Art Vistas is a fun and exciting art education program at Lietz that is staffed entirely by parent volunteers like you! Our volunteers (called docents) give six presentations throughout the year to their child’s class, giving simple explanations of art concepts, showing fine art prints, and talking about the artists. Each presentation is followed by a hands-on project where children get the chance to apply some of the concepts they have learned.

As you may expect, the Art Vistas program will look different this year! Our team of volunteers is working with the Art Vistas Board for Union School District to adapt to the online learning platform. Our District Board is working to provide a library of videos for the first few lessons of the year, and beyond as needed.

At Lietz, we will use our volunteer docents to lead live lessons via Zoom with their classrooms whenever possible. Teachers will be able to use the Art Vistas video library to post lessons for any students who are unable to attend live lessons, or use them in lieu of a docent if necessary. We are also working to modify and/or change our hands-on projects to use materials more readily available at home, and we hope kids will have fun trying out these new ideas.

The goal this year is to exercise imaginations, encourage creative expression, and foster love of art! Please feel free to get in touch with our Head Docent team if you have any questions.

Contact information

Program leadsRebekah Frederickson (K-1)
Caitlin Samenfeld-Specht (2-3)
Priya Vartak (4-5)