Historical, Culturally Diverse, Standards-Based Art Lessons to Inspire Young Artists

Sneak Peek at Degas Art Curriculum

Nov 05
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.     ~ Edgar Degas Edgar Degas started his life in art as a copycat. He began by visiting the museums of Paris and copying the paintings of the Old Masters. He joined with a group of artists

Sneak Peek at Hokusai Art Curriculum

Aug 14
Konnichiwa! The Meet the Masters teacher greets the students with the Japanese word for hello to help introduce Katsushika Hokusai and the Asian Brush lesson. This unique style of Asian art influenced many of the world’s master artists. The children will explore techniques common to masterpieces in both the Eastern

Sneak Peek at Frida Kahlo Art Curriculum

Jul 31
I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone and because I am the person I know best. ~ Frida Kahlo Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter who recounted her life through soulful self-portraits. Devoted to her Mexican heritage, her paintings reflected the cultural dress, architecture, plants, animals and fruit

Sneak Peek at Remington Art Curriculum

Jul 22
Art history comes to life when Meet the Masters students study Frederic Remington. Students explore his realistic paintings which recorded details of the American “Old West.” His beautiful landscapes and action-packed scenes help students relive this significant time in American history. Step 1: Introducing the Master Meet the Masters students

MTM Teachers Dress the Part

Jul 10
Although the interactive presentations and the guided practice in each Meet the Masters unit give details about the artists’ lives and heritage, introduce vocabulary words, and teach art techniques, some of our teachers show their artistic spirit and enthusiasm by dressing-up to enhance the learning experience for the students. We’ve

Sneak Peek at Georgia O’Keeffe Art Curriculum

Jul 07
Georgia O’Keeffe saw shapes in her mind. She is quoted as saying, “I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.” A pioneer of modern American art, O’Keeffe grew up on a farm in Wisconsin,

Sneak Peek at Michelangelo Art Curriculum

Jun 17
Meet the Masters art education program includes 35 artists selected for their significance in history, their representation of major periods in art and their various art elements to be explored. Studying these artists provides an avenue to make cross connections with other elementary subjects. Studying Michelangelo Buonarroti teaches elementary students

STEAM Festival Shows Off Meet the Masters

Jun 12
Everyone was so happy to see me. As I was setting up my table, I was constantly interrupted by people stopping by to greet me and say thank you. The festival would not start for two more hours, so I was surprised by the early and heart-warming reception. The occasion

Sneak Peek at Mondrian Art Curriculum

Jun 06
“Have you ever played on a teeter-totter?” Students are asked that question during Meet the Masters “Introducing the Master” for the artist Piet Mondrian. They remember the importance of keeping the two ends balanced to experience the fun of going up and down. If one friend is bigger than the

A Year of Meet the Masters Culminates in Family Arts Night

May 29
As a celebration of a year’s worth of Meet the Masters art instruction from T-K (transitional kindergarten) through 5th grade, Village Elementary School in Coronado, CA held their very own Family Arts Night artwalk to showcase the diverse, individual creations. Says Cyndi Furhmann, the Visual and Performing Arts teacher, “Art