Art Docent Program Kicks-Off

Have you spotted artists Klee, Mondrian, Nevelson, Monet, Bourgeois, Frida Kahlo, Rivera, Wyeth, Calder or Cezanne around Lawton? Your kids may have! The new Lawton Art Docent program kicked off with docents leading lessons and related art projects inspired by these artists in several classrooms. The program, aimed at bringing more art into the classroom, has met tremendous enthusiasm from staff, parents and students. Thank you all for your support!

You don’t need to be an artist to get involved! Your classroom art docent(s) could use extra hands during the monthly lessons. Watch for emails from them or your room parent listing dates for your class’ upcoming lessons or contact them – see below names of docents listed by classroom.

Want to learn more? Contact committee members Julie Maxham (juliemaxham@me.com), Tracy Pozil (tracy.pozil@comcast.net), Alane Pina (alanepina@yahoo.com), Julie Devine (julweldev@gmail.com) or Krista Kelly (kakelly@seattleschools.org).

Art Docent Leads by Classroom:

Ms. Bower Andrea Polik and Amanda Day Long
Ms. Rudisill Conrad Albert and Andrea Polik
Mrs. McDonach Maran Hanley
Mr. Conner/Mr. Matzner/Ms.  Palewicz Brenda Walls, Christina Aitchison and Sheilah Copon
Ms. Hanson/Dowd Mollie Mills and Elizabeth Hester
Ms. Hylton Mariana Burceag and Madeline Noe
Mr. Reddy Margaret Bolger and Laura Van Horne
Ms. Rybock Meaghan McKenzie and Jennifer Scott
Ms. Wong Paul Ingham, Julie Maxham and Christine Sutton
Mr. Terry Camille Pook and Ann Wolken
Mr. Shernoff Mariana Burceag and Tracy Pozil
Ms. Kelly Michelle Monette and Alane Pina
Ms. Ulmer/Ms. Misner/Mr. Hubbard Julie Devine, Maureen Mastrobattista, Phyllis Rosen and Marla Master

The Lawton Art Docent Program is a volunteer-led program designed to bring more art into the classroom and enhances the art education offered by our teachers and PTA arts enrichment programs. Each month, the Program exposes our students to a wide variety of artists, periods, techniques and art through lessons, history and hands-on art making. The curriculum for the program was thoughtfully designed to teach students art appreciation and to build on artistic skills at each grade level. The Lawton Art Docent Program is made possible by ardent volunteers and funding by the Lawton PTA.

 

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