Each Learning To See lesson is inspired by the life and work of a Focus on the Masters Documented Artist.
Artwork by students from Mrs. Garo’s 4th and 5th grade combo class at Montalvo Elementary
This residency was generously funded by the California Arts Council.
Biodiversity inspired by Hiroko Yoshimoto
Students learned about the importance of biodiversity and how to translate that into art.
Embossed Tiles inspired by Richard Keit & Mary Kennedy of RTK Studios
Students create a symmetrical tile on metal in the tradition RTK Studios with historical roots in Catalina, Malibu, Mexican, Spanish and Islamic tile and design.
Our standard 8-week in-the-classroom residency is $600 (including instructor and supplies).
You can “Adopt A Classroom” for $600.00. Click HERE to Donate
Four week and single lessons are also available. Our lessons are cross-curricular and support the California content standards. Many of them can be tailored and grouped to work with a particular unit of study, i.e. zoology, social studies, history, language arts, sciences, etc. They are adaptable to a wide range of grade levels from elementary through secondary grades and beyond, including community groups and programs. Programs are supported in a variety of ways, including school and PTA funds, grants, or personal donations from an individual or group of parents/grandparents.
Our program is taught by professional artists who have extensive educational experience. We feel that this criterion helps to guide the student with a deeper understanding of the art making process.
For more information, or to arrange a residency in your neighborhood, call 805.653.2501 or email Education@FocusontheMasters.com.