Art Docent

Art Docent Program

What is the Art Docent program?

Funded entirely by Mill Creek Elementary PTA, the Art Docent program at Mill Creek Elementary is the only formal art instruction our students receive. We are thrilled to introduce our students to new techniques like mosaics, pottery, large scale cooperative art installations and artivism. Our hope is to cultivate excitement, help students learn about a range of art forms & inspire new young artists. We will introduce a diverse range of artists – classic artists like Jacob Lawrence & Ezra Jack Keats to modern artists Sonia King & Tan Zi Xi.

How important is Art in our Classroom?

  • Students who study art are 4x more likely to be recognized for academic achievement
  • Proven to improve attendance and test scores
  • Helps promote social development, creativity, reasoning skills & students’ self worth
  • Art helps develop an awareness in children of the different traditions and cultures around the world

Bring art to your child's classroom as an Art docent volunteer!

  • Art docent training will be offered in person, via Zoom, & on our YouTube channel (you choose!)
  • All art supplies for each lesson will be prepared to take to your classroom
  • Lessons will be organized and provided in a casual, easy-to-follow format 
  • Your commitment is about an hour, 6 times during the school year- NO artistic skills required!
  • Join with another parent - you can share the time commitment!

Sign up by contacting our lead docent at  gro1721716558.atpe1721716558cm@tn1721716558ecodt1721716558ra1721716558

The all-volunteer Art Docent Leadership Team plans the curriculum, organizes supplies and scheduling, and trains our volunteer Art Docents.

Andrea art

  

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