Meet the Masters Art Curriculum
Meet the Masters art curriculum has been established since 1985. It consists of 35 artist units and come in multiple grade levels and organized into 5 tracks. The art vocabulary, artist, name cards, art elements, props, and visuals are all included. After the students are introduced to the artists, they will work on a technique packet. The worksheets reinforce the material previously presented in the introduction. After learning the techniques, the students now take part in the step by step art project. In the process, the students will discover their creativity while developing in their own unique abilities.
Step 1: Assembly
Introducing the Masters—Multi-Purpose Room or Classroom (20-45 minutes)
The Meet the Masters experience begins with a multi-media assembly using engaging Powerpoint slides, artist voices and music where the children learn about the fascinating lives and famous works of the Master Artists. Interactive questions and multi-media content will captivate the students while walking through a virtual museum filled with interesting stories and facts. An art background is not necessary because all lesson plans are scripted, illustrated and timed. The art vocabulary, artist name cards, art elements, props and visuals are all included and organized—nothing to research or gather.
Step 2: Student Worksheets
Learning from the Masters—Classroom (15-30 minutes)
Now that the children have a true connection to the artist, it is time to introduce the techniques which made the art revolutionary. Back in the classroom, they will work on a mostly self-guided technique packet which will be the pencil-on-paper means for your student to learn from the Masters. The worksheets reinforce the material previously presented in Introducing the Masters, and further prepares them for success in the final step—the art project.
Step 3: Student Art Projects
Working with the Masters—Classroom (50-60 minutes)
After learning the inspiration and techniques of each Master the children are ready for the real fun. Your classroom will transform into an art studio as the well-equipped teacher leads the students on a step-by-step journey through the art project. Often in the same medium, style or subject matter as the Master, the students will discover their creativity while developing confidence in their own unique abilities. Training DVDs can assist the teacher with step by step detailed instructions.
Every artist unit comes in multiple levels to match up to the grades offered at your school: kindergarten, beginner (grades 1 & 2), intermediate(grades 3 & 4) and advanced(grades 5+).