Studio Habits of Mind

We are incorporating the Studio Habits of Mind (SHOM) into our art studio this year. These are 8 common traits that creative people exhibit. Practicing these creative habits help us become better artists and creative thinkers.

8 Studio Habits of Mind

How do artists think? 

1. Develop Craft: I can learn to use tools and materials and the practices of an art form.

2. Engage and Persist: I can learn to embrace problems of importance and develop focus within my work.

3. Envision: I can learn to mentally picture the next steps in my work.

4. Express: I can learn to create works that convey an idea, a feeling, or a meaning.

5. Observe: I can learn to look more closely and see things that may otherwise not be seen.

6. Reflect: I can learn to talk about the process of working and honestly access my work.

7. Stretch and Explore: I can learn to reach beyond my capacity and embrace the opportunity to learn from my mistakes.

8. Understand Art Worlds: I can learn about art history and learn to interact as an artist with other artists.

Learn more about the Studio Habits of Mind here.

Videos illustrating the Studio Habits of Mind here.