Since 1999, Kettering has implemented the Meet the Masters program. The Meet The Masters experience begins with a multi-media (slides, artist voices, music, etc.) assembly where the children learn about the fascinating lives and famous works of a Master Artist. Once the children have a better understanding of the artist and his/her work, they are introduced to the techniques which made the art revolutionary. Back in the classroom they work on a mostly self-guided follow-up packet, which will be the pencil-on-paper means for student to "Learn from the Masters".
After learning the inspiration and techniques of each Master the children are ready for the real fun. The classroom will transform into an art studio as the well-equipped teacher leads the protégés on a step-by-step journey through the art project. Often in the same medium as the Master, the students will discover their own creativity while developing confidence in their own unique abilities. Past years masters include: Claude Monet, Rembrandt van Rijn, Katsushika Hokusai, Grant Wood, Joan Miró, Thomas Lawrence, Paul Gauguin, Paul Klee, Georges-Pierre Seurat, Faith Ringgold, Pablo Picasso and Leonardo da Vinci.
The 2014-2015 Meet the Masters assemblies take place as follows:
Please follow the link for more information about each artist.
Follow up in the classroom is arranged by each teacher.