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, May 1st at 6pm.

More detailed information about the program can be found here:

 
How Do I Sign Up?

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

  • Look for Art Docent table at the Ice Cream Social - signup sheets will be available!
  • Email our Art Docent Coordinators and specify the grade & teacher.
  • Additional "HELPER" volunteers for classes are always appreciated! Often times the extra hands help a ton - so if you just want to assist, email them and let them know!
 
Art Docent Training - for ALL Art Docents (new AND returning)

Our Art Docent Chairs will host a training session for ALL Art Docents (new and returning) on Thursday, September 26th, 9:10-10:30am. Please plan to attend this training as many things have changed this year. If you cannot attend this, there is a makeup training scheduled for Tuesday, October 8th, 2:30-3:30pm.

 

2019-2020 Art Docent Coordinators:

Coordinators:  Courtney Carr, Karen DeMercer & Elesha Ostrander

Contact email: art@canyoncreekpta.org