Students of all ages can learn to think like artists! Studio Thinking: The Real Benefits of Visual Arts Education changed the conversation about quality arts education. Now, a decade later, this new publication shows how the eight Studio Habits of Mind and four Studio Structures can be used successfully with younger students in a range of socioeconomic contexts and school environments. Book Features: Habit-by-habit definitions, classroom examples, and related visual artist exemplars emphasizing contemporary artists. Full color mini-posters teachers can hang in their classrooms to illustrate each of the eight Studio Habits of Mind. Sample templates for students to use as they plan, reflect upon, and talk about works of art. Innovative approaches to assessment and strategies for implementation. Photos throughout the book of Studio Thinking signage and activities, students making art, and student artworks. Suggestions for using Studio Thinking for arts education advocacy. COMPANION VOLUME? Studio Thinking 2: The Real Benefits of Visual Arts Education, Second Edition, Lois Hetland, Ellen Winner, Shirley Veenema, and Kimberly M. Sheridan.