What is the Art Docent Program?From cave art to Op and Pop -‐from Renaissance discoveries to the Cubists’ puzzling paintings-‐from African ceremonial works to the Surrealist dream world-‐from Van Gogh’s swirling brushstrokes to Remington’s bucking broncos-‐from Cassatt’s gentle works to Bellow’s boxing matches–from America’s tribal art to Escher’s mathematical marvels–from Rousseau’s jungles to Ringgold’s Tar Beach....your children are becoming visually and verbally literate in the language of art.
What is an Art Docent?An Art Docent is a volunteer who conducts groups of people on tours in an art museum. In this Program, parent volunteers bring portfolios of works of art to elementary classrooms and conduct discussions that open the children’s eyes to the wonderful world of art. Docents visit their child’s classroom once a
month to make a portfolio presentation lasting between 20 to 30 minutes for Kindergarten and Grade 1, increasing up to 60 minutes for the upper grades, if needed.
How can I become an Art Docent?If you’re interested in and enthusiastic about art and you like talking with children, then welcome to the Program!Volunteer to the school principal or Head Docent. Then attend a training session. You will receive a manual with lessons for your grade level of interest.
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."-Pablo Picasso
Last Modified on February 19, 2016