A Boy Takes Photographs of Downtown Jacksonville During Art Camp
Image courtesy of Ingrid Damiani. 

Children learn skills from experienced educators 

For ages 4-14 during weekly sessions over summer break, campers have fun with new friends as they create unique works of art and explore the galleries. Experienced art educators teach a variety of media and skills through creative art-making while providing the contemporary art history context for each project.

This year we are excited to announce that we have MOCA Summer Art Camp Scholarships thanks to a generous donation from the Win Gartner Memorial Fund. Scholarships are available for one session per camper only and cover 100% of registration and extended day fees. Low-income families and/or families who have undergone recent financial hardship are eligible, and there is a limit of two scholarships per household (one per camper). Applications must be submitted no later than May 1. Submitting this application does not guarantee your child a session at Summer Art Camp.  All submitted information is confidential and will be seen only by the scholarship review committee.  Applicants will be notified of acceptance by email no later than May 10. For questions about the scholarships, please contact Kiersten Lampe at k.lampe@unf.edu or 904-620-4204. 

Click Here to Apply for a MOCA Summer Art Camp Scholarship Today.


LOCATION

All Summer Art Camp sessions are hosted at MOCA Jacksonville located Downtown at 333 North Laura Street. We are across the street from Hemming Park and next door to the Main Library.

Register Today


*Did you know that Family, Luminary, Avante Garde and Collectors' Circle members receive 15% off camp pricing? Click here to become a member and receive your camp discount today!


SESSION OPTIONS  

4-5 YEAR OLDS

HALF DAY SESSIONS

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

$120 per week

Week 1, June 3-7 // Colorful Creations

Students focus on primary and secondary colors in warm and cool tones to create vibrant works of art.

Week 2, June 10-14 // Mini Masters

Students learn about major movements and artists throughout art history to inspire their own creations. 

Week 3, June 17-21 // Get Moving

Students create artworks about different modes of transportation, including trains, boats, planes, and more.

Week 4, June 24-28 // All Natural

Students look to nature for inspiration to create artworks featuring plants and animals.

Week 5, July 8-12 // Tactile Textures

Students experience different textures through touch to create exciting works of art.

Week 6, July 15-19 // Superheroes

Students use superheroes and comics as the inspiration for their own action-packed artworks.

Week 7, July 22-26 // Lines & Shapes

Students practice these important elements of art to create dynamic artworks.

Week 8, July 29-Aug 2 // Hungry for Art

Students make artworks inspired by some of their favorite foods.


6-8 YEAR OLDS

HALF DAY SESSIONS

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

$120 per week 

or

FULL DAY SESSIONS 

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

$210 per week

Week 1, June 3-7 // Blast from the Past  

Students learn about major movements and artists throughout art history to inspire their own creations. 

Week 2, June 10-14 // Story Time  

Students utilize stories and personal preferences to create artworks that tell a tale.

Week 3, June 17-21 // Elements of Art  

Students learn the elements of art (shape, space, value, form, texture, and color) to help them craft their own works.

Week 4, June 24-28 // Faces & Figures 

Students practice portraiture and other methods of representation to create artworks that feature people.

Week 5, July 8-12 // Pop Art

Students use current trends and Pop Art style to inspire their own colorful creations.

Week 6, July 15-19 // Planet Earth

Students focus on nature and environmentalism to create eco-inspired artworks.

Week 7, July 22-26 // Myths & Legends 

Students make artworks featuring ancient and modern myths, legends, and folktales

Week 8, July 29-Aug 2 // Look to the Stars 

Students create out-of this-world artworks inspired by outer space.


9-11 YEAR OLDS

FULL DAY SESSIONS 

Monday – Friday // 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

$220 per week

*ADDITIONAL $20 SUPPLY FEE REQUIRED FOR SOME THEMES.

Week 1, June 3-7 // Contemporary Creations   

Students look to current artists and styles to inspire their own contemporary works of art. 

Week 2, June 10-14 // Sculpture & Ceramics*   

Students learn the basics of clay construction and make three-dimensional artworks using clay, cardboard, foam, and more.

Week 3, June 17-21 // Art Explorers  

Students discover other cultures from around the world to make global artworks.

Week 4, June 24-28 // STEAM 

Students explore arts integration to make projects that blend art with science, technology, engineering, and math.

Week 5, July 8-12 // Micro-Macro

Inspired by MOCA’s featured exhibition Micro-Macro: Andrew Sendor and Ali Banisadr on view, students create their own works influenced by the styles of the artists.

Week 6, July 15-19 // Printmaking & Collage  

Students practice different collage techniques and printmaking methods, including block prints, screen-printing, mono prints, and more.

