Training Update – November 2016
Training Class Update – The class continues to show their commitment, drive and desire. Proof in the pudding is all 18 are still with us after 6 weeks. They’re eagerly learning from observing and helping seasoned docents. Many attended their first General Meeting and the Trainee mixer.
Week three the class broke up into small groups and presented a 5 min. single print. This was their first time in front of the class. They got their nervousness out of the way and learned a great deal from each of the print presentations.
Week four Tabitha J. gave a full 3rd grade – Abstract Art lesson and Workshop. Learning by example and participation is key to their training. They all enjoyed the presentation and created beautiful abstract art.
Week five was our field trip to Daves Avenue to watch Marisa D. (Class of 2016) teach a 2nd grade – Color & Value lesson. When we returned discussion centered around her presentation and how it related to the homework – AD curriculum, classroom skills, and classroom preparation. Trainees are not only learning from seasoned docents but from the open dialogue shared about what they observe.
Week six each trainee presented in class a single print for 5 mins. They were each given a grade level, specific visual art terms and a fine art print. Each and everyone did a fantastic job. They introduced themselves. Told us what grade they were presenting. Then introduced the visual art terms with detailed explanations. From there came the fine art print with three well prepared questions. They engaged the entire class, generated additional questions from answers given and even fielded off distractions with re-directions and composure. At the end they beautifully recapped the visual art terms and thanked the class for their participation.