Virtual Field Trips

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MOCHA Field Trips are a great way to spend the school year. We offer an array of art lessons and can customize curriculum based on what you are learning in your classroom. Your family, class, or community group will participate in an engaging art lesson led by a professional teaching artist.

Lessons include an educational presentation as well as opportunities for hands-on making. Each lesson is 1.5 hours long (grades K-12), and 1 hour (Pre-K). For groups larger than 30, a second reservation may be required and groups may need to be staggered.

MOCHA Field Trips are not just for children; we frequently have middle school and high school students participate too!

Days & Times

Monday – Friday
9:00 – 10:30am
11:00am – 12:30pm
1:00 – 2:30pm
3:00pm – 4:30pm 

Price

Pre-K - $150 (up to 20 students)

K-12 - $175 (up to 30 students)

Add-Ons

+$50 (custom lesson)

MOCHA requires at least 2 weeks notice to book a field trip. MOCHA does not allow lessons to be changed under 72 hours. Full payment is due at the time of booking.

Cancellation Policy:

We need at least two weeks notice to cancel/reschedule a field trip and will retain a $25 admin fee; a credit will be given and applied to your next booking.  If you cancel a field trip within 2 weeks of the trip, no credit will be given. If you need to reschedule, we need at least seven days notice and will retain a $25 admin fee. If you want to reschedule and do not give at least seven days notice, we will retain half of the cost of the field trip and apply the remaining credit to your next booking.  Refunds are not allowed.

K – 12 Art Lessons

All of our lessons are developmentally appropriate and based on the California Visual Arts Standards. Choose a lesson from our list below and a MOCHA teaching artist will discuss how to adapt projects to your curriculum goals.

ART OF MASKS
Students will learn how masks are made in just every part of the world and are made from a large variety of materials. They will view different masks from all over the world and be asked to describe them in terms of the elements of art; line, shape, color, texture and pattern. 

COIL POTS & CLAY EXPLORATION

This lesson is an introduction to clay. Student artists will familiarize with the nature of clay sculpture through experimenting with 3-d shapes. Ultimately students will build their own sculpture.

FAITH RINGGOLD QUILT COLLAGE
Students will be introduced to the art of Faith Ringgold, artist, teacher, author and illustrator. They will design and create a paper story quilt based on a personal memory by composing a one or two sentence written memory and then drawing an illustration with a well-developed background.
DREAMTIME ANIMALS

An introduction to the art of the Aboriginal peoples of Australia and the meaning and stories behind their stylized artworks. Using paints and oil pastels students create their own dreamtime animals that inspire stories.

PORTRAITURE

Artists like Frida Kahlo, Vincent Van Gogh and Henry Matisse are viewed as students discuss what makes a portrait and then learn how to use proportion to create colorful and whimsical pictures of themselves or any other abstract faces they can come up with.
Medium Options: Collage / Watercolor

RECYCLED SCULPTURE

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Students learn about taking one person’s trash and turning it into their own personal treasures. They discover how to construct sculptures or architectural structures out of recycled materials.

SUMI-E BRUSH PAINTING

Students learn about the history and art of brush painting. Practice several painting techniques and create an Asian-type scroll in the traditional Sumi style.

MONO PRINTING
Students will discuss and experiment with line. After demonstration students will experience the technique of making a mono-print using Plexiglass plates, tempera and Q-tips. Students will create many different prints from their print plate. 
KEITH HARING STENCILS
Students will learn about American painter Keith Haring and his figurative painting by looking at reproductions and analyzing the use of lines, shapes and colors. Students will learn how to create stencils to make a painting, inspired by Keith Haring, while exploring the properties of line and movement.
COLOR AS EXPRESSION - GEORGIA O'KEEFE WATERCOLOR

Students will understand the concepts of Color, Mood, and Expression. Students will learn watercolor techniques. Students will become more familiar with the artwork of Georgia O’Keefe

CUSTOM THEME
Give us a theme and a MOCHA teaching artist will develop 2 custom projects for your party, (3 weeks notice needed for custom projects).

**Materials for field trips can be purchased for $5 each or be household materials. Please email mary@mocha.org for more information.