The predictability of the art studio facilitates advance planning; students know what materials, tools, time and space will be available for their artmaking.
Students plan for their work in the studio in different ways – some think about art at home and come in with sketches or blueprints to work from.
Others settle into a corner of the studio and draw up plans or lists to guide their activities.
Some students bring in sketchbooks or journals where they have noted their plans or where previous drawings are stored and used for inspiration and a way forward.
Each artist has to discover and develop their own creative routines and processes. Some students flourish through collaborative artmaking, others prefer to work alone.
Some artists work intuitively, taking things as they come and noticing what “looks right” or what “feels right.” Others begin with a plan but allow for alterations depending on how things go or what materials are available.
Our classroom, set up as a learning studio, offers opportunity and flexibility for varied approaches to art to suit diverse learning styles.