(Sacramento, CA - UPDATED December 3, 2018) The Crocker Art Museum has announced two adventure-filled Winter Break Art Camps: "Art & Science Fusion" and "What's Up! Skyscrapers, Jets, and Birds." The day camps are specifically designed by Crocker educators to engage first through fourth graders, and stimulate their imaginations and problem-solving skills.

The Crocker's Winter Break Art Camps take children into the Museum’s world-class art galleries and studios, and from there into the world. Through art-inspired activities, campers develop friendships and creative thinking as they view, discuss, and create art in a nurturing environment. The Crocker’s setting, renowned art collection, special exhibitions, and professional art educators make for a unique, high-quality camp experience.

Says Emma Moore, Manager of Crocker Art Museum Studio Experiences,
"The Museum is an ideal place to engage children. It's great to see their eyes light up as they discover that viewing, wondering about, and creating art together is a lot of fun. We believe that the process of art making offers many life lessons and it is rewarding to see them build new skills."

Crocker Art Camps are taught by members of the Museum staff, all of whom have extensive training in art education.

The Museum has opened online registration for the following winter break Art Camps:

What's Up! Skyscrapers, Jets, and Birds (age 6-9)
December 26 - 28, 2018
Imagine what it is like to see the world from a bird’s eye view, to view majestic mountains from an airplane, or to look down upon a city from the top of a skyscraper. With inspiration from the Crocker's collection, campers will learn about perspective while they collage, print, and draw the world around them. For more information, click HERE.

Art & Science Fusion (ages 6-9)
January 2 - 4, 2019
Roll up your sleeves, and explore color! Campers will expand their knowledge of art and science as they create drawings of nature, experiment with impressionistic-style painting, and explore color in the Crocker galleries. For more information, click HERE.

The camps boast a low camper-to-educator ratio, never more than 9-to-1, and frequently are much lower. All art supplies are included, as are snacks, and each camper receives an official Crocker Kid t-shirt.

For high-resolution images and interviews opportunities with our educators, please contact the Museum's media relations associate Karen Christian at kchristian@crockerart.org

Through engaging, innovative, and life-changing interactions with art, the Crocker Art Museum provides meaningful opportunities for people of divergent backgrounds to find common ground. Founded as a public/private partnership in 1885, the Crocker features the world’s foremost display of California art and is renowned for its holdings of master drawings and international ceramics, as well as European, Asian, African, and Oceanic art. The Crocker serves as the primary regional resource for the study and appreciation of fine art and offers a diverse spectrum of exhibitions, events, and programs to deepen visitor’s understanding of art, including films, concerts, studio classes, lectures, and an array of activities for families and children. More information about exhibits and programs can be found at crockerart.org