The Academy

It's more than just a class

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

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.

Current Course Offerings @The Academy

The Academy from Home

Thursdays at 11AM
NEW! Join us on Thursdays at 11 a.m. when we release two free instructional art shorts (one for kids, one for adults), led by Kate Jackson, our Manager of Education & Public Programs.

The Academy Outside

Starting May 20th

Looking for a change of scenery and a chance to be messy outside your own home? With the opportunity to open museums outside (as of May 20th, per Governor Lamont’s direction), we plan to allow three families at a time to utilize our vast outdoor space for art activities!

MoCA Sip & Sketch

Coming Soon

NEW! We are also launching a new free series, MoCA Sip & Sketch, to bring us together, from home. Dates and times to follow soon; contact us for more details.

We’ve loved seeing your homemade masks and your projects based on our videos. Please continue to email us your creations and we’ll share here and on our social media.

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