Event Calendar

Sunday, September 15, 2019

1 – 4 PM  |  Classes

Write Blogs that Entice and Inspire

Looking to enhance your writing? Learn to ignite your stories and inspire your readers with fresh vocabulary and photography during this two-day literary workshop featuring lectures, discussions, writing exercises, and oral readings.

$60 members
$80 nonmembers

10:30 AM – 3:30 PM  |  Classes

Pet Portraits

Become proficient in color mixing and texture techniques that will bring your pet’s personality to life. Provide a digital photograph of your animal friend in advance of the class, and take home a completed pet portrait on stretched canvas. Registrants must be able to provide a digital photo of animal friends at least one week in advance of the class meeting.

$75 member
$95 nonmember

Monday, September 16, 2019

​9:30 AM – 12 PM ​  |  Classes

Introduction to Portraits in Acrylic

Get started with observational drawing and the basics of acrylic painting through demonstrations, practice, and lessons on the proportions of the human face, neck, and head.

$120 members
$140 nonmembers

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

9:30 AM – 12 PM  |  Classes

Chinese Brush Painting

Try your hand at the elegant technique of Chinese brush painting while exploring its historical context and significance. Learn the “four gentlemen” of virtue, the symbols that represent the foundation of Chinese painting and calligraphy.

$95 members
$115 nonmembers

Thursday, September 19, 2019

6 – 8:30 PM  |  Classes

Explore Light and Dark Visual Qualities in Film Noir and Paintings

This dual-media course blends film analysis and acrylic painting.

$165 members
$185 nonmembers

Saturday, September 21, 2019

1:30 – 4 PM  |  Classes

Meet the Artist: Nathan Youngblood

Meet nationally renowned potter Nathan Youngblood for an afternoon of demonstration and informal conversation within a small group setting.

$45 members
$65 nonmembers

10:30 AM – 12 PM  |  Classes

Material Explosion

Designed for busy schedules, enroll your child in one, two, three, or all sessions. Each Saturday, students will learn a new process and create a work of art.

Per session:
$15 members
$20 nonmembers

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM  |  Classes

Introducción Básica al Español y al Arte

The Crocker and CASA de ESPAÑOL are partnering to offer adults a seven-week course in basic conversation, vocabulary, greetings, and present-tense conjugation of verbs through art discussions and interaction. Join us for this fun way to build Spanish and visual literacy skills!

$255 Crocker members & CASA de ESPAÑOL students
$290 nonmembers

Saturday, September 28, 2019

10:30 AM – 12 PM  |  Classes

Material Explosion

Designed for busy schedules, enroll your child in one, two, three, or all sessions. Each Saturday, students will learn a new process and create a work of art.

Per session:
$15 members
$20 nonmembers

8 AM – 6 PM  |  Classes

Art Outing

Spend the morning browsing San Francisco’s Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then visit the Contemporary Jewish Museum!

$85 members
$115 nonmembers
Includes museum admission, private docent-led tour, transportation, refreshments, and wine en route

Sunday, September 29, 2019

1 – 3:30 PM  |  Classes

Embroidery as Drawing Technique

Discover traditional embroidery techniques in this two-day class that starts with basic stitches and continues into the more complex.

$55 members
$75 nonmembers

Rent the Crocker

Whether hosting your wedding or a corporate reception, the Crocker Art Museum is the perfect canvas for your special event. Our unique setting and exceptional service guarantees an unparalleled experience. Please contact the Events Department for more information.

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Jazz Night: Choo Choo Boogaloo

In big-band style, Peter Petty & His Titans of Terpsichore take on songs like Glenn Miller’s “Chatanooga Choo Choo” and Billy Strayhorn’s “Take the A Train.”

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Conversations That Matter: Immigration

A dynamic panel talk and community discussion on immigration in California, connecting to the themes found in Chiura Obata and Race to Promontory.

Join the conversation