Activities & Resources
The Museum of Childrens Art (MOCHA)453in Oakland, CA 94607
about The Museum of Childrens Art (MOCHA):
Here, kids can find their inner Kandinsky through summer camps, drop-in studios, classes and birthday parties. There is also a gallery featuring rotating exhibits of local and international children's art.
Drop-in Art: For children five and under, the Little Studio and Loft Studio play with an abundance of beans, macaroni, clay, paints, glue, glitter, and more for self-paced exploration. For those who need a mid-masterpiece escape, there is a playhouse with toys and blocks and soft bean bag chairs to snuggle up in to read. Check the museum's Web site for the current schedule. Drop in art is open Tue-Friday 10-5pm and weekends noon-5pm. Drop-in fee is $7 per child and adults are free. Old tee shirts are provided to protect clothing.
Summer Camps: When school is out, the kids at MOCHA summer camps spend each week exploring a different theme, from outerspace to edible art and Picasso to pirates. Camp runs from 8:30am-3:30pm. (Precare and aftercare available for additional cost.)
Birthday Parties: For an arty party, MOCHA will supply a project with all materials, an art instructor, a festive environment, paper goods, a template for invitations, and open studio passes for all guests. Party host supplies food and refreshments and at least one adult to host and help. Party costs start at $225 for a two-hour party with up to 12 guests (ages five and under) or up to 15 guests (ages six and over). $10 for each additional guest. $4 per optional Arty Party bag. Themes include masquerade, fairytales, ooey gooey, and more.