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About School + Educator Programs

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The Crocker Art Museum's School + Educator Programs offer a full range of rich experiences designed to spark creativity and critical thinking. Each program is designed to support multiple grade levels and satisfy the Common Core Standards and California State Content Standards in a variety of subject matter, with a special emphasis in visual arts. The Crocker offers on-site programs as well as school-based art education experiences.

The 2013-14 School + Educator Programs brochure is available:

The Crocker's School + Educator programs are designed to satisfy key learning outcomes addressed in the Common Core State Standards. Download this one-sheet for more information.

These Curriculum Enrichment Guides were created to help you plan your visit to the Crocker and integrate art into classroom curricula. These helpful guides include images, lesson plans, and background information on artworks in the Crocker's collection.

The Crocker's School + Educator programs are designed to satisfy key learning outcomes addressed in the Common Core State Standards. Download this one-sheet for more information.

Talk the Talk!


Activities giving your students the words they need as they experience the Crocker Art Museum. The contents include:

  • Glossary of art terms
  • Collection of lessons for learning art vocabulary
  • Printable vocabulary activity pages

Walk the Walk


Where to find some of the Museum’s most popular artworks, and exciting ways to engage with them. The contents include:

  • Printable multiple choice quiz that directs a discussion about museum etiquette
  • Suggestions for role playing activities
  • Two writing lesson plans, one for younger students and one for older

Crocker All-Stars


Activities preparing you and your students to feel at home during your museum visit. The contents include:

  • “Top Ten” list of the Museum’s artworks, along with brief descriptions and suggestions for enjoying them.
  • Tips for discussing any piece of art with students, including the describe-analyze-interpret-judge-connect pattern and sample questions.
  • Museum map showing the locations of the ten artworks described above.

Get Ready...Get Set...


Planning your students’ visit to the Crocker Art Museum. The contents include:

  • Helpful hints for a successful museum outing with your students that includes things to do before, during, and after your visit
  • Set of printable planning tools for organizing and outlining your class visit
  • Collection of games and activities to help your students engage with the artworks they’re viewing

 

These guides are perfect for viewing the Sam Francis exhibition:

 

Scholarships


A limited number of scholarships are available for educators to attend an Educator Workshop or for schools with Title I status to host the Art Ark. Waived admission is available for qualifying Title I schools. This must be requested at time of booking.

How to Make a Reservation

Contact the Education Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 916.808.1182.


Reservations must be made at least four weeks in advance. Due to high demand, it is recommended that school groups make reservations at least eight weeks in advance. To receive the discounted rates for tours, groups must reserve four weeks in advance and payment must be made in one transaction.

All inquiries will receive a response by phone or email within five business days. Once a program is reserved, confirmation packets will be sent via email within five business days. If you do not receive written confirmation, or if the information is incorrect, please call 916.808.1182 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. immediately.


Cancellations for tours, Artist-to-Go, or Crocker-to-Go programs must be made at least one week prior to the program date by calling 916.808.1182.

Cancellations for Tour + Art Workshops must be received in writing. Programs canceled seven days prior to the program may apply 50% of the program fee toward a rescheduled date. No refunds or transfer credits will be issued for cancellations received less than seven days prior to the program date.

There are no refunds or transfer credits for Tours + Performances or for Educator Workshops.

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Sacramento, CA 95814
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216 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

General Information: 916.808.7000
Admission Desk: 916.808.1184

Hours

Tue – Sun: 10 AM – 5 PM
Thu: 10 AM – 9 PM
Closed Mondays*, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day
*Open select Mondays
10 AM – 5 PM:
Presidents Day
Labor Day