Sherry Lanza

Through “Create a Master Piece,” Ms. Lanza and her partners integrate the development of language arts skills with the study of great master artists. Fourth grade students in two neighboring school districts research great master artists, study reproductions, and develop reports and oral presentations about the artists. Applying what they’ve learned about various art techniques and from their visit to the Getty Museum, students create a piece of art modeled on a master artist. At the culmination of the project, the students’ art work is presented in a show and judged by a local art association.