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 

Demanding children to plan their artwork in writing

Demanding children to plan their artwork in writing

An architect plans a home. He creates a rough sketch of his idea, then plans ahead the details. As an adult, he already owns the 3D abilities, imagination, and experience to transform a 2D drawing into a building. He can plan his images.   When 

Permission and affinity 

Permission and affinity 

Essentially, permission is an experience of allowing, acceptance, and belonging, between two people or parts of oneself. A subtle questioning—Am I allowed to be who I am?—is answered with permission, which creates and permeates the mutual affinity. One’s feelings shift from uncertainty and hesitation to 

About stickers

About stickers

What kind of medium are stickers?  Stickers are “a type of label: a piece of printed paper, plastic, vinyl, or other material with pressure-sensitive adhesive on one side. They can be used for decoration or functional purposes, depending on the situation. Stickers can come in 

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