Here's my question to you. Is this program in lieu of a certified art teacher? In other words are regular teachers infusing art into their lessons without an art professional? If they are, perhaps this program will be giving them some direction.
> Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2008 15:03:39 -0700
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [teacherartexchange] where is everybody?Need your input!!!
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> Hi Everyone,
> I sent an e-mail a few days ago asking if anyone knew about the Meet the
> Masters program and I haven't received any replies from any of you. I am
> attaching a copy of my e-mail below. I would really appreciate your
> Have any of you heard of the art lesson program called "Meet the Masters"?
> Many K-12 schools in Pasadena use this program. It introduces children to
> different masters (Van Gogh, Pollock, Picasso, etc...) and has them paint or
> do projects in the style of that artist. With everything I'm reading saying
> don't let children copy other artists' work; I'd like some feedback for
> programs such as these. Are they really assisting children in finding their
> own style and expression? Is this a good way to enrich the art education in
> schools? My daughter's school wants to incorporate this program next year
> and I don't feel quite right about it. Any ideas?
> Arpi Krikorian
> Harlequin Art School
> Sierra Madre, CA
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