Volunteer art docents needed for elementary visual arts program

Colorful artwork of flowers created by students in the elementary visual arts program, which is expanding this yearVolunteers are needed to serve as art docents in an expanded elementary school visual arts program this year.

This is the fourth year of the visual arts program, which started in 10 elementary classrooms and has been expanded to more than 50 classrooms throughout the district’s 11 elementary schools.

Art docents deliver an art lesson once or twice a month while assisted by staff members. Each art lesson is between an hour and 75 minutes long, and lesson-specific art supplies are provided to classrooms ahead of the scheduled presentation for the docent to use. The art curriculum features engaging and easy-to-follow lessons.

The district offers convenient and flexible schedules for docents, who work closely with Kirstin Holstrom, art teacher at Washington Middle School and creative director of the visual arts program. Volunteer art docents begin in October and end in May.

If you know of anyone interested in volunteering, please have them contact Kirstin Holstrom at kholstrom@osd.wednet.edu.