Crocker Art Camp: Animal Adventures
For ages 7 – 9
Monday, June 21, 2021
9 AM – 12 PM
June 21 – 25
Registration is now closed
Crocker Art Camp is back! Connect with old and new friends through a week-long learning experience that includes art projects, recreation, creative free time, gallery lessons, and tours of the Museum’s special exhibitions.
In Crocker Art Camp: Animal Adventures, discover a variety of ways to capture animals through art — from wild and woolly to friendly and furry. Learn how to draw, paint, and collage real (or imagined) animals, while taking inspiration from the menagerie of animals in the Crocker’s collection.
What’s the same? It's still a high-quality experience designed to grow creative minds and critical thinking skills in a fun, safe environment. Led by professional art educators, campers will explore art-making using a wide variety of materials, lots of fresh air, socialization, and gallery adventures with experienced guides — all in a world-class cultural institution. Each camper will get a “Crocker Kid” t-shirt; parents will receive a mid-week newsletter.
What's changed? To ensure happy (and safe) campers, most of the camp will be spent outdoors. Campers and camp leaders must wear masks. We've also lowered our camper-to-staff ratio, eliminated food service, communal supplies, and concentrated all activities to a half-day experience.
How are we putting safety first?
• Masks are required for all campers and staff — indoors and outside — regardless of vaccination status.
• Campers will be organized into learning pods of five to six participants, with one dedicated educator per pod. Learning pods will remain in place for the duration of the program. Siblings will be placed in the same pod.
• Other than gallery time, we will be outdoors. If we experience unhealthy air quality due to smoke, we will move indoors. Each pod will remain separate and occupy its own studio inside of the Museum.
• Each camper will have their own set of supplies, equipment, and materials for the duration of camp.
$295 for members
$340 for nonmembers
Image 1: Michael Stevens (American, born 1945), Spike (detail), 1988. Mixed media. Crocker Art Museum, gift of Kay Lehr, 2010.132.
Image 2: Tino Rodriguez (American, born Mexico, 1965), Xochipilli's Ecstatic Universe (detail), 2004. Oil on panel, 20 x 16 in. Crocker Art Museum purchase with contributions from Barbara and William Hyland, Monterey, California, and the George and Bea Gibson Fund, 2006.44.
Image 3: Erika Sanada (Japanese, born 1987), Hold it Down (detail), 2018. Ceramic, cold finish. Crocker Art Museum, gift of Modern Eden Gallery, 2019.30.