The Academy

It's more than just a class

  • Studios and grounds designed to be experiential and immersive
  • Projects inspired by current exhibitions
  • MoMA trained instructors
  •  Programs developed to embrace Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence’s RULER method

There are plenty of places to go to learn how to paint. Or draw. Or play.

But @MoCA Westport we wanted to offer something more.
So we built The Academy.

All created to offer people of all ages and talents an opportunity to not only develop new skills, but discover and enjoy the Arts in much more meaningful ways.

The Academy is the only arts education experience in the Westport area that combines exhibit-inspired activities in a semi-private class setting. So each student truly gets an immersion into the world of Contemporary Arts through a variety of media.

Course Offerings @The Academy

Contact us at 203-222-7070 or academy@mocawestport.org with questions or for more information.


Fall schedule runs 9.23.19 - 11.22.19

Classes are in session


Winter schedule runs 12.2.19 - 2.7.20

Registration is open

Winter Courses

Fall Courses

Introduction to Looms and Tapestries

Learn about the meditative process-based art of weaving and loomwork.

Mondays, 4PM - 5PM
Classes begin on December 2 and end on February 3.

Second Level Polymer Clay: Mixing Mediums

Learn how to build armature and skeletons, and accent pieces with alternative materials appropriately.

Mondays, 4:30PM - 5:30PM
Classes begin on December 2 and end on February 3.

Fashion Illustration and Sneaker Design

Learn about today’s most influential contemporary designers, and begin your fashion career with a design notebook and style lessons.

Tuesdays, 4PM - 5PM
Classes begin on December 3 and end on February 4.

Junior Illustration: Animals and Dreamscapes

Practice the art of dreamworld design and explore the meaning of various basic imagery in artwork.

Tuesdays, 5PM – 6PM
Classes begin on December 3 and end on February 4.

Printmaking: Woodcuts and Linocuts

Learn about Printmaking, while employing different styles and exploring different wood surface textures.

Wednesdays, 4PM – 5PM
Classes begin on December 4 and end on February 5.

Toddler Touchpoints

Let your toddlers thrive through our engaging and entertaining toddler tinker time!

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Classes begin on December 3 and end on February 6.

Painting 2: Watercolor Exploration

This class will expand on basic techniques in adding accents and gouache that will make your work pop.

Thursdays, 5PM - 6PM
Classes begin on December 5 and end on February 6.

Painting 2: Acrylic Exploration

This class will focus on the specific benefits and characteristics of acrylic paint in application.

Thursdays, 4PM - 5PM
Classes begin on December 5 and end on February 6.

Hands, Feet, and Anatomy Challenges

An intensive study of hands, feet, and up-close anatomical structure.

Thursdays, 6PM - 7PM
Classes begin on December 5 and end on February 6.

Homeschool Projects and Brown Bag Lunch Art Talk!

Each student will have the ability to pursue their own artistic interests under the guidance of our MoMA-trained teaching artist.

Fridays, 11AM - 2PM
Classes begin on December 6 and end on February 7.

RULER: Art and Meditation

Develop your ability to balance personal emotions through the practice of art and introspective study.

Fridays, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Classes begin on December 6 and end on February 7.

Design Your Own Room!

Get introduced to the fundamentals of Interior Design and prepare an interior design for a space of your choosing.

Fridays, 4:30PM - 5:30PM
Classes begin on December 6 and end on February 7.

Home School Arts

Each student will pursue an independent project inspired by the current artist on exhibit, and work under the guidance and instruction of our MOMA-trained teaching artists.

Fridays, 9:30AM - 11AM
Classes begin on December 6 and end on February 7.

Beyond weekly classes and special event workshops in our studio, we partner with area schools at all grade levels to provide customize experiences @MoCA Westport or in-school. To discuss the possibilities, contact academy@mocawestport.org.
SCHOOL VISITS

Can be scheduled on Tuesdays throughout the year with Kate Jackson:

Contact Us

Phone: (203) 222-7070
Office Hours: M-F, 10AM – 5PM