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MOCA JAX smART Kids

MOCA JAX smART Kids is your resource for creative learning, art activities and more. Get ready for some inspired fun!

  • smART Kids: Paper Craft

    April 3, 2020

    Looking for a fun art activity to do with the kids? Check out this paper craft inspired by the work of artist Carly Glovinski.

  • Art Aviators At Home: Vegetable Stamping

    March 30, 2020

    Art Aviators at Home:  Welcome spring with this hands-on lesson designed for families to creatively collaborate at home! Art Aviators is an educational initiative designed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other exceptionalities.

     

  • smART Kids: Learn & Color

    March 24, 2020

    You may recognize this sculpture! It stands tall in front of MOCA Jacksonville in the heart of downtown. This artwork is by artist James Rosburg. He is an abstract metal sculptor that combines simple shapes together to create playful forms.

  • Optical Illusion

    Op Art, short for optical, focuses on making a flat surface look 3D. Click here for a cool art activity inspired by Victor Vasarely, the grandfather of Op Art!

  • smART Kids: Color as Subject

    Have you ever heard of the Color Field School? Check out this art activity inspired by the artist Jules Olitski who made the use of color the primary tool in creating dynamic artworks.

     

  • Abstract Painting and Collage

    Permanent Collection artist George McNeil enjoyed making abstract paintings inspired by people and things he observed in his surroundings. Later in his career, McNeil liked to experiment with his brightly colored paintings by adding other materials like sand or fabric for texture. Let's create an abstracted painting inspired by McNeil! This art activity is geared toward teenagers, but can be adapted for any age!