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Katie Morris
Attends University of Nebraska at Kearney
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Choice Ceramics Projects
In my last post I shared what we tried last school year for the ceramics boot camp.  After students had sampled each of the basic hand building techniques we covered, they proposed a plan for an independent ceramics project. Here are some of the results. It...
In my last post I shared what we tried last school year for the ceramics boot camp. After students had sampled each of the basic hand building techniques we covered, they proposed a plan for an independent ceramics project. H...
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PreK Explorations
In my last post I shared one of the few PreK lessons I did where I asked them to make something specific- a self-portrait. Tonight I wanted to show what my PreK students' artwork was like most often. Since I have PreK-12 in the same classroom and the majori...
In my last post I shared one of the few PreK lessons I did where I asked them to make something specific- a self-portrait. Tonight I wanted to show what my PreK students' artwork was like most often. Since I have PreK-12 in t...
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Computer Graphics Gelli Stencils
One of the 12 Days of Photoshop challenges in my Computer Graphics Class first semester was to use Photoshop to create a stencil or a mask for use in gelli printing. I have a class set of student gelli plates that are 5x5 inches and brought mine from home i...
One of the 12 Days of Photoshop challenges in my Computer Graphics Class first semester was to use Photoshop to create a stencil or a mask for use in gelli printing. I have a class set of student gelli plates that are 5x5 inc...
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Font Choice and Creation
Font choice is so important when it comes to design, and it's not always something students think about. It's pretty obvious when a student uses the font that automatically pops up when they start typing. I decided a little lesson on choosing fonts and crea...
Font choice is so important when it comes to design, and it's not always something students think about. It's pretty obvious when a student uses the font that automatically pops up when they start typing. I decided a little l...
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Transitioning my New School to Choice- General Art Class 1st Semester
As the end of the school year draws close, I've been reflecting on the last 9 months. I feel like I've kind of stumbled at times trying to find middle ground between what I think the students were used to and where I eventually want to go with the program. ...
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NAEA16
It's been nearly a month since the 2016 NAEA Convention and I'm just getting around to blogging about it. After some extra appointments upon returning home, tons of painting for my graduate course, and jumping right into major prom planning, busy is an unde...
It's been nearly a month since the 2016 NAEA Convention and I'm just getting around to blogging about it. After some extra appointments upon returning home, tons of painting for my graduate course, and jumping right into majo...
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Ceramics Boot Camp
Before my students had a full choice ceramics project, I wanted them to try out several different techniques so we had a "boot camp". 1. Pinch pots with sgraffito- Students used red clay to make a pinch pot then coated part of it with white slip. We found t...
Before my students had a full choice ceramics project, I wanted them to try out several different techniques so we had a "boot camp". 1. Pinch pots with sgraffito- Students used red clay to make a pinch pot then coated part ...
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PreK Self Portraits
I've been trying to get caught up on my high school posts lately and haven't written much about working with my younger students. So, we're gonna jump all the way to the other end of the spectrum and talk PreK today! Most of the PreK Arts Standards  are abo...
I've been trying to get caught up on my high school posts lately and haven't written much about working with my younger students. So, we're gonna jump all the way to the other end of the spectrum and talk PreK today! Most of ...
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Digital Hand Coloring
Digital Hand Coloring Before
color photography, photos were sometimes colored by hand. It is easy to create
the look of hand-colored photographs using Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. You
will learn to use different selection tools- magic wand, magnetic or ...
Digital Hand Coloring Before color photography, photos were sometimes colored by hand. It is easy to create the look of hand-colored photographs using Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. You will learn to use different select...
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Computer Graphics Lessons, 1st Semester
One of the high school classes I teach is Computer Graphics. It's basically what I would have called Graphic Design (the name of 3 other classes is Graphic Design so that was confusing at first!) and it's part of the Career Tech Ed (CTE) program. This means...
One of the high school classes I teach is Computer Graphics. It's basically what I would have called Graphic Design (the name of 3 other classes is Graphic Design so that was confusing at first!) and it's part of the Career T...
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Recovering the Classics
One lesson I did with my Computer Graphics class last fall was "Recovering the Classics".  The information is below. Recovering the Classics is a crowdsourced collection of original covers for great works in the public domain where anyone  can contribute . ...
One lesson I did with my Computer Graphics class last fall was "Recovering the Classics". The information is below. Recovering the Classics is a crowdsourced collection of original covers for great works in the public do...
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Kwik Stix Review
A while back I was sent a couple products from The Pencil Grip, Inc. to test out and review. The pencil grip "ergonomic writing aids" seemed to work well, but since PreK and Kindergarten are only a small portion of my class load, I kept one set and shared t...
A while back I was sent a couple products from The Pencil Grip, Inc. to test out and review. The pencil grip "ergonomic writing aids" seemed to work well, but since PreK and Kindergarten are only a small portion of my class l...
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After 6 years teaching K-6 art in a large school district, I am now the PreK-12th grade art teacher in a small school district. Teaching with choice and learning my way through my new job.
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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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