The Shorewood Elementary Art Docent Program is a visual arts enrichment program lead by volunteers. Most art docent volunteers are parents who coordinate with their child's teacher to come into the classroom and lead art and craft projects for the students. Art docents lead their own project ideas, or use lessons from the ArtsWA curriculum. Art supplies and project support are provided by the PTA.
Anyone!... Most art docents are parents or guardians of a student in the class for which they volunteer. New docents can partner with experienced docents, receive training from the art docent coordinators, or take the reins on their own. Our art docents also include grandparents, local artists, and community members who are passionate about visual arts education.
Partner with a teacher for monthly projects.
Partner with a teacher for quarterly projects.
Partner with a teacher for a one time project.
In addition to general craft supplies, we have water color, acrylic, and tempera paints; paint brushes; various art paper; chalk and oil pastels; screen printing and stamp making materials; hand clay, glazes, and a kiln! Specialty art supplies can be purchased upon request.
Art lessons range from simple crafts that can be completed in a one hour class to multi-step projects that occur in stages over multiple class sessions.
Art lessons happen at an arranged time with the classroom teacher during regular school hours; most lessons last about an hour.
Art lessons take place in the regular classroom. The community room can be reserved for special projects that involve more set up, like clay projects. Multiple classes can be set up in the cafeteria for larger group projects.
Support is available! We are excited to help make all arts education ideas at Shorewood come to life. Email us directly or fill out the Volunteer Form to share more details about yourself and your ideas.
Gail has been a PTA volunteer and art docent for seven years, and is excited for the opportunity to support other docents in delivering fun and creative arts programming at Shorewood. She has a wide range of interests and experience, including photography, sewing, metalsmithing, screen printing, drawing, and working with clay.
In 2022-23, Anna served as a Kindergarten Art Docent, the PTA Secretary, and co-chaired the 2023 Spring Carnival. She has over 25 years experience in performance and visual arts and was appointed to the Burien Arts Commission in March 2023. She is excited to partner with Gail this year in supporting the Art Docent Program at Shorewood Elementary.
For over two decades, the Shorewood PTA has supported the Art Docent Program at Shorewood Elementary School by providing art supplies and visual arts enrichment to Shorewood Elementary students.
The Art Docent Program at Shorewood Elementary envisions a school where every student in every class has the opportunity to participate in at least one art project each academic year.
Our docents include parents, grandparents, teachers, local artists, and community members who offer their time and expertise to ensure all Shorewood Elementary students are exposed to visual arts enrichment opportunities.