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Watercolor artist visits Morris Area Elementary

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MORRIS – On Monday, Feb. 3, third grade students at Morris Area Elementary School worked with artist Jim Mondloch of St. Cloud to learn watercolor techniques and create their own paintings.

Mondloch spent a total of five days at MAES and worked with each of the four third grade classrooms for about an hour each day.

Over the lunch period, Mondloch also offered mini-lessons to students in second through fifth grade.

“It was pizza and art and a great opportunity to share Jim's talent across several grade levels,” said teacher Holly Carrington.

Funding for the week-long program was provided by the Morris Area Arts Boosters, a group dedicated to fostering arts education activities across disciplines for students in the Morris Area School District.

Kim Ukura

Kim Ukura began working at the Farmington/Rosemount Independent Town Pages in August of 2016. Previously, she served as the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune for five years. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2008 with degrees in English and journalism. She earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2010. Prior to returning to Morris to work at the Sun Tribune, she worked in trade publishing. She has been recognized by the Minnesota Newspaper Association for human interest, multimedia, business and public affairs reporting. 

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