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A special THANK YOU to our premier sponsor
Dr. Justin Piasecki
The Skin Cancer Center


Contact Us at:
peninsulahandsonart
@gmail.com

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Volunteering

We are always looking for volunteers – it takes a lot of hands to make this program successful!  Even if you don’t have a child in the Peninsula school district, but would like to help with training evenings, or preparing supplies, we’d love to have you.  If you’d like more information, please write to peninsulahandsonart@gmail.com.

Become a docent

Our volunteer art docents are generally parents or family members of students, but other community volunteers are welcome.  These volunteers will attend four training nights each school year to learn the project lesson plans, then will teach the lesson in one or more classrooms.  There are lead docents at each school who act as liaison with the Director of Education and the Board, and will help coordinate kit check-out, but volunteer art docents work with their classroom teacher to organize lesson times. We do require that all volunteers working in the classroom have a current fingerprint record on file in their chosen school’s front office.  The front office will have all you need to create these records, so just ask.

Become a featured artist

We select four artists each year to be featured and have their project taught to 2700 children and other members of the community. The artist will work with the Director of Education to create a lesson plan for their chosen project, and then spend one evening training our volunteer art docents to take the lesson into the classroom.

 Experience working with children or teaching art is a plus, though not necessary.  While the artist doesn’t have to go into the classroom, it helps with evaluating age-appropriateness for a project.  This is not a purely volunteer position; there is a small stipend for the work the artist
puts in.


"I like that we all got together and shared ideas. We use our imagination."
-- 2nd Grade
Project: "The Will to Quill"