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The ME Art Docent Program is a nonprofit program that serves the 600+ students who attend Meridian Elementary School. It was conceived to provide students with additional art education because the school budget does not support a full-time art teacher. The program leverages Green River Community College's Interurban Center for the Arts which provides training and artist information.
Art Lessons: Starting in October, Art Docents present a monthly lesson. Each lesson presents an Art Master, and teaches students about an artwork, art elements, and encourages interest, participation, and enjoyment of art through a hands-on, age appropriate project.
Art Display and Portfolio: Throughout the year, art is displayed in the classrooms and hallways to encourage art awareness and appreciation. At the end of the year, each student receives an art portfolio with their artwork to take home and share with their families.
Art Walk: At the end of each year, the halls of Meridian Elementary are transformed into an art gallery displaying works of art created by each student through the Art Docent Program. The Art Walk often includes a treasure hunt and prizes for the kids, snacks and sales of various art items that contain samples of student art (e.g. tote bags, posters, stationary etc.). Be sure to check the calendar on this website for the Art Walk date (typically in May) and plan to join us for a wonderful walk!
If you like art and children, then you are a great candidate for becoming an Art Docent. You do not need an art background and will receive training for all necessary skills, and most supplies are provided by the Art Docent Program.
As a volunteer in the classroom, you share your art experience with the students and see their skills and creativity grow throughout the school year. And, your child will benefit from your participation in the classroom!