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!