The Artist’s Process and Studio Habits of Mind

Participants in our SHoM workshop PERSIST in their problem solving and craftsmanship. (They are also just hoping their tower doesn’t fall down. When it did they PERSISTED in building it again.)
Participants add their ideas and notes to the Studio Habits of Mind Process Wall.

Last week I had the opportunity to co-facilitate a workshop in LA. It was an arts integration conference for California’s Office to Reform Education (CORE). With my colleague, Alane Paul Castro, we presented on the Studio Habits of Mind, an education framework based in Project Zero research. It makes visible what artists do in the studio (not just technique, people!), and it’s a great lens through which to build integrated curriculum. It was an exciting and successful couple of days. If you’re interested in our presentation click here: SHoM Workshop Presentation.

I was in the studio during the days leading up to the conference, so I was really thinking about the Studio Habits and how they are true to the artist’s practice. Below you can see how my own personal artmaking process connects to the Studio Habits of Mind.