For Teachers

Explore exhibitions, gain skills in discussing art, and acquire resources to support classroom learning.

The Crocker is a beautiful setting for all teachers to network, gain skills, and acquire resources that support and extend visual art education. We welcome all-level teachers, school administrators, community educators, and teaching artists to collaborate with us and explore all the Museum has to offer to ensure students have the foundation they need to succeed.

Wayne Thiebaud is turning 100! Celebrate with us by writing letters and making birthday cards for the Sacramento artist who has brought us sweet confections and visual treats for all these years. Teachers, make it a group project or summer bridging activity for your class. Parents working at home with your kids, you can join in on the fun too! Submissions will be accepted from classrooms, households and individual students.

Submissions now being accepted! To submit your letter, card, or poem, mail to:

Crocker Art Museum
Attn: School Programs
216 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Digital cards and artwork can be sent to All submissions must be received by October 7, 2020.

Need some ideas? Explore these resources to get your creativity flowing:

Elements of Art and Principles of Design
Elements of Art placards
Lesson Plan: Taste of Thiebaud
Lesson Supplement: Taste of Thiebaud

Image credit: Wayne Thiebaud, Boston Cremes (detail), 1962. Oil on canvas, 14 x 18 in. Crocker Art Museum Purchase, 1964.22. © 2019 Wayne Thiebaud / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY.

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