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Morton Ranch Jr. High School Mural Project
This video captures a moment in history and the creation of the Morton Ranch Junior High School's STEAM Mural Project. STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, ART and Math to represent that fact that whole brain education includes arts integration to incorporate a creative thinking process and higher learning. Over 100 students worked with Master in Residence, Vicki McMillan of ARTreach and Crystal Andrus, MRJH Art Teacher in the conception, creation and completion of this 6' x 16' mural that will be permanently installed in the school's main hallway. Visitors are welcome to stop by and see the mural during school hours. Morton Ranch Junior High is located 2498 North Mason Rd, Katy TX 77449.

Students work with ARTreach artist
Vickie McMillan

ARTreach provided an opportunity for the students at Raines to work with a professional wildlife artist and muralist Vickie McMillan as an Artist in Residence. The project concept would be developed by the students to be unique. The project would combine several teaching objectives supporting fine arts and also demonstrate how to work as a team to create collaborative work of art. It was decided that the mural should become a legacy piece to motivate future Raines High School students in their academic careers.

On the first day of the residency program, Vickie introduced herself to the class as a professional artist, and told the students they could paint just like she could. This idea was difficult to believe. Vickie returned weekly, and left the students instructions to master the techniques she had demonstrated. Mrs. Richards gave pep talks of encouragement, and within a few short weeks the students began to teach each other. By the end of six weeks the masterpiece was complete. read more here...

ARTreach starts a SM-ART Mural Project at McRoberts Elementary
ARTreach is partnering with Katy ISD McRoberts Elementary students and teachers to create a 365 square foot mural that integrates the arts with 4th and 5th grade science curriculum. Called SM-ART, the ARTreach mural is about the Rainforest (rainforest/various animal adaption/biomes)and will become a teaching aid and learning tool for students. The design of the mural was created by ARTreach artist Vickie McMillan with the content developed by the teachers and the students involved. The mural is expected to be completed by the end of summer with a public unveiling of the work of art to be held at the campus in the fall. Read more here...


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