Art Focus Group Resources

PaintingWe want to demystify artistic processes and have participants come away confident in the use and care of artistic media. Workshops held at Art at the Center provide the opportunity to learn about our studio routines and see examples of work using a variety of art media and processes.

Listed below are materials and information from our previous focus group meetings for parents and educators.


View the slide show from our introductory meeting focused on using clay with young children. Introduction and Focus on Clay (PDF)


View the slide show focused on drawing with young children. Drawing (PDF)

and view the Drawing photo album of related images.

Color Mixing and Painting

View the slide show focused on color mixing and painting. Early Childhood Art Painting (PDF)

Studio Thinking Habits of Mind

Habits of mind developed in the studio relate directly to social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Read more about these connections in this pdf document. Studio Thinking for Young Minds (PDF) is based on the work of Lois Hetland and Ellen Winner at Harvard’s Project Zero.

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