Monday, October 3, 2011

MoCA Art Institute Offers New Art Program For 3-5 Year Olds on the Second Thursday of Every Month

Stories and imagination come alive with the MoCA Art Institute’s new program for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their parents or caregivers.

In Start Together, young children will create art projects inspired by favorite children’s books, as a way to learn the basics of color and design, develop fine motor skills and encourage a love of reading.

Start Together will be held monthly from through May 2012, on the second Thursday of the month from 10am-11am. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

  • October 6: Eric Carle, The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Make a Crawly Caterpillar
  • November 10: Shel Silverstein, The Giving Tree – Paint Your Own Tree
  • January 12: Maurice Sendak, Where The Wild Things Are – Wild Thing Masks
  • February 9: Kevin Sherry, I’m The Biggest Thing in the Ocean – Underwater Windsocks
  • March 8: Jane Yolen, How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? –Sock Puppet Dinos
  • April 12: David McKee,  Elmer The Elephant – Patchwork Pachyderms
  • May 10: Marcus Pfister, The Rainbow Fish – Catch a Rainbow Fish

Start Together is $10 for MoCA members, City of North Miami residents and employees and $15 per class for non-members. A discount of $2 is offered for each additional child in the same household. A four-class series is available for $32 for members, $50 for non-members. Scholarships are available through the Irma Braman Creative Arts Scholarship Program.  Advance registration is required. To reserve, call 305-893-6211 or email

The MoCA Art Institute at the Museum of Contemporary Art offers an array of comprehensive educational programs in art and communications that promote a well-rounded understanding of art and the world for all ages. Building on more then 15 years of experience, MoCA’s innovative programs use engaging curriculum and a dynamic museum environment to build skills, develop aesthetic analysis and promote creativity through exposure, experience and interdisciplinary discussion.

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