Field Trips

Schedule a field trip with MOCHA for an enriching art experience!

MOCHA Field Trips are a great way to start off the school year. We offer an array of art lessons and we can custom lessons based on what you are doing in your classroom. Arts integration into classroom curriculum is what MOCHA excels at. We have Professional Teaching Artists who can incorporate an art lesson into anything that is happening in the classroom.

Your class or community group will participate in an engaging art lesson led by a professional teaching artist. Each lesson is 1.5 hours long for grades K-12, and 1 hour long for Pre-K. The lessons include an educational presentation of the topic and the opportunity for hands-on practicing.

Our studios can accommodate up to 30 students K-12, or 25 students Pre-K. For groups larger than 30 students, a second reservation may be required and groups may need to be staggered.

You can save time and money on transportation by having a MOCHA teaching artist come to you for an in-school art lesson.

MOCHA Field Trips are not just for children. We frequently have middle school and high school students participate as well.

Days & Times

Monday – Friday
9:00 – 10:30am
11:00am – 12:30pm
1:00 – 2:30pm


$150- For up to 25 children

$175- For up to 30 students

Custom Field Trip lessons will be an additional $25, and if you want MOCHA to come to your school it will be an extra $50.

All Field Trips must occur between October 1st – November 30th to receive the discounted rates.

Contact MOCHA (510.987.8556) to check availability and schedule a field trip at least 2 weeks in advance. A 50% deposit is required to book. All remaining balances are due on or before the day of your field trip. MOCHA accepts cash, personal checks, and all major credit cards.

Art Lessons

All of our lessons are developmentally appropriate and based on the California Visual Arts Standards. Choose a lesson from our list below and a MOCHA teaching artist will discuss how to adapt projects to your curriculum goals.

Art of the Mask

Observe mask designs from around the world. Using papers, oil pastel or paint and collage materials, students create colorful masks that teach the elements of shape, pattern and symmetry.

Dreamtime Animals

An introduction to the art of the Aboriginal peoples of Australia and the meaning and stories behind their stylized artworks. Using paints and oil pastels students create their own dreamtime animals that inspire stories.

Clay Exploration

The history of pottery is discussed as students learn about what clay is and where it comes from. A hands-on lesson where students learn various techniques including the ancient method of pinch pots and coil pots.They will also learn how to shape three-dimensional figures and incorporate them into sculptures.

Color Theory

Students will use primary colors to mix secondary colors and create a color wheel. Then they get a chance to paint pictures using their own personally created paint palettes.
For grades 2+ Tertiary mixing is also available.

Faith Ringgold Quilt Collage

Students will first take a look at the work of Faith Ringgold and discuss what is important to them and why they are thankful for their families, friends and communities. Next, they will draw and paint a mini scene that captures an important memory. Lastly, they will collage an elaborate border using mixed media paper and fabric.


Artists like Frida Kahlo, Vincent Van Gogh and Henry Matisse are viewed as students discuss what makes a portrait and then learn how to use proportion to create colorful and whimsical pictures of themselves or any other abstract faces they can come up with.
Medium Options: Collage or Ink / Watercolor


After discussing printmaking and how it has evolved today, a brief lesson on the horizon line is followed by students creating one of a kind landscape prints while also mixing colors on their print plates.

Recycled Sculpture

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Students learn about taking one person’s trash and turning it into their own personal treasures. They discover how to construct sculptures or architectural structures out of recycled materials.

Sumi-e Brush Painting

Students learn about the history and art of brush painting. Practice several painting techniques and create an Asian-type scroll in the traditional Sumi style.

Preschool Art & Literature Field Trips

Students will explore art through literature by hearing a story then exploring hands on art stations related to the book. Activities will include painting, drawing, clay sculpture, color mixing, clay and collage.

Choose from the book selection below:
It’s Okay To Be Different Todd Parr
Mouse Paint Ellen Stoll Walsh
From Head To Toe Eric Carle
The ABC Book Dr. Seuss


Joe Bacon
Program and Administrative Coordinator
510.465.8770 x100