8 Studio Habits of Art

  • Develop Craft: learning to care for tools, materials; learning the art elements

    Engage and Persist: learning to embrace problems you encounter and figuring out a solution; not giving up

    Envision: learning to picture in your mind what cannot be observed and thinking about the next step

    Express: learning to create works of art that convey a feeling, meaning or personal idea

    Observe: learning to see what otherwise might not have been seen; paying close attention to detail

    Reflect: learning to think and speak with others about your own work or process or others work or process

    Stretch & Explore: learning to reach beyond, to think outside the box and to use mistakes and failures as opportunities to learn

    Understand Art World: learning about art history and current practices; learning to interact with other artists (in the classroom, locally, or on a broader spectrum)