Meet the Masters teaches art appreciation through multimedia presentations. The children learn about the lives and works of master artists through their masterpieces via PowerPoint, large colored and laminated prints, props, games, dress ups, and voices and music of the historical era. It is highly motivational and always age appropriate, with 4 age levels. There is additional instruction in the classroom with our proven technique packets that reinforce the style of the artist before the children start the art activity.
Art education can improve student scores in core subjects up to 20%. Since 1985, over 2 million children have been taught by MTM and the program has never once been dropped due to dissatisfaction
No art background needed to teach. We’ve done the research and walk you through the step-by-step curriculum.
Kids love the artist voices, interactive assemblies with costumes, music, images and creating their own masterpieces.
- Beginner: Grades 1-2
- Intermediate: Grades 3-4
- Advanced: Grades 5-8
Step 1: “Introducing the Masters” Assemblies (see example)
The Meet the Masters experience begins with a multi-media assembly using 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 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/date cards, art elements, props and visuals are all included and organized – nothing to research or gather.
Step 2: “Learning from the Masters” Technique Packets (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 Step 3 (Working with the Masters).
Step 3: “Working with the Masters” Art Projects (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.
Contact us today to learn more about adding Meet the Masters to your school.