Fairview Art Studio

New Year and New Ideas

Welcome back my friends. The beginning of the year brings new ideas and I am glad I can share them with you. First, I was a student this summer and learned a few new things. See, you can teach an old dog new tricks. Here is the new thing - I need to insert into my teaching the purposeful instruction of The Artist Habits of Mind and complex thinking skills. I have always thought I taught these, but not always explicitly. What this means, is your child will be reflecting more and taking more time to understand how to think about the art making process. The Learning Targets will be our goal and the the Habits of Mind, complex thinking, and content will get us to the target.

Code of Collaboration

"Everyone Working Together"

  • To keep the studio clean
  • To use the tools responsibly
  • To help each other be successful
  • To be safe!
  • Our Code of Collaboration is being reviewed and modified. You should see all the edits! Everyone is participating in helping create a good outline for how our studio should look, feel, and sound.

Studio Vision

Our vision has changed this year. When I reflected on the vision, I wanted it to be more of a promise to the kids. So in the studio we will...





Here is our gallery of images.

Enjoy the art.

I will try to update as often as I can.

Photo Gallery - Fairview Studio


  • Habits of Mind
  • Complex Reasoning