Meet The Master's Program
Note: The first After Art School Classes have begun. There will be another time in the year for After School Art Classes Again.
What is MTM (Meet the Master's Program)? It is a program based on the PTO volunteers teaching facts about a new Artist and the artistic skills used by that artist in a monthly assembly format (one assembly for lower grades and one for upper grades) and students creating a classroom art project Then, the following week a Parent Volunteer will come into each classroom to teach an art project that goes with the artist the students learned about the previous Friday. There are 7 artists the students learn about throughout the year. From their collections, each student needs to choose 3 of the 7 projects to enter in the School Art Gallery Night held in May for parents and students.
As a part of the Gallery Night, we encourage students to participate in a masters of art contest. Students create artwork on their own based on one of the 7 artists introduced throughout the year and use the artist's style/skills and techniques. There are student awards given out for this competition.
In addition, there are also after school art classes the students can sign up for to participate in throughout the year.
Here is a slideshow of pictures from the ART GALLERY NIGHT.
MTM has a 3-step process to Inspire, Educate and Create.
The inspiration will begin with a multimedia assembly where the students will meet the masters engaging the children with slides, music, games and interactive critical thinking skills. This assembly will last from 30-40 min and will be scheduled for the 2nd Monday of every month excluding December and May.
After the assembly, back in the classroom for the last 15 min of the hour, the students will follow up with a worksheet to reiterate or educate the art techniques they just learned. This will be done by the teachers. “Learn From” worksheets will be put in the teacher box the day before the assembly.
The last step in MTM is creativity! This will happen the following week after the assembly and will last 1 hour. A volunteer mom will be educated and will be shown the art lesson a head of time by an instructional CD that will teach them according to the students age and art ability. The classroom will be led with a step by step journey through an art project creating masterpieces of their own and becoming masters themselves!