Welcome South Dakota Educators and Parents!
Meet the Masters has been providing engaging art curriculum to schools and districts since 1985. All 35 artist units come in multiple grade levels and are organized into 5 Tracks. They are incredibly well researched so that it can be taught by teachers, docents, or parent volunteers without having to create additional curriculum—we’ve done it for you.
K-8 Schools and Districts Love Using MTM – We Want to Work with Your South Dakota School
Read this testimonial from an elementary school principal:
Meet the Masters Art Program has been a wonderful addition to Las Palmas Elementary School. Our students love the engaging discussions about art and famous artists and greatly enjoy the actual art projects. Meet the Masters is an easy to implement program at any school, highly organized, and worth the money.
Kristen Nelson, Principal
Las Palmas Elementary School
Timed, Scripted, Standards-Based Art Lessons in 3 Steps
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+).
What’s Included in a Track
- Implementation guide (step by step)
- Multiple levels of art lessons per artist
- Artist lesson plan binders for 7 artists
- Artist name/date cards
- Large laminated art prints for 7 artists
- Props for assemblies
- PowerPoint presentation for 7 artists
- Color photo showing completed art activities
- Student awards
- Duplicating masters
Art Supplies & Training DVDs (can be added to order)
- Art supplies kit contains 36 sets to create up to 750 projects per artist
- Step by step video demo by MTM Staff for each level of art projects
- Get a Customized MTM Program for Your School’s Schedule & Needs
- Learn How to Implement MTM in Your School with Teachers or Volunteers
- Discover Fundraising Ideas to Purchase MTM
- I’m Here to Answer Any Questions About the Program
Sue McNair (Schools and Districts Coordinator)
firstname.lastname@example.org / 949-215-1064