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Studio Habits of Mind

The Studio Thinking Frame demystifies arts education by giving teachers, students and parents a common language with which to explain the true power of arts learning.

 


 

Studio Habits of Mind

 

Studio Habits of Mind

Sentence Starters

Develop Craft

I improved my technique of…

I showed great care when…

My works looks polished and well crafted because…

Engage and Persist

What helped me stay focused was…

The hardest part was…

When I had difficulty, the way I solved the problem was…

Envision

First, I pictured…

I imagined that if I…

My plan for the project unfolded like this…

Express

One thing that is unique about my work is…

This work is an expression of my feelings because…

Observe

 

The detail that captured my imagination was…

I never noticed before that…

I practiced my ability to observe closely by…

Reflect

 

As I reflect on my work, I think…

What I think makes this a strong piece is…

What I would do differently next time is…

Stretch and Explore

I tried something that I had never done before when I…

The unexpected thing that happened in this work was…

My mistake helped me to…

Understand the Art World

I was influenced by studying the art of…

My classmates on this project helped me realize that…

I collaborated effectively with others when I…

 

 

 

 

 




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