What is Meet the Masters? Meet the Masters (MTM) is an art enrichment program designed to introduce famous artists and their works to students in the first through fourth grades. This program is sponsored through the PTO and staffed by volunteers.
Who Are Meet the Masters Volunteers? Volunteers can be anyone who enjoys children and has an interest in providing awareness of art to our students. You will find that you enrich your own knowledge of the fine arts by presenting artists and activities to the students. Volunteers do not need any art or teaching experience. Two volunteers are needed for each class.
What Do Volunteers Do? As a volunteer, you will discuss famous artists and their works with the students, then help the students complete an activity related to the type of art that has been presented. These are simple, fun, age-appropriate art projects. Curriculum, art activities, and art supplies needed for the program are provided. The framed art on the walls throughout John Ross are examples of the artists who will be studied in the Meet the Masters program.
Where Does Meet the Masters Meet? Presentations are done in the classroom. As a volunteer you will go to your child's class every 4-6 weeks. Each presentation takes about 40 minutes to 1 hour. The classroom teacher will indicate the amount of time that is allotted for the MTM presentation. You will contact the classroom teacher to schedule Meet the Master times, as you and your teacher’s schedules permit.