Most classes have the following studios:
Drawing-- students choose the medium, as well as the paper. They also have access to many different "How to Draw" books. I have one first grade class that LOVES to use the whiteboards. I've told them that they may NOT use any text on the whiteboards, only images "this is just a design. See all the colors? I made them."
- Collage we've been discussing the different adhesives and which to use for which projects
Construction this is a favorite with boys and girls. I do have to remind them that if they're making something to play with, i.e. an action figure, or spaceship, they can't play with it until recess. They have just begun to paint their pieces "This is a machine thing. It gives you a sunburn, see? A blue sunburn." third grader
- Architecture which we like to refer to as "temporary art". Kids can build structures with a variety of blocks. "I drew this and made it colorful to match the building."
- Fiber this includes weaving and sewing. I've just begun introducing these to groups of two or three at a time.