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The Academy at MoCA Westport Opens

MoCA Westport, formerly known as the Westport Arts Center, begins a new chapter on September 22 with Opening Day at its new location on Newtown Turnpike.

The origin of the term MoCA is Museum of Contemporary Art and the Academy is the only arts education experience in the area that combines exhibit-inspired activities in a semi-private class setting. The new studio and grounds have been designed to be both experiential and immersive. Programs were developed in conjunction with Yale’s Center for Emotional Intelligence and are intended to provide people of all ages and talents with opportunities to not only develop new skills, but discover and enjoy the arts in meaningful ways.

Classes beginning this fall include: New Touchpoints & Art Sensory Explorations (18 months to 3 years); Dynamic Clay: Polymer Clay Action Figures & Animals (Grades 1-5); Arts Away from Home (Grades 1-5, for homeschool students); Sculpture Through the Senses (Grades 3-6); Through the Digital Lens (Grades 3-8); Visual Storytelling (Grades 5-8); and Art Socials (Adults), among other classes.

For more information or to enroll, call 203-222-7070, email [email protected] or visit Location: 19 Newtown Tnpke, Westport.

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