Kathy Schmitz

MVA Fine Arts Teacher

I am Kathy and I love, love teaching all about art, design and photography!  Teaching all but 6 years of the last 40, I have had literally thousands of art students from all across the great state of Kansas.

Ten years ago, I began teaching online through Smoky Valley Virtual Charter School in Lindsborg, KS.  From there, I started with IQKS and really enjoyed the years with them.  Now, we begin a new and amazing chapter here with MVA  and I welcome you.

I went to K-State and got 2 degrees, one in Art Education and one in Fine Arts.  After teaching for a number of years, I went to Fort Hays State University and got my Masters' in Ceramic sculpture, but I spent many hours in Art History as well.

My husband, Ted is a coach/teacher at a Junior college, where I also teach part-time.

My son, Dustin, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

My son, Cody, lives and works in Lawrence, KS. His work also takes him to LA and NYC a few times per year.  Both sons are artists at heart!

I am looking forward to this great, new year with you!  Many blessings!