The Art Docent Program is a volunteer program designed to broaden and enhance the educational experience of Bay Farm students. Through monthly parent-led programs, children are exposed to a wide variety of artists, artistic styles, and art movements.
Art Docent is a fantastic program run by parent volunteers, supported by our PTA. If you are interested in inspiring our kids and experiencing the first look in their eyes when they discover the magic of their own art, then this is a great opportunity for you to participate in!
In our Art Docent Program, our students will have the chance to experiment, experience, create and most of all learn about a variety of artists and art techniques.
Kids love and always look forward to art lessons. It is amazing to see kids get excited once they see you coming into their classrooms to teach art. You'll be astonished when they run in to you and share with you what you taught them days or months ago. Then you will know that your donated time was well worth it and quite meaningful by getting back much more than what you gave.
The Reflections Arts Recognition Program is a national arts recognition and achievement program for students. Since 1969, over 10 million students across the nation have taken part in this popular PTA program.
The Reflections Program provides an excellent opportunity for students of all ages to:
Express themselves imaginatively in their artwork
Experience the joy and fun of making art
Tap into critical thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme
Receive positive recognition for their original works of art
As an added bonus, in showcasing and celebrating student talent, the Reflections Program increases community awareness of the importance of the arts in education.
2017-2018 Reflection Theme: Within Reach
Entries Deadline: Friday, October 27, 2017
The PTSA provides access to Deep Space Sparkle, an online resource for art lesson plans and teaching resources that will help teach art to kids, even if you aren't a great artist. If you are a classroom Art Docent please contact the VP of Art Education for additional information and access
Congratulations to MATTHEW HUNG, 4th Grade for representing Bay Farm at the state level of the National PTA Reflections Program.
Matthew's photograph "Let sleeping seals lie, sea life conservation is within reach" was chosen amongst all of the Intermediate Grade photography entries to go through to the California state selection.