Did you know that our schools don’t provide art teachers due to budget constraints? 

To ensure there is still art in our school, our PTA provides monthly art lessons in every classroom through the Art Docent program! Isn't that amazing!?! 

We rely on MANY volunteers to keep the program running. Volunteering to teach art is a great way to get into the classroom and support art in our schools. 

What is an Art Docent:

An Art Docent is a volunteer who takes art into a classroom at Canyon Creek Elementary.

The Art Docents can be one person, two people or a team working together for each class. Generally, the art docents provide an art project about once a month. 

You Do NOT Have to Be An Artist or a Teacher!!!

Art docents are given a handbook full of lessons, guidelines and tips to help implement approximately one lesson per month. Plus, there are plenty of other resources, including the support of three coordinators and a myriad of experienced docents ready and willing to help.

At the end of the year, the entire team of Art Docents puts on our annual Art Gala - where two items from every student are put on display for an evening viewing for all Canyon Creek families.  The Art Gala will be on Friday, 5/3 at 6pm.

More information can be found here.

How Do I Sign Up?

Ideally, we have at least 2 Art Docents per class. 

Here are the classes that still need Art Docents:

  • Kindergarten:

- McGrew **

  • 2nd Grade

- Vagt

  • 4th Grade

- D'Entremont **

  • 5th Grade

- Brown **
- Henderson **
- Johnson **
- Mitchell
- Vaughan **

  • Midlevel

- Ducotey
- Hollingsworth
- Romppanen

** These classes have one volunteer, but are looking for additional to help out!!

To sign up, email our Art Docent Coordinators and specify the teacher/classroom.

2018-2019 Art Docent Coordinators:

Coordinators:  Courtney Carr, Karen DeMercer, Elesha Ostrander, Melissa Kline

Contact email: art@canyoncreekpta.org