• Art Masterpiece

    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. It is entirely dependant upon volunteer "Art Guides" at each elementary school to present a lesson planned for a particular grade level. Lessons are taught on a monthly basis, usually six per school year. They last from 30 minutes to one hour and include a "hands on" art activity. The purpose is not to teach specific art/craft techniques, but rather to increase the child's awareness of art. Elements of art and principles of design are introduced in fun ways that the children can easily grasp.
    Impression, Sunrise by Claude Monet
    In the Chandler Unified School District we believe that art is an integral part of education. Here are some of the ways art benefits and enriches our students' lives:
    • Art teaches self-discipline and enhances motor skills
    • Art promotes cognitive & creative thinking
    • Art teaches problem-solving skills
    • Art strengthens self-esteem and self-confidence
    • Art provides a means of self-expression and promotes appreciation for the individuality of others
    • Art improves overall academic performance
    Please visit the Art Masterpiece website for more information and additional resources or email Dana Melcher or Julie Smith.