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. 

An eighth iteration of CRH will be offered in March 2020, at the Hammer Museum and UCLA Sculpture Garden, with two classes of 4th and 5th grade pupils from West Athens Elementary School and Norwood Street Elementary School.