Thursday, March 12, 2015

A Closer Look into our Studio Centers, Choice-based Art Studio

Our WildcatsCreate Choice-based art studio currently houses 8 studio centers.  Here is a tour of our current format. To get a glimpse into the bigger picture, check out this blogpost on our studio set-up.
Fiber arts houses all of our fabrics, yarns, loom, buttons and beads, and we have more studio supplies on our bookcase in the center of the room in red bins.  All studio center bins are labeled in their studio color. Fiber Arts is RED!

 Sculpture studio is ORANGE!  Studio storage for all the amazing sculptures our creative wildcats are creating is housed next to sculpture, and in the glass cabinet.  That cabinet was found curbside and our district handymen brought it back to life by adding a plexiglass side and shelving!
 All studio supplies in Sculpture are labeled in ORANGE and inside the cabinets. We have lots of fun things to build with including computer parts!
 Painting studio is next to our sinks and all materials are in BLUE bins.
 Watercolors, papers, salt and tempera are in the dining hutch.

I have used the pumped paint, but the pumpers get clogged. I was hoping that wouldn't happen, but the solution was these Betty Crocker tupperware cups that are housed in muffin tins.  The muffin tins were are suggestion by my mentor and friend, Maryellen Picker in the School District of Clayton. The mini tupperwares with lids are great, the children are doing a great job of taking care of their paints, and you can get these materials at the Dollar Tree! For a total of $5.00, we have a tempera solution that works out very well!

 We have 4 bins of Architecture planks, which are citiblocs from Alex Toys! I LOVE how busy these keep our future architects!
 Fiber Arts has been very popular, so I decided to make them into 2 separate studios, Fiber arts and Sewing. Sewing is in PINK. We have cottons, felts, polyfil, and lots of great supplies.
 We have these sewing supplies that sit on the tables, needles, and thread, needle threaders and thimbles.
 Drawing studio supplies sit here...
 in this corner cabinet are different drawing papers.
GREEN is our Drawing Studio.

The table to the right is coffee table height and is used for architecture and collage. It is a mobile table.

 Collage is YELLOW and since adding glue guns, has become more popular!

 Ceramics is on its' way. Working with modeling clay has opened opportunities for our artists as they transition to kiln firing clay and glazes. 


  1. This is very cool! I am I. Process of trying to start a open studio in my town. I love how you organized your areas.

    1. Thank you very much. The studio is always evolving...I am trying to think of news ways to use our space most efficiently!

  2. Very cozy studios! Love the painted chairs and closeup photos of materials organization.

    1. Thank you so much. I wish the studio centers stayed that organized, but I love when creative juices are flowing.