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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 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 […]

About Choice

About Choice

“A thick rough aquarelle paper is waiting on the table in front of me. From the brush jar, I choose the softest round one I bought in Paris a few years ago. It has a wooden handle and especially soft hair. They still respond as […]

The open-studio Is…

The open-studio Is…

  ‘The studio is a concrete space that encourages responsibility and transformation because the activity within it, is founded upon personal interest, involvement and participation.’  Nona Orbach, from The Good Enough Studio, book in progress Arno Stern painting wall and method Reggio Emilia Approach   […]

Thoughts about clay

Thoughts about clay

I perceive the materials of the world, including the artistic ones, as owning built-in emotional and spiritual qualities. Each material encompasses an inner non-verbal language. Feeling and acknowledging the things we hold within our hands, their history and associations are a bodily instinctive nonverbal communication […]

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 […]