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Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Nico Therin. 

Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Nico Therin. 

MOCA makes education more collaborative, inclusive, and learner-centered, and nurtures intellectual growth through transformative experiences with contemporary art. Find support and inspiration through tours, professional development offerings, and our award-winning classroom partnership program, Contemporary Art Start.  


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Contemporary Art Start (CAS)

Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Sean MacGillivray.

Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Sean MacGillivray.

Contemporary Art Start 2019-20 

Transform your classroom community with the power of contemporary art. Contemporary Art Start (CAS) is MOCA’s award-winning classroom partnership program serving 3rd-12th grade classrooms across Los Angeles County. CAS invests in teachers and students by supporting active connections to the art of our time, critical discussion skills, classroom community-building, learner-centered teaching, arts integration, and reflective practice. CAS includes hands-on professional development, two guided museum visits, classroom curriculum, and family involvement opportunities over the course of each year.

Want to learn more? Book a free, interactive faculty presentation at your school about the kind of learning and teaching that happens in CAS. 

Application deadline for 2019-2020: April 26, 2019
Cost: $110 per teacher. Schools pay for fall bus; MOCA pays for spring bus.

Application for 3rd-5th Grade
Application for Middle and High School

INFO: jhoel@moca.org or (213) 621-1706

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Tours for 3rd-12th Grade

Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Nico Therin. 

Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Nico Therin. 

Staff-Guided Tours (3rd-12th Grade)

Prepare for your visit with this guide, which includes a pre-visit checklist, a map of the neighborhood for walking tours, and more.

Explore art at MOCA in a lively, discussion-based tour with MOCA Educators. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.

FEE: $7 per student
INFO: 213/621-1745 or education@moca.org

After making your reservation, prepare for a successful visit by watching MOCA's guided tour orientation video with your students:


Self-Guided Tours (3rd-12th Grade)
Self-guided tours for all accredited academic institutions are free; reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.
FREE (reservation required)
INFO: 213/621-1745 or education@moca.org

After making your reservation, prepare yourself and your students with our orientation video for self-guided groups:


Professional Development Workshops at Schools

Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Nico Therin. 

Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Nico Therin. 

MOCA comes to you! We provide 1-2 hour, interactive workshops for school faculties to introduce MOCA programs and explore how looking at and thinking about art supports the Common Core standards.

FREE
INFO: 213/621-1706 or jhoel@moca.org

MOCA PD Lab

MOCA PD Lab brings together visual art teachers and MOCA Education staff to build community, share research findings, and reflect on the art of teaching.

This inclusive community of practice is comprised of K-college classroom teachers and teaching artists who meet monthly to explore their own action research questions and share what they learn along the way.

This year, MOCA PD Lab is focusing on the new visual art state standards. What does implementation actually look like? How are the new standards impacting students? At the end of the year, participants are encouraged to share their findings in short presentations.

MOCA PD Lab is co-directed by Jeanne Hoel, Associate Director of Education, School & Teacher Programs at MOCA and Kristin Taylor, Assistant Professor of Art Education at CSU Northridge.

2019-20 schedule: Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm
October 5
November 2
December 7
February 1
March 7
April 4
May 2

Join here 

Questions: 
213/621-1706 or jhoel@moca.org 

FREE
Registration deadline: October 1
Space is limited