What is an Art Docent, you might ask?
Supported by Green River Community College and The Interburban Center for the Arts (ICA), trained volunteers visit the classroom once a month from October through May (eight lessons) for approximately an hour. Each lesson covers one influential artist and their work, some basic art concepts, and ends with an age-appropriate, hands-on art project.
Through the ICA, participating schools can receive:
- Educational materials. Each program receives eight large prints of famous works of art to use during the school year. Every large print comes with accompanying lesson notes and a corresponding project binder with classroom-tested art project ideas. The ICA maintains an extensive library of prints and lessons so students learn new material every year.
- Training. The ICA provides free or low-cost workshops and trainings to all art docents to assure a continuous quality program.
- Support. ICA staff offers management workshops and one-on-one guidance to the coordinator of the art docent program. The ICA is run by the Green River College Foundation and receives support through donations from people like you, along with grants from local and national organizations.
For more information on the ICA, please click here.
COMMITTEE CHAIR: Heather Clark (Artdocent@gmail.com)