​Crocker Art Camp: Art and Nature

For ages 7 – 9

Monday, June 28, 2021
9 AM – 12 PM

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June 28 – July 2
This class is full; click register to reserve a waitlist ticket

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: Art and Nature, jump into the natural world to probe, explore, and have fun with nature through art! Energized by the art-filled galleries at the Crocker Art Museum, campers will print, draw, and paint the world around them. From color-infused landscapes to animated still-lifes, in this camp imaginations run wild!

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: William Posey Silva (American, 1890-1948), Park Sacramento (detail). Oil on canvas on Masonite, 12 x 15 in. Crocker Art Museum, gift in memory of Olga Louise “Maje” Berner. ⁣

Image 2: Jennifer Bartlett (American, born 1941) Pacific Ocean (detail), 1984. Oil on canvas, 105 in. x 360 in. Crocker Art Museum, gift of AT&T, Inc.⁣

⁣Image 3: John "Jack" Frost (American, 1890-1937), Mojave Desert (detail), 1919. Oil on canvas, 24 x 28 in. Crocker Art Museum, gift of John and Patricia Dilks.

ArtInteractive LIVE! Art and Technology

Venture behind the scenes of the Museum and Sacramento’s art scene with ArtInteractive LIVE! This immersive, digital program is part variety show, part family game night, part revealing art discussion forum.

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Monster Mash

Costumed kiddos and their grownups are invited to a participatory performance full of amazement and artistic inspiration! Following the performance, explore the galleries with a Halloween-inspired scavenger hunt, take a festive family portrait, and discover a magical surprise or two.

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Shop select exhibitions, show your Crocker pride with themed swag, or stock up on art supplies! All proceeds support the Crocker's educational programs.

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