My name is Michelle J. and I am a parent of a first grader at Vista Del Mar and chair of this program for the 2010-2011 school year for our k-5th graders. Little did I know when I signed up for this job that it was the “favorite” program of our teachers and students! Somehow Bonnie Steele (MTM founder) has managed to bring together top notch art educators who tell a story about the artists in the form of an assembly and then sends in teachers to instruct the students in the classroom. The students come home with some incredible art pieces that they will most likely keep forever. Best of all they make it so fun and interesting that the students remember details about the artists’ life, and their masterpieces. My daughter would come home from kindergarten and tell me about Matisse or Rembrandt and she still recognises paintings when she sees them. Bonnie has made “Art into Science” by they way she has organized her materials. Anyone can learn very quickly how to coordinate the cutting, sorting organizing and delivering of the art supplies and projects to the classroom. The end result is fantastic and the lifelong impressions are invaluable! This is one program our PTA insists upon and I can tell you from first hand experience the parents are very impressed too!!!
Thank you Bonnie for developing a fantastic program for our “young impressionables” I sure wish I had a program like this when I was impressionable! Its never too late for me to learn however, so I take the opportunity to show up to an assembly and to also volunteer in my kids classroom when she has her Meet The Masters Day.
If you decide to sign up and need any help or advice please don’t hesitate to contact me. I have lots of good tips!
Vista Del Mar Parent
San Clemente, CA
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