Artists In Libraries

MOCHA @ the Library

MOCHA @ the Library: 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. These MOCHA Art workshops are weekly until May 2022.

Weekly Times & Branch Locations


Oakland Public Library Branches:


  • Cesar Chavez Branch, Mondays at 3:30pm: Teaching Artist Michelle Cuevas

  • Eastmont Branch, Mondays at 4:00pm: Teaching Artist Sabrina Lee 


  • Main BranchTuesdays at 3:30pm: Teaching Artist Sabrina Lee

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


  • 81st. Avenue BranchWednesdays at 2:00pm: Teaching Artist LuzMarina Tovar

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

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch, Wednesdays at 2:00pm: Teaching Artist Sabrina Lee

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



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

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

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

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


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

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch, Fridays at 2:30pm: Teaching Artist Sabrina Lee

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


Check out art opportunities at the Oakland Public Library

Funding Support


This 2021-2022 school year, in collaboration with our friends at Oakland Public Libraries and made possible from a CA State Library grant, MOCHA is able to offer weekly art workshops at eleven library branches of the Oakland Public Library.

For more information contact: Ashley Aaron, Community Arts Director: