Resources tagged "May"


California African American Museum Young Docent Program

Deadline: May 2016

CAAM’s Young Docent Program exposes students to the responsibilities of work and the world of professional museum opportunities. The program begins with an intensive, two-week summer training, in which students gain specialized knowledge of museum exhibitions and programs and also learn to greet the public, research and develop tour scripts, conduct guided tours, invent activities to supplement their tours, conduct art workshops and give dramatic readings. After initial training, successful students are employed at CAAM for five weeks during which time, they will create a two-dimensional work of art and have it displayed at the museum!

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Enrolled in high school
  • Ages 15 1/2-18

APPLY: Applications for next year’s program will be available on the museum website in the spring of 2016. Application includes personal statement and letter of recommendation. An in-person interview is also required.

LACMA High School Internship Program

Deadline: May 2016

The LACMA High School Internship program offers a small group of students from LA-area public schools an opportunity to be introduced to the museum and its exhibitions and staff, take part in special projects, and work with exhibiting artists. Through training sessions, participants gain knowledge about exhibition and gallery teaching techniques and work on public-speaking skills. At the conclusion of their training, interns lead exhibition tours for younger students and peers. To learn more, contact the Education Coordinator at

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled high school student who is not a graduating senior

APPLY: The application period for the upcoming school year has passed. Check the website in 2016 for the 2016-17 application. Application includes short answer questions and resume.

UC Irvine Summer Academies in the Arts

Deadline: May 1, 2016

The Summer Academies in the Arts offer high school and middle school students intensive college and career preparation in the arts, self-confidence and leadership. Students receive practical and technical instruction in small classes taught by graduate instructors, professionals in the field and, in some cases, UCI faculty. Students ages 14 and older have the opportunity to experience life on campus as an undergraduate arts major through the residential program, which includes facilities access, housing, meals, 24 hour supervision and evening and weekend activities. Qualifying juniors and seniors may also receive university credit for participating in a Summer Academy course, for an additional fee. Students with demonstrated financial need qualify for partial scholarships if admitted to the program.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Varies; see individual program requirements

APPLY: Apply online by selecting the desired program and clicking on the blue button at the top of the page. Application includes personal statement and audition video. Please double check audition requirements for the particular program to which you are applying. Participants with financial need should review the eligibility requirements for partial scholarships, and submit the scholarship application at the time of registration.


CAS-previsit-fall2012MOCA believes in the importance of rigorous and playful opportunities that support teachers’ development as learners themselves in addition to providing creative curricular materials and teaching strategies for the classroom. MOCA aims to energize and inspire creativity in teachers with their professional development opportunities. Prices vary with events.

Contemporary Art Start (CAS)

Contemporary Art Start (CAS) is a yearlong visual art and thinking skills program for 3rd-12thgrade classrooms across Los Angeles County, with specialized tracks of professional development for 3rd-5th grade teachers and secondary interdisciplinary teams. Carefully aligned with the Common Core standards, CAS consists of 4 interconnected program elements that make a sustained impact during program enrollment and beyond:

  • extensive professional development both at MOCA and in the classroom (2 LAUSD salary points)
  • two class visits to MOCA, led by MOCA’s staff educators (1:10 staff to student ratio)
  • a sequenced, discussion-based classroom curriculum
  • family involvement opportunities throughout the year, including quarterly Sunday Studio programs and unlimited-use family passes for students

CAS targets visual literacy, critical thinking, and communication skill development by training teachers to effectively use Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), a rigorous, inquiry-based discussion method, with carefully chosen works of art. With practice and coaching within the context of a supportive peer network, teachers also explore how VTS supports learning across the curriculum.

Sign up
MOCA is accepting applications for CAS 2016-17 on a first-come, first-served basis now through May 20, 2016.

​CAS for 3rd-5th Grade
Teachers sign up in pairs from the same school.

​​CAS for Secondary Interdisciplinary Teams​
Middle and high school teachers sign up in interdisciplinary teams of 2-5 members; one participant must be a visual art teacher.

FEE: $110 per teacher. Schools pay for fall bus; MOCA pays for spring bus.
INFO: 213-621-1706 or

CAS-studioproject-Fall2012Programs for art educators

​Think, Sync & Drink

Recharge each September and January with fellow K-12 art teachers and teachers-in-training. Take in timely, crowd-sourced presentations by fellow educators, mingle and network over drinks and light eats, explore MOCA’s exhibitions, and collectively generate the theme for the next Think, Sync & Drink event.

Next event:
The Expanded Classroom
September 24, 5:30-9pm
MOCA Grand Avenue

How can art move beyond the walls of the art room, extending students’ ideas and actions more deeply into schools, communities, and the world of contemporary art practice? Join art teachers from across Los Angeles for an energizing evening of art, networking, and ideas from your colleagues exploring the concept of the conceptually and technologically expanded classroom.

FREE but spacCAS_Core_SeanMe limited
Cash bar, hors d’oeuvres

Workshops at Your School

​MOCA comes to you! We provide 1-2 hour, interactive workshops for school faculties to introduce MOCA programs and explore how looking at and thinking about art supports the Common Core standards.

INFO: 213/621-1706 or