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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

​Bring the power of contemporary art into your classroom. Offering tours, MOCA’s yearlong professional development program Contemporary Art Start (CAS), special programs for visual art teachers, and more. 


Kerry James Marshall, Past Times, 1997, acrylic and collage on canvas114 x 156 in., Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, McCormick Place Art Collection, photo by Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago

Classroom Resources: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Find flexible classroom ​resources you can use to prepare for a visit to the exhibition (see 'Tours' to schedule a visit) or as a stand-alone instructional unit:

​​Teaching guide (PDF)​
​Accompanying Presentation (PowerPoint)
​Checklist of the exhibition (PDF)

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 (CAS) is MOCA’s yearlong classroom partnership program connecting 3rd-12th grade Los Angeles-area students and teachers to the transformative power of contemporary art. CAS combines teacher training, classroom curriculum, multiple museum visits for students, and family involvement opportunities to make a lasting impact. The goals of CAS are to increase the presence of art in schools, develop students’ critical thinking and communication abilities, and cultivate lifelong relationships to art, museums, and learning. Offering specialized tracks of instruction for 3rd-5th grade and secondary teachers, each year, CAS serves approximately 110 teachers and 5,000 students across Los Angeles County. Since its founding in 1986, CAS has reached over 3,000 teachers and 100,000 students in the Los Angeles area.

Cost:

- $110 per teacher; FREE for LAUSD teachers.

- All schools are responsible for fall museum transportation; MOCA pays for spring transportation. Able to take public transit? MOCA will pay for both trips if costs are incurred.

COMPENSATION/SALARY POINT CREDIT:

- First-year CAS participants in LAUSD can receive one LAUSD salary point or be paid for attending 42 training hours.

- Returning CAS participants in LAUSD can be paid for attending 18 training hours.

Please note that CAS 2017–18 is full at this time. To be added to our mail list for CAS 2018–19 and additional program offerings, or to schedule a free 1–2 hour faculty workshop at your school during 2017–18, please email jhoel@moca.org.

Tours for 3rd-12th Grade

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

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


Programs for Art Educators

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

Think, Sync & Drink: Expanding Communities of Practice
Thursday, October 13, 5-9pm
MOCA Grand Avenue
FREE; RSVP required
Cash bar and free light bites served

Join K-12 art educators for an informal evening of big ideas and collegial exchange at MOCA as we explore new approaches to professional development that are driven BY teachers, FOR teachers. Start with self-guided time in galleries, then join colleagues on MOCA’s roof terrace for a convivial reception complete with maker stations, lively presentations by teachers who crafted new programs in MOCA’s professional development incubator, and breakout discussions sparked by presenters’ driving questions. Take big ideas home and learn how to get involved with existent and newly-forming communities of practice that can stimulate your professional and artistic growth during 2016-17 and beyond.

Schedule of events:
5pm: Check-in and self-guided time in the galleries
6pm: Reception on the roof: cash bar, light bites, maker stations
7pm: Welcome and six-minute presentations by:
- Jeanne Hoel, Associate Director of Education, School & Teacher Programs, MOCA
- Kristin Taylor, LAUSD elementary visual art teacher and Pepperdine University doctoral student
- Mike Blasi and Kerry Buchman, LAUSD elementary visual art teachers
- Antoinette Pippen, 6th grade teacher, Foshay Learning Center, LAUSD
- Anne Uphoff, retired high school art teacher, STEM Academy, LAUSD
7:45pm: Networking and making break
8:15pm: Breakout discussions 
9pm: Adjourn

PARKING is available for $9 at the Walt Disney Concert Hall garage 

Questions? Contact Jeanne Hoel at jhoel@moca.org or 213/621-1706

Professional Development Workshops at Schools

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

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