At the start of school, the studio comes back to life, one studio “center” at a time. For new studio-users, this means getting instruction about what to find in each center, how to care for the tools, materials, references and resources found there, and how to clean-up.
"W" mixes colors and begins a large tempera painting
What kind of paint is there at the painting center? Can we use the big brushes? Where do I put my painting when I am done? Systems and routines are established so that the studio can run efficiently and students can function autonomously.
For students returning to the art studio from last year, there is review of expectations and a highlighting of changes. What is the same and what is new?
Watercolor sets, liquid watercolor and liquid tempera are available in the painting center. Later we will add acrylic, gouache, oil paint and India ink.
Midway through the second week of school, there are four centers up and running- Drawing, Painting, Collage and Sculpture, and one reoccurring question:When will the Clay Center open?