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

Children learn skills from experienced educators 

MOCA Jacksonville's Summer Art Camp offers dynamic creative art-making 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 while exploring the world of contemporary art.

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.

*MOCA Members with a current and active Family, Luminary, Avante Garde, or Collectors' Circle Membership receive a 15% discount on all art camps.

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*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.

$125 per week

Week 1, June 1-5 // Once Upon a Time

Use your imagination to discover worlds of fantasy and fiction through art.

Week 2, June 8-12 // Creative Cosmos

Spacewalk among planets, stars, and moons with out of this world artworks.   

Week 3, June 15-19 // Passport to Art

Visit faraway lands to learn about art and culture from around the globe.

Week 4, June 22-26 // Music & Art  

Jam out with hand-made instruments and craft works inspired by music.

Week 5, July 6-10 // Costume Culture

Get all dressed up by making wearable pieces that can be used for costumes and dress up items.

Week 6, July 13-17 // Art in Color

Experience a spectrum of color through bright and bold artwork.  

Week 7, July 20-24 // Take a Bite

Use your favorite foods as inspiration for  crafty, yummy looking projects.

Week 8, July 27-31 // The Animal Kingdom  

Roar, slither, fly, and more with critters in your own art creations. 


6-8 YEAR OLDS

HALF DAY SESSIONS

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

$125 per week 

or

FULL DAY SESSIONS 

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

$215 per week

Week 1, June 1-5 // Art á la Carte

Explore different materials and techniques to make cool 2D and 3D works of art.

Week 2, June 8-12 // Myths & Monsters

Learn about mythology to create your own artworks of modern myths and monsters.

Week 3, June 15-19 // Wild Florida!

Discover the unique wildlife and landscapes of The Sunshine State to inspire your own art.

Week 4, June 22-26 // What to Wear?

Become a fashion designer to make your own wearable pieces like jewelry, costumes, and other accessories.  

Week 5, July 6-10 // Architects and Inventions

Build innovative structures and projects with multiple parts to make dynamic pieces based on big ideas.   

Week 6, July 13-17 // So Retro

Kick it old school by looking to the past to learn about artists and movements inspire your own retro creations.   

Week 7, July 20-24 // Get Downtown

City life makes for exciting art! Create artworks based on the art and setting of Downtown Jacksonville.

Week 8, July 27-31 // Express Yourself 

Who are you? Students answer that question to make artworks about their emotions, experiences, and personal favorites.  


9-11 YEAR OLDS

FULL DAY SESSIONS 

Monday – Friday // 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

$225 per week

*ADDITIONAL $20 SUPPLY FEE REQUIRED FOR SOME THEMES.

Week 1, June 1-5 // Bold City Art

Explore the landscape, culture, and local art scene of Jacksonville for inspiration to create bold mixed media works of art.

Week 2, June 8-12 // Printmaking and Collage

Experiment with cool techniques to make dynamic prints and collages.

Week 3, June 15-19 // Fibers & Textiles

Sew and stitch with yarn, fabric, felt, and other materials to create textured works of art.

Week 4, June 22-26 // The Science of Art  

Experiment with your creativity to explore the scientific side of art-making.    

Week 5, July 6-10 // Sequential Art Learn about different techniques for comics, zines, and more, as you design artworks that rely on order to communicate.    

Week 6, July 13-17 // What’s New?

Use fun and unique current trends in contemporary art to create your own works based on what is new in the art world.

Week 7, July 20-24 // My Museum

You’re hired!   Be a junior curator to make a mini museum featuring your own artwork.

Week 8, July 27-31 // Sculpture 

Create art in three-dimensions using clay, cardboard, found objects, and other materials. 


12-14 YEAR OLDS

FULL DAY SESSIONS

Monday – Friday // 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

$235 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 1-5 // Drawing and Printmaking 

Produce unique works using different drawing techniques and printmaking methods, such as screen and block printing.

Week 2, June 8-12 // Painting

Develop your painting A-game by Exploring different paint techniques and mediums including acrylics, watercolor, and India ink.  

Week 3, June 15-19 // Photography*

Take your photography to the next level! Use your own cameras to capture images and learn basic photo manipulation tocreate final prints with both digital and dark-room practices.

Week 4, June 22-26 // Paper Making & Book Binding

In this DIY book-making session, learn how to make your own paper and form the sheets into books that can be used for sketching, painting, and more.    

Week 5, July 6-10 // Ceramics & Sculpture*

Dive into ceramics and practice the basics of clay construction and make three-dimensional artwork using clay, cardboard, foam, and more.     

Week 6, July 13-17 // Murals

Go big with murals. Work in groups to design and paint original murals throughout MOCA.

Week 7, July 20-24 // Mixed Media

Mix it up and experience a variety of media and techniques to produce two- and three-dimensional works of art.     

Week 8, July 27-31 // Gallery Practice 

Get a taste of being a museum professional! Learn how to create an exhibition by designing a concept, creating original artwork, and installing the works in the MOCA Education Gallery on the 5th floor 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 Caroline Nooney at caroline.nooney@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. All camp tuition is refundable.

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

J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Educator for Family and Children’s Programs

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.