The words "share" and "love of art" describe the essence of this non-profit organization that began in 1971.
The Prescott Art Docents believe in transparency, openness, and responsiveness to the teachers who invite us into their classrooms and to the community groups who request our presentations to share our knowledge and love of art. We realize that teachers depend upon us to be competent and professional in our words and actions.
The Prescott Art Docents have a wealth of resources to use when presenting art to the community. We recognize and accept the responsibility for the care of those resources. As adult volunteers, we embrace and celebrate the diversity of our members and will treat each other with the courtesy and respect we expect from others as we take our mission into the community.
Masterpiece Program Docents visit the same classroom 5-7 times each year (30 minutes), bringing selected art reproductions from our 800-piece collection to initiate discussions about art, techniques, styles, and other age-appropriate topics leaving behind one reproduction for the classroom to enjoy until the next visit. We provide these opportunities in accordance with the Arizona Department of Education’s Objectives.
Adult Art Talks Docents visit local Senior Living facilities offering insights into a variety of Master Artists from around the world.
Art Days in the Library Docents present hands-on art projects reflecting the Elements of Art and Principles of Design, while exploring artistic styles, and vocabulary. This is a program held once a month at the Prescott Public Library throughout the school year.
Caldecott Books & Art for Kids (K-2) Docents explore illustrations in Caldecott Award books increasing children’s experience with art elements, principles of design, artistic styles, and vocabulary while capturing the emotional appeal in a book’s pages. This program is held once a month at the Prescott Public Library.
Art Crafts for Kids Docents reflect on the Prescott Public Library summer theme with art crafts every Tuesday during the month of July.
Check out our Prescott Art Docent programs and future dates here by clicking the “CALENDAR” button above or visiting “Events” at the Prescott Public Library.
Volunteers are an important and consistent part of the any arts education program. Volunteers introduce the wonders of art appreciation by being an approving, challenging, guiding, questioning, and prompting visitor to local outreach programs each month.
No two interpretations or dialogues of a shared experience by children are the same. Students soon learn their creative ideas are valued and there are no “right” or “wrong” answers. Everyone appreciates art for different reasons.
Volunteering can be life-changing in many ways. Helping others and the community can boost confidence by providing a sense of accomplishment. Volunteering can also give you a sense of pride and identity.