How it Works

Meet the Masters Overview Video – Public & Private Schools

Step 1: “Introducing the Masters” Assemblies:  20-45 Minutes (see example)

The Meet the Masters experience begins with a multi-media assembly using Powerpoint slides, artist voices, and music where the children learn about the fascinating lives and famous works of the Master Artists.  We have 35 artists units available in 5 tracks.  Interactive questions and multi-media content will keep the students interest 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.  This step can be done in an assembly combining classes or in an individual classroom. (Step 1 takes 20-45 minutes)

Step 2: “Learning from the Masters” Technique Packets:  15-30 minutes (see example)

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 follow-up 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 2 takes 15-30 minutes)

Step 3: “Working with the Masters” Art Projects:  50-60 minutes (see example)

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. (Step 3 takes 50-60 minutes)

View Artists and Art Projects (35 Different Artists)

Click the sample art projects below for detailed information about the lessons associated with each artist (see all 35 art projects here):

Rosa Bonheur

Rosa Bonheur

Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder

Mary Cassatt

Mary Cassatt

Paul Cézanne

Paul Cézanne

What Meet the Masters Will Provide

Customized Program 

- Designed to meet your scheduling needs and budget resources
– Choice of complete tracks or individual artists.

Implementation Guide

- Art supply preparation
– Volunteer instructions
– Scheduling guidelines
– Volunteer, parent and teacher communications
– Support and assistance
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Step By Step Curriculum

- 4 Age -appropriate levels

  1. Kindergarten
  2. Beginning (Grades 1-2)
  3. Intermediate (Grades 3-4)
  4. Advanced (Grades 5+)

- Scripted, illustrated and timed lesson plans
– Proven 3 step program

  1. Art history assemblies
  2. Student technique packets (classroom)
  3. Hands-on art activity (classroom)

Training DVDs Available

- DVD for instructors prep for classroom art activity
– Specific instruction by level
– Complete preparation for volunteers and teachers
– Onsite instruction available (for Southern California only)

Supplies (Sold Separately)

- Specialized art media kits for each artist
– Bundled with curriculum saving you time, money and effort
See question #4 on FAQ for supply details

Customer Satisfaction

- Our program is unparalleled and our philosophy of service stresses reliability, responsiveness, assurance, and empathy.

- After over 25 years we’ve taught over 2 million children, and the program has never once been dropped due to dissatisfaction.

Here is an example of what Public/Private Schools receive when you purchase the curriculum and art supplies for Paul Cézanne.

Many of our artist units come with props.  Kids love dressing up!  For Public/Private schools only.

More information:

Track Schedule

MTM for Homeschools

MTM for Public/Private Schools

Vocabulary Learned

Program Outline

Visual and Performing Arts Framework