Art Masters Program
Art Masters offers age appropriate units of sequential study in visual arts designed to compliment history, social studies, and language arts. The program and curriculum meet the California Standards for Visual Arts.
3700 TUSD STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN ART MASTERS PROGRAM
The 2013 Art Masters Program will be presented in seven underserved Tustin public schools. This year the following artists will be studied and a sample of their artwork style will be taught and reproduced by the students:
The Art of the Ancient Americans: Color corrected, digitalized slides and authentic Mayan music reveal the rich heritage of the diverse cultures of the Americas in pre-Columbian times. Students gain an understanding of ancient cultural iconography and use special plastic color sticks to create their own icons emphasizing the colors and style of the Ancient Americas.
Joseph Raffael: Large brilliant slide images provide a look at contemporary realism in America through his oversized and inspiring paintings. Students explore his use of pure and fresh watercolors using watercolor pencils for control and images from nature as their subject matter .
Paul Gauguin: Gauguin’s brilliant Tahitian landscapes allow students to explore abstract color choices and the effect of color on mood. Studio work includes the creation of palm trees and landscapes in oil pastels.
Professional Art Masters instructors present assemblies showcasing the life and work of each artist, their place in history, their art style and composition technique. Each student then created a hands-on art project in the style and medium of the artist studied. Deanna Parks, principal at Lambert Elementary stated that “Without the graciousness of TACFA, our students and teachers would not have this amazing experience.”