The Crocker's Art Ark, a mobile art education center designed for students in Pre-K through 8th grades, brings original works of art and activities to schools throughout the region. On the road since 1980, the Art Ark is distinguished in the nation as one of the first mobile art museums, and one of the few that includes hands-on learning.
The 2012-13 academic year marked the debut of Form & Function: African and Asmat Art, a dynamic exhibition of sculpture, musical instruments, textiles, masks, and other objects from diverse African communities and the Asmat people of New Guinea.
The Art Ark at Your SchoolEach classroom (up to 32 students) will take a one-hour guided tour of the Art Ark. Using object-based instructional concepts, Form & Function enables students to explore the history, geography, culture, and creativity of African and Oceanic peoples through exposure to original artwork and active learning.
Prior to the arrival of the Art Ark, the Crocker's School & Community Engagement Coordinator hosts an orientation meeting for teachers at the school site. Each teacher receives pre- and post-visit curriculum support materials.
|Up to 18 classes||4.5||$1,600|
|19 to 22 classes||5.5||$1,700|
|23 to 26 classes||6.5||$1,800|
|27 to 30 classes||7.5||$1,900|
|31 to 34 classes||8.5||$2,000|
|Over 34 classes||Varies||Varies|
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Art Ark support provided by Hemispheres Art Academy, the Julio R. Gallo Foundation, Macy's, the River Cats Foundation, Umqua Bank, and the Walmart Foundation.