Voice of the People Students and Families Visit the Museum
Image courtesy of Ingrid Damiani.

Instilling an appreciation for contemporary art

Through its initiatives, MOCA Jacksonville serves the community, inspiring a love of the arts and creativity in nearly 16,000 children annually.

camp @ MOCA

MOCA Jacksonville's Art Camp offers creative art-making for ages 4-14. Experienced art educators teach a variety of media and skills while providing the contemporary art history context for each project.


Children and adults enjoy exploring sixteen fun and interactive stations that link basic visual art principles with works in MOCA Jacksonville's Permanent Collection. This lively educational environment is great fun for kids of all ages, and parents or accompanying adults can learn about art right along with them. It’s a must for anyone visiting MOCA’s fifth floor.

Made @ MOCA

Led by professional art educators, Made @ MOCA takes place during each First Wednesday Downtown Art Walk. It's a dynamic drop-in art-making experience designed for creators of all ages, skills levels, and abilities. 

Weaver Educator

A gift from J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver has endowed an education position at MOCA Jacksonville. The core responsibilities of the J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Educator for Family and Children’s Programs include designing school tours for thousands of students, crafting lesson plans for MOCA Jacksonville’s outreach programs, designing innovative art-making activities, creating curriculum for MOCA’s Art Camp, and conceiving in-gallery interpretative and activity guides for children of all ages. The Weavers’ generous gift helps ensure quality education programs at MOCA for years to come.

These programs are supported in part by the Winfield A. Gartner Memorial Fund for Children's Programs.