Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park Current Docents:
Cathy Westphal, Tom Hathaway, Gina Lorenz, Joyce Marcus and Linda Laatsch
Essential to its educational activities is the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park’s docent program. Docents are involved with our free Sunday Tours, our Sculpture in the Classroom program and other public and private events.
Volunteer docents are given a series of training sessions and materials to prepare them to lead tours, implementing the Sculpture in the Classroom program, and learn effective techniques for keeping viewers engaged and interested. Training sessions are held in the Park, weather permitting, and indoors during the winter months. Docents usually meet as a group once per month, and also gather for special Park events and docent-only field trips.
Docents also have the opportunity to visit sculptures in other Chicago area locations and hear general art history lectures given by experienced art educators. Our docents become well versed about our sculptures and are exposed to a general program of art education; mixed into the process is a lot of fun and camaraderie.
Docents may volunteer to assist board members and staff with other activities and functions of the Sculpture Park, including publicity, research, public relations and special events.
NOW RECRUITING FOR THE 2016 SEASON. If you are interested in learning about the program, contact the Park Director, Sonya Baysinger, at 847-679-4265.