Three Studio Structures

 Three Studio Structures
from Project Zero

Studio Thinking Framework
Three Studio Structures
  • Students make artworks based on teachers' assignments
  • Assignments specify materials, tools, and/or challenges
  • Teachers observe and consult with individuals or small groups
  • Teachers sometimes talk briefly to the whole class
  • Teachers (and others) deliver information about processes and products and set assignments
  • Information is immediately useful to students for class work or homework
  • Information is conveyed quickly and efficiently to reserve time for work and reflection
  • Visual examples are frequent and sometimes extended
  • Interaction occurs to varying degrees
  • Central structure for discussion and reflection
  • A pause to focus on observation, conversation, and reflection
  • Focus on student works
  • Works are completed or in progress
  • Display is temporary and informal
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