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As I've been sorting through old files, adding a new photo board of all our members, helping to get the ceiling tiles replaced in the office I've been looking forward to continuing in the path of the former Presidents and adding my part to this wonderful program.

Art Docents is a non-profit organization, bringing art to over 3,000 students in the LGUSD for over 40 years!  If you think about it in numbers….estimated 40 years x 2000 students = over 80,000 people the Art Docents have inspired and educated.   We have a rich history beginning in 1973.  Throughout the years our focus has been on teaching arts to the students.  Being a former teacher and an artist at heart - I’m very interested in our continual growth of curriculum.  These next few years we will be looking at our curriculum and see how we correlate with STEAM, combining the Arts with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Our curriculum has developed and changed with the times over the past 44 years - and we continue to update and celebrate the presentations we give to our students.  

The Art Docents of Los Gatos are the "A" in STEAM
I'm happy to introduce our
Executive Board for 2017-2018.  
We are so lucky to have such dedicated people
to help steer our program.
President - Julie Ferrario
Treasurer - Jenny Gifford
Co-VP Programs A - Stacey Closser
Co-VP Programs B - Theresa Bricker
Co-VP Fundraising/PR - Sue Ward
Co-VP Fundraising/PR - Stephanie Draca
VP Membership - Sue Walsh
Parliamentarian - Michelle Abene
Secretary - Judith Fishwick

Looking forward to working with you and meeting our new trainees!
Julie Ferrario
Art Docents of Los Gatos, President

What Can Art Docents Sign Up for Right Now?
(click the Online Signups button below to login)

 General Meeting Refreshments

Scientific Illustration Workshop (Fisher)

Coming Soon...Classroom Signups
will be available at the General Meeting


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Committee Updates


Membership

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Members, this is going to be a great year! 

It's time to

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Pay your Membership Dues  Online 


Please remember to recruit new docents
 
Invite them to our Open House
Thursday, 9/14​, 9:00-11:30am

Let them know Training Starts
9/21  9:00-11:30am. 

We are hoping for a wonderful turnout! 

Thanks,
Sue Nystrom Walsh
​VP of Membership 
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Guest Artist

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Do you know a talented, engaging, interesting and fun artist?

The Art Docents of Los Gatos are pleased to announce that the 2017-2018 Visiting Guest Artist Program is coming soon!  The Guest Artist Committee is seeking nominations for this year’s Spring visiting artists!  We are looking for 2-3 artists to present to the different grade levels (K-8) and welcome your input---the artists must be talented (obviously), engaging to the children, present an artistic form that fits into the grade level curriculum, and who are excited to present to our kids!  

Please contact:  
Mary Lucia @
maryflucia@gmail.com
or
Marisa D’Amico @
marisad111@hotmail.com


Curriculum

Bookmarks
A Student's Space to be Creative!

There are Bookmarks for every student (K-5).

They will be in your presentation portfolio
to give to the students when they have their October Presentations. 


On the front side - is a place for the students to draw on to make them more personalized.

On the back side - are the Elements of Art and Principles of Design.


Postcards
Postcards for each grade level went home to parents at ​Back to School Night. 

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IT  - Information and Technology

"TECH-Help": Look for the new Tech-Help page under the docent login page on our website.  We have a couple of videos on how to set up laptops in classrooms for presentations, and a couple of Google Drive Beginner Tutorials.

Google Calendar:   If you have a Google account you can easily add this calendar to your own by adding  artdocentsoflg  (all one word) in the “add a friend’s calendar” box from your own calendar.   

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There are several ways your child can become involved in
the Art Docents of Los Gatos!


Click Here for More Information
or
Email Art Docents


  • May 2018 – Annual Student Art Show
  • Opportunities for High School Students - Form a club:  The Art Docents of Los Gatos will assist you with material for Club Day at LGHS, including table set up materials, sign up sheets, marketing material, balloons, etc.