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Building vibrant minds and strong communities through hands-on art.

MOCHA provides hands-on arts learning experiencing for children and their families in our museum, in schools and preschools, and in public venues. MOCHA also prepares educators to teach art and integrate arts learning across academic subject areas. As well, we advocate for the arts as an essential part of a strong, vital and diverse community. We emphasize outreach to children in low-income communities that do not typically have wide access to the arts.

MOCHA serves more than 35,000 children each year, in five program areas:

* Museum Programs
* Artists in the Schools
* Early Childhood Programs
* Professional Development Programs
* Community Programs

MOCHA 's work draws on research and best practices in the fields of the arts, education and youth development. We have been recognized both locally and nationally for our program excellence and have established a reputation for quality, sustainability and dedication. MOCHA's work is supported by generous funders in the Bay Area and beyond.

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Drop in art Oakland, CA
Birthday and Art Parties Oakland, CA
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Drop in art

Category: Art / Creative
Paint . . . Build . . . Sculpt . . . Learn . . . Create!

In our drop-in studios, children age 18 months and up learn and express themselves using paint, papier-mâché, clay, fabrics, feathers and all kinds of unusual materials. Activities are based on weekly themes, like Space Travel, Undersea Creatures or Masks and Masquerade.

Our Little Artists program is specially designed for children ages 18 months to 5 years. Little Artists activities build developmental and school readiness skills, while giving young children opportunities to explore and interact with parents, caregivers and other children.

All Drop-in Art programs are guided by a professional Teaching Artist.

See the MOCHA Calendar for this week's theme.

$7 per child, free for members

Tuesday through Friday, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday and Sunday, 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Bringing a group of five or more? Call ahead!

Children must be accompanied by a parent at all times.
Registration Coordinator

510.465.8770 x308
510.465.0772 FAX
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Years Experience: 1

Birthday and Art Parties

Category: Art / Creative
Have your cake and paint one too!

MOCHA Birthday Parties are hands-on, super-creative and, most of all, tons of fun. Designing a party is easy—just choose one of our colorful studios and an art project theme, and our staff will work with you to make your child's event extra-memorable!

MOCHA Art Parties aren't just for kids—contact our registration coordinator to design a one-of-a-kind party for art-lovers of any age!

Studio Party: $225
in Clay Street Studio or Little Studio
2 hours

Grand Galleria Party: $295
in our upstairs gallery/studio
2 hours

We offer a 10% discount to MOCHA members.

Learn more about planning your art party.

MOCHA provides:

* an enthusiastic MOCHA artist
* all materials for the art project
* two hours in our festive, accessible studio space
* paper plates and plastic silverware and cups for your goodies
* a template to create party invitations
* a cool MOCHA T-shirt for the guest of honor

You provide:
* a guest of honor
* our party guests
o up to 12 guests ages 5 and under, or up to 15 guests ages 6 and over (adult hosts are not included in this number)
o additional guests may attend for $10 each, up to 20 children total
* at least one adult to host and help
* food and refreshments

Add-ons include:

* Party bag full of art-making goodies and a free open studio pass (a $7 value)—$3.50 per bag
* Custom art projects—$25 & up, depending on materials

Registration Coordinator

510.465.8770 x308
510.465.0772 FAX
Planning Your Art Party

Creating your art party is easy and fun! Just choose your theme, and follow the steps below.

1. Pick a time and studio space.

2. Select a theme for your party.

3. Contact MOCHA and request a reservation at least two weeks in advance of your event.

Reservations are confirmed upon receipt of a 50% deposit. MOCHA accepts cash, pers
Relevant Education / Credentials
Years Experience: 1