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Education
Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Sean MacGillivray. 

Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Sean MacGillivray. 

MOCA makes education more collaborative, inclusive, and learner-centered, and nurtures intellectual growth through transformative experiences with contemporary art. Find support and inspiration through tours, professional development offerings, and our award-winning classroom partnership program, Contemporary Art Start.  

Join our teacher mail list to receive information about upcoming programs.

Contemporary Art Start (CAS)

Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Sean MacGillivray.

Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Sean MacGillivray.

Contemporary Art Start (CAS) 2020-21

MOCA's partnership program for 3rd-12 grade classrooms across Los Angeles County.

Register by June 19
CAS 2020-21 is FREE
MOCA provides spring bus

Join fellow educators for a yearlong exploration of contemporary art and inquiry-based teaching, both online and in person. MOCA coaches teachers how to use Visual Thinking Strategies to facilitate dynamic, inclusive discussions about works of art kids care about. In the process, students build essential cognitive and social skills that make meaningful discussion possible, while learning how to think for themselves.

Overview of the year:

SUMMER 2020: ONLINE
Rebecca Smith Summer Institutes for first-year CAS teachers (four days, 9am-noon):

           - Secondary: July 16-17 & 20-21
           - 3rd-5th Grade: July 30-31 & August 3-4

Reboot Workshops for returning CAS teachers: June 25, July 1, or July 10, 9am-noon

FALL 2020: ONLINE (dates TBA)
Pre-Visit Workshops for all CAS teachers (one half-Saturday, 9am-noon)
Student Visit #1 (1 hour via Zoom in groups of 10)

SPRING 2021: IN-PERSON at MOCA (dates TBA)
Pre-Visit Workshops for all CAS teachers (one Saturday, 9am-2pm)
Student Visit #2 (1 hour in groups of 10)

Application for 3rd-5th Grade
Application for Middle and High School

INFO: jhoel@moca.org or (213) 621-1706

Join our teacher mailing list for upcoming opportunities for teachers. See you at MOCA!

Tours for 3rd-12th Grade

Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Nico Therin. 

Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Nico Therin. 

Staff-Guided Tours (3rd-12th Grade)

Explore art at MOCA in a lively, discussion-based tour with MOCA Educators. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.

FEE: $7 per student
INFO: 213/621-1745 or education@moca.org

Book a Tour

Prepare for your visit with this guide, which includes a pre-visit checklist, a map of the neighborhood for walking tours, and more.

After making your reservation, prepare for a successful visit by watching MOCA's guided tour orientation video with your students:


Self-Guided Tours (3rd-12th Grade)

Self-guided tours for all accredited academic institutions are free; reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.

FREE (reservation required)
INFO: 213/621-1745 or education@moca.org

Book a Tour

Prepare for your visit with this guide, which includes a pre-visit checklist, a map of the neighborhood for walking tours, and more.

After making your reservation, prepare yourself and your students with our orientation video for self-guided groups:


Professional Development Workshops at Schools

Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Nico Therin. 

Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Nico Therin. 

MOCA comes to you! We provide 1-2 hour, interactive workshops for school faculties to introduce MOCA programs and explore how looking at and thinking about art supports the Common Core standards.

FREE
INFO: 213/621-1706 or jhoel@moca.org

MOCA PD Lab

MOCA PD Lab convenes K-college visual art teachers from across Los Angeles in a supportive community of practice. Participants meet monthly to look at art, experiment with action research, and build community.

This year, MOCA PD Lab is focusing on the new visual art state standards. How are they changing instruction and impacting student achievement? At the beginning of the year, PD Lab participants will design their own independent or collaborative action research question to explore, then share with the group what they learn over the course of the year.

2019-20 schedule: Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm
October 5
November 2
December 7
February 1
March 7
April 4
May 2

Join here 

Questions: 
213/621-1706 or jhoel@moca.org 

FREE
Registration deadline: October 1
Space is limited

MOCA PD Lab is co-directed by Jeanne Hoel, Associate Director of Education, School & Teacher Programs at MOCA and Kristin Taylor, Assistant Professor of Art Education at CSU Northridge.