Studio Habits of Mind Posters
What if your students understood how artists think and how that translates into what they do every day? Would it help them grow, become better problem-solvers, and generate new ideas and in turn, feel more successful? Absolutely! You can tap into your student’s critical thinking skills by incorporating these eight studio habits of mind posters for visual artists.
Created by Lois Hetland and her team of researchers at Harvard, the Studio Thinking framework touches upon best practices for art students and educators. They found that these habits help artists improve their craft, tackle hard problems, and give teachers concrete language to those internal processes that happen during the art making process. These Habits of Mind mirror what real artists do to succeed. You can teach them in any order at any level of instructional learning. Tie them to art lessons for your TAB or choice-based art curriculum both formally and informally. Lastly, you can use them in a traditional art room setting. These 8 Studio Habits of Mind Posters tie in well with any art curriculum.
I have designed these posters with simple graphics and a glitter texture effect so they would fit in any elementary or middle school setting.
8 Studio Habits
Develop Craft: Learning to use and care for tools and materials as well as the practices of an art form.
Engage and Persist: Learning to embrace important artistic problems and develop focus within my work.
Envision: Learning to mentally picture the next possible steps in my work.
Express: Learning to create works that convey an idea, a feeling, or meaning.
Observe: Learning to look carefully to see things that might not otherwise be seen.
Reflect: Learning to talk about and access the process of artmaking for myself and others.
Stretch and Explore: Learning to reach beyond my abilities and embrace the chance to learn from my mistakes.
Understand Art World: Learning about art history and ways to interact as an artist with other artists.
You Will Receive
- 8 Studio Habits of Mind Posters in 3 Sizes (8.5″x11″ includes a .25″ white border; 11″x17″ borderless; 11.7″x16.5″ borderless)
- “Studio Habits of Mind” Alphabet Letters in 3 Sizes (8.5″x11,” 11″x17,” and 11.7″x16.5″ none of which require borderless printing)
- Full Page Title Posters (11″x17″ and 11.7″x16.5″)
- Half Page Title Posters (11″x17″ and 11.7″x16.5″)
To allow for flexibility, I’ve included large posters which can be printed using a large format printer or at a copy center, if you so desire. If you don’t want to incur the cost of printing at a large size, I’ve included posters that will print at 8.5″x11.”
Thanks for a more engaging Habits of Mind visual. Love the images to connect to words. – Buyer
I love these posters! So far I just printed the small ones. I have them printed in the pretty bright colors and laminated. I have been sharing them with my art classes. Love that they describe each habit if mind simply and emphasize key words with color. Thank you for this very useful resource! – Danielle M.
I love this! It’s perfect for my 3rd-5th graders to learn best practices for the art room in a more mature, studio setting. (And the colors are amazing.) – Allison W.
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