Some of you are probably wondering, what is a docent? Well, the word docent has its root in the Latin, “docents,” meaning to teach.
The YAM has an outstanding corps of specially trained and deeply committed volunteers. Docents lead tours, assist in the art studio, bring art appreciation to local schools (Art Suitcase), help with the Young Artists’ Gallery, and develop new programs. These volunteers are integral to education at the YAM. Additionally, our Docents are part of the National Docent Symposium Council which meets every other year. They serve on this council and go through intensive training in Visual Thinking Strategies.
You are welcome to stop by one of our weekly meetings to check out this amazing program! All are welcome! No prior experience in art or education is needed, just an interest in learning.
Meetings held every Monday during the school year in the Education Studio from 10-12:00 noon
For more information please call the Education Director, Mary Serbe at 406-256-6804 x231.