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 fourth iteration of CRH will be offered in March 2016, at the Hammer Museum at UCLA Sculpture Garden, with two new classes of 4th and 5th grade pupils from Title I schools in LAUSD.