Monday, October 26, 2015

Choice-Based Art Education in the WB Wildcat Studio: Room Set Up

One of components to having a choice-based art studio is having the room set up to suit your studio centers. Right now this is our set up.

Our studio is approximately 24'x23'. See more room photographs here.

The studio is constantly evolving. I need more visual resources for my studio centers, but was waiting to make sure traffic flows were the way that I wanted them. We were just awarded a grants for 4 additional sewing machines, so I will need to reconfigure once again!

Painting has to be near the sinks. I may combine sculpture and collage.  I have found that students do more of a buffet method, where they get the material they need and find an open seat. Painting and machine sewing would be the studios that I would limit students at this time. Our procedures and routines evolve to simplify our centers and expand our creative time.

Water Color Skills with 2nd Grade

I love this link on how to watercolor. It is a great simple way to integrate watercoloring skills into your studio skill sets.

The brush is a ballerina, patting the puppy, which ever way you demonstrate watercolor... it is always good practice for our budding artists!   Watercolor painting skills are necessary for our painting studio. Second graders working on their skills on watercolor paper with natural hair brushes and blending colors.  

News 4 Schools: A new approach to art -

Our studio was featured on the local news channel. We were so excited to have others see what we are up to in our studio. I have to admit, I was a little nervous, (well a lot nervous) but super excited about TAB/Choice Art getting local exposure. It is a great way for children to learn and express their inner creativity!

News 4 Schools: A new approach to art -