Volunteers Needed

Please contact the PTA if you would like to help with Meet the Masters


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Meet the Masters Art

Madison PTA is proud to sponsor the Meet the Masters program.

What exactly is Meet the Masters (MTM)?

Meet the Masters is an arts curriculum that exposes students to the works of like Piet Mondrian, Vincent Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, Rosa Bonheur, and Joan Miró. 

How is the program funded? 

MTM is fully funded by the PTA. PTA raises funds through a Spring and Fall fundraiser and other activities throughout the year. MTM is currently offered five times a year to our students.

How does Meet the Masters work?

Students attend an assembly lead by an MTM art instructor where they learn about the featured artist and his or her work. The MTM instructor then trains parent volunteers in how to carry out a specific art project linked to the featured artist. Parent volunteers then go into the classrooms and lead the students in a 30 to 45-minute art project.  

How can I become a parent volunteer?

No art experience required! No teaching experience required! Join us for the remaining MTM trainings this year, taking place on March 30 and May 18.

"Hats off" to our Madison Artists

Teachers and parent volunteers led students in their Meet the Master lesson on Mary Cassatt. The finish artwork adorns the hallways and classrooms of Madison. 

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Mary Cassatt

cassatt.jpgMary Stevenson Cassatt (kuh-SAHT)
American 1844 – 1926

Mary Cassatt was an American who traveled to France to study art.  It was quite an accomplishment for a woman, and an American at that, to exhibit with the famous Impressionists.  She beautifully painted portraits of women and children.


All Levels – Pastel Strokes
Beginning Level:  Hats (cut and mounted pastel)
Int./Adv. Levels:  Portrait with hat (cut and mounted pastel)

MEDIA: Oil Pastel on Colored Paper


Frederic Remington

Frederic Remington American (1861-1909)remington.jpg

The life and art of Frederic Remington was presented creatively to make art history come alive.  The children will investigate his realistic paintings that recorded the vanishing American “Old West.”  In their classroom art activities, realism will be emphasized in landscapes created with chalk on colored paper.

Art Concepts Taught: Detail   Realism – Western Landscapes

Beg. Level:  Drawing desert plants; Int./Adv. Levels:  Backgrounds, foregrounds, drawing desert plants

Remington’s Realism Colored chalk and paper:

Beg. Level:  Desert sky background with torn mountain silhouette, black crayon details
Int./Adv. Levels:  Desert plant from Learning Packet on chalk desert; black pencil details


Henri Matisse

matisse.jpgHenri Matisse
French (1869-1954)

Your students will discover the abstract art of French artist, Henri Matisse.  His bold use of color and shape in his paper cutouts expose the children to a new medium and style of art.  In their classrooms, the children create masterpiece cutouts of their own using a sea motif.

Art Concepts Taught: Shape, Color

Beg. Level:  Abstract sea shapes
Int./Adv. Levels:  Positive and negative shapes, abstract shapes, creating sea shapes for art activity

Matisse’s Abstract Shapes

All Levels:  Paper cutouts with sea life motif; drawing with scissors
Int./Adv. Levels:  Emphasizes positive and negative shapes