Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Contemporary Art
The Museum of Contemporary Art (affectionately known as ‘the MCA’), is located at The Rocks and is open every day of the year except Christmas Day. It runs a range of practical school holiday programs for all age groups. The MCA likes to share their passion for and knowledge of contemporary art with as many people as possible. They employ specially trained Artist Educators to develop a range of learning programs for kids and teens of all ages and abilities. Visitors are encouraged to colour outside the lines, to experiment, play with process and take risks. The Museum’s learning programs acknowledge that every visitor brings their own back story and can leave with their own fresh meaning from their encounter with art.
School holidays at the MCA
The MCA offers an exciting range of opportunities that inspire both adults and children to discover contemporary art and participate in fun and playful learning experiences together. There are programs all year round and almost every day of the school holidays.
Example holiday programs include:
- Light Lab – Time to get arty and discover the dazzling world of light. It offers a range of interactive and fun activities, experimenting with colour and light. Runs weekends and school holidays until July 5 FREE
- Contemporary Kids- Become an instillation artist as you drop in during the first week of the school holidays to get hands on with a collaborative art making extravaganza. Ages 4+ $5 donation per family
- Junior Art School- In the second week of the holidays the museum plays host to a series of masterclass style workshops led by professional artists especially for junior art enthusiasts. These workshops are a great way to learn new skills and connect with other creative young people. Ages 4-12. Prices varies. Bookings essential.
Workshops for young creatives
Send your child along to roll up his or her sleeves and participate in a workshop that includes graphic art, music, painting, zine-making and digital mash-ups.
Designed by the MCA’s Youth Committee for teenagers by teenagers, Genext grants exclusive after-hours access to the MCA. Sydney’s teenagers get to embrace the freedom to explore, discuss and make art with established artists and lots of likeminded young people in a vibrant festival atmosphere with free live music and delicious food.
Special events for young creatives
The MCA Zine Fair happens annually and sees 6,000 people flock to the MCA to put pen, pencil and stencil to paper. A detailed program of events is released in the lead-up to the event.
Young Creatives series
The Young Creatives program at the MCA provides many opportunities for teens to create, think, make and become involved. From festival-style experiences with hundreds of likeminded peers to intimate, art-making workshops with experienced artists, the series provides the opportunity for every young creative to take part in a diverse and adventurous range of art activities.
To enquire about your child participating in and discovering contemporary art next school holidays, contact the MCA today.