What is the Art Docent Program? A sequential, interactive art education program essential to all students grades K-6th Developed in 1984 by art educator and author Barbara Herberholz, this affordable, high interest enrichment program introduces students to art and our artistic heritage.
Docents make monthly presentations based on an easy-to-follow manual. There are eight units for TK-6th based on themes such as: Portraits, Birds, Dancers, Landscapes, Trains, Pets, Women Artists Students who go through the Program from TK-6th grade see about 350 famous works of art and produce 64 different art projects
What is an Art Docent? In the Art Docent Program, parents and teachers take the students on a Gallery Visit using electronic images of works of art in the classroom and conduct discussions that open the students’ eyes to the wonderful world of art.
No art background required Training is available
What is a Gallery Visit? An interactive, 20-45 minute discussion about the artworks and artists To help students: Perceive and respond to works of art Understand the role of art in a variety of past and present cultures Respond to moods and feelings expressed by the artist Analyze and make judgements about artworks according to the elements and principles of art and aesthetic qualities Connect what they learn in art to other subject areas
What is a Studio Lesson? Students create art using a wide variety of media and techniques, applying processes and skills to express and communicate ideas:
Painting, Collage, Print making, Drawing Each lesson follows the units theme and includes: A description of the art concepts and skills A list of materials needed A motivation Steps in how-to-do-it Vocabulary
You Can Help!
The Art Docent Program is funded solely from money raised at the Annual Art Show in May. We gladly accept all cash/check donations (checks payable to Rock Creek Elementary School with "Art Docent" in the memo/subject line) All donations are Tax Deductible: TAX ID#01-0741655. We also accept new/used Art Supply Donations:
Fabric (new, used, remnants)
Brown Grocery Bags (used to make Student Art Portfolio Bags)
Black Sharpie Markers Fine Tip
Scissors (regular, fabric, craft novelty)
Elmer's School Liquid Glue
Styrofoam Egg Cartons
Construction Paper (all colors)
Card Stock (all colors)
Community Art Night at Rock Creek, sponsored by the Art Docent Program: January 12, 2017 5:30-7:00 pm