SUNRISE ELEMENTARY PTA

14075 172nd Ave NE 

Redmond, WA 98052

(425) 408-5300

ART DOCENT

Quality arts literacy enrichment program provided by volunteers during the school day

ABOUT THE ART DOCENT PROGRAM

To support arts education at Sunrise, the PTA sponsors the volunteer-run Art Docent program. Volunteers from the school teach art lessons about a particular artist and/or elements of art, and guide the students in creating a work of art in that style. Volunteers are not required to have had experience as an art teacher. Training and lesson plans are provided.

PROGRAM GOALS

  • To expand children's ability to form definitions of their visual world.

  • To familiarize elementary school children with artists in history.

  • To examine elements of art that the children can apply to their own creative endeavors.

  • To acquaint the children with varied media as a means of expression.

  • To use volunteer docents from the community as facilitators.

  • To provide a resource for teachers.

  • To emphasize that lessons are a springboard for creative exploration rather than being limited to information gathering.

  • To establish the legitimacy of art as a critical part of the basic curriculum.

RESOURCES & INFO FOR DOCENTS

If you are currently a docent you can access lesson material on our docents page.

SIGN UP TO BE COME A VOLUNTEER DOCENT

Each classroom needs volunteers to teach and facilitate the lesson programs. Sign up for your child's classroom today!