the coupon code 2019PARTY. Code valid from December 13, 2018 – January 15, 2019. 

To view availability and to book your party, please click the book your party button at the bottom of the page


Clay table & paint wall: $100
Canvas party (up to 20 kids): $100
Custom art party theme (three activities): $200

Disclaimer: Art Party numbers may not exceed the above packages. Any events larger in size will be treated as facility rentals. Extra kids up to the next party package will be charge at $20 per kid. Parties cannot be extended. 


Do party hosts have access to a kitchen?

Yes we have a fridge and microwave that can be used.

Is there parking?

There is an ACE City Center parking garage right next to the museum and other parking options in the area.

Do you have a preferred vendors list?

Yes, once you book your party you will receive an email confirmation and info page with a list of preferred vendors who will offer a discount for MOCHA party customers.

Can you extend the party time, arrive earlier or stay later?

Party times cannot be extended, and 30 mins is allowed for set-up and clean-up.

Do you have music?

We have a music system that can be used by party guests.

Art Party Themes

4 Projects Per Theme 

Flubber, Bubble and Marble

Experiment with super gooey Slime, paint with marbles and blow paint bubbles!

Create your own canvas

Create the next masterpiece! Choose a theme you want to focus on or use your imagination to create your very own art canvas. Go a little further by making it a mixed media piece by adding collage material!

The Greats

Explore the work of great artists by creating work in their style. Artists include: Alexander Calder, Frida Kahlo, Yayoi Kusama, Keith Haring

Exploratory Art Studio

Sample the arts using paint, clay, paper and a ton of fun tools and materials! Projects vary according to age of participants.

Fairytales Do Come True

A magical theme – create wands and crowns, fairy dolls and knights, shields and dragons!

Puppets & Masks

Build your own puppets using paper, cloth, buttons, feathers and more. Decorate masks to create multiple characters!

Sci Fi Fun

Use techno scraps and recycled materials to make alien masks, spaceships and futuristic space gadgets.

Custom Theme

Give us a theme and a MOCHA teaching artist will develop 3 custom projects for your party, (3 weeks notice needed for custom projects). Please book at least 2 weeks in advance of your event. Full payments are due to confirm registration. Please feel free to call MOCHA (510.987.8556) Monday-Friday from 9:30 – 3:00 to speak to Isobel Aveston. In the event of a cancellation, MOCHA will retain a $25 administrative fee. If the cancellation is within 2 weeks of the party date no refund will be given.

MOCHA is a revolving space housing many programs. Therefore walls and artwork fluctuate and may change from the time of your booking to the scheduled event day. MOCHA staff will always work with you to best suit your specific needs during your party.

Book your party



Isobel Aveston
Museum Manager
510.465.8770 ext. 100