What is an Art Docent?

An art docent in the Northshore School District is a volunteer who leads art appreciation discussions and activities monthly in our elementary classrooms across the District. These dedicated volunteers provide an opportunity for our students to experience the process of creating art through a variety of mediums. The Brookside PTA is proud to full fund the Art Docents and their program for our student community!

Our Goals

For the Program

  • To emphasize that art discussions and activities are a springboard for creative exploration 
  • To provide a resource for teachers
  • To establish the legitimacy of art as a critical part of the basic curriculum

For Students

  • To expand children's ability to form definitions of their visual world
  • To familiarize elementary school children with artists in history
  • To acquaint the children with varied media as a means of expression.
  • To examine elements of art that the children can apply to their own creative endeavors.

For Volunteers

  • To provide opportunities for volunteer docents from the Northshore community to be meaningful facilitators 
  • To provide the opportunity for volunteer docents to be approving, suggesting, challenging, guiding, questioning, and prompting visitor to the classroom.

If you have questions about becoming a docent or wanting to participate in volunteering in the classroom to help our current docent leaders, please contact Kathy Griffard or Taigen Ferguson.