About the Program
The Cedar Wood PTA is introducing a new Art Docent program for 2017-18.
The Art of the Masters Docent Program will present 6 art lessons, each focusing on a Master Artist, to each class. The students will have an opportunity to work with cut and paste, watercolor, crayon encaustic, clay, drawing, and print making. The lessons will be presented by artist-taught docents.
If you would like to become involved, we are always looking for new docents. No art experience is necessary and you will be provided with all materials precut and ready to go. It is a great opportunity for a fun, educational, and rewarding volunteer experience.
What Does an Art Docent Do?
- Coordinate lesson schedules with the classroom teacher. Share curriculum integration ideas. Teachers may reorder lessons to match their curriculum plans.
- Teach Art of the Masters lessons in the classroom
- Attend training sessions and receive art materials needed for each lesson.
- Lead the discussion of the artist/style and show students how to do the project.
- Most classrooms will have six lessons per school year.
- Lessons last about 60-90 minutes, depending on classroom schedules. The time can vary depending on the ages of the students and the media used. Some choose to cut the lesson into 2 time periods – the first for the discussion and the last for the project.
Do you have questions about the art docent program or want to sign up to be your student’s art docent? Contact one of the art docent co-chairs via email.