What is the Good Enough Studio?

What is the Good Enough Studio?

The Good Enough Studio is a library blog and a FB study group, and for all who are using a studio: artists, art educators, and art therapists. The studio is perceived as an extension of the artist, educator, and art therapist. It is my best 

Opening Envelopes

Opening Envelopes

Here is a wonderful, joyful process to begin an art therapy group, a teachers’ meeting, and even a family gathering. If you wish to introduce art-making as a language of communication from the very beginning in any group, this suggestion is for you. We begin our 

Thinking Hands

Thinking Hands

A phenomenological observation in search of the blueprint.    Looking at a short video a few times will help us notice more and more details about the creator. We can try to write down actions and verbs: what are they doing?   2.6 toddler is 

About canvases suggested to young children

About canvases suggested to young children

The artwork substrate accumulates all created upon it.  The substrate is the womb’s process.  It contains a metaphorical relationship like a mother and baby.  Artwork created upon different kinds of paper, wood, or canvas holds a specific spiritual and mental meaning that supports and resonates 

Coloristic children

Coloristic children

My grandchildren like to come to the studio and create. They choose what and where to work: sand tray, painting wall, large table. I am observing them or working in another corner of the studio. They are independent, and each one has personal handwriting and 

Thoughts about Gouache paint

Thoughts about Gouache paint

  All materials in the studio own built-in emotional and spiritual qualities. Working in a studio means “talking” in the language of materials. Each medium has an inner language. This is also true to found objects and all Matter we collect or decide to express 

Why do adults are so involved in children’s drawings?

Why do adults are so involved in children’s drawings?

Toddlers and young children learn the world in their bodies by enjoying and propensity sensory, emotions, imagination, and balance. The signs they leave in the food that is smeared, in the sand of the sea, a line on the house wall, or on paper are 

Water cycle in nature – told, drawn, and explained by 5,3 Hillel.

Water cycle in nature – told, drawn, and explained by 5,3 Hillel.

All children go through similar phases of artistic expression: leaving the first accidental marks, deliberate scribbling, and drawing. Victor Lowenfeld, in his classical book, Creative and Mental Growth, offers rich knowledge and developmental tables. He recognized and referred us to constructing forms and compositions that 

The Soothing Nature of Scribbles by Suzanne Axelsson

The Soothing Nature of Scribbles by Suzanne Axelsson

The freedom of drawing a snowstorm – big movements, swirling, swirling to emulate the wind, the sound of chalk on coarse paper contributing to the effect. Just as we rock babies to sooth them (and quite often, I believe, ourselves too) scribbles can be a 

The Genesis of Line

The Genesis of Line

Toddlers first lines are formed by chance from a sensory-motor need. They notice and discover that their body movements can leave a mark in substances. Jasmin Berman They try this magic countless times with immense enjoyment. They then create deliberate lines and marks in their 

Studio art materials in the 21st century

Studio art materials in the 21st century

When we imagine an art studio in a school or an art therapy studio, the image that will surface is an easel, paints, papers, and perhaps clay. Nevertheless, since the 20th century, the forms of expression in the art are so diverse!  These days, any