Art Masterpiece is a national art enrichment program that uses reproductions of fine works of art to promote art literacy in elementary school age children. Elements and principles of design are introduced in fun ways that the children can easily grasp. During a one hour Art Masterpiece session, students will learn about a particular artist, their style of art; explore a specific piece of artwork by that artist and then create their own artwork based on the principles they have learned.
Why is art education important? Studies prove that art enhances a child’s overall education. Art encourages cognitive, analytical and creative thinking skills. It strengthens physical coordination, and develops self-discipline. As children increase their awareness of art, they are more able to recognize, interpret and value the art they encounter in their everyday world.
The Weinberg Art Masterpiece program is run solely by wonderful parent volunteers. Our volunteer “art guides” conduct 6 one-hour lessons for each classroom over the course of the school year. No experience or artistic talent is required only enthusiasm is needed. We invite you to be a part of this fun and rewarding experience. All lessons are preplanned and all art materials are provided. The art materials for this program are funded by our Art Fair proceeds and tax credit.