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.

Teacher Workshop: Spirit Lines: Helen Hardin
Tuesday, April 20, 4 – 5:30 PM
$5 for members, $15 for non-members
Via Zoom, live event, not recorded

Learn about the intersection of math and art in the work of artist Helen Hardin, who combined her architectural training with traditional designs found on petroglyphs and ancient potsherds from Santa Clara Pueblo. Hardin is the focus of the exhibition, Spirit Lines: Helen Hardin Etchings, which also features works by her mother, Pablita Velarde, and daughter, Margarete Bagshaw. Registration closes April 19. Click here to register.


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.

Tour: For America and Beyond

In this guided tour, feast on masterworks by American artists featured in "For America: Paintings From the National Academy of Design," and "Legends from Los Angeles: Betye, Lezley, and Alison Saar," in the Crocker Collection, currently on view.

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In Motion: A Panel Discussion About Dance on Film

Tapping into the connection between Rady’s exquisite forms and the imagery of dance, this interactive discussion celebrates the multimodal nature of dance on film.

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