Without art classes, children would stifle their imaginative impulses, resulting in midlife crises composed of a torrential outpouring of long-repressed crayon drawings. Reduce the threat of artistic baggage with today’s Groupon: for $45, you get a one-year family pass good for two children and any number of adults to the Museum of Children’s Art in Oakland (a $100 value). Additional children can be added to the membership for an extra $25 per child beyond the cost of this Groupon.
The Museum of Children’s Art's staff provides learning experiences for children and adults with hands-on activities, summer camps, and exhibits. Good for two children and a backup team of any number of adults, this one-year family pass gives mini Picassos access to unlimited drop-in art sessions, which are led by a professional teaching artist and boldly explored by children and parents together. An artillery of materials lies within growing fingers’ grasp, allowing creative minds to wield fabric, clay, or paint in the struggle to create life-size replicas of their inner adults. Memberships also equip families with a 10% discount on camps, which are based on different themes and culminate with a gallery exhibition, allowing campers to show off their work to parents while attracting future commissions from refrigerator art collectors. Check out the website for additional member benefits.
The Museum of Children's Arts
The Museum of Children's Arts was originally founded in 1989 around the idea that creative, curious children build stronger communities. MOCHA continues to serve East Bay schools and neighborhoods today, teaching children as young as 18 months to channel creative energy while developing self-confidence and critical-thinking skills.
MOCHA's mission is most apparent during open-studio times, which allow parents and children to work together and experiment with painting or creating traditional folk art. A teaching artist is on hand to provide guidance, assistance, and lectures on the differences between Rococo and Impressionistic landscapes. Although these hands-on experiences are an integral part of the museum, MOCHA also invites visitors to peruse its community-inspired exhibitions, such as its displays of original pieces created by students of the Oakland Unified School District.
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