It takes HEART to volunteer….you need a heart of passion for the Arts. Our Docents feel that it is so important to teach Art, that we are willing to volunteer our time and energy.
It takes HEART to feel the courage to take on something that may make you feel a bit nervous. Putting yourself out there – your heart beats faster just before you head into your classroom to teach.
It fills your HEART to see the students get excited to have the Art Docents come into their classrooms.
It fills your HEART to listen and enjoy what these clever students have to say about Art.
We reserve January for the newest Art Docents to teach their lessons
they have been working on in training and get out into the classrooms.
We are so fortunate to have our new group of Art Docents
who have ventured out to teach their first Art Docent Presentations.
It is exciting, overwhelming and very rewarding!
We thank you all from our HEART!
Introducing our new
Classroom Presentation Feedback Form!
Thanks to our newest member of the IT team,
Martha W. we now have an online form to capture your feedback.
We wanted a place to collect the information regarding both Technical Issues you have experienced as well as when you have a concern or an edit for a Classroom Presentation.
Changes take time to ensure quality…here is our process.
1) Your feedback goes directly into a spreadsheet when we use this form.
2)The form is shared and viewed by the Curriculum , IT Committees, Program Coordinator and Executive Board.
3)The committees review the feedback and make changes if necessary to help better our program.
4)Any major changes are also reviewed and approved by the Executive Board.
– Log in to the Docent Page on the website
– Scroll to the bottom of the page
– Look under “FORMS” for “Classroom Presentation Feedback Form”
Art Docents in the News
Art Docents of Los Gatos Launch “Big Data Art” Workshop For Sixth Graders
LOS GATOS, CA — These multi-colored spirals lined up on a giant sheet of white paper might look as mysterious as Egyptian hieroglyphics to the uninitiated, but they’re actually representations of how a class of sixth graders spend their time at Los Gatos’ Raymond J. Fisher Middle School.
The spirals form a “data portrait” — an art form inspired by Laurie Frick, an artist in Austin, Texas who “explores the bumpy future of data captured about us.” Each spiral pictured here represents the hours spent in a typical sixth grader’s day: The colored dots represent a child’s favorite category of activity, with the other categories (sleep, meals, school, homework, screen-time, etc.), spiraling outwards to the least favored.
The kids created these data portraits during a workshop and lesson about the concept of “big data art.” It’s a new 90-minute class taught during a math period by the Art Docents of Los Gatos, and is part of a push by the Los Gatos Education Foundation and the school district to incorporate more of a STEAM approach to learning…..read more
President of Art Docents of Los Gatos