Artists In Libraries


MOCHA @ the Library: In Fall 2021, MOCHA is returning to the library to offer FREE weekly art workshops at eleven Oakland Public Library branches. Join MOCHA Teaching Artists in these workshops for children. Each week the Teaching Artist will present art related to a different theme, building creativity, socio-emotional, and academic skills through painting, drawing, sculpting, and numerous other art forms. 


Support and funding for these programs are part of LEAP (Library Education and Art Program). LEAP is funded by a CA State Library grant for the 2021-2022 school year. This grant is keeping our library program accessible to the greater Oakland community.

Days, Times & Branch Locations


Oakland Public Library Branches:

  • Eastmont Branch, Mondays at 4:00pm: Teaching Artist Michelle Cuevas (Closed January 2022 for renovations)

  • Main BranchTuesdays at 3:30pm: Teaching Artist Telice Summerfield

  • Brookfield Branch, Tuesdays at 4:00pm: Teaching Artist Lisa Krones-Whalen 

  • 81st. Avenue BranchWednesdays at 2:00pm: Teaching Artist Telice Summerfield

  • César E. Chávez Branch, Wednesday at 2:00pm: (Spanish Bilingual): Teaching Artist Michelle Cuevas

  • Melrose, Wednesdays at 3:00pm: Teaching Artist Tammy Artis 

  • West Oakland Branch, Thursdays at 3:30pm: Teaching Artist Sabrina Lee

  • Golden Gate, Thursdays at 3:30pm: Teaching Artist Tammy Artis 

  • Asian, Thursdays at 3:30pm: Teaching Artist Michelle Cuevas 

  • Elmhurst Branch, Thursdays at 2:00pm: Teaching Artist Lisa Krones-Whalen 

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch, Fridays at 1:00pm: Teaching Artist Sabrina Lee

  • Elmhurst Branch, Fridays at 1:30pm: Teaching Artist Lisa Krones-Whalen 

  • West Oakland Branch, Fridays at 4:00pm: Teaching Artist Michelle Cuevas

Funding Support

This fall, in collaboration with our friends at Oakland Public Libraries and made possible from a CA State Library grant, MOCHA will offer FREE weekly art workshops at eleven library branches.

For more information visit: Art @ Oakland Public Library