The Apollo PTA is proud to present the Art Docent Program which is a PTA parent-run education program which provides art education to our elementary students.


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Art Docent 2023-24 Calendar

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Apollo PTA Art Docent Program is funded by the Apollo PTA and is designed through a partnership between the school district and the Issaquah PTSA Council. This is the program that is run by all the parent volunteers, like you!  Without your help, our students would be missing out on the amazing benefits that art education provides them.

If you enjoy working with students, this is a wonderful volunteer opportunity. No art knowledge or experience are required, and all lessons have been provided. All volunteers are welcome! If you have questions about the program, speak to your student’s teacher or email

We introduce the elements and principles of art, art vocabulary, safety, art criticism and art’s influence on culture. The volunteer Art Docents teach monthly art lessons in each elementary classroom per year.

This program fills the gap between what the district funding can provide and what our kids require. We truly appreciate the generosity of the principals, class room teachers, and the parents who support our PTA’s Art Docent program.  We want to extend a huge thank you to the Apollo Elementary PTA for continuing to fund and support the Art Docent program.

**The Issaquah School District has over 350 art docents each year providing over 4,500 hours of volunteer instruction at the elementary school level.  The Art Docent program’s purpose is to support the state’s Visual Arts Grade Level Expectations K – 5 while offering students a positive experience with art by exposing them to various materials and artists.

Ruppert’s report Critical Evidence shows that kids with over four years immersion in the Arts have SAT verbal scores 58% points higher and math scores 38% higher that kids with half a year or less. When Carnation Elementary imposed an ArtsEd arts-teaching program, reading scores climbed 23%, and 70% fewer kids got sent to the principal’s office. (From City Arts, Nov 2010)