Tips for Docent Aids

Before your session:

  • Attend session planning meetings to discuss the upcoming topic (usually the third week of the month at 9 a.m. in the Ravensworth Cafeteria). Check the  Calendar for exact dates/times.
  • Help complete any craft prep required for your session.
  • Read the write-up of the artist/topic (available via GRACE Art DropBox and in the blue folder on the GRACE Art cart). 
  • Review the poster portfolio online or stored with the GRACE Art cart. 
  • Review the craft via the GRACE Art DropBox.
During your session:
  • Meet your docent outside your classroom door 5 to 10 minutes before your session time.
  • Watch the time. We usually have 50-60 minutes.  Verify this with your teacher.
  • Pass out materials.
  • If you are running late or cannot come, contact the others doing your presentation with you as soon as possible.
  • Encourage students when they are stalled or self-conscious.  We do not have enough materials for "do-overs."  If a student feels they have made a mistake or don't like what they have done, help them be "art-smart" and make the most of it.
  • Help clean-up and getting out of the classroom on time.  The teachers need us to be on schedule.
  • Have fun!!
After your session:
  • Help your Docent restock the cart for the next docent's session