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I have a 6 year old who is in a mandarin immersion program but is very interested in art. I can't decide between some kind of immersion summer program or the MOCHA summer camp. Any advice regarding which program and particular camps for his interests would be much appreciated.
Re: Full day art camp for elementary aged child
My children had a good experience at MOCHA art camp in downtown Oakland last August. Jennifer N.
I am looking into Mocha summer camp for our 9 year old. Does anyone have experience with it and how did you/your child like it? anon
Re: Circus school in the East Bay?
MOCHA (Museum of Children's Art) in Oakland has given circus classes in the past. My children did a winter break class a couple of years ago and loved it, and my daughter also did the class one summer. Cynthia
Does anyone have any recent experience with the MOCHA summer camps for younger kids? The archived things on the website are all several years old. I have an almost 7 year old boy who enjoys arts activities. Is there a good gender mix at the camp? How are the instructors, supervision, etc? Do they include some active outdoor time in the schedule? Thanks!
Re: Full-day winter break camps?
Mocha has some nice camps and they do offer full-day winter break camps. Check out their website: http://www.mocha.org/camps/winter/index.html We took our 6 year old son to a couple of the camps last winter and he had a blast. Susan
I am looking for feed back on Fairyland, Kaleidoscope and
Mocha Summer Camps. This would be for a 5 year old girl.
All the usual questions; care and nurturing of the children,
is it safe and fun, did the kids like it, the pros and cons of the
camp. I did check the archives, but the posts are either
outdated or nonexistent. Getting some real feed back
certainly will help in the decision making process. Thanks
for your information and help.
a first time summer camp mom
Last year my daughter who was entering first grade went to two sessions of Mocha. She liked the camp and made some exciting art there. It is high quality art training, rather than the craft work kids do at some art programs. She went to the buildings session and the murals session. She was less enthusiastic about the aftercare which seemed to consist of small projects and videos, so if you don't need the full time care, I would just enroll in the camp. We also had a fun (clay) birthday party at MOCHA. Carol
Has anyone had experience with the Oakland MOCHA (Museum of Children's Art) summer camp? What was it like, and how old was your child? Did they stay for the before- and after-care, and how was that? I'd love to hear any experiences: quality of the program; diversity of activities; any outdoors time?; etc. etc. etc. I'm considering it for one or 2 weeks this summer, not summer-long. Thanks for any and all recommendations (positive or negative experiences). Thanks Mom of an artistic one
Re: Art camp for pre-teen in Albany/Berkeley?
MOCHA in Oakland has a great summer arts camp. There are 8 or so one week sessions, each with a different theme. The staff is great and my daughter (age 11) has attended one or two sessions for the past 3 years or so. She loves it. Ann
Museum of Children's Art (MOCHA) now has a drop-in Little Studio for kids 2-5 and their parents. The Little Studio has a great painting station and lots of hand-on arts supplies to allow young kids to explore art materials. Emphasis is on exploration. It's $3 for kids and free if you're a member. Check out their web site www.mocha.org for current hours. I believe they are open daily except for Mondays. Phone is 465-8770.
LOCATION: 538 Ninth Street in downtown Oakland. The Little Studio is located off a very nice courtyard and MOCHA's larger studio/gallery are upstairs. This is within walking distance of the 12th Street BART station in Oakland in the Swan's Market complex. There is street parking too. Friday is Farmer's Market day on 9th Street and gets busy and lively. Lissa
MOCHA still has space in its half-day studio art classes for teens and preteens (12 - 16). Classes are taught by professional artists. There are 7 week-long sessions to choose from between July 2 through August 17. Classes are in the afternoons, 1PM - 4 PM. Check out MOCHA's website: http://www.mocha.org for more info and signups or call MOCHA at 465-0772. Sign up with a friend! P.S. MOCHA's new location at Swan's Market is a short walk from the BART station and numerous bus stops on Broadway.
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