The Art Docent Program functions as an arts enrichment program lead by volunteers during the school day once a month for an hour. Some docents may have the opportunity to come into the classroom more than once a month, dependent on their assigned teacher's scheduled. The program strives to have at least one art docent per classroom every year. Some classrooms may have more than one art docent. If there is more than one art docent, docents will arrange to divide class visits and/or support each other during monthly class visits.
While visiting a classroom, art docents lead a discussion about the artwork and artist being featured, as well as lead an art activity inspired by the artists and their work. This provides students the opportunity to explore the process of art, bring awareness of art elements and gain an appreciation of the history of art. Over the years the program has served thousands of elementary students with the support of hundreds of volunteers.