School + Educator Programs
Our school and educator programs offer a full range of experiences to spark creativity and critical thinking. They support the Common Core Standards and California State Content Standards in a variety of subject matter, for multiple grade levels, and with emphasis in visual arts. For more information, contact Stacey Shelnut-Hendrick, director of education, at (916) 808-5780.
Guided Museum tours are led by trained docents and feature works from the permanent collection and special exhibitions on view.
Led by trained docents and teaching artists, students explore works of art in the galleries and create their own works of art using media and techniques discussed during their tour. All art supplies are provided.
At Your School
Community Art Night
Ignite the creative spark in your students, families, and community with a Creative Community Night crafted by the Museum’s team of professional educators.
The Crocker's Art Ark, a mobile art education center designed for students in pre-K through 8th grades, brings original works of art and activities to schools throughout the region.
Students learn about the Crocker’s permanent collection through an interactive, hands-on art project taught in the school classroom.
Designed to bring high-quality art education experiences to 2 – 12 classrooms, particularly to those unable to tour the Museum.
Helpful guides to supplement your Museum experience
We welcome pre-service, current, and retired teachers to explore exhibitions, gain skills in discussing and making art, and acquire resources to support and extend classroom learning.
Using a central theme and select works of art throughout the Museum, trained docents facilitate small-group discussions and hands-on activities.