An art background is not required! Art docents coordinate monthly art lessons with the teachers which range from 45 minutes to two hours depending on the grade level. They lead a discussion of the print, provide information about the artist, show art concepts, and encourage student participation in expressing their ideas about the print. The discussion is then followed with a simple, hands-on art activity.
Everything is provided! There are written resources for discussion and activities for you to follow. We provide art docent training, art print information, project ideas including materials and supplies, plus support from other art docents and the teacher. Books, posters, music, videos and other art resources are also available at the school. All you need to bring is your enthusiasm!
Our goal is to have the Art in Action program in every class. The success of the program lies with our parent volunteers. We hope you will be able to join us to provide this invaluable experience to the students!
Take a peek at samples of some of our recent art projects.
Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, My Story is a unique program that combines arts disciplines with core subject academic learning by sending teaching artists to fourth and fifth grade classrooms. Learn more at the California Center for the Arts site.