Art Docent

Description: Volunteer program to bring art into the classroom, following a published curriculum.  Volunteer docents in each class conduct art lessons and produce a class project for the annual auction fundraiser. The fifth grade docents also coordinate the creation of a beautification project.

 

Number of chairs: 4

General volunteer needs:

 

  • Co-Chairs: Responsible for providing guidance to the art docents as needed, seeing that the materials and lessons are available and coordinating key art events throughout the year including: Auction Art for the annual fundraising gala, the Art Show at Open House and the  5th Grade School Beautification project. 
  • Art Docents: Primary responsibilities can be broken down into 4 parts.
    • 1. Art Lesson: The docents teach a pre-planned art lesson and complimentary art project.  The curriculum for each grade is made up of 6 modules (about one per month), with each emphasizing a particular theme, time period or element of art.  For each module the art docent gives a presentation to the students, utilizing art prints as exhibits.  After the presentation, the students have the opportunity to use the new terms and concepts to create their own work of art.  
    • 2.  Art Show Curator:  The docents collect, save and store the pieces created during the art docent lesson for the Edison open house art show held in May.  The docent will return all the works to the teacher at the end of the year for distribution to the students.
    • 3. Auction Art Piece: The docents coordinate and drive the class art project to be auctioned off at the annual fundraising gala in March.  
    • 4. Beautification Project (5th Grade Only): The fifth grade docents work with the fifth graders on a special project which incorporates art into the physical surroundings at Edison.  This gift to the school from the graduating class is a time honored tradition and is enjoyed by all.  Stroll the grounds to see prior years' projects such as the mosaics at the school entrance and in the garden, the various murals, and the courtyard butterflies, to name a few. 

 

Art Docent volunteers are needed at all levels of participation. Whether you are able to present every lesson, or just drop in once in a while to lend a hand, your participation is welcome and vital to the success of the program!


Positions (3/21 filled)

Committee Co-Chair Signed Up: 4 / 4

Responsible for providing guidance to the art docents as needed, seeing that the materials and lessons are available and coordinating key art events throughout the year including: Auction Art for the annual fundraising gala, the Art Show at Open House and the 5th Grade School Beautification project.

Youth Enrichment Chair Signed Up: 1 / 1

Art Docent - Ms. Soria-Kevy (K) Signed Up: 3 / 10

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Art Docent - Ms. Dunn-Ruiz (K) Signed Up: 3 / 10

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Art Docent - Ms. Korpell (K) Signed Up: 4 / 10

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Art Docent - Ms. Valler, First Grade Signed Up: 5 / 10

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Art Docent - Ms. Geritz, First Grade Signed Up: 4 / 11

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Art Docent - Ms. Dodge, First Grade Signed Up: 1 / 6

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Art Docent - Ms. Chang, Second Grade Signed Up: 4 / 8

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Art Docent - Ms. del Rosario, Second Grade Signed Up: 10 / 10

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Art Docent - Ms. Hinds, Second Grade Signed Up: 8 / 10

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Art Docent - Ms. Isola, Third Grade Signed Up: 4 / 10

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Art Docent - Mr. Aitkens, Third Grade Signed Up: 5 / 10

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Art Docent - Ms. Howell, Third Grade Signed Up: 7 / 8

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Art Docent - Ms. Braze, Fourth Grade Signed Up: 7 / 11

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Art Docent - Ms. Carpenter, Fourth Grade Signed Up: 7 / 10

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Art Docent - Mr. Lonsdale, Fourth/Fifth Grade Signed Up: 5 / 10

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Art Docent - Ms. Flanagan, Fifth Grade Signed Up: 4 / 6

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Art Docent - Ms. Schroeder, Fifth Grade Signed Up: 5 / 10

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Art Docent - Ms. Chew, SDC K-2 Signed Up: 0 / 2

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Art Docent - Ms. Marshall, SDC 3-5 Signed Up: 0 / 2

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