The Academy

The Academy at MoCA Westport supports the community by providing learning opportunities for all ages. The Academy is committed to programming that fosters a growth mindset in its participants, while blending visual arts, music, wellness and academic themes throughout its wide array of course offerings. Our goal is to help our students perceive art, music, themselves and the world around them more clearly, and to enhance sensory awareness that connects us to the world around us.

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The Academy

Faculty & Staff

Anne Greenberg
Director of Education

As a mother of two teenage girls, former classroom teacher, and elementary school assistant principal in New York City, Anne Greenberg brings extensive knowledge and experience to support students and teaching staff at MoCA in her role as Director of Education.

Colleen Thomas
Head of Educational Development

Colleen is an educator who advocates for elevating partnerships between arts organizations and their communities. She has worked as a teacher in traditional classrooms as well as several museums where her dedication for developing impactful lessons continues to grow. She is thrilled to partner with her colleagues at MoCA to build dynamic and inclusive programs that enrich the lives of our students

Erika McGhee
Erika is an artist and DIY enthusiast who loves art as it relates to many forms. She has taught Pre-K children for fifteen years, and has taught art history for three years along with other enrichments such as chess and yoga. Holding bachelor degrees in Jewelry and Metals, and another in Early Childhood Education, Erika is currently pursuing her Master’s in Illustration.
Amy Chaple
Amy is a seasoned teacher with international experience. She taught in both Poland and Turkey before moving to Westport 13 years ago. She holds a BA from Babson College, and an MA in International Education from Framingham State University. She is passionate about art and has worked with artists, galleries and public and private collections. Working at MoCA Westport gives her the opportunity to blend both of her passions, teaching and art.
Isabelle Camillo

Isabelle is a passionate artist, teacher, and poet. She received her BFA in Fine Arts with a concentration in Painting from the University of Connecticut and received her MA in Art Education from Boston University. Isabelle has a background in Montessori education and when she is not working as a freelance artist, she is pursuing the creation of her own illustrated poetry book.

Nina Capozzi
Nina has a degree in Photography and Visual Fine Arts along with a certificate in Graphic Design. She has loved art since she was very young, and has been engaged in photography for over eight years. When she’s not creating art or taking photos, Nina enjoys spending time with her family and friends, taking her dog on hikes, golfing and dancing.
Agata Tria
Agata is an accomplished and award-winning artist, exhibiting her soft pastels in the United States as well as Europe. Her style is mostly minimalistic nature portraits emphasizing color and composition. She creates in a diversity of mediums including acrylic/oils, pastels, glass, resins and wood. She currently resides in Weston, CT and earned her Master’s degree from the European Academy of Arts in Warsaw, Poland.

The Academy at MoCA Westport supports the community by providing learning opportunities for all ages. The Academy is committed to programming that fosters a growth mindset in its participants, while blending visual arts, music, wellness and academic themes throughout its wide array of course offerings. Our goal is to help our students perceive art, music, themselves and the world around them more clearly, and to enhance sensory awareness that connects us to the world around us. 

 

Refund Policy: To ensure the optimal experience, we schedule our teachers and purchase our materials in advance. As a non-profit organization, cancellations make it challenging for us to manage our enrollments and plan for programs. Tuition refunds made by request are available up until five business days prior to the start of the program, any registration fees incurred shall be the responsibility of the registrant upon cancellation. 

Pending availability, a make-up class may be granted upon request for the fee of a single class. Refunds are not available for missed classes due to illness or exposure to an illness- including but not limited to Covid-19. 

If a class is canceled by MoCA Westport, we will offer participants an opportunity to reschedule and/ or a credit.

There will be no refunds for days canceled due to inclement weather however, where possible, credits will be offered.

Classes are transferable to another participant within 48 hours notice. Contact Colleen Thomas at colleen@mocawestport.org with any questions or to change a class participant.

The gallery will be closed through June 30 as we install our next exhibition. The Academy will remain open.