Art Masterpiece Program
The Mesa Public Schools Art Masterpiece Program is an art appreciation program offered to elementary children by trained parent volunteer guides. The guides lead discussions about famous paintings in school classrooms once every two weeks averaging 6 to 8 times, January through May. Each visit lasts 15-20 minutes. The art reproductions used in the program represent a variety of artists and periods of art.
In October and November, a series of Mandatory training sessions are given to train new guides in the district, providing informative instruction to parent volunteers. They feature knowledgeable speakers who provide needed background information and successful presentation ideas. The training classes cover a variety of subjects ranging from art history to communication skills.
If you are interested in attending classes please contact the Coordinator at your school.
Training Schedule 2017-2018
Training sessions will be held this year at the Creative & Performing Arts Building, 155 N. Center St.. Morning and evening classes will be offered. You may attend either the morning or evening class for the three weeks to be trained.
We ask that you do not bring young children. Due to the classroom situation, it becomes a problem to all those in attendance. Please be considerate of others.
All three (3) training classes are MANDATORY for first time volunteer guides. This is a district policy. NO EXCEPTIONS.
OCTOBER 26 - 9:00am- 10:30am - or - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
NOVEMBER 2 - 9:00am - 10:30am - or - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
NOVEMBER 9 - 9:00 am - 10:30 am - or - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm