Tassajara Hills Elementary School

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Art Docents - Meet the Masters & Clay

Art Docent Program

The Art Docent Program is a year-round program that offers students exposure to fine arts and opportunities to experiment with a variety of art media. The program consists of two main parts – “Meet the Masters” and “Clay Projects.” 


Funded by the Tassajara Hills PTA, the Art Docent Program is run by parent volunteers with support of the school staff. Each classroom has one or more “Art Docents” who receive training and then organize and teach the art projects. A background in art is not necessary! 


Meet the Masters 

Meet the Masters is a highly regarded age-appropriate art program in which students are introduced to FOUR famous artists over the course of the school year. At class-level assemblies, students learn about the artist, and then each student completes a “directed-draw” art project in class (led by the classroom’s Meet the Masters Art Docent).


Clay Projects

Clay projects are hand-made clay art pieces created by the students, then glazed and fired in our own kiln. At least ONE clay project is completed per year per classroom, but typically the number of projects are as follows:

  • Kindergarten and 1st Graders: 3 clay projects 
  • 2nd and 3rd Graders: 2 clay projects
  • 4th and 5th Graders: 1 clay project 

Clay Art Docents may work with the teachers to determine the type of pieces to create.


Love the Art Docent program? We need parent volunteers in each classroom to help run this program.  Please contact Jessica Marz for Meet the Masters or Kim McKnight for clay.

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