What is TAB?

TAB stands for Teaching for Artistic Behavior. It is the way the MCS Art Studio works. In a TAB Studio, students are the artists and the classroom is their studio. They chose a project, ask the questions, persevere through possibilities, trust themselves, and become self-directed and organized. Classes begin with a mini-lesson, after which some students decide to try the new idea, while others file the learning away for later and choose their own path. Students coach each other, collaborate on projects, share materials, while the teacher is able to check in with individuals or small groups to help problem solve or differentiate for the diverse needs of students. 

Read more about the TAB philosophy here:

"Authentic Children's Art is about the PROCESS not the product!

*Ask me to explain what I made

*Ask me how I made it

*Ask me where my ideas came from