Compelling Reasons for Using the "Studio Habits of Mind" in Your Art Room

Over a decade ago, researchers with Harvard’s Project Zero identified the Studio Habits of Mind. Through research, Lois Hetland and her team classified and named eight Studio Habits which include:


  • Develop Craft

  • Engage & Persist

  • Envision

  • Express

  • Observe

  • Reflect

  • Stretch & Explore

  • Understand Art Worlds.


Since then, the eight Habits have been a continuous force in reshaping how progressive art education is organized and administered. As you can see, these are not novel ideas in art ed. They are the basis of best practices in the art room.


When you introduce the Habits in your art room, students become more mindful about their practice.    (The Art of Ed offers a free download of the 8 posters.)


Our Everyartist Local Champion Samantha Holland uses The Art of Ed posters for the Studio Habits of Mind. These research-proven posters are free from The Art of Ed.