Thanks to a generous grant from the Tehama County Arts Council and the California Arts Council’s “Arts Plate” program, Lincoln Street School is able to provide “Master Kitz” for students to learn about master artists in a way that is hands-on, creative, and structured.
Lincoln Street School currently offers a 6-week program called Meet the Masters; the kits will be used as a supplement to that program, allowing families to continue the learning at home. With the kits, students are able to learn about the works of master painters with easy to understand learning materials. They learn the story behind each painting and why it has a special place in the history of art. Additionally, the kits allow students to create their own interpretation of a great masterpiece using their imagination and some simple tools to guide them in the creative process. The kits provide a fun, fail-proof way to introduce students to the joy of art.
“At Lincoln Street School, we believe in a well-rounded educational experience that maintains a strong academic core, collaborative work that includes students, families and teachers, and extracurricular activities such as art clubs, PE clubs and more,” said Chris Byrd, lead teacher at the school.