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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Call for Docents at GDAC

This fall, the Greater Denton Arts Council is seeking friendly volunteer docents to facilitate conversations and art activities in the galleries of the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. training and information workshop on Tuesday, November 3 from 3-5 PM at the Arts Center. Docents should be available to lead day-time tours, usually occurring between 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in November and December. We encourage those who enjoy learning about the arts and connecting with people of all ages and backgrounds to attend. No prior teaching experience is required.  To reserve your spot at the workshop, please email it to admin@dentonarts.com by October 27th for a form.

Docents will participate in hands-on training in the galleries and learn about the exhibitions on view including two new exhibitions, Light, Space and Beauty: Cathy Breslaw and installation works by Neal Paustian. Docents and students will explore interactive teaching techniques, and discover simple and fun activities for visitors of all ages.
Many of our tours serve Denton ISD elementary students as part of the ongoing program Getting Started with the Arts. Each year over 12,500 students participate in this program, including interactive tours with fourth grade students at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in November and December.