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This is an exploratory course which builds upon the techniques from the projects completed in junior high art. It is a sampling of drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, photography, and graphic arts. 

Studio Habits of Mind

The 8 Studio Habits of Mind is a framework- a way of thinking and practicing studio skills. The 8 habits have no order-- they work together in a cycle and have no structure- instead they should animate as studio experiences unfold.

Below are videos of creative artists modeling studio habits of mind and discussing the beauty of mistakes, the need to struggle, and the satisfaction of making their unique contributions to the world through their art form.

Develop Craft & Skills. Artists learn to use different tools and materials and also familiarize themselves with different artistic conventions (these are the things you've been learning about since 1st grade- using different brushes, different types of pencils, color mixing, learning about 1-pt perspective, etc). 

Confidence

Being self-reflective and exploring your self interests.