Welcome to the Art Studio
                                                                at Bayside/MLK Academy

Contact Ellen Franz, Bayside/MLK Academy Visual Arts teacher: efranz@smcsd.org, or 332-3573 x317  

The 8 Studio Habits
of Mind:

Stretch & Explore
Develop Craft
Understand Community
Engage & Persist

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Here you will find news, information, and photographs of our students and their artwork, all related to our standards-based Visual Arts program serving transitional kindergarten through eighth graders.

Studio Habits of Mind

A mainstay for all of our work in art studio are the Visual Arts Studio Habits of Mind (from the book Studio Thinking, by Lois Hetland and others), with special focus on three of the eight important habits:

• Engage and Persist
• Stretch and Explore
• Develop Craft

Class assignments are structured to help students develop the habits of persisting through challenges and being willing to try new things.  The development of these "habits of mind" is essential in the study and learning of the visual arts.  They are also important in all other subjects areas as well as in life has a whole.  Engagement in visual arts is a vital and significant part of the educational life of all children, and we are fortunate at Bayside/MLK Academy to be able to provide our students, each and all, with a strong and growing program.  Thank you to our Sausalito Marin City School District Board of Trustees and administration, and to our non-profit The Center for Excellence: Empowering Students through the Arts for making this possible!


Come Visit Our After-School Open Studios
brought to you by Bayside/MLK Academy in partnership with our non-profit, 
The Center for Excellence: Empowering Students through the Arts!

Mondays and Tuesdays, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesdays, 1:45 – 2:45 p.m.

The Art Studio awaits you each of these afternoons. Students, parents, and community members are invited to come explore, create, and experiment with a wide variety of two- and three-dimensional visual art materials.

What will you make?