"Every child is an artist.
The problem is how to remain 

            an artist once he grows up. "

    - Pablo Picasso Spanish Cubist painter 

                        (1881 - 1973)


 Welcome students, parents, teachers and friends!

Here is a way for you to see what's new

 in the Penn Brook Art Room. 

 This space will give you a glimpse of the concepts 

   and skills we are learning as well as a hands on look at 

      our creativity. I will post examples and descriptions

          of our projects, in addition there will be art room 

          updates and important information added. 
                                                                              Please enjoy the site and visit us often.





Breanna's self-portrait seems to be 

looking right back at her.




Studio Thinking Framework

Eight Habits of Mind

Develop Craft Photo

Develop Craft

Learning to use and care for tools (e.g., viewfinders, brushes), materials (e.g., charcoal, paint). Learning artistic conventions (e.g., perspective, color mixing).

Engage & Persist Photo

Engage & Persist

Learning to embrace problems of relevance within the art world and/or of personal importance, to develop focus and other mental states conducive to working and persevering at art tasks.

Envision Photo


Learning to picture mentally what cannot be directly observed and imagine possible next steps in making a piece.

Express Photo


Learning to create works that convey an idea, a feeling, or a personal meaning.

Observe Photo


Learning to attend to visual contexts more closely than ordinary "looking" requires, and thereby to see things that otherwise might not be seen.

Reflect Photo


Question & Explain: Learning to think and talk with others about an aspect of one’s work or working process.

Evaluate: Learning to judge one’s own work and working process and the work of others in relation to standards of the: field.

Stretch & Explore Photo

Stretch & Explore

Learning to reach beyond one's capacities, to explore playfully without a preconceived plan, and to embrace the opportunity to learn from mistakes and accidents.

Understand Art World

Understand Art World

Domain: Learning about art history and current practice.

Communities: Learning to interact as an artist with other artists (i.e., in classrooms, in local arts organizations, and across the art field) and within the broader society.


Fun with color . . . 



 Please look at the sidebar 

to explore where the  

Penn Brook Art Room has been 

who knows where our adventures 

will take us this year! 


Art Quotes

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