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 deadline for students to apply to the fall 2014 Docent Training Course has passed. Check the Student Docent Program page later in the fall semester for information about applying to the spring 2015 course.
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. The deadline to apply for the fall 2014 Docent Training Course is August 18, 2014 at 5 pm. For more information, visit the Community Docent Program page.