Explore exhibitions, gain skills in discussing and making art, and acquire useful resources to support and extend classroom learning, while earning professional development credits. All workshops take place in the Museum's Education Center, located on the first floor of the historic building.
Educators who participate in eight hours of Crocker Educator Workshops may be eligible to receive academic credit from California State University, Sacramento.
CRYSTAL BRIDGES: MAKING THE CASE FOR ART, FIELD TRIPS, AND STUDENT IMPACT
SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 3 PM
$6 MEMBERS + EDUCATORS & $12 NONMEMBERS
In 2011, Alice Walton, heir to the Walmart estate, changed the cultural landscape of Arkansas with the founding of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. Now, from the first-ever study of its kind, Crystal Bridges demonstrates how a single museum visit can change the life of a child. Lial A. Jones, the Crocker's Director, will share the history and background on Crystal Bridges. Jay P. Greene, Chair of the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas, will share the results of the study and its implications on education policy.
THE ARTIST'S PROCESS: SAM FRANCIS
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
$25 MEMBERS & $30 NONMEMBERS
INSTRUCTOR: Kim Squaglia
Using the artwork of Sam Francis as inspiration, artist Kim Squaglia, whose work is in the Crocker's collection, will guide participants through the techniques of creating an Abstract Expressionist painting. Learn how to incorporate contemporary art into your classroom curriculum. Light refreshments will be served. Advance registration required by February 17.
CUSTOM-DESIGNED WORKSHOPS FOR EDUCATORS
FEE VARIES: $250 AND UP
The Crocker’s team of professional educators works with individual schools, teachers, school districts, and consortiums to create a customized professional development or team-building experience for educators. These workshops can take place at the Museum or at off-site locations. Presentations can be designed for staff meetings or other activities with time limitations. Call (916) 808-1987 for more information.