Art Program

What is the Art Docent Program?

Our elementary schools do not have art teachers on staff. The Interurban Center for the Arts (sponsored by the Green River College Foundation) loans our school, and many others, enough large art prints and research information for each classroom to have an art presentation once per month from October thru May. The Glenridge PTO is our sponsor and pays the fee for the loan of these materials.

Art docent volunteers are parents, grandparents, friends of students, community members and senior citizen volunteers.  Free training courses are given at Green River College by the Interurban Center for the Arts. We also have training at Glenridge. The art docents have learned basic art concepts to teach the children. They have also learned how to present an art project that will reinforce what they have discussed with the children.
    We can always use volunteers for this important program.  You do not need to be an artist to be an art docent.  If you are interested, please contact the Glenridge PTO.

    Check out some past art docent projects here:

    Did you know that a lot of museums in the Seattle-Tacoma area have FREE admission days? They do! Check out this list of free admission days.

    Files and Links for Art Docents

    Interurban Center for the Arts
    Check here for training dates, project ideas and more.

    National Core Arts Standards
    Have recently been published online. Find out more at
    For a handbook specific to the Visual Arts Standards for PreK - 6th Grade click here.

    Other Resources:
    Curriculum Information Sheets
    Kindergarten & 1st Grade2nd Grade & 3rd Grade4th Grade & 5th Grade6th Grade ArtsEd Washington Curriculum with lessons:

    Art Works 
    (selected for the 2019-2020 school year)

    Ansel Adams - Pine Trees, Seashore

    Max Beckman - Self-Portrait in Black

    Marc Chagall - The Artist and his Model

    John Constable - On The River Stour

    Edgar Degas - The Dance Class

    Edward Hopper - Ground Swell

    Rembrandt van Rijn - Man with the Golden Helmet

    Andrew Wyeth - Study for April Wind

    Original Public Art in our building
    Have you seen these artworks? Why are they here? Who put them up? Find out about the Washington State Arts Commission.

    Chinatown Clothes - Kenneth Allison

    Made the World - Margaretha Bootsma

    For Love Must Have Wings - Susan Brandeis

    She Who Watches - Jo Fyfe

    Alpine Meadow - William Winden

    Framed Prints

    The Magic Door - Dean Morrissey

    The Great Kettles Train - Dean Morrissey

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