MOCHA is committed to bringing arts education programs to East Bay schools & communities.

What MOCHA Does

Schools 

Engaging students in a range of visual arts disciplines that connect with

their interests and studies and

deepen their understanding through exposure to a diversity of periods, styles and cultures

Libraries

MOCHA’s Afterschool Art at the Library Program directly aligns with our mission to provide meaningful arts learning opportunities to children who are at risk academically and/or reside in communities underserved by the arts and cultural programming

Community

MOCHA emphasizes outreach to culturally, linguistically and economically diverse populations in communities that do not typically have wide access to the arts.

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"Arts subjects encourage self-expression and creativity and can build confidence as well as a sense of individual identity; studying arts subjects also help to develop critical thinking and the ability to interpret the world around us.” - Tate.org

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MOCHA's CORE VALUES

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Fostering imagination and nurturing original ideas is foundational to MOCHA’s operations.

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MOCHA exists to facilitate and strengthen connections between all members of our community, including students, teachers, parents, educators, staff, administrators, local officials & beyond.

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“No” is a word we try to avoid. At MOCHA, when there is an opportunity that supports our community and our mission, we always look for the “Yes” in every situation.

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At MOCHA, all of our work is in the service of ensuring access to the arts for everyone, especially those who are historically underserved.

Upcoming Events

  • MOCHA @ Akoma Market
    MOCHA @ Akoma Market
    Sun, Dec 05
    Oakland
    Dec 05, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Oakland, 6955 Foothill Blvd, Oakland, CA 94605, USA
  • Open Studio
    Sat, Dec 18
    Oakland
    Dec 18, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM PST
    Oakland, 1221 Broadway LL, 49, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
  • Winter Break Camp - Elements of Art
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, Dec 20
    Oakland
    Dec 20, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
    Oakland, 1221 Broadway LL, 49, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
  • Winter Break Camp (cont.) - Movement & Action in Art
    Dec 27, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
    Oakland, 1221 Broadway LL, 49, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
  • School's Out Day Camp - Science & Art Camp
    Jan 14, 2022, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
    Oakland, 1221 Broadway LL, 49, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
  • Open Studio
    Sat, Jan 15
    Oakland
    Jan 15, 2022, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM PST
    Oakland, 1221 Broadway LL, 49, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
  • MLK Jr. Day Camp - Found Object Art Camp
    Jan 17, 2022, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
    Oakland, 1221 Broadway LL, 49, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
  • Winter Intercession Day Camp - Mini Masterpieces Camp
    Feb 18, 2022, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM PST
    Oakland, 1221 Broadway LL, 49, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
  • Open Studio
    Sat, Feb 19
    Oakland
    Feb 19, 2022, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM PST
    Oakland, 1221 Broadway LL, 49, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
  • Winter Intercession Camp - Clay Exploration Camp
    Feb 21, 2022, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
    Oakland, 1221 Broadway LL, 49, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
  • Winter Intercession Camp - Architecture and Landscape Design
    Feb 21, 2022, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
    Oakland, 1221 Broadway LL, 49, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
  • Open Studio
    Sat, Mar 19
    Oakland
    Mar 19, 2022, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Oakland, 1221 Broadway LL, 49, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
  • School's Out Day Camp - Illustration and Cartooning Camp
    Apr 01, 2022, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
    Oakland, 1221 Broadway LL, 49, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
  • Spring Break Camp - Textiles & Fashion
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, Apr 04
    Oakland
    Apr 04, 2022, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
    Oakland, 1221 Broadway LL, 49, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
  • Summer Camp - Animals & Nature In Art
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, May 30
    Oakland
    May 30, 2022, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
    Oakland, 1221 Broadway LL, 49, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
  • Memorial Day Camp - Animals In Art Camp
    May 30, 2022, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
    Oakland, 1221 Broadway LL, 49, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
  • Summer Camp - Architecture
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, Jun 06
    Oakland
    Jun 06, 2022, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
    Oakland, 1221 Broadway LL, 49, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
  • Summer Camp - Afrofuturism
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, Jun 13
    Oakland
    Jun 13, 2022, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
    Oakland, 1221 Broadway LL, 49, Oakland, CA 94612, USA