What is Art Masterpiece?
Is art education really important?
● 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
I would like to be a guide ... but I don't know much about art. Is that a problem?
in art. Qualities such as reliability and enthusiasm are more important in our Art Guides than artistic ability. Art Masterpiece is one of the few volunteer programs where you can teach in your child's classroom. Because of this, Art Guides need a sense of commitment and must be willing to devote a small portion of their time each month. In return, they receive gratification for bringing Art Education to appreciative and interested students.
Is there training for Art Guides?
Training is provided before assignment to a classroom. A training class will be held approximately mid-August at CTA Goodman. We also provide opportunities for volunteers to observe a class before they commit to a specific classroom. For more information, contact the Art Masterpiece Coordinator for your child’s grade.
Your CTA Goodman Coordinators are:K-1 grades: Laura Call email@example.com
2-3 grades: Carol Spector firstname.lastname@example.org
4-5 grades: Theresa Avila email@example.com
6th grade: Jen Colburn firstname.lastname@example.org
What are the lessons like?
Art Masterpiece lessons and supplies are provided for volunteers and taught on a monthly basis, with a total of six lessons per year. They last an hour, with most of that hour dedicated to a hands-on art activity related directly to the artist or art style studied that month. The purpose of our program is to increase awareness and appreciation of art. This is done by introducing various elements of art and principles of design in fun ways the children can easily grasp.
Are there other volunteer opportunities for Art Masterpiece?