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 the teachers depend upon us to be competent and professional in or 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 that we expect from others as we take our mission into the community.
“Masterpiece” art talk docents visit the same classroom 5-7 times each year, 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.
“Adult and Teen Speakers Program” art talks are docent-created and well-previewed digital programs on various art topics.
“Art in June” is a program with the Prescott Public Library. Docents present hands-on art projects to children in grades 1-5 every Monday in June.
“Art Days in the Library” is a similar program held at the library throughout the school year.
“Caldecott Books & Art for Kids” is a Prescott Public Library program held monthly on Saturdays throughout the school year. The Randolph Caldecott Medal annually recognizes the preceding year’s “most distinguished American picture book for children”, beginning with 1937 publications.