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Artists in Residency

Bring innovative visual arts programming in your school with a MOCHA teaching artist. Our programs provide students of all ages opportunities to build their creative, academic, and social skills through in-depth, hands-on visual arts programming.

Our teaching artists design and implement age appropriate and engaging art lessons for the classroom setting for  each school site.  We collaborate with your staff & classroom teachers to create curriculum to fit the needs of your students and school.​ The MOCHA art program provides a professional teaching artist, site specific art lesson design, all prepared art supplies for each lesson and program management and supervision. 

Additionally, teaching artists can participate and support Family/Community art events and school site art exhibitions. MOCHA can provide professional development workshops for classroom teachers to develop their visual arts practice for their  classrooms and grade level. 

Days & Times

  • MOCHA provides in-school, after school, and summer residencies.

  • Length of residencies can last from a few weeks to an entire school year.


  • Residency costs are based on the length of the residency as well as the number of sessions per classroom.

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Art Lessons

  • Art residencies provide opportunities for educators and students to immerse themselves in various media, techniques and projects that they may not otherwise be exposed to, such as: clay, sculpture, print-making, book arts, and collaborative works of art, to name a few.

  • We incorporate the following art education tools: Teaching for Understanding, Making Learning Visible and Studio Habits of Mind.

  • Lessons are typically centered around a specific topic and can be customized to highlight a class project or curriculum unit that may support language arts, social science, science and mathematics curricula and are tied to the California State Visual Art Standards.

  • MOCHA supports students with limited abilities to express a range of ideas and emotions.

  • Students participating in MOCHA programs gain skills in: constructive communication, creative and critical thinking, confidence and collaboration.

For more information, contact Creative Director: Roxanne Padgett (

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