Make the 2020-2021 School Year Beautiful with Art!

Good news! We have you covered for TK – 6th Grade! Got Home Schoolers? We’ve written a guide for parents. Just register the parents as Docents, and they can participate just like on-site docents. Got Distance Learners? A Docent can … Continued

What is David Hockney’s Secret Knowledge?

Ever found yourself wondering how the great masters were able to paint their subjects so realistically? How did they manage to portray three dimensional images on the flat surface of their canvas? David Hockney, often described as the “world’s most … Continued

Visiting Art Museums with your Children

Make your next visit to an art museum with your children a success. Get a copy of a handy resource by Francoise Barbe-Gall called “How to Talk to Children About Art.” Teachers and parents will love this book because it … Continued

An Inspirational Testimony from a Student

Here’s a testimony from a young woman who grew up in schools with the Art Docent Program. Nicole B. who is now a sophomore at University of Arizona studying pre-business with a minor in 2D and Computer Arts. “Art Docent … Continued

Our Family Legacy: Part III

Our Family Legacy – Part III “When we began hearing that docents were interested in using digital images of the famous works of art, we decided it was time to bring this treasured Program into the 21st Century,” Amy said. … Continued

Our Family Legacy: Part II

The Art Docent Program provides a sequential, interactive education in art history and artistic skills for elementary school children. It can be taught by teachers or by volunteers called “docent” who are led by a coordinator or “head docent. The … Continued

Art Docent Program: A Family Legacy (Part I)

Art educator Barbara Herberholz almost did not apply for what turned out to be the job of a lifetime. in 1983, San Juan Unified School District in Sacramento, California was looking for a part time art resource specialist. Barbara applied, … Continued

Getting to know Corot

I admit that if an artist is not in the Art Docent Program, I know nothing about them!  So I when I visited Westmont College’s campus recently, I was eager to visit the Corot exhibit at their art museum.  Glad … Continued

Women’s History Month!

It’s a question no one has asked me in a long time.  During our exhibit at the PTO expo in Pleasanton, CA last week, an attendee asked me why there are so few women artists in the Art Docent Program.  … Continued

Looking at Art

I recently read a magazine article about the pursuit of beauty that has stuck with me.  It was written by a 40-year veteran art teacher who is alarmed about the future of American art. “Young people today, immersed in a … Continued