Degrees and Certifications:
BVAE from KU 2011 MVAE from KU 2017
Ms. Catherine Meihaus
I am so excited to be a part of the Billy Mills team this year! Originally from St.Louis MO, I am now a Jayhawk and this will be my 8th year teaching visual art. I recieved my Undergraduate and Masters degree in Visual Art Education through KU doing research on creativity in public education with studios in painting. As an artist myself, I love to explore painting and pottery when I can get my hands on a wheel.
In the Billy Mills art studio, my goal is to inspire young artists to work through the creative process in as many different media as we can. Our curriculum is centered around the Kansas Visual Arts Standards as well as the Studio Habits (Engage and Persist, Observe, Develop Craft, Connect with Community, Stretch and Explore, Envision, Reflect, and Express). I have designed the room to be "open" with all the tools, and materials avaiblable to students. This means that they are responsible for the studio including cleaning and organizing. We will be using Power School to upload images of our process and work to create a digital portfolio to go along with our physical portfolio that we take home at the end of the semester (quarter for 6th grade).
Keep an eye out for our instagram @mei.art.haus to see the everyday work our artists are doing in the studio.
Please dont hesitate to contact me through email.