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: Betye, Lezley, and Alison Saar
Tuesday, February 16, 4 – 5:30 PM
Via Zoom; not recorded
$5 for members, $15 for non-members

In the 1970s, Betye Saar emerged as part of the Black Arts Movement and remains best known for her collage and assemblage works that challenge racial stereotypes. Her success continues through her own work and that of her daughters, Lezley and Alison, who also engage with themes of race, gender, spirituality, and identity. Delve into their historic body of work and learn techniques for working with their art in your classroom. Click here to register.

Self Care for Teachers
Tuesday, January 19, 4 – 5 PM
Via Zoom; not recorded
$5 for members, $15 for non-members

Self care is important for everyone right now, but it’s especially essential for teachers! It doesn’t matter whether you’re a seasoned educator or parent tossed into the world of distance learning: We could all use a little breath of fresh art. Join us for an art-based self-care session, featuring guided meditation — no experience necessary — and short, mindful art-making activities that will lower your blood pressure and center you for the days ahead. Registration closes January 18. 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.

Experimental Portraits

Break free from traditional painted or sketch portraiture and experiment to create radical and disruptive portraits through mixed media and found objects.

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Introduction to Acrylic Painting

Explore the basics of acrylic painting techniques while getting to know one of the primary painting genres: landscapes.

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