Collective Improvisations: The Emergence of the Early Childhood Studio as an Event-Full Place

  • Sylvia KindEmail author
Part of the Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education book series (LAAE, volume 21)


This chapter considers the emergence of an early childhood studio and how the studio arranges situations and creates conditions for inventive and experimental practices and collective improvisations. It highlights moments from a drawing project with 4-year-old children as it explores ways that children, educator, atelierista, drawing boards, narrative props, conversations, stories, ideas, and drawn representations play and move together in a moving choreography and “dance of attention” (Manning E, Massumi B, Thought in the act: passages in the ecology of experience. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, p 5, 2014). It explores the lively material entanglements, experimentations, negotiations and pedagogical orientations that allow the early childhood studio to emerge as an event-full place.


Early childhood Studio Drawing Experimentation 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Early Childhood EducationCapilano UniversityNorth VancouverCanada

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