Week 7, July 22-26 // Time Travelers  

Students look to the past for their artistic inspiration, focusing on major movements and artists throughout art history.

Week 8, July 29-Aug 2 // Mixed Media  

Students produce 2D and 3D projects that feature a variety of materials and different techniques.


12-14 YEAR OLDS

FULL DAY SESSIONS

Monday – Friday // 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

$230 per week

*ADDITIONAL $20 SUPPLY FEE REQUIRED FOR SOME THEMES.

 * Children may sign up for both Sculpture & Ceramics options. The lessons for each session will be different.

Week 1, June 3-7 // Mixed Media    

Students experience a variety of media and techniques to produce unique two- and three-dimensional works of art.

Week 2, June 10-14 // Photography*   

Students use their own cameras to capture images and practice basic image manipulation to produce final prints.

Week 3, June 17-21 // Sculpture & Ceramics A*

Students learn the basics of clay construction and make three-dimensional artworks using clay, cardboard, foam, and more.

Week 4, June 24-28 // Fibers & Textiles

Students discover fiber art techniques by using fabrics, thread, yarn, and other materials to weave, sew, and embroider.

Week 5, July 8-12 // Drawing & Printmaking 

Students produce one of a kind works using different drawing techniques and printmaking methods, such and screen and block printing.

Week 6, July 15-19 // Sculpture & Ceramics B*  

Students learn the basics of clay construction and make three-dimensional artworks using clay, cardboard, foam, and more. (Children may sign up for both S&C options.)

Week 7, July 22-26 // Painting   

Students explore different paint techniques and mediums, including acrylics, watercolor, and India ink.

Week 8, July 29-Aug 2 // Murals  

Students work in groups to design and paint original murals in the stairwells of the Museum. 

EXTENDED DAY

Morning and afternoon options available

Morning Extended Day // Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.

$25 per week

Afternoon Extended Day // Monday-Friday, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

$25 per week


TEEN TEACHERS

MOCA Summer Art Camp utilizes Teen Teacher volunteers in the classroom to support instruction. All Teen Teachers are at least 15 years old and earn documented volunteer hours. To apply to be a Teen Teacher, please contact Kiersten Lampe at k.lamep@unf.edu or 904-620-4204.

REFUND POLICY

Your registration and tuition reserve your child’s place in a camp session and allow MOCA Jacksonville to purchase supplies and contract staff. At our discretion, camp tuition may be refundable up to two weeks before a registered session. After this point, no refunds can be made. All refunds are subject to a cancellation fee.

CAMP ATTIRE

Your child will be in a studio-based art-making camp experience, using materials in a safe and creative manner. Some materials may permanently stain clothing, so please remember to “dress for mess."

LUNCH, SNACKS, AND FIELD TRIPS

Half Day and Full Day campers must bring snacks and lunches daily, including beverages. MOCA cannot provide refrigeration or microwaves. Brief field trips may be made to nearby locations, including Hemming Park or the Main Library next door, for lunch or programs that parallel the art curriculum of the session. Campers will be supervised at all times while outside of the classroom. Please provide sunscreen if you would like your child to apply it before going outside.

BEHAVIOR POLICY

No violence or aggressive behavior of any kind will be tolerated, including but not limited to, threatening behavior, destructiveness, inappropriate language, verbal or written threats, harassment, verbal abuse, physical abuse, or disruptive or inappropriate behavior. A camper who exhibits violent or aggressive behavior will be suspended immediately for the day, and parents will be contacted. If the behavior persists, the camper will be asked to leave the camp program until the following year. All camp fees are nonrefundable once a session has begun.

Drop Off and Pick Up

  • Please use the shoulder on Duval Street between Main Street and Laura Street for dropping off and picking up students. A MOCA educator will be present to check children in and out of the Museum.
  • Students may only leave the premises of MOCA Jacksonville with those who have been authorized ahead of time.
  • Any student picked up or dropped off outside of Art Camp's designated hours is subject to a $10 fee per instance. 


Hello There

Staff Profile Kiersten Lampe

Kiersten Lampe

Tour and Camp Program Coordinator

Kiersten Lampe graduated in 2014 from the University of Florida where she received her bachelor's degree in art history. Prior to working at MOCA Jacksonville, she served as the learning and engagement assistant at the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she developed and facilitated educational programs for children and families. Lampe moved back to Florida and began working at MOCA in 2015 as the outreach coordinator. She coordinates and supervises MOCA's winter, spring, and summer Art Camp. Lampe also serves as a Museum educator for family and children's programming.