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 with questions or for more information.

Winter schedule runs 12.2.19 - 2.7.20

Registration is open

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.

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.

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.

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.

School Vacation Day Camps

MLK Day 2020

Constructivist Toy Take Apart

Discover what makes your toys move, make noise, and light up by taking them apart! Use tools such as glue guns, screwdrivers, scissors, and more to explore their inner circuiting. Take apart more than one to hack them together and make something brand new!

Date: January 20, 2020
Time: 9:30 am – 4 pm
Grades: 1-6
Price: $125

February Break 2020

Unleash Your Inventor: Regenerate, Renew, and Reinvent

February Break is for stretching your legs, and your creative brains too! We’ll put our students up to the challenge with many arts-based STEAM activities involving changing, altering, and reusing a variety of found and sourced materials. Students will learn how to look at their work differently, to change a work from 1 dimension into 3, to alter the shape and appearance of their work, and to make their 3D art structures sturdy. Activities will include sculpture, resin and amber casting, abstract portrait collage, balloon sculptures and functional model boat design. Please provide a snack and a brown bag meal for our art movie lunch break.
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

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

Contact Us

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