|The studio space on my first day.|
|Shelves above the sinks. I place items that I hope the children and teachers will view as beautiful and inspiring.|
The studio is not a traditional classroom. It will not be used in traditional ways. In the studio I will work with small groups of little learners between the ages of 2 and 5 for varying amounts of time. Some work will be projects that last for extended periods of time and involve many people contributing to their evolution. Some projects may last only a moment and be captured only by photo. Some work will be experimenting and tinkering and playing with space and objects in unexpected ways. Some work will be left and returned to when the child is ready. Some work will be left and never returned to, but perhaps adopted for play by another child.
And so the studio may be set up to welcome children, families and teachers to the beginning of the year, but it is not done. It will never be done. It will be always evolving and adapting as we use it for our own risk taking and learning.