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Studio is a place for thinking and making sense of stuff: a place of study. Studio is playing with ideas, materials, words, and movement. My studio is times of wondering and wandering in playful lands of artistic explorations with people of all ages. Here's my travel log.


One of the most important things I do is not doing

Another excerpt from my interview for the Arts & Humanities website at Teachers College Columbia University:

In what ways does making art let children experiment and investigate the visual/spatial world? Are there certain methods you use to activate or target their imaginations at this age?

One of the most important things I do as a studio teacher is to step back and let children explore and discover on their own. I put much thought and effort into encouraging free exploration by providing my students with a variety of materials that allows them to have rich and diverse experiences. Although I often offer my ideas or insights about things that, as an adult-artist, I know work will work better for specific things (for example, wood glue might work better for wood), I also respect the children’s ideas and the choices they make in their explorations.

More than pre-established methods, I try to offer a studio space that is safe, interesting, and welcoming to the children and their ideas, along with my best attention, support, and respect. As I mentioned before, the materials I provide and the approach to artistic experiences as explorations of materials are important elements in my practice as a studio teacher.

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