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 enthusiastic about art and you like talking with children, then you should contact the Head Art Docent, or the school office to volunteer. You will receive a manual with lessons for your grade level of interest, then schedule visit with the classroom teacher with whom you will be teaching the art lesson.