While at MOCA, students created terra cotta pinch bowls, tape resist paintings, weavings, and other mixed-media projects. The students collaborated on an abstract painting on a wooden board. Then Museum educators attached chicken wire to board and asked students to attach fiber, yarn, zip-ties, and other materials. When students work together to complete this project, they enhance their social skills by sharing in the experience of art-making together.
Students also created a painting without even using a brush. Museum educators poured different colors of paint over a flat bed sheet as students took turns racing remote control cars over the paint. The students practice their motor skills by manipulating the remote controls to drive the cars over the wet paint. The resulting abstract painting was mounted and installed at their school.
After the students completed all of their classes, MOCA Jacksonville visited Lake Shore with cookies, juice, and their artwork. The event gave the students a chance to view their work and celebrate their artistic accomplishments with their peers and teachers.