Monart is more than a method that teaches people how to draw. Leading educators recognize Monart as a teaching system that helps students to focus and concentrate, make decisions, solve problems, sequence and develop hand-eye coordination. In a peaceful environment students learn that drawing is a teachable subject in which anyone can be successful.
Just as we are taught how to combine basic phonetic rules to read, musical notes to play an instrument, and dance steps to dance, the Monart Method teaches the individual to draw using the five basic Elements of Shape. Once students recognize these elements, they are guided as to how they might combine them on paper so that their drawings represent what they see. Each week students work with our highly qualified, supportive instructors on projects designed to teach the Elements of Shape and to create a unique and fully-developed composition. At Monart we explore a wide range of subject matter, media, and artistic techniques so that students may continually develop their skills at their own pace.
What sets Monart apart from other art education programs is that our classes seamlessly integrate relevant, age-appropriate academic curriculum in inviting and interesting ways. Our Progressive Curriculum includes academic subject matter such as reading, math, science, social studies and geography. Students not only learn to draw , for example, a toucan, but they also learn about its features, habitat, and feeding habits. At Monart every student receives a well-designed art lesson, individualized attention, academic information of interest.