Thursday, June 17, 2010

MOCA GA Presents Cafe MOCA

Cafe MOCA is a program for area high school students, designed to introduce young artists to professional artists and the arts career choices available to them. The goal of the program is to build a support network for young artists as they begin to build their careers. Artists featured in the first series: Maria Artemis, Lisa Tuttle, Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier, Eleanor Neal, and Whitney and Micah Stansell. To learn more about Cafe MOCA's upcoming artist talk, email

Summer 2010 Cafe MOCA Workshops will take place June 17, June 24 and July 1. Topics include Looking at Art Schools, Preparing a Portfolio and Portfolio Reviews.

This series of Cafe MOCA will focus on providing students with the tools needed for looking forward to higher education and careers in the arts. Sessions will be as follows:

Thursday, June 17 - 6:30-8:30 pm

Looking at Art Schools

The focus of this meeting will be a "how to" discussion and presentation for students from a working artist/educator. Students planning to attend art college will be introduced to the step-by-step process with topics including: what to look for in a school, what is out there and the college admissions process.

Thursday, June 24 - 6:30-8:30 pm

Preparing a Portfolio

The focus of this meeting will be a "how-to" discussion and presentation for students for a working artist/educator. Both students planning to attend art college and those planning to work as professional artists will benefit from this step-by-step introduction to the process. Topics will include: artist statements, professional presentations and considering your audience.

Thursday, July 1 - 6:30-8:30 pm

Portfolio Reviews

During this final meeting, students will be introduced to the process of portfolio review and encouraged to bring their own work. A panel of current and former art educators and professional artists will be available to review student work and provide feedback.