Crocker-to-Go is designed to bring high quality art education experiences to K through 12 classrooms and continuing education groups, particularly to those unable to visit the Museum. Trained docents engage students with an interactive multi-media presentation of works from the Museum's permanent collection. Students will learn strategies for looking at art and making meaning of the visual clues found in art. Each student receives a Free Family Pass, which enables students to visit the Museum, free of charge, with up to four people.
Prior to the visit, the docent will contact the teacher or group leader to plan the program. Content may be customized to fit specific curricula (based on availability). A Crocker-to-Go presentation can also be scheduled in conjunction with a visit to the Museum, or a visit by the Art Ark.
Download the California Content Standards At-A-Glance:
Crocker-to-Go themes for the 2012-13 academic year include:
An Introduction to Art
Groups will be introduced to diverse works of art and explore how artists use the basic elements of art: line, shape, color, value, form, and space. Groups will investigate how artists imaginatively use these elements to tell stories with art.
Artists paint many subjects, including landscapes, portraits, still lifes, and scenes from everyday life. This presentation examines how these subjects are presented in realistic and abstract form across a range of three-dimensional media such as sculpture and ceramics.
With an emphasis on California's rich and dynamic history, this presentation features works by California artists from the 19th century through the present, which depict social change, community life, and the diverse cultures and traditions found in California.
Discover the Crocker
Groups will be introduced to the Crocker Art Museum and its history while discovering treasures of the Museum's collection and current exhibitions. For groups planning a Museum visit, this presentation is an excellent preview.
Learning to Look at Art
This presentation explores how artists are influenced by society, culture, politics, technology, and the time in which they live. Through inquiry-based methods, students explore how artists use the elements of art to create inspired and expressive compositions.
Scheduled according to availability. Presentations must be booked four weeks in advance.
Varies by theme; 50 to 90 minutes in length.
Group Size & Chaperones:
Maximum groups size is 35.
$20 per presentation. A limited number of full and partial fee waivers are available for Title I schools.