Crocker Announces Inaugural Session of Studio Art & Art History Classes

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Crocker Announces Inaugural Session of Studio Art & Art History Classes
Fall session presents 26 classes for children, teens and Adults


October 4, 2010 – Sacramento, Calif. – This fall, the Crocker Art Museum will present more than 26 classes for children, tweens, teens and adults during the Museum’s inaugural session of studio art and art history courses. Classes will be held in the Museum’s new education center, which includes four studio art classrooms, a teacher resource center, a space for participatory arts programming for children and adults, an expanded library and student exhibition galleries.

“Education has been at the core of the Crocker’s mission since the Museum’s founding, but it is the Museum’s recent expansion that has enabled us to present year-round classes for all ages for the first time in our 125-year history,” said Stacey Shelnut-Hendrick, director of education at the Crocker Art Museum.

All classes are taught by highly skilled teaching artists and are designed to encourage students to unleash their imaginations while receiving formal lessons in a variety of media. Students can choose from a broad array of subjects, including color theory, watercolor, printmaking, textiles, photography and painting. Class offerings range from one-day workshops to eight-week sessions with each class series designed for a particular age group and skill level.

Highlights of this quarter’s class offerings include a Master Artist Workshop with acclaimed artist Stephen Kaltenbach, painter of collection favorite Portrait of My Father, and a Master Drawings Art History lab and class taught by curator William Breazeale and artist David Lobenberg.

For a complete schedule of classes and a registration form, visit crockerartmuseum.org/studio. For more information, call (916) 808-1182 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Crocker Art Museum was established in 1885 and is one of the leading art institutions in Northern California. The Museum offers a diverse spectrum of special exhibitions, events and programs to augment its collections of California, European, Asian, African and Oceanic artworks. The Museum is closed for renovation through October 9. On October 10, the Crocker will open the 125,000-square-foot Teel Family Pavilion. The Crocker is located at 216 O Street in Downtown Sacramento. Starting October 12, Museum hours will be 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Tuesday–Wednesday; 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Thursdays; 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Friday–Sunday. Every Third Sunday of the month is “Pay What You Wish Sunday” sponsored by Bank of America. For more information, call (916) 808-7000 or visit crockerartmuseum.org.



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