Volunteer Art Docent: Unleash Your Inner Creativity!

 Art Docents in Action

Are you looking for a fun way to participate in your student’s classroom? Become a volunteer art docent and inspire young minds through the world of art. The best part? You don't need to be an art expert! All the necessary materials and lessons are provided, and you can even come up with your own topics if you wish to add a personal touch. Your commitment is just one lesson per month. Join us and make a lasting impact on students' creative journey! Interested in joining? Email LWSD Art Docent Lessons.


Frequently Asked Questions:


1. What exactly does a volunteer art docent do?

As a volunteer art docent, your main role is to introduce students to the world of art through engaging and interactive lessons. You will have the opportunity to present various art techniques, styles, and famous artists to the students. Whether it's painting, drawing, or sculpting, you'll be there to nurture their creativity and encourage them to express themselves through art.


2. Do I need to be an art expert to become a docent?

Absolutely not! You don't need any formal art training or expertise to be a volunteer art docent. The provided materials and lesson plans are designed to be easy to follow, and they cater to all skill levels. Your enthusiasm and passion for art are what truly matter, as you'll be inspiring the students through your own love for creativity.


3. How often do I need to volunteer, and how much time will it require?

As a volunteer art docent, you only need to commit to one art lesson per month in the classroom. This flexibility allows you to choose a schedule that works best for you and doesn't overwhelm your existing commitments. If you are unable to commit to one lesson per month, we work with other docents to help ensure your class receives art docent lessons all year long. Most classes have more than one art docent sign up, in this case, you will have a co-docent to split lessons with or join each month. The more art docents we have, the more art opportunities we can provide our Clara Barton students!


4. What kind of support will I receive as a docent?

You'll receive ample support and resources from the art docent program. The art materials and lesson plans will be provided to you in advance through LWSD Art Docent Lessons so you can prepare and feel confident before entering the classroom. Additionally, the school staff and teachers will be there to assist you with classroom management. Check out our Facebook page to connect with other art docents to share tips, experiences, new projects ideas and photos.


5. Can I come up with my own art topics and lessons?

Absolutely! While there will be pre-prepared materials available, you are more than welcome to bring in your own ideas and topics. Your unique perspective and creativity will be appreciated, and it's an excellent way to add a personal touch to your teaching.


Join us as a volunteer art docent and help unlock the artistic potential in our young learners. Together, let's create a colorful world of imagination and creativity in the classroom! Email artdocent@clarabartonptsa.org


Clara Barton PTSA thanks the Lake Washington Schools Foundation for funding the development of grade-level elementary school art lessons in partnership with LWSD Art Docents.


Second graders learning how line is used in optical illusion art.

Exploring perspective and value (light and shadow) through a winter art project.

Silly pinch pot monsters are an easy and fun way to introduce clay to students

An introduction to pop art with a Roy Lichtenstein inspired lesson.

Recreating Claude Monet's Water Lilies with third grade.

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