Learning To See Student Gallery
Each lesson is inspired by the life and work of a Focus on the Masters Documented Artist.
Artwork by students from Mrs. Aguilar’s 5th grade class at Montalvo Elementary
These residencies were generously funded by the California Arts Council.
Still Lifes inspired by Gayel Childress and David Leffel
Students compared and contrasted the still lifes of two great, yet very different artists. They then created their own still lifes.
Tapestry Weavings inspired by Porfirio Gutierrez
Porfirio’s Zapotec ancestors have been passing his family’s weaving traditions of using natural dyes for their fibers and incorporating important symbols from generation to generation. Learning To See students learned this time-honored tradition and gained appreciation for the dedication it takes to create a weaving.
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.