Art Masters Program
5th Artist: Diego Rivera
The bigger-than-life sized mural of the Mexican muralist tradition inspire students to create their own classroom murals in the manner of Diego Rivera. Working as a team, just as the muralist painters did, each student creates a small part of a mural and then enjoys the excitement of fitting the parts together, adding finished touches (balancing color saturation and shading), and finally admiring a classroom sized mural.
Questions regarding Art Masters can be directed to Art Masters Chair, Keira Merkovsky at firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers are very important to the success of the program. We ask for at least 2 parents per class, but more is always welcome. Each classroom lesson is only 1 hour long and you will have fun helping out and seeing your child create art. Parents please sign up to volunteer in your child's class or any open slot when you see the sign-ups posted on Konstella.
Art Masters Legacy Program is a PTA funded supplementary art education program offer sequential study in visual arts designed to compliment history, social studies and language arts frameworks. This program integrates history, criticism, and aesthetics with exciting studio art projects.
Art Master sequential, age appropriate units are assembled like blocks, to create programs tailored to our school’s needs.
It is our hope that with the studies of art masters, our students will become problem solvers and critical thinkers as they develop new expressive skills and competence. They are challenged to be as creative as possible within the structure of each studio art lesson.
Art Masters Legacy meets all California State educational framework requirements, content standards, and national standards for arts education that include art as a core curriculum subject.
All Art Masters work is designed so that each student is learning at his or her own level.
At Gates Elementary, there are three levels: Primary (1st and 2nd grades), Middle (3rd and 4th grades), and Upper (5th and 6th grades).
Each study contains a 3-phase interactive approach linking art production and art criticism, art history, and aesthetics:
Students are introduced to each art master or culture through a combination of stories, visual aids and slides at grade level settings. Our students will attend a lecture for each unit implemented during the year. Assemblies will last from 25 to 45 minutes.
Student practice pages:
Each student receives his or her own leveled practice pages to complete after the lecture and before the classroom art activity. Two pages for each unit combine the study of an art element related to the master artist’s style or technique with the practice of skills necessary for success in the art activity.
In-class studio art activities:
One hour classroom art activity planned to relate the master artist by technique, style, and medium.
Thank you for all your efforts in bringing back art education to Gates Elementary.