Classroom-in-Residence at the Hammer (CRH) is an innovative program designed to strengthen student and teacher learning about art through a weeklong, immersive experience at the UCLA Hammer Museum.  

Arts educators from VAPAE and the Hammer Museum collaborate with classroom teachers to develop arts-based lessons inspired by the museum. By taking learning out of the traditional classroom and into a museum setting, students are able to make cross-curricular connections in a new environment.  

This  project model, developed by VAPAE at UCLA, establishes a template for an immersive arts-based program that can be replicated at any number of community sites. 

A sixth iteration of CRH will be offered in March 2018, at the Hammer Museum and UCLA Sculpture Garden, with two new classes of 5th and 6th grade pupils from Hamisaki Elementary School and Arlington Heights Elementary School.