Studios & Workshops

“Art is not a privilege.
Art is the soul of our civilization;
the beating heart of our humanity;
a miracle to which we all should bear witness,
over and over again.”

Darren Walker


Cat at Night, MOCA Saturday in the Studio 7 year old artist, 2013


Circles, Cycles Walkin’ Your Path:
Adult visual art experience inspired by natural cycles… in conjunction with The Burning Man

Saturday, August 26
10am – 2pm

Saturday, September 30
10am – 2pm

This is a gentle and interactive performance art experience that will enhance your creative connection and add to your visit to the Burning Man exhibition.


Virginia MOCA 

Saturday in the Studio

Lola_turtle_MOCA2016Young artists explore the museum grounds and galleries observing and creating a portfolio of 2-dimensional works on paper, cardboard, collage and canvas. Each week includes demonstration covering techniques with a variety of artist tools; drawing pencils, charcoal, pen and ink, watercolor, tempera, resist painting as well as mono prints. Additionally each young artist is given the opportunity to discover more about his or her creative interests by exploring their own ideas.
Saturday in the Studio gives young artists the opportunity to design and create their own artwork from start to finish. Students will be guided through concept development to the creation of their two or three-dimensional works of art. Young artists will seek inspiration from the works on display in the museum galleries and through their own individual research. Problem solving is supported so that students may successfully complete their artistic vision.

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 Adult Media Blend Studio:


Media Blend is a weekly 2.5 hour get-away that allows time for participants to explore new materials with just enough guidance that magic happens…yes it does!

Join our small group and gift yourself with a time out. Explore working with a variety of new blends of media while you discover your current voice and direction. Spend contemplative time with works by MOCA exhibiting artists in the main gallery.

Each week in the studio encourages experimentation and direction that feels most expansive and bold.

Come renew and enrich your creative process. 

7 Weeks; All levels