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Katie Morris
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Wife, Mom, Elementary Art teacher, blogger, KAEA webmaster
Wife, Mom, Elementary Art teacher, blogger, KAEA webmaster

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Movie Poster Design
Usually summer break is when I can get caught up on blog posts from the previous school year but this summer has been a little different! We recently moved to a new house in the country with a bigger lot that will allow for the creation of an even bigger bu...
Movie Poster Design
Movie Poster Design
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Courbet's Realism: TAB Art History
I love art history. I really, truly do. So often art teachers fall into the trap of thinking students need to imitate an artist's style or a famous piece in order to show a connection. I've done this at times in the past, but what I most like to do is look ...
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Franz Marc Discussion for National Standards
Last year I developed a one day lesson to knock out several of the Respond and Connect National Visual Arts Standards for 7th grade. I wanted to choose an image with a subject that was familiar to the students in my rural school, but presented in a way they...
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Digital Op Art
I can't believe I haven't posted this project before! I tried it for the first time with my Computer Graphics class this year and it was a keeper. We covered art history, graphic design, and practiced some new skills in photoshop. When I show the first slid...
Digital Op Art
Digital Op Art
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Mardi Gras Prom
I posted a little while ago about being a prom sponsor and the very first prom I planned inspired by Back to the Future . The second prom we worked on was a Mardi Gras theme. I started collecting ideas and inspiration on a  Pinterest board  and added anythi...
Mardi Gras Prom
Mardi Gras Prom
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Evidence of Growth: Observational Hand Drawings
For one of my growth measures this year, I decided to focus on observational drawing skills with my 8th graders. First, I asked the students to draw their hand without any other instruction. This served as the pre-assessment. The next couple of class period...
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4th Grade Clay Boys
This year my grade school chose a theme of "Oh the Places You'll Go". For Family Literacy Night in the fall, each grade had a different country to learn about- the students gave reports, performed dances, and just generally showed what they knew in a fun wa...
4th Grade Clay Boys
4th Grade Clay Boys
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Back to the Future Prom
When I interviewed for my current position, the principal asked if I would be interested in sponsoring Student Council and Prom since the previous art teacher held those roles. I said I would and I have really enjoyed both! I wanted to share some pictures f...
Back to the Future Prom
Back to the Future Prom
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Documenting the Artistic Process
One of the National Arts Standards that I really like refers to documenting the artistic process. My "I Can" statement for the standard is: VA:Cn:10.1.HS1- I can document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully ready ideas. I ask my intro...
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Theme: Nature/Science
Last year I debated between choosing nature or science as a theme in my intro high school class. There was so much overlap that I put them together. I showed students how a bunch of different artists have approached the theme as a way to get them thinking a...
Theme: Nature/Science
Theme: Nature/Science
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