There are plenty of places to go to learn how to paint. Or draw. Or play.
But @MoCA Westport we wanted to offer something more. So we built the Academy.
Studios and grounds designed to be experiential and immersive. Projects inspired by current exhibitions. MoMA trained instructors. Programs developed in collaboration with Yale’s Center for Emotional Intelligence. All created to offer people of all ages and talents an opportunity to not only develop new skills, but discover and enjoy the Arts in much more meaningful ways.
The Academy is the only arts education experience in the Westport area that combines exhibit-inspired activities in a semi-private class setting. So each student truly gets an immersion into the world of Contemporary Arts through a variety of media.
New Touchpoints &
Arts Sensory Explorations (18m-3 yrs)
Toddler-and-parent art explorations in a new medium each week
THURSDAYS: 10:30 – 11:30, 9/26 – 11/21
Dynamic Clay: Polymer Clay
Action Figures & Animals (Grades 1-5)
Carve, create, and mold captivating characters and develop your artistic approach
MONDAYS: 3:30 – 4:30, 9/23 – 11/18
Let the Sketching Begin! (Grades 1-5)
Wield any pencil with confidence and sophisticated technique with this
crash course in step-by-step illustration skills
TUESDAYS: 4:40 – 5:40, 9/24 – 11/19
Exploring Pigments (Grades 1-5)
Investigate and experiment with a variety of painting media, including watercolor, acrylic, and oil
WEDNESDAYS: 4:40 – 5:40, 9/25 – 11/20
Arts Away from Home (Grades 1-5)
Arts immersion and gallery introspection for homeschool students
FRIDAYS: 9/27 – 11/22
Plunge into Printmaking (Grades 2-6)
Explore uncharted waters in innovative gelatin
and monoprinting techniques
WEDNESDAYS: 3:30 – 4:30, 9/25 – 11/20
Sculpture through the Senses (Grades 3-6)
Touch, see, feel and smell the differences in sculpture media – explore how your senses affect your creations
THURSDAYS: 3:30 – 4:30, 9/26 – 11/21
Through the Digital Lens (Grades 3-8)
Exploring new tips and tricks in the world of iPhone photography
THURSDAYS: 4:30 – 5:30, 9/26 – 11/21
Visual Storytelling (Grades 5-8)
Perfect your pencil illustration techniques in monochrome and technicolor, and learn to make your images POP!
TUESDAYS: 3:30 – 4:30, 9/24 – 11/19
Art Socials (Adults)
Break out your supplies, sip on wine, enjoy classical music and the company of friends in a semi-private working studio experience for your independent projects
MONDAYS: 5pm-8pm, 9/23 – 11/18
MoCA Westport, formerly known as the Westport Arts Center, will be opening it’s doors this September at 19 Newtown Turnpike, Westport. Join us on Opening Day 9.22.19 to take a peek at all that’s happening at The Academy, and dive into the fun!
The Academy @MoCA Westport is just 6 minutes from downtown Westport and 90 seconds off the Merritt Parkway at exit 41.