Quincy, FL -- August 20, 2011
You can enrich the lives of others, and learn a lot yourself, by becoming a Gadsden Arts Center docent! The Gadsden Arts Docent Program provides an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about and experience art. Guided exhibition tours have been recognized in North Florida as an outstanding way of educating children and adults in the region. Docents are trained volunteers who lead group exhibition tours for children, visitors, students, and the local community.
Volunteering to help with educational activities is rewarding. Volunteer docents enjoy personal growth, meeting new people, and the excitement of seeing children and adults learn about and understand art.
“Being a docent is an art in itself—I am continuously learning as I help others find meaning in the arts, which increases my own learning experience,” said Patsy Bates, a Gadsden Arts Center docent and Board President.
Docents are supported with classes to hone art appreciation, touring, and planning skills, and exhibition knowledge. Docent training classes are scheduled to begin on September 1 and will continue every following Thursday free of charge. No prior experience or knowledge is required—just a desire to learn and share. For more information, call (850) 875-4866.
The Gadsden Arts Center is located on Quincy’s historic Courthouse Square at 13 N. Madison St., just 10 miles from Tallahassee City Limits. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10am-5pm. Admission is $1 (members and children admitted free). Amenities include six gallery spaces, the museum gift shop, and the Mainstreet Café. Catering services and guided tours are available by calling (850) 875-4866.