I am an elementary art teacher in Madison, WI.  I teach full time between two schools with students in 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th grades and I just began my 5th year teaching.  I want to share what is going on in the classroom as well as share other arts opportunities in the community.  I LOVE my job and I hope my passion comes through in this blog.  I’ve wanted to be an art teacher since I was in second grade.  : )  Below is a picture of me from second grade with my second grade class.  We had just participated in a clay stomp with artist-in-residence Joel Pfieffer.  Needless to say I loved art then and hope to bring similar experiences to my students!

^ This would be me in second grade standing in front of the Clay Stomp Mural I was a part of at Purdy Elementary in 1992.

The purpose of this blog is the communicate to parents what their children are doing and learning in art as well as connecting with other art teachers. The main part of that is students. Only encouraging and kind comments will be allowed on the blog. All others will be deleted.

7 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Kati –

    Wonderful blog! We’ll plan to check in for ideas thru the summer.

    I hope we’re not losing you from Gompers next year!

    Christine Sloan-Miller (Ben’s mom)

    • Hi!
      I am looking for an Artist Trading Card group for my 4th grade daughter. I googled a club in Madison and came across a blip of your desire to start a group. Did you ever do that? I would love to get her involved. Art and music are her favorite subjects and it’s fair to say she struggles in most of her other subjects. Any insight you have would be awesome! Please email me at queenofcouth@gmail.com. Thank you for your time.

      jessi p

      • With the surprise of Gov Walker’s announcement in February, I haven’t had time to do extra groups and projects that I wanted to do with my students. The Artist Trading Card never fully formed. However, at Gompers, I have a wall outside the classroom where the 5th graders had taken responsibility for running it. I plan to try to get this year’s 5th graders to do the same thing.

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