organizing the studio

An open studio setting in a kindergarten day 3 – The Painting Wall

An open studio setting in a kindergarten day 3 – The Painting Wall

 What is the significance of the painting wall as a tool for an educator or therapist? It is an essential, powerful instrument that encourages independence and investigations in any studio for all ages. Painting while standing on one’s own feet is literally a physical metaphor […]

An open studio setting in a kindergarten day 2 – good crayons

An open studio setting in a kindergarten day 2 – good crayons

All Kindergartens have oil pastels. But, not  all materials are good enough. Why do we need good materials? Good materials contribute to our concentration and a sense of wonder. A child will immerse longer in a good-quality pigment crayon or pastel. I already told the […]

An open-studio-setting in a kindergarten – day 1

An open-studio-setting in a kindergarten – day 1

I was asked to assist a kindergarten on its path to including art as a larger part of the children’s daily schedule. Next to the main large room, there is an airy, well-lit space with a view of trees, leading to a kitchen with a […]

The language of materials

The language of materials

As said in another post – “Every shelf of materials can be perceived as a sentence, every cabinet as a paragraph..” The way we suggest art materials and tools, is actually conveying a clear idea, although we use objects only. Here is an example of two suggestions of […]

Organizing your studio

Organizing your studio

Organizing an Open Studio Setting Road map for art educators and art therapists “Art teachers, art therapists and artists express themselves, among other ways, in the language of materials furniture, shelves, classification of the different mediums and tools, serving as a text with its own […]

About Oil Pastels

About Oil Pastels

Suggestion – provocation of oil pastels

What is the Good Enough Studio?

What is the Good Enough Studio?

The Good Enough Studio is a blog and library for a study group on Facebook, and  for all who are using a studio: artists, art educators and art therapists. It is also the name of a book I am writing. The studio is perceived as […]

The painting wall

The painting wall

“The studio has physical boundaries and an unchanging internal map. These provide a secure field in which the creator can work. The fixed location of the painting wall, work tables, sink, supply cupboard, as well as the studio rules and repetitive rituals – all support […]