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

Meet the Masters Integration with other Disciplines

History:  Homer, Picasso, Mondrian, Remington, Miro, Lawrence, Chagall, Ringgold, Rockwell, Michelangelo, Kahlo, Da Vinci and Bonheur.

Literature:  Cassatt, Homer, and Ringgold.

Geography:  Cassatt, Rembrandt, Chagall, Remington, Hokusai, Ringgold, Gauguin, Cezanne, Seurat, Hopper, Martinez, O’Keeffe, Mondrian and Kahlo.

Music:  Klee, Van Gogh, Mondrian, Da Vinci, Cassatt, Degas, Picasso and Renoir.

Science:  Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Bonheur, Calder, Seurat, Martinez, O’Keeffe, Van Gogh, Rousseau, Wood, Matisse and Klee.

Math / Geometry:  Rockwell, Picasso, Calder, O’Keeffe, Degas, Picasso, Rockwell, Escher, Cezanne and Mondrian.

Reading:  All 35 artists.

Performing Arts:  Matisse, Cassatt, Warhol, Lawrence, Klee, Toulouse-Lautrec and Degas.

Writing:  Rockwell and Ringgold.


Critical-thinking, Analytical and Communication Skills

1. Critical thinking –Meet the Masters encourages students to think about why an artist chose a particular subject matter, medium or style. What made this choice revolutionary?

2. Analyze and communicate meaning – During the Meet the Masters assembly, students observe and analyze the master artist’s work and develop an interpretation of the meaning, then communicate their thoughts to others with an active discussion, sharing ideas and listening to others.


Learning, Practice and Projects

1. Learning – With Meet the Masters, the study of each artist begins with the assembly, a multi-media presentation where students learn about the fascinating lives, background and culture of the artist and the world he lived in.

2. Practice – The second component of Meet the Masters includes worksheets, which reinforce the assembly material. Students practice the techniques that made the art unique.

3. Project – In the final step of Meet the Masters, students create their own masterpiece in the same medium, style or subject matter as the master artist.


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Visual and Performing Arts Framework for the State of California:

Key Content Standards Integration with Meet the Masters Visual Arts Curriculum

Grade Level Key Standard Meet The Masters Alignment
Kindergarten 1.3 Artistic Perception All 20 Units
Kindergarten 4.2 Aesthetic Valuing All 20 Units
1st Grade 2.1 Creative Expression Van Gogh, Klee, Seurat, Klimt, Hopper, Bonheur, Kahlo, Martinez, Monet, Michelangelo, Wood
1st Grade 3.2 Historical & Cultural Context All 35 Units
2nd Grade 1.3 Artistic Perception All 35 Units
2nd Grade 3.2 Historical & Cultural Context All 35 Units
2nd Grade 4.3 Aesthetic Valuing All 35 Units
3rd Grade 1.3 Artistic Perception Remington, Lawrence, O’Keeffe, Van Gogh, Homer, Rousseau, Degas, Renoir, Hopper. Cezanne, Seurat, Rembrandt, Wood
3rd Grade 1.4 Artistic Perception Homer, Degas, Michelangelo, Ringgold, Hokusai, Cassatt, Warhol, Da Vinci
3rd Grade 3.2 Historical & Cultural Context No CA Artists/History
4th Grade 2.5 Creative Expression Toulouse-Lautrec, Cassatt, Degas, Bonheur
4th Grade 2.6 Creative Expression Lawrence, Ringgold, Klimt, Escher, Matisse
4th Grade 3.2 Historical & Cultural Context Warhol
4th Grade 4.2 Aesthetic Valuing Kahlo, Seurat, Picasso, Lawrence, Cassatt, Chagall, van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, Warhol, Wood
5th Grade 1.1 Artistic Perception Renoir, Mondrian, Calder, Warhol, Martinez, Toulouse-Lautrec, Cassatt, Escher, Rockwell, Miro, Degas, Kahlo, Hokusai, Wood
5th Grade 2.3 Creative Expression Technology Requirements Not Available
5th Grade 2.6 Creative Expression Seurat, Degas, Remington, Van Gogh, Homer, Rembrandt, Lawrence, da Vinci, Monet, Rousseau, Kahlo
5th Grade 3.3 Historical & Cultural Context Remington, O’Keeffe, Homer, Lawrence, Ringgold, Warhol, Hopper, Martinez, Cassatt, Wood
5th Grade 4.4 Aesthetic Valuing All 35 Units
6th Grade 1.4 Artistic Perception Mondrian, Degas, Martinez, Calder, Bonheur
6th Grade 2.4 Creative Expression All 35 Units
6th Grade 2.5 Creative Expression All 35 Units
6th Grade 3.1 Historical & Cultural Context Print/ Electronic Research Involved
6th Grade 4.4 Aesthetic Valuing Time Restraint