Studio Arts | Kent State University

Studio Arts

We believe that children and teacher's inquiries are initiated, sustained, and extended via process-oriented engagement with vibrant, challenging, and open-ended materials. Our classrooms have a variety of materials and tools available each day for children's exploration, design, and representation.

Our Studio, originally inspired by the Ateliers of Reggio Emilia schools, functions as a public space within the school wherein teachers and children can engage in various material processes - printing, painting, drawing, sculpting, building, costuming, mapping, and sociodramatic play. In collaboration with the studio coordinator, Dr. Casey Myers, teachers and children display and document this work, creating material installations in our school which invite study and reflection. The daily life of the studio is also documented on our @studio_cdc Instagram feed.