Meet the Masters

Happy 25th Birthday, Meet the Masters!

2018 Gallery Exhibit for Area 5th Graders: May 11 - May 23

Betty Cowles and Marian Kramer started "Meet the Masters" (MTM) 25 years ago. They were dedicated to the arts and wanted to enhance programs offered by local elementary schools. They developed an outreach program to “enrich the education of fifth grade students with experiences in art appreciation”. The MTM program promotes interest in and understanding of artists’ lives in a historical context. This well known program also explores artists' techniques and teaches students through hands-on activities.

Each volunteer docent receives extensive training, visits a school every month and presents a “master” artist. Children see reproductions of the artists work and discuss the art. MTM will reach over 320 students in seven public and private elementary schools in Burlington this year.

Thank you to the Burlington Fine Arts League for a grant that helps make Meet the Masters happen! And to the Burlington Community School District for their continued support.


Interested in introducing famous artists to Burlington 5th Graders? We're looking for additional docents for the program. We'll be sure to team you up with another docent to learn the ropes first! Monthly training and materials are provided. Tammy Bellrichard co-ordinates schedule. Please send an email to Tammy with your contact information!

Current Docents:
Tammy Bellrichard
Pam Calderwood
Sue Eden
Nicole Kamrath
Tammy McCoy