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: Mindfulness
Saturday, November 10, 10:30 AM – 1 PM $15 members $20 nonmembers
There’s a global movement within education systems surrounding the benefits of mindfulness. These benefits are especially apparent in the context of experiencing works of art. Explore the crossover between close observation and mindfulness meditation with Phoenix Art Museum Assistant Education Director Christian Adame, whose work with Slow Art & Mindfulness has garnered national attention in the museum education field. Using the Crocker’s collection, this participatory workshop will introduce methodology, techniques, and practical applications for educators. No experience with mindfulness necessary.

Teacher Workshop: Jacob Lawrence
Saturday, February 2, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM• $15 members• $20 nonmembers
Join us for an in-depth look at the exhibition History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence. Themes of African American experiences, history, and narratives will be explored, and curriculum materials will be presented to help bring Lawrence’s work into your classroom.

Teacher Workshop: Photography
Saturday, April 6; 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM• $15 members • $20 nonmembers
Using the exhibition The Roaming Eye: International Street Photography from the Ramer Collection as inspiration, participants will learn techniques for teaching photography in the classroom.

Teacher Appreciation Day
Saturday, April 27, 1:30 – 3:30 PM• FREE for members• $50 Nonmembers
Treat yourself to a casual afternoon of art-making, wine, and socializing. A Museum tour and light refreshments will be provided. Not yet a member? Join now, and participate for free.

Custom-designed Workshop
Fee: $350 and up
Let the Crocker customize professional development or team building for your group. Suggested topics include but are not limited to: developing creativity with Common Core, art process workshops, art of the Gold Rush, or STEAM integration. Our team of professional Museum educators will work with you to create a customized experience, at your site or the Museum.

Rent the Crocker

Whether hosting your wedding or a corporate reception, the Crocker Art Museum is the perfect canvas for your special event. Our unique setting and exceptional service guarantees an unparalleled experience. Please contact the Events Department for more information.

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Noon Year's Eve: A Free Family Festival

This year, we’re kicking the Noon Year Festival up a notch. The Crocker Art Museum will be decked-out in purple, and we encourage all of our young visitors (and their grownups) to do the same!

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Film: Norma Rae

For this new film series, we take inspiration from the artist and present four films that bring into focus the issues faced by working-class people seeking to live the American dream.

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