Classroom Sign Ups


​Important Reminders

  • April - Mount Artwork for Art Show @ Art Docent Office - Please come in to help.
  • April 27th - General Meeting and Art Show Set up 
  • April 30-May 4 - Annual Student Art Show 
  • March - June - Art Docent Mulch Madness
  • May 8 - Executive Board Meeting 
  • May 9 - Board of Directors Meeting 
  • May 15 - End of Year Party 
  • May 28 - AD Office Closed: Memorial Day
President's Letter


April Showers Bring May Flowers...
and for the Art Docents we have the ...

Art Show
Kindergarten Foil Workshop
Spanish Art History
French Art History

The year is winding up and we have finished with all of our print presentations. 
During April, May and June we have several important items to cover with the Art Docents.

The Art Show is one of our large components of the Art Docent program and
we have been working hard to get it ready. 
Thanks to Frances and her awesome committee
on all the hard work they have put in thus far. 

The following lessons/workshops are ready to be taught these last few months.​


Teaching Objective: Students will learn about sculptures, 3 dimensional objects, and materials used in sculptures by creating their own foil sculpture animal.

​Explanation of Concept
  • Sculpture has shape (height, width and depth), it is not flat, and is three dimensional. 
  • Sculpture is not just art.  It can be created to be part of a celebration, a dance, a show or part of a building.  
  • Sculpture can be functional.  
  • Sculpture can be made of any material. 


“Frida and Diego Rivera” by Frida Kahlo (1931)

Frida painted this portrait of herself with husband Diego Rivera. Who is she portraying as an artist? (Her husband was more famous than her at that time.) How is she showing her pride in her heritage? (By her traditional Mexican clothing.) Whose head is turned; whose is forward? What does this suggest? Do you notice anything else about their posture? What does a plain background such as this do for the subjects?




Pierre-Auguste Renoir,
​“Luncheon of the Boating Party,”

Renoir was another founding member of the first Impressionist exhibit; he actually exhibited at the official Salon back in 1864 but did not gain recognition until much later.
What does this painting show?
​Does it feel somber or light-hearted?
“Boating Party” is one of the most beloved works of Renoir for its sunny, playful quality but carefully studied composition


Secondly I wanted to tell you all about our Logo Submission Request.  We reached 
out to the Los Gatos High School students as you all know last month 
to give them the students the first opportunity to send in submissions
for a new logo going forward for our 45th Anniversary.  

We received over 25 submissions!  

Thank you to Sue W., Stephanie D., Cheryl H., Elizabeth G.,
Beth R. and Stefanie J.

for you help in working on the committee for screening the logo submissions
and presenting their top 2 choices  to our Executive Board. 

Also a big thank you goes to 
Mr. Czech, the Los Gatos High School Art teacher
who was instrumental in working with both our Logo Committee 
and the students on their submissions!

From there  the Executive Board agreed unanimously on one choice,  
and decided to give  the Art Docents the opportunity t o vote on
whether we move forward with the new logo, 
or continue on with our current logo.  

So we are presenting those two choices at the next meeting 
Friday, April 27th, 9 am at the Art Show Set Up
held at Fisher Middle School.

We are not revealing the choice in public yet since we have not notified the students
yet of our decisions since we will be waiting to complete the vote
​from all the Art Docents at our next meeting.

It's time to Spring into Action!

Happy Spring,  Julie Ferrario
President of Art Docents of Los Gatos

READ MORE...on our website!

Committee Updates
Art Show  


Continuing Education/Events  
Continuing Education​
The Art Circle

 Home of Jenny Gifford, 830 Cherrystone Dr. Los Gatos
DATE/TIME: Tues. April 24th 9:30 -noon (drop in anytime)
Space limited to 10 people
CONTACT/QUESTIONS: Theresa Bricker or
Roxana Kost
Docent Sign Up: The Art Circle

Steph Rue: The Art of Bookmaking Lecture & Workshop (Free)

Steph Rue will discuss Korean traditional crafts like papermaking and bookbinding, her own art practice as a book artist, and her Fulbright Scholarship. Since May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, she will also talk about her experience as an Asian American artist. After the lecture in the library Tech Lab, there will be a free bookbinding workshop led the artist herself! The workshop will take place in the NUMU Studio.  Artist’s Website:

Workshop space limited; you must register at the Library Information Desk, or call 408-354-6896.

LOCATION: Los Gatos Library
DATE/TIME: Sat., May 5th  Lecture begins at 1:00 (workshop to follow)
Those interested in meeting beforehand for lunch/coffee can gather at the Purple Onion at noon
Docent Sign Up: Steph Rue Bookmaking Lecture & Workshop



Art Docent End Of Year Party
Host: Sue Nystrom Walsh
Tuesday, May 15th

Potluck sign up is ready to go. Please use the following link to participate:
End of Year Party Sign up 

Kindly RSVP to Harla N. by May 1st 

​​Your Hospitality Committee,
Harla, Rene and Rafaella


Thank you Jr. Art Docents!
Prints Update Project
Part One


Over the Spring Break we asked if any of the Jr. Art Docents could join us at the Art Docent office to help out with our "Prints Update Project".  Lucky for us...we had an awesome team of 4 Los Gatos High School students who joined us along with
Theresa B., Judith F., Julie F., and Emilie R.

Together we divided into teams, and in 3 hours we measured, cataloged,
​and rated over 150 prints.  This is the first step in making sure that our
amazing Print Collection is kept up to date and looking great for the classroom use.

We will be meeting again to work on "Part Two"
on May 23rd @ 9 am in the Art Docent office if anyone is interested in join in on the fun,
​please email either Stefanie at or Julie F.



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

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  • 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.