Prop 28 Art Funds With Meet The Masters

Prop 28 Passed – Use Art Funds for Meet the Masters

Prop 28 art funds are on the way to many school districts in California and Meet the Masters is excited to expand our standards-based art curriculum at your school. These are additional funds that can be used to supplement your existing art and music programs – or, add new ones.  We are standing by to answer questions and to help you design your art program plan for the 2024-2025 school year.

Utilize California Proposition 28 arts funding to boost your school’s art program with meet the master’s artist units.

California Prop 28 – What Is It?

In 2022, California voters approved Proposition 28: The Arts and Music in Schools (AMS) Funding Guarantee and Accountability Act. The measure required the state to establish a new, ongoing program supporting arts instruction in schools beginning in 2023–24.

California Prop 28 – How Can It Be Spent?

Schools with 500 or more students must spend at least 80% of the funding to employ teachers. Schools with fewer than 500 students will not have this requirement.  The remaining funding can be used for training, supplies and materials, and for arts educational partnership programs.

Meet the Masters – How We Qualify as Your Art Curriculum Partner

Meet the Masters is the perfect solution to provide art education for your students. Our VAPA standards-based curriculum offers 35 master artists selected because of their significance in art history, their representation of major periods in art, their interest and appropriateness for children and the art elements to be introduced and explored.

Check out our 3-Step process:

  • Expert Led Art Assembly – Introducing the Masters with Interactive Lesson
  • Classroom Worksheet – Learn How the Artist’s Techniques were Revolutionary
  • Working with the Masters – Creating Art Masterpieces with Unique Art Supplies

Next Steps

We are excited to work with your student artists!

Get a Meet the Masters Quote Today!

Start preparing for your new arts funding by receiving a no-obligation quote today.

To get a quote for adding MTM teachers to your California school in our service school area, please contact Sonya Stone at 562-889-8478 or sonya@meetthemasters.com.

Contact Sue McNair at 949-215-1064 or sue@meetthemasters.com to start planning your California art program for your school or district.

For more information on Prop 28, visit https://www.cde.ca.gov/eo/in/prop28artsandmusicedfunding.asp

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Student showing Art inspired by Frida Kahlo
Pablo Picasso Elementary Art Lesson
child showing art inspired by frida kahlo

Founder Bonnie Steele discusses the importance of art and why she created Meet the Masters.

How it Started

In 1985, Bonnie Steele founded Meet the Masters as a volunteer project for her daughter’s sixth grade class at Del Lago School in Mission Viejo, CA. Art education was suffering cut-backs, and Steele’s intense passion for art, along with her background as a credentialed teacher and exhibited artist, sparked the idea for Meet the Masters.

While teaching her program, Steele discovered that sixth grade was sometimes too late to reach children. By the age of 12, many students had already decided they either had creative talent or they didn’t. She began to see the need to begin the program at an earlier age and developed an entire curriculum made up of the best 35 master artists from around the world. With this she also included various art activities and art projects for kids.

The art program’s popularity spread quickly and our small business has had an incredible impact. Today Meet the Masters has a staff of 45 that include many credentialed teachers. Meet the Masters has spread to every region of the United States, many countries and is implemented in over 1,000 schools.

In addition to our MTM teachers and our MTM self-service curriculum, we also provide a flexible online art curriculum that has allowed us to reach even more young artists at schools of all sizes. We want to spread our art history knowledge to all those students who are equally passionate about it and we hope our students become great artists like the masters they are learning about.

We are just as excited today as we were 35+ years ago and continue to teach students with the same amount of passion. We believe that every young artist should experience the masters of art and be able to express their feelings through art.

“Mankind’s most enduring achievement is art. At its best, it reveals the nobility that coexists in human nature along with flaws and evils, and the beauty and truth it can perceive. Whether in music or architecture, literature, painting or sculpture, art opens our eyes and ears and feelings to something beyond ourselves, something we cannot experience without the artist’s vision and the genius of his craft.”

Barbara Tuchman, Pulitzer Prize winning historian

How it’s Going (Over 35 Years Later)

Take a peek at the amazing masterpieces created by MTM students.

View our 35 Artists filled with history, culture and art projects that will take your students all around the world.

Ready to add Meet the Masters to your school?  Contact us today.