Interurban Center for the Arts
Sharing Art with Students
A paid Membership with the Interurban Center For The Arts provides your school with the resources, training, and support necessary to run a curriculum based art program that meets or exceeds the Washington State and National Visual Arts Requirements.
What does being an art docent mean?
An ICA Art Docent is any adult volunteer who is trained to present art lessons on a monthly basis to your school’s elementary aged students. These volunteers are trained by the ICA in OSPI Visual Art Requirements, Common Core Standards, classroom management, technique, and lesson planning.
Can anyone become an ICA art docent?
Yes! Art docents are required to attend one 2 hour Basic Training course in the Fall. After an art docent volunteer completes their training they may begin teaching in the classroom. For docents interested in further artistic and technical development, the ICA offers targeted monthly workshops throughout the school year. These classes focus on the district’s visual arts requirements, art lesson planning, and are designed to help art docents present comprehensive and creative art lessons.
Interested in Becoming a Member School?
1. Fill out the 2023-2024 Letter of Agreement form for your school
2. Either pay online or send a check to the ICA.
ICA at Green River College
12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA 98092
Through the ICA, participating schools receive:
Each program receives eight large prints of famous works of art to use during the school year. Every large print comes with accompanying lesson notes and a corresponding project binder with classroom-tested art project ideas.
The ICA provides free or low-cost workshops and trainings to all art docents to support program continuity and quality.
ICA staff offers educational training, workshops, and one-on-one guidance to the in-school coordinator of the art docent program.
Thank you to our supporters!