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Katie Morris
Attends University of Nebraska at Kearney
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Summer Plans
School's been out for a few weeks now and my family is settling into a summer routine. The end of the school year was extra chaotic as I had to pack up all of my belongings and resources from both of my schools and haul it home until I can move into the art...
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1st Grade Collagraphs
Collagraph is a type of printmaking that involves preparing the plate by gluing textured materials into a composition before inking the surface and printing. There's a good little summary HERE .  In all of my printmaking experience, I'd never tried collagra...
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Here are some more pictures from my 2nd and 3rd graders' Recycled Art Challenge, as well as their Top 10 favorite materials!
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Multicultural Art Education: Inspiration from Kehinde Wiley
This semester I am enrolled in a Multicultural Art Education course. I think I expected to learn how to use art and artists from "other" cultures- meaning "other" countries- in my lesson plans but I was pleasantly surprised with the focus on contemporary ar...
This semester I am enrolled in a Multicultural Art Education course. I think I expected to learn how to use art and artists from "other" cultures- meaning "other" countries- in my lesson plans but I was pleasantly surprised w...
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Recycled Art Challenge
In honor of Earth Day, my 2nd and 3rd grade students participated in a "Recycled Art Challenge". We started by looking at this s elf-portrait gif on Tom Deininger's website  and talking about why an artist would choose to make art out of trash. Next, we scr...
In honor of Earth Day, my 2nd and 3rd grade students participated in a "Recycled Art Challenge". We started by looking at this self-portrait gif on Tom Deininger's website and talking about why an artist would choose to make ...
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2015 Kansas Jr. Duck Stamp Program
6th grade Wood Duck that received an HM It was another successful year for my students in the Kansas Jr. Duck Stamp Contest! This is an annual project for my students, and students of the other elementary art teachers in my district. The Federal Jr. Duck St...
6th grade Wood Duck that received an HM It was another successful year for my students in the Kansas Jr. Duck Stamp Contest! This is an annual project for my students, and students of the other elementary art teachers in my ...
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Kindergarten Portrait Assessment
Last fall the K-6 art PLC was given a morning to come up with a common assessment. We decided to start with Kindergarten and chose portraits as a focus. We thought it would be best to do a portrait at the beginning and end of the school year and use a rubri...
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Primary Weaving- Collaborative & Choice
I introduced a weaving concept to each grade at my primary school. Kindergarten- Basic idea of weaving- over-under/ collaboration 1st Grade- Paper Weaving options 2nd Grade- Embellishing options for paper weaving 3rd Grade- Yarn weaving Instead of asking ea...
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In honor of Earth Day, my 2nd and 3rd grade students participated in a "Recycled Art Challenge" where they had 2 class periods and a ton of different "recycled" materials with which to make something. The project could be 2D or 3D, but most went 3D. We saw ...
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2015 Bottle Cap Murals
2012 was the first year my Intermediate school created bottle cap "murals". Some were small, some were medium, but this year we went BIG to make two 4x8 foot bottle cap murals that were recently installed on walls in our school. Previously, we'd reused card...
2012 was the first year my Intermediate school created bottle cap "murals". Some were small, some were medium, but this year we went BIG to make two 4x8 foot bottle cap murals that were recently installed on walls in our scho...
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Turtledove Visitor
I pulled in to the driveway after school and spotted this little visitor in my flowers. It sat there for a good half an hour while my husband mowed nearby and the boys and I watched from the front window. I love special moments with nature.
I pulled in to the driveway after school and spotted this little visitor in my flowers. It sat there for a good half an hour while my husband mowed nearby and the boys and I watched from the front window. I love special momen...
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Photo Dump
I've been using the Artsonia app on my iPhone to publish student artwork so I haven't had as many photos to publish from my camera. I pulled some photos from Artsonia to put together a quick post. The first photo is of a collage by a Kindergarten student. T...
I've been using the Artsonia app on my iPhone to publish student artwork so I haven't had as many photos to publish from my camera. I pulled some photos from Artsonia to put together a quick post. The first photo is of a coll...
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Wife, Mom, Elementary Art teacher, blogger, KAEA webmaster
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I am in my sixth year as a K-6 Art teacher in two public schools, currently exploring choice-based art education.
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2014 Kansas Outstanding Elementary Art Educator
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  • University of Nebraska at Kearney
    Art Education, 2011 - present
  • Emporia State University
    Art Education, 2005 - 2009
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