We’ve Expanded and Diversified!

We here at the Art Docent Program wanted to let you know about some exciting new changes we’re making. Just in time for the new school year, we are expanding and diversifying our Program with several new units and artists … Continued

Dog Days of Summer: 5 Paintings Featuring Pups!

What are the dog days of summer? Generally speaking, they’re the hottest days of the season. But here at the Art Docent Program, we’re taking that phrase to a whole new level today, and choosing to celebrate a few paintings … Continued

Photographs Provide Continual Artistic Inspiration, Especially at the New York Public Library

A picture is worth a thousand words, but it may mean even more to an artist. Photographs have long held inspiration for artists of all kinds, as the New York Public Library knows full well. Their renowned Picture Collection has … Continued

Art Reads: Susan Goldman Rubin Writes Fine Art Books for Kids

If you haven’t heard of Susan Goldman Rubin, it’s about time you did. Or perhaps you’ve picked up one of her books and not even realized it: with over 27 books in print, author Susan Goldman Rubin is making fine … Continued

Sacramento, Get Ready for Wide Open Walls 2018!

Get ready, Sacramento: as of next month, Wide Open Walls is back! The wildly-popular Wide Open Walls Mural Festival will be held at locations throughout Sacramento starting on August 9th and running through 19th, 2018. That’s ten whole days of … Continued

Exploring Color in Matisse’s Artwork

With his vivid hues and bold brushstrokes, Henri Matisse’s artwork seems especially enjoyable in the summer. Not that any artist’s work can be nailed down to one season, but it’s something about bright colors in particular that can bring to … Continued

Local Art Float Features Student Art for the Entire Community

Public art is at its best when it involves the entire community. And the southern California city of Riverside’s recent Art Float exhibition is a great example of an entire community embracing public art, down to its youngest residents. Our … Continued

Cards for a Cause: Meet Wunderkid

Have you ever considered the sheer amount of greeting cards manufactured in the United States? Unless you’re Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character in 500 Days of Summer, the answer is probably not.¬†We hadn’t: until we heard about¬†Wunderkid, a company that creates a … Continued

I Madonnari Takes Over at Mission Santa Barbara

You may have seen chalk art before (whether it’s creating with kids in your own driveway, or Bert’s creations in Mary Poppins), but you’ve probably never seen it quite like this. Every Memorial Day weekend, the Mission Santa Barbara hosts … Continued

Art Docent Program Update: Elk Grove Training!

The key to successfully engaging students in art by way of the Art Docent Program starts off with the proper training. To make sure that the kids are getting the best instruction possible, we have to make sure that our … Continued