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Spring & Summer Art Camp 2017 
Register online or by phone 425-0000 

Spring Art Camp registration opens

  • Tuesday, February 21

Summer Art Camp registration opens

  • Saturday, March 25 for Members
  • Sunday, March 26 for Non-members 

Spring Art Camp: April 10 -14, 2017

Weather Wonders
AC1703, 9-11:45 am 
Instructor: Susan Schutte
Does a sunny day make you happy? How do you feel when it’s raining outside? Does music make you want to dance? We’ll explore connections between the weather, music and art while creating with clay, printmaking, painting, drawing, and collage. Even on a cloudy day, we can have fun making art!
Members $100/Non-members $115

Everything Origami
AC1704, 12:15-3:00pm
Instructor: Rich Gray 
Challenge your imagination and learn folding skills to see how many ways you can use origami.  Create dioramas, sculptures, mobiles, cards, jewelry, and more with the guidance of an experienced origami artist.  Whether you are a beginner or an experienced folder, you will be amazed at the works of art that you can create with colorful sheets of origami paper.
Members $100/Non-members $115
Registration Closed 

Summer Art Camp 2017

Week 1, July 10 – 14

Printmaking Unleashed
AC1703, 9-11:45am 
Instructor: Leigh Drake   
Explore a different printmaking method each day and create unique one of a kind prints! We’ll design and transfer images from one surface to another using paints and a variety of materials including foam, found objects, and natural materials.
Members $100/Non-members $115

Birds of a Feather
AC1704, 12:15-3pm
Instructor: Donna Iona Drozda
Virginia Beach is a special place for birds. Some birds live here year round and others migrate to the area. Explore drawing and sculptural techniques as we create art inspired by these amazing avians. Also, discover amazing facts and find out why many so many different species make their home in Virginia Beach.
Members $100/Non-members $115

Digital Modeling: 3D Digital Creation and Printing
AC1750, 12:15-3pm
Instructor: Jim Setzer 
Create three dimensional objects using computer based tools such as Google SketchUp. Then watch your creations come to life through the process of stereo lithography, also known as 3D printing.  Students will learn the basics of working shapes in a 3D environment, preparing their creation files for print (also known as slicing) and get hands on experience with a 3D printer.
Members $100/Non-members $115
 

Week 2, July 17- 21

Zoo Installation
AC1709, 9-11:45am 
Instructor: Virginia Van Horn  
Work together with fellow MOCA Art Campers to design and build large-scale animal sculptures that will be displayed on the grounds of the museum. We’ll work collaboratively in the studio to create the sculpture using tree branches, yarn, twine, and other natural materials. 
Members $100/Non-members $115

Art of Architecture
AC1710, 12:15-3pm
Instructor: Mary Carol Lynch  
Art can be found all around us! Our homes, schools, and MOCA are functional works of art. Explore different types of buildings, locations, functions, and the history of architecture. We’ll each design and create our own buildings using mixed media, clay relief, and more.
Members $100/Non-members $115
 

Week 3, July 24 – 28

DIY Skateboard Design and Build with WRV
AC1715, 9-11:45am
Instructor: WRV Staff & Melanie Columbus
Design and build your own custom skateboard with MOCA and WRV. Explore the history of skateboard art and then design and create graphics for your own board. Assemble your skateboard on Thursday, and we’ll head over to the WRV Skate Park for a mini lesson to test them out on Friday! Please note that on Friday campers will need to be dropped off and picked up at the WRV Skate Park. No transportation will be provided by MOCA.
Members $145 /Non-members $160

Funky Portraits
AC1716, 12:15-3pm
Instructor: Suzanne Stevens
Explore the world of faces all around us by learning to create realistic and imaginative portraits.  We will make funky characters with paint, pastels, and more in this fun week in the studio.
Members $100/Non-members $115 

Picture This
AC1717, 12:15-3pm
Instructor: Leigh Drake
Discover the ins and outs of basic digital photography. Learn camera operation, basic compositions, and digital manipulations while also spending time taking pictures. Got a smartphone? We will touch on taking pictures and editing with smartphones as well. Please bring a digital camera to class, as well as the computer connection cord.
Members $100/Non-members $115
 

Week 4, July 31 – August 4

Pop Art Fun!
AC1721, 9-11:45am
Instructor: April Scholes
Pop artists wanted to make art part of everyday life. They looked to advertising, comics, product packaging, movies, television, and more for inspiration. We will explore the work of the pop artists and create drawings, prints, and sculptures that are bright, colorful, and bold!
Members $100/Non-members $115

Dreamy Fabric Fabrications
AC1722, 12:15-3pm
Instructor: Donna Iona Drozda   
Discover a new art form to express yourself! Create a dream catcher using fabric, hand stitching, and beautiful embellishments.
Members $100/Non-members $115
 

Week 5, August 7-11 

Glass Lab: Make a Splash with Glass
AC1728, 9-11:45am
Instructor: Ali Rogan
Investigate the science of glass art while creating unique works of art! We’ll explore different methods and techniques of working with glass as a sculptural medium including glass fusing, casting, painting, recycling glass and mixed media.  .
Members $130/Non-members $145

Everything Origami
AC1729, 12:15-3pm
Instructor: Rich Gray
Challenge your imagination and learn folding skills to see how many different ways you can use origami.  Create dioramas, sculptures, mobiles, cards, jewelry, and more with the guidance of an experienced origami artist.  Whether you are a beginner or an experienced folder, you will be amazed at the works of art that you can create with colorful sheets of origami paper.
Members $100/Non-members $115

Digital Illustration
AC1730, 12:15-3pm
Instructor: Cherilyn Colbert
Create digital illustrations and learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator, a vector-based program used to create digital works of art. Students will work on a series of exercises to get familiar with the program and by the end of the week complete an illustration project of their own unique city-scape allowing for continued practice with the software
Members $100/Non-members $115
 

Week 6, August 14-18

Art Time Travelers      
AC1735, 9-11:45am
Instructor: Anne Campbell     
Works of art can provide clues about the artists who made them and the world around them. Go back in time and discover different movements throughout art history. We’ll create portraits, still lifes, and landscapes using a variety of materials and techniques inspired by the artists of the past.
Members $100/Non-members $115

Glass Lab: Aquarium      
AC1736, 12:15-3pm
Instructor: Jenna Figgers
Create your own personal aquarium. Use different glass making techniques to create sea creatures and a “home” for them. We’ll explore different methods and techniques of working with glass as a sculptural medium including glass fusing, casting, painting, recycling glass and mixed media.
Members $130/Non-members $145

2D Video Game Design and Play  
AC1737, 12:15-3pm
Instructor: Jasmine Fountain
Design your own 2D video game inspired by MOCA’s current exhibitions. We’ll use videogame software to create characters, game levels, and animation, and learn the ins and outs of game design and development.
Members $100/Non-members $115
 

Week 7, August 21-25

Master Painter      
AC1742, 9-11:45am
Instructor: Jade O’Day
From traditional still lifes to splatters of color, learn how painting styles have changes over the years. Each day student will explore an important movement in painting history and create their own artwork inspired by that style.
Members $100/Non-members $115

Liquid Galaxy      
AC1743, 12:15-3pm
Instructor: Jenna Figgers    
Discover how to use water to create non-traditional paintings of galaxies and new planets. Experiment with fluid painting, paper marbling, and color resist inspired by NASA’s new planetary discoveries.  
Members $100/Non-members $115

Week 8, August 28- Sept 1

Summer S.T.E.A.M
AC1748, 9-11:45am
Instructor: Katie Kaltenbach
Let’s experiment! Creative thinking isn’t just used when making works of art. We’ll explore, create, and problem solve as we conduct a series of experiments/art projects that connect science, technology, engineering, art, and math
Members $100/Non-members $115

Animals of the Air & Sea   
AC1749, 12:15-3pm
Instructor: Suzanne Stevens
Dive into the ocean and soar over the waves in the MOCA studio! Learn to draw and paint creatures of the deep and animals of flight in this creative and fun-filled week.
Members $100/Non-members $115

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