Studio Habits of MindPresenters: Heather DiMaggio & Quinn Daniels
ObserveLearn to look at things more closely, and thereby,see things that otherwise may not of been seen.
Sentence Starters •The detail that captured my imagination was... Observe •I never noticed before that… •I practiced the ability to Calcite Experiment observe closely by…Gather data throughall senses: taste, touch,smell, hearing, andsight. Land Erosion Experiment
Envision Learn to mentally envision what cannot be directly observed. Imagine what the next step would be.
Sentence Starters • First, I pictured… Envision • I imagined that if I… • My plan for the project unfolded like this…Wax Museum- Students became theindividual on whom they wrote a biography. Be able to generate alternatives, consider other options.
Engage & PersistLearn to embraceproblems anddevelop focusregardless of thetask.
Engage & Persist Follow a task through to completion.Sentence Starters• What helped me stay focused was…• The hardest part was…• When I had difficulty, the way I solved the problem was… Building Solar Powered Lego Cars at Chabot Space and Science Center Be able to learn from others.
Develop CraftLearn how to use art tools and conventions of art,such as color mixing and perspectives.
Develop Craft Sentence Starters• I improved my technique of…• I showed great care with…•My works look polished and well crafted because…
Stretch & Explore Learn to reach beyond what you think is possible. Learn to playfully explore and embrace mistakes along the way.
Sentence Starters• I tried something that I had never done before Stretch & Explore when I…• The unexpected thing that happened in this work was…• My mistake helped me to… Synonym Art & Poetry 4th Grade Science Fair
ExpressLearn to createworks that createan idea, feeling, orpersonal meaning.
Express Group Installation Art Project Depicting Our Identities Sentence Starters• One thing that is unique about my work is…• This work is an expression of my feelings because…
ReflecT Learn to think and talk with others about your work. Learn to evaluate your own work, as well as, the work of others.
Reflect Sentence Starters• 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…
Understanding the Art World Murals Lego Art Installation ArtLearn about art history, as well as,interacting as an artist with other Sculptingartists.
Sentence Starters• I was influenced by studying the art of…• My classmates on this project helped me Understanding the realize that…• I collaborated effectively with others when I… Art World Remake of a Diego Rivera Mural
Pablo Picasso Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga, Spain in 1881 and died in France in 1973. He is known as one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century for co-founding a new style of art called Cubism. Cubism rejects the concept that art should copy nature and focuses on depicting objects or people in an abstract way. Mouths, noses, ears, and eyes are arranged differently, often utilizing geometric forms. Picasso’s favored motifs were still lives of human faces and figures.