Introducing the studio: Starting with compositions

How do you introduce studio thinking to children each year? Last year I began by reading the 100 Languages of Children poem and then discussing it. This time I'm asking the children to make an image with loose parts. This is a nice way to experience the fluidity of ideas, since, with no gluing, the pieces can be placed and re-placed.The possibilities are endless!
 from the Meadow room 9/4/13
an animal by Caroline
a toybox full of toys by Dylan

a marshmallow machine with a pull
 starter like a chainsaw
a horse in a meadow

These compositions were inspired a conversation on google+ (atelierista community)-check it out if you'd like to join in!

a cupcake making machine- this is the icing part

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