The Fralin student docents are trained in a variety of museum education techniques, including the inquiry method. After a completing the required Docent Training Course, they lead tours for school groups and community organizations, assist with the annual Writer's Eye competition, and contribute to the Museum’s mission by fostering an appreciation for art in visitors of all ages.
Docent Training Course
The application for the spring 2015 Docent Training Course is available online now. Check out the Student Docent Program page for information about The Fralin Student Docents. If you are interested in joining the program, visit the link below to learn more and submit an application. Please note that applications to the spring training course will not be considered until much later in the fall semester, so you may not receive an immediate response to your submission.
The Fralin community docents are trained in a variety of museum education techniques, including the inquiry method. After a completing the required Docent Training Course, they lead tours for school groups and community organizations, and assist with the Museum's special programs, including the annual Writer's Eye competition and the Eyes on Art program for individuals with Alzheimer's.
After their initial training period, docents receive on-going education from curators, guest speakers, and education staff on special exhibitions and the permanent collection. As a group, docents occasionally take field trips to other museums. Some docents also attend regional and national docent education conferences.
Interested community members are encouraged to apply using our online application form. The deadline to apply for the spring 2015 Docent Training Course is January 9, 2015 at 5 pm. For more information, visit the Community Docent Program page.