Summer Camp

Spend the summer with MOCHA!

Join us for 10 weeks of innovative, hands-on arts activities for children and youth, ages 6-11. MOCHA campers work on a variety of engaging projects based on weekly topics. On Wednesdays campers go on field trips to other Bay Area museums. At the end of each session, family and friends are invited to view and celebrate the week’s masterpieces.

Days & Times

June 12 – August 25, 2017

Pre-care: 8:00 – 8:30am
Camp: 9:00am – 3:30pm
After-care: 3:30 – 5:30pm

A typical day @ MOCHA: Summer Camp Schedule


Week: $325
Early Bird: $300 Register by April 1st!
Pre-care: $5/day, $25/week
After-care: $20/day, $100/week
Limited scholarships are available.

MOCHA provides one snack during camp and a second if also signed up for after-care. We require that all campers bring their own lunch.


June 12 – 16   Alphabet of Art  wait list

Work through the alphabet of art, making masterpieces from A-Z!  From painting to sculpture to collage, campers will have the opportunity to work with a variety of mediums while learning about basic art elements such as color theory, proportion, texture and line.
Teaching Artist: Leticia Padgett
Field Trip: Oakland Museum of California

June 19 – 23   Shape, Form, Sculpt

Come explore sculpture as campers create artworks using a variety of materials like clay, fabric and found objects. They will learn skilled techniques such as carving, relief, installation and assemblage to create three-dimensional works of art.
Teaching Artist: Brandy Gardner
Field Trip: SFMOMA

June 26 – 30   Weird Science  limited space

When do science and art meet? Campers will dissect colors, experiment with materials and test hypotheses. They will draw their own conclusions as well as experiment with art concepts and push the boundaries of their minds and ideas.
Teaching Artist: Brandy Gardner
Field Trip:
The Exploratorium

July 10 – 14   Drawing & Painting  wait list

Learn about artists and artistic styles, from realistic to abstract. Focus on the basics: composition, color mixing, shading, and proportion. Learn techniques for portraits, life drawing, and landscapes! Use charcoal, ink, and pencil and study various painting methods.
Teaching Artist: Olivia Fu
Field Trip: Oakland Museum of California

July 17 – 21   Architectonics  wait list

The sky’s the limit during this week of building and fabricating. Campers will develop skills using proportion and structural engineering while creating their own buildings, miniature tree houses and lots more.
Teaching Artist: Brandy Gardner
Field Trip:
Contemporary Jewish Museum

July 24 – 28   Mixed Media wait list

An introduction into the exciting world of mixed media art! Campers will utilize a wide variety of materials while learning the techniques of combining media through painting, drawing and sculpting techniques to create portraits, abstracts, books, assemblage and 3-D works of art.
Teaching Artist: Buddy Whisler
Field Trip: Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology

July 31 – August 4   Poster & Printmaking wait list

Survey printmaking processes such as etchings, relief prints, rubbings, stencils, collographs, and monoprinting! Examine works by past and contemporary artists working in this field.
Teaching Artist: Kaya Fortune
Field Trip: Kala Art Institute

August 7 – 11   Art Menagerie  wait list

Animals are an artist’s best friend! Campers will learn about artist like Leonid Afremov, George Rodrigue and Frida Kahlo and how they were inspired by their pets. Campers will draw, paint, collage and sculpt their own animal muses.
Teaching Artist: Leticia Padgett
Field Trip: Asian Art Museum

August 14 – 18   Planet Art   wait list

Traversing the globe is this week’s getaway. Campers will visit different countries through art and explore a range of artists and styles such as Australian dreamtime paintings and African textiles.
Teaching Artist: Zachary Greer
Field Trip:
Berkeley Art Museum

August 21 – 25   Puppets Off Broadway

Everyone is a star during this week of camp. Campers will work in groups to write and perform their own original puppet shows. From creating the storyline, designing and making the puppets and sets, they will be in charge of it all. The weeks work will conclude with a wonderful performance of the campers puppet shows!
Teaching Artist: Sharada Tolton
Field Trip:
Children’s Fairyland

To Register

Please complete the below registration and emergency forms and email or mail to: MOCHA 1625 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612.

Summer Camp Registration Form
Summer Camp Emergency Form

Be an art apprentice

MOCHA is seeking High School students for volunteer positions as Art Apprentices. We are looking for responsible teens with an interest in art and working with youth.

510.465.8770 ext. 